Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I just bought my son a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. The battery and alternator were both recently replaced by the previous owner. He drove the car 2 days no problem. Today the battery was draining as he drove home and dead in the driveway when I arrived. We jumped it and it started but started draining immediately. Please advise of my next step.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 18 Answers

The alternator failed this is usually a chrylser and jeep dodge isue the bearing fails and the alternator quits charging the if the light comes on its usually alternator but on some jeeps the light dosent come on because it reads that it is charging

the other thing that it could be is the battery shot on ya the only thing you can do to see if its a good battery do a battery acid test

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

  • cphill14 Oct 12, 2010

    Thank you but both the battery and alternator were replaced within the last couple of weeks. My plan is to get the battery and alternator tested and I will replace either or both again if I need to but I am wondering what is next if it isn't the battery or alternator.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1996 jeep grand cherokee laredo shuts off while driving and the battery gauge goes down


probly needa new alternator or the conections are bad test it underload at a private shop or just replace

Jul 10, 2014 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo electrical issues


i suspect maybe the battery is low. get it load tested. jeeps can be funny like that

Jun 15, 2017 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

2 Answers

My 1995 jeep grand cherokee Laredo won't start, or


You might not believe this, but check your battery. Some of these vehicles have cut-outs when the battery level goes below a preset amount.
I work on Ford brands and on them, a low battery level will even disconnect the Alternator circuit and mess with the starter. Some even act up when the battery slightly dips below 12 volts.

Your antitheft can make your starter cut out. And If you think about it, all of the measurements to make the engine run are based on feedback of voltage and amperage. This is how the engine management system adjusts. If your prime source of power is low, then all of the following electrical readings will be low. Some may be too low to work.

Your fuelpump will hold pressure in a closed system for hours. The fuel pressure regulator will command the fuelpump to stop working if the fuel pressure is at maximum. Without responses from the other components and after satisfactory pressure, the fuelpump will turn off.

Mar 20, 2012 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1996 jeep grand cherokee laredo owners manual


Hi Devona:
I suggest visit the Jeep site www.jeep.com or Jeep Owners Manual.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I will appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Dec 21, 2011 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

1996 jeep grand cherokee laredo: I had just bought this jeep from an owner and i locked the doors yesterday. When i went to unlock the door it set off the alarm. I have tried everything possible to...


put the key in the drivers door lock it with the key still in the lock unlock it and then pull the key out do this three times that is the factory built in security programing shut off system for jeeps and chrysler

Mar 11, 2011 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4 4.0L. Just recently bought and there's a popping noise in the front and when turning sharply it's like the wheels lock and the jeep refuses to move and it's also...


sounds like a bad cv joint in one (or both) of the front axles. is the popping sound more prevalent when in reverse, with the wheel turned? if so, i'd assume that it is a bad cv joint and one or both front axles will need to be replaced.

Feb 05, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Just bought my son a 1996 jeep cherokee. Today it


If the starter is getting proper voltage at main lead and trigger wire (with the key in "start") pull the starter. If it was making strange sounds likely there is something wrong with it. Check flywheel as well and make sure you can turn the engine by hand. If you aren't getting the proper voltage, check the battery, connections and starter relay (in power distribution center)

Dec 01, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I have a 96' Grand Cherokee Laredo . while im driving my gauges will shut off and my windows freeze up. and my doors will relock and everything will come back on. what could the problem be?


May sound crazy but have the alternator checked, when it fails it will shut off the gauges and make all of the electronic equipment act strange. I had a cherokee that did this to the gauges but that was b/c it was full of mud from my previous trip.

Nov 19, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

307 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...