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Dave, HI. I had...

Dave, HI. I had a Drained (new Battery), went to charge , heard a clicking and as it charged The front fan started to turn, Which killed battery. Disconnected Neg. Could this be the fan relay. Just got the POS out of the shop. No error codes

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

As the battery started charging you could visually see the fan turn. Had a good enough charge to start, it turned over yet would not start. A reall good deal has turned into (SO FAR) a $ 3000.00 Nightmare. Only 105.000 miles

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Jeep Mechanic: roybelding, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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what year and model???

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 by 4
Jeep Mechanic: roybelding, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

ok, thanks disconnect the battery cables while charging the battery. low voltage from the dead battery can cause the issue with the fans, low voltage does all kinds of crazy things. see what happens after the battery is charged

why was it in the shop and why

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did That, The Battery is being drained !
Jeep Mechanic: roybelding, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

ok, how long does it take to drain??? what have you done to try to find the drain???

and what was the work done at the shop???

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am conversing with a computer. You see, I am a 100% disabled veteran and am 59 years old. If you are a human I will tell you When I was 19, worked on The SPS-49 Radar System. So tell me, is it the small fan relay Near the small fan or the in line small Relay.
Jeep Mechanic: roybelding, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

you are talking to a human male with 50 years in the field and retired. my father was in WW2 aboard BB57 USS South Dakota. I am a real person

Roy

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you Roy, My Father was a WW2 Navy Pilot. He is 90 and still doing well, Just bought a pontoon for fishing, That will make it easy for both of us, as he comes up and spends summers with me. I pulled the relays in the fan chain yet small fan still runs. Could it be the relay they put near the right bumper where only a magician and dirt can get too. I am only here in N. Illinois for my brother who has terminal Cancer, down to only my Camry, Which everybody (THINKS) is theirs. Thanks again Roy.
Jeep Mechanic: roybelding, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

yes, it definitely could be. did you pull that relay to see if it stopped???

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Jeep Mechanic: roybelding, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

that is an electronic relay that was a very common failure. I would start there with that

Roy

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