A mechanic replaced the alternator and the battery and then the car started and we let it run for 20 minutes or so but the battery charge gauge never rose above 10v and was in the red. I was advised that the only explanation was the the gauge must be miscalibrated. I drove the car about 12 miles away and back and just as I was getting home the needle on the battery gauge/dial when to 0 and after I shut the car off it died. The diagnosis then was that it was a bad alternator and it was replaced but then the car still wouldn't hold a charge.
The mechanics of a Jeep wrangler are pretty simple and it's hard to imagine that anything could be draining the battery. The mechanic is trying to figure out what to do next. The wiring all looks good an intact.
What do you think is wrong? What is the next step?
have the same problem?
Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 3:12 PM