Sep 262012
 

I just replaced the steering column in my 94 jeep cherokee 4×4, and somewhere in the process my brand new battery died. I left it plugged in on the negative side but disconnected the positive cable while I was working. After trying to start the car I tried jumping it, and the car just wouldn’t take any juice, lights stayed dim, etc. I checked all the connections to the column themselves; they were intact, did a brief check of the fuse box, everything looked good. I don’t have a DMM so I can’t test the battery myself, but I can’t see what would be wrong with it unless leaving the neg. cable connected for a while would drain/ruin it.

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  1. Leaving only one side of the battery connected would not drain the battery. You will need to try a known good battery or Have your battery completely charged and tested in order to rule out the battery itself as being the problem.

    Jumping the battery isn’t always a viable method of charging a battery.

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