1982 Jeep CJ-7 mileage: 165,000. I can't get my Jeep to start. I turn the ignition key, and I get nothing, except a click somewhere in the engine compartment. I replaced the following items (battery, starter, solenoid, and negative battery cable) and cleaned all contacts and grounds. The dash gauges seem to peg to the right as if the system was discharging when the ignition key was turned. I have strong headlights, and the Jeep had started several times over the past two months. The Jeep has been sitting most of the winter (waiting for my son to come home on leave), but I have been running it now and again to keep the battery charged. When I went out a couple of days ago it was dead. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 9:49 PM