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#2053 of 5133 Mistake in connecting the battery
Oct 10, 2005 (8:05 am)
I have 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I made the mistake of connecting the battery backwards and now I am trying to assess the damage. The engine runs fine but the "check engine" light is on. The temperature measuring gage is not working and the battery gage shows the needle at 25%. Radio is blown as well.
I would appreciate if anyone has experience with this type of damage. It might not be worth fixing if too costly.
Thanks for the help!
#2054 of 5133 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee won't start
Oct 10, 2005 (9:31 am)
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It won't start. I thought the problem was the battery, but I have replaced that and no luck. It is trying to turn over but acts like it is getting no gasoline (yes it has gasoline in the tank). Any ideas on what to check from here? Where would you start? I'm afraid my skills are limited. I used to change out starters, etc. years and years ago but well.... that was years and years ago. It's a 6-cylinder, two-wheel drive.
#2055 of 5133 Re: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee won't start [bmcclellan]
Oct 10, 2005 (12:36 pm)
i'd check either the alternator or the starter. then maybe the fuel filter.
Oct 10, 2005 (12:37 pm)
anyone have any idea why my fan would be squeaking. it's a 95 jgc.
#2057 of 5133 Re: 2003 Honda Civic LX Overheating [elleon]
Oct 10, 2005 (3:48 pm)
The only thing I can think of is a loose wire to your guage in your dash. But it could possibly be the thermostat sticking and then opening back up. The thermostat, not sure about on a honda, isn't an expensive part, and isn't that hard to change.
#2058 of 5133 Re: more squeaking [tdad71302]
Oct 10, 2005 (3:54 pm)
IF and only IF it is your fan then your fan clutch or water pump would be going bad. But I would take the belt off and check the Idler and tensioner pulleys first to make sure its not them. You can tell if they are bad by the way they sound, basically if you can hear them turn then the bearings are going out, you will hear a sound like a metal ball rolling around in a can. Check or have this checked asap, b/c if it is your water pump it can leave you stranded. I found that out the hard way.
#2059 of 5133 Re: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee won't start [bmcclellan]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:08 pm)
Hmmmm... I don't think the fuel pump would be going out on a jeep this new, but I could be wrong. Did ever act up before it quit completely? Check your plug wires, one in particular, the coil wire, if that isn't hooked up, or its bad, it will turn over but not start. And like tdad1302 said, check the fuel filter too. Oh, when you turn your ignition on, not trying to crank it, do you hear a whine or whirr? You can also have someone stand at the back of your jeep to listen for this. If they/you don't hear anything then there is a chance your fuel pump is bad.
#2060 of 5133 Re: more squeaking [jeepinjoeszj]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:40 pm)
thanks. i'll have to check that out. sounds like it's a pain in the butt. and i don't care if it dies. i don't drive it much. i can't stand driving around with that sound. i feel stupid.
#2062 of 5133 Fan Rattle?
Oct 11, 2005 (4:29 pm)
I have a 1999 JGC. In late August '05 I had the fan and fan relay replaced. 2 weeks later I noticed a rattling that comes and goes when the fan is on. Took it in and they stated the fan was defective and replaced it (no cost). Left the dealer, still making the noise. Took it right back and they said it was the tensioner. Replaced that. Left the dealer tonight - rattle starts up when truck heats up and fan turns on. You hear it more against a wall/drive through space (as noise hits the wall and comes back). Any ideas?