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Unread 05-09-2016, 08:20 AM   #1
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I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and I am having problems with starting the car. One day it wouldn't start and we noticed that the connections were corroded so after cleaning them my dad and jumped the car, I let it run and I drove it around my development. The next day it was dead so we hooked it up to a portable charger. It works some days and then it's dead. I have to constantly jump it to get it to start. Just yesterday it started and worked all day, this morning it's dead. I have subwoofers with an amp connected to the battery but the subs don't work possibly due to a connection problem, I'm not sure. Can any of you help me out because I'm getting aggravated and nervous every time I get in the car to start it.

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Unread 05-09-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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Do some basic diagnostics on the electrical system. You can do this yourself with a voltmeter to check if it's charging properly (just do a Google search for a how-to). Most auto parts stores can do this for you for free if you don't have one handy. If that's working, you will want to get the battery checked. Parts stores also do this for free.

Make sure you REALLY cleaned up the corrosion properly. A good wire brush on the leads and toothbrush on the terminals with some baking soda gets that stuff off really well.
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