1997 Jeep Cherokee power failure

15

Asked by Feb 03, 2014 at 10:42 AM about the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Got in my Jeep last night and tried to turn on but there was no electrical present. Disconnected the neg terminal on the battery, reconnected and went to start. Turned key, lights on dash, but when I tried to turn over, it just clicked and went dead. No electrical present again. Any ideas or suggestions please?????

3 Answers

ya...the main ground as is connected to the chassis is full of corrosion and not making full contact from SALT or electrical corrosion created from dis- similar metals with the high-amperage connection to start the engine with the starter motor~ the battery posts could be skippy-fresh, but the other end of the cable that connects to the chassis ground is corroded~....unbolt the lug and wirebrush the chassis and the lug too for restored electrical potential~

1 people found this helpful.
15

Ok thanks! I wil give it a try...

1 people found this helpful.
2,745

maybe your battery is dead? try new battery and go from there.. hope this helps

Your Answer

Cherokee

Looking for a Used Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 67,163 nationwide Cherokee listings starting at $2,795.

ZIP:

Jeep Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    swtcat13
    Reputation
    1,930
  • #2
    Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
    Reputation
    1,740
  • #3
    Luis660399
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
831 Great Deals out of 75,648 listings starting at $899
Used Jeep Wrangler
250 Great Deals out of 19,077 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
281 Great Deals out of 32,848 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota RAV4
425 Great Deals out of 74,147 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
801 Great Deals out of 64,315 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
479 Great Deals out of 72,005 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2019 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
36,464 listings starting at $18,100
2018 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 14,387 listings starting at $16,090
2017 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 3,586 listings starting at $14,789
2016 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 4,413 listings starting at $12,787
2015 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 6,095 listings starting at $9,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.