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#236 of 735 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 HELP PLEASE
Jan 02, 2010 (5:47 pm)
I have a 1994 GC 4x4 4.0L I6. one day i started it and noticed my security light on the dash and my head/tail lights were flashing. The engine killed. then everytime i tried to start it back up it ran for 3 seconds and dies. pulled out the security alaram box to stop bliking so i wouldnt kill the battery. Any suggestions? I was thinking the CPS or my ECU? i might just replace both and see where i end up.
#237 of 735 1997 Grand Cherokee battery drain
Jan 03, 2010 (7:07 am)
First time poster. My daughters 1997 grand cherokee's battery has been draining and will only hold a charge for about 36-48 hours. We replaced the battery 6 months ago and just had it checked out and it is good.
It's been awhile since I've got into this sort of stuff but I whipped out my trusty multimeter and did some checking. I disconnected the postive cable, connected my multimeter to the post and cable and sure enough it was reading 188 milliamps of pull. I believe about 30 milliamps is normal for the clock, etc. I then proceeded to pull each fuse one at a time and when I pulled the 50A fuse, it dropped down to near 0.
According to my fuse box legend, this fuse (position 11 in the fuse box panel) is in line for the memory functions, power window, power door locks,power mirrors, remote keyless entry and the trailer tow package which we do not have.
My daughter told me that a few months ago the power door lock would not open the passenger side door which had to be opened by the internal latch of with the key from the outside. With this said, I definately see a connection between the battery drain (related to the power locks) and the door not opening when the power door lock switch is hit.
Any ideas on where to start would be much appreciated.
#238 of 735 Re: 1997 Grand Cherokee battery drain [teddysmith1952]
Jan 03, 2010 (7:12 am)
go in and unhook the power lock mec on the door and see if lowers the draw on the battery if so power door lock mec on that door
#239 of 735 Re: 1997 Grand Cherokee battery drain [tuggajb]
Jan 03, 2010 (8:55 am)
Thanks. Is the power lock mec(?) on the door located inside the door panel? Since the passenger side door is not unlocking, would that be the door I should focus on?
#240 of 735 Re: help!!!!!!! 2004 jeep grand cherokee [steve_]
Jan 03, 2010 (8:59 am)
Sorry first timer
#243 of 735 Re: 1997 Grand Cherokee battery drain [teddysmith1952]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:12 am)
inside door panal
look around the upper part of the panel should see 2 3 screews or covers bout size of dime covering heads remove screws and pry door pannel off start at the bottom
#244 of 735 1996 Grand Cherokee battery draw
Jan 03, 2010 (1:42 pm)
I am still trying to track down the 3+ amp draw in my daughter's 1996 JGC. So far nobody has come up with the Power Distribution Center diagram that matches the one in her Jeep. The cover is part # 56018905. It does not match the owner's manual, and there is not one in the Haynes that we have for it. If anyone has an idea on where to get this block diagram,. I would appreciate it.
#245 of 735 Re: 1996 Grand Cherokee battery draw [buzzard14]
Jan 03, 2010 (2:44 pm)
Perhaps you are having the same confusion I had. Just a guess. When I went to the owners manual for our 1997 JGC, it shows a fuse box located by the inside passenger "kick box" just below and to the right of the glove box. Nothing there!!!! When you go a couple of pages further in the manual, it shows the "power distribution center" which is the fuse box located right behind the battery toward the firewall. Not sure if that's what you mean. 3+amps is a huge draw!