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For jeep 2001... we've just replaced the battery with a new one, mechanic changed the terminals (cable) for the battery as well. Now the jeep is always dying and we have to jumpstart each time we need to use it. Pls help

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Hi there? Make sure the battery terminals are not lose and the wires are clamped well.
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Why wont my 1995 jeep cherokee stay started?

if you had corroded battery terminal look around the battery +ve terminal to see if there is another smaller guage wire that may have corroded through and fallen off. The big cable you cleaned powers the starter , the other wire powers the ignition and may need connecting.

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Installation instructions on changing a starter in a 2005 jeep grand cherokee with the 5.7L

Removal of the Starter
  • Park your Jeep Grand Cherokee on a level surface, activate the emergency brake and place blocks behind the back tires for safety. Disconnect the negative battery cable with a terminal puller and isolate it. Raise the front end of the car with a jack for easier access to the starter.
  • Check for a support bracket if your Jeep Grand Cherokee has four wheel drive (also in some transmissions). You will find the support bracket between the front axle and side of the transmission. Remove the two support bracket bolts at the transmission and pry the support bracket away slightly to obtain access to the starter bolts. Place the bolts you remove in the jar for safe keeping until later.
  • Support the weight of the starter and unfasten the starter mounting bolts. Place the bolts in the jar. Move the starter toward the front of the vehicle. The nose of the starter pinion housing should clear the housing.
  • Point the nose of the starter downward and lower the starter enough to remove the nut that fastens the battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet to the solenoid battery terminal stud.
  • Remove and disconnect the positive battery cable from the solenoid terminal stud/connector receptacle. Remove the starter motor from the engine of your Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • Take your malfunctioning starter to the parts store with you. Aftermarket distributors re-manufacture most of the starters they sell, so you can likely obtain a partial credit toward your new starter by exchanging your old one. Be sure that you take care not to damage the starter in transit, because the better condition it is in, the more you can get for it.
  • Purchase a replacement starter that has the same or higher cranking capacity (power rating) as the original starter. Also, match the bolt patterns, drive gears and electrical connections. Your owner's manual may list specifications or the auto parts technician will help you determine them. Download an owner's manual on the My Jeep website.
Installation of the New Starter
  • Snap the solenoid wire to the starter motor. Remember to support the weight of the starter at all times.
  • Reconnect the positive battery cable to the solenoid stud and tighten the battery cable eyelet nut.
  • Position the starter next to the transmission. If your Jeep Grand Cherokee has an automatic transmission, put the cooler tube bracket in position. Install and tighten the starter mounting bolts. Replace transmission support bracket.
  • Lower your Jeep Grand Cherokee back to the ground. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Turn the key in the ignition to see if your new starter motor functions correctly.
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    Jeep has power but as soon as I turn key I hear a click and loose all power. If I jiggle battery cables I get power back but loose it again as soon as I turn key in ignition. Is this a ground problem?

    This is a connection problem at the battery more than likely. You need to remove the cable terminals ( they are made of lead) one at a time & really clean the corrosion, from them, coat them with grease or vaseline inside & out & reinstall securely after doing the same to the battery post. Your Jeep is a 90 model so you may need to consider replacing both the Pos. & Neg cables to get new terminals that will securely mount to a well cleaned, undamaged battery. Years of current running through the large cables causes the same corrosion you see on the terminals to build up on the insides of the cables from the battery to the starter & sometimes from the ground terminal to the ground connections. You are describing classic, loss of contact symptom. You should check the connection at the end of the cables & clean as well.

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    I have bought the correct battery for my 1993 jeep wrangler and now need to fit it but don't know how! Any help?

    1. Place battery into battery holder and bolt on hold- down bracket.
    2. Remove any protective covers that may be on the terminals of the new battery.
    3. Clean the cable connectors and the battery terminals (sandpaper, perhaps).
    4. Attach positive (red) cable to positive terminal on battery and tighten.
    5. Attach negative (black) cable to negative terminal on battery and tighten.
    6. Apply anti-corrosion material to battery terminals. (Vaseline can be used, but it melts too easily. High temperature bearing grease or anti-corrosion material expecially made for batteries is better.)
    7. You should be ready to roll.

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    2004 Jeep Liberty 4WD 3.7L MFI SOHC 6cyl
    Starteer - Removal & Installation

    2.4L & 3.7L Engines
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
    2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    3. Remove the starter mounting bolts.
    4. On the 3.7L engine, the left side exhaust pipe and front driveshaft must be disconnected.
    5. Disconnect the starter solenoid harness connections.
    6. Remove the starter.
    To install:


    Fig. Starter mounting: 2.4L engine


    Fig. The starter position for the 3.7L engine
    1. Connect the starter solenoid wiring connectors.
    2. Install the starter and torque the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    3. On the 3.7L, the left side exhaust pipe and front driveshaft.
    4. Install the negative battery cable and check for proper operation.

    2.8L Engine
    1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
    2. Raise and support vehicle.
    3. Disconnect solenoid wire connector from solenoid terminal
    4. Remove battery cable from stud on starter solenoid.
    5. Remove 3 starter mounting bolts.
    6. Remove starter from transmission bellhousing.
    To install:
    1. Position starter motor to transmission housing.
    2. Connect battery cable solenoid terminal wire harness connector to connector receptacle on starter solenoid. Always support starter motor during this process. Do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
    3. Install battery cable eyelet terminal onto solenoid B(+) terminal stud.
    4. Install nut securing battery cable eyelet terminal to starter solenoid B(+) terminal stud.
    5. Refer to torque specifications.
    6. Position starter motor and install 3 bolts. Tighten 3 bolts in this sequence: top bolt, bottom bolt, middle bolt. Refer to torque specifications.
    7. Lower vehicle.
    8. Connect negative battery cable.

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    I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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    3. Solder 2 leads to a 12V light bulb and connect the leads as follows : 1 to the -ve battery terminal , the other to the loose -ve cable you disconnected in step 2.
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    This happened to me recently on my 2004 Grand Cherokee. It stalled out three times in a month. No one came up with any codes except that my throttle sensor needed to be replaced ($80). After it was replaced, it stalled two more times, but this time the check engine light never came back on. My local Jeep mechanic looked it over for around six hours and could not find anything. However, my amps on my battery was half of what it should be. He stated that the computer may not have enough juice to control the throttle idle that activates when the vehicle is in low idle speeds. He also stated that once you remove the old battery to touch the battery cable terminals together (you can use a wrench if terminals won't touch) for around ten seconds. This is supposed to drain any remaning juice from the jeep and is supposed to reset the idle memory and computer for the vehicle. After replacing the battery, crank the Jeep up and let it run for at least five minutes without ever touching the gas pedal. Leave it to idle and I repeat, do not touch the gas during this time. The mechanic stated that letting the vehicle run for at least five minutes without touching the gas pedal will set the computer for the Jeep to run efficiently with the new battery and will also set the idle memory for the jeep. I did so and you could actually see the RPM's going up and down until the Jeep found an efficient idle setting. Try that, I know it sounds simple, but I tried every else before this, and it has not stalled out since a couple of weeks ago. I'll write back if it does before the end of next month. Hope this helps.

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    Cut off old terminal. Cut back insulation and check for discoloring or corrosion.

    If corroded, clean with baking soda /water solution.

    If discolored (burnt), cut back until you find shiny copper. If it's too far back, replace entire cable.

    If not discoloring or corrosion, the cheapest solution is to go to any auto parts store or even auto section in wal mart and buy the type that uses two bolts to clamp down over new cable.

    The BEST way would be to crimp a heavy duty terminal on there, and then shrink-wrap it to protect against the elements. However the tools could be expensive unless you can borrow.

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