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Old 02-29-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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So while glancing around under the hood, I noticed the cable that goes to the negative battery terminal is disconnected ( cable seperated) however, car starts up fine and absolutely no observed issues with battery life and/or general operation?? Thoughts?
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Your negative baterry terminal has a couple wires coming from it mine has the two wires I believe but like u said it is disconnected I don't know what it went to but mine is cut
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I have no wires going to the negative terminal....haha this one has me scratchin my head
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is your hood touching the post? That could ground it enough maybe (to start a fire lol)
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I would love to see a picture of this.
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Some batteries have both side and top ....posts. Of course It won't start if it's not connected to a battery.
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Has to be grounded somewhere to start
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Sure you dont have another battery hidden somewhere? check the hatch
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do you have a winch hooked up to the side posts?

but your jeep will run with the negative unhooked, but probably only running off the battery power and may kill the battery.
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The negative terminal is grounded to the fender is that normal? Bought the jeep it was always like that
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The negative terminal is grounded to the fender is that normal? Bought the jeep it was always like that
Its not normal id say but that must be a solid enough ground to work
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Heres a pic of what it looks like lol
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Yes the cable that is broken is the ground to the engine block, it needs to be re-conected
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That little cable is also a ground and its completely normal and is susposed to be there, deffinately want to get that cable fixed though
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Copy that. I will replace it. Thanks for the help!
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