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I had a Drained (new Battery), went to charge, heard a

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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
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: 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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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

what year and model???


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 by 4
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year 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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did That, The Battery is being drained !
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year 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???


Customer: replied 1 year 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.
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year 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


Customer: replied 1 year 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.
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year ago.

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


Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year ago.

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