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#221 of 735 short to ground in turn signals
Dec 18, 2009 (6:44 am)
i have a 1998 grand cherokee laredo ok well i am sure u all have seen this befor but i have not. My right front and left front and back right turn signals do not work . I replaced the back right blub but no good. I replaced the turn signal flasher nothing. the ones that are working are flashing fast. One friend told me after looking i need to remove the front turn signals on both sides and get the water out and replace blubs and he thinks the short is there. is he right and if u think so how do i remove the front turn signals on the jeep??
#222 of 735 Re: 98 Jeep Cherokee Amp gauge intermittent problem [lorraine1203]
Dec 18, 2009 (11:33 am)
Again, mainly for Lorraine: Maybe our problems are sligtly different since I never lost all electricity in my Jeeps and car. However, for your first reply 1) I would check out the battery in every way possible: remove the cables, clean them and the terminals with baking soda and water or a commercially available spray and wire brush. Test the battery as maybe a cell is going bad. Push on the farthest sides of the battery to see if they are starting to get soft (bad sign). For what it is worth, I have had what you describe on my motorcyle and it is always a faulty ground connection on the battery terminal. I have to smack it with a tool until I can get home to service it. Regarding your reply 2), whatever sensor tells the ignition where it is so it knows which cylinder to fire on may be going intermittent. This would NOT, however, cause total electrical failure. In the past, this was hard to troubleshoot, however, I would think that an '04 should be receiving computer codes to tell the mechanic. Finally with stalling, another hard to troubleshoot problem would be a faulty fuel pump relay. Again, this would NOT cause total electrical failure. In my case, the dealer replaced the fuel pump under warranty for no reason. I swapped the fuel pump relay with a like one on a non-critical circuit and never stalled again. Let us know what happens!
Again, PLEASE if anyone can help me with my post #205, I would be grateful.
#223 of 735 1996 grand cherokee light problems
Dec 19, 2009 (12:33 pm)
i have a 1996 grand cherokee laredo . drove to store had lights came back out no head dash or tail lights everything else worked. changed headlight switch . fuses are good and relay good. help this jeep means the world to me!
#224 of 735 LOVE my 1999 GC Laredo but
Dec 19, 2009 (2:16 pm)
It eats batteries. Sometimes transmission will not shift despite fluids topped off recently. Have to rev engine and dash and head lights flicker, if I stop car it stops for good, so have to keep going, FAST, to where I'm going. That happened about 3 times. Each time wound up w new battery. This time just walked out one day--battery etc had been fine day before, no sign of trouble--and it wouldn't crank. AAA guy said he'd ditch the car. But I am a woman hunter with a long highway commute to work and nothing else can hack both the seriously nasty backroads I travel AND the highway. I want to keep my car. Should I just keep calling AAA and buying batteries or ...? (I don't know what should come after the "or")
#225 of 735 LOVE...forgot to say
Dec 19, 2009 (2:18 pm)
Battery connections are all clean, all fluids are topped off, AAA nor garages can ever find anything wrong but battery, exc second of four times had to replace alternator (summer before last). All in all, 3 new batteries (haven't bought one yet this time as car charged and SEEMS fine, but I know more is coming) in 3 years, with average mileage.
#226 of 735 Re: LOVE...forgot to say [katiejill]
Dec 19, 2009 (2:27 pm)
there is a heat sensor under your battery sounds as if that is bad controls how much your alternator charges you battery i would change that first
#227 of 735 97jgc wont start
Dec 23, 2009 (8:21 pm)
97c jg 4x4 v8 wont start. was running fine drove home from work 5 mins later it wouldnt start. last time it did that i put it in the shop asd relay went bad and a ring on enjector blew out. its got a new fuel pump and filters,plugs and wires,o2 sensor,map sensor, battery,distributor cap water pump,could the wire have come off the fuel pump. that happened to me the first time i dropped the gas tank to change the filter thats when i went ahead and changed the entire fuel pump and filters so i wouldt have to drop the tank. help please! merry christmas.
#228 of 735 1996 JGC Power Distribution Center
Dec 28, 2009 (2:03 pm)
I have read a lot of the posts about electrical problems. One of my problems is trying to trace electrical circuits when you don't know where they are going. The Dist. Center pictured in the Owner's Manual is not the same as what is under the hood. The cover is marked as part #56018905. I can email a jpg. Three of these Maxi fuses need to be pulled out to stop the heavy battery drain in the keyoff position.
#229 of 735 Re: 1996 JGC Power Distribution Center [buzzard14]
Dec 28, 2009 (5:46 pm)
un hook you alternator and see if drain goes away just the big wire which goes to the battery on the alternator
#230 of 735 2003 Grand Cherokee Electrical Problem
Dec 29, 2009 (6:38 am)
Yesterday i had to reverse into a very small parking space and had to use the mirror fold switch to stop the mirrors getting damaged.......When i returned to the car about an hour later i could not unfold the mirrors or use any of the buttons on the drivers door control panel........its like there is no power getting to the panel so i cant open ANY of the windows either from the panel or from the other door controls AND the heater is now only blowing cold air even after 30 minutes of driving.......Any ideas PLEASE