Having problems with your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee ?

I can jump start my car, but it only runs when i have my foot on the gas. It will run as long as my foot is on the gas, but as soon as I release the gas, the RPM drops to 0 and the engine shuts off and the battery meter slowly goes from 14 V to 0 V. Im trying to figure out if it is the battery, the alternator, or the voltage regulator. (it could be something else but my limited knowledge of cars gets me thinking it is one of these) any help is appreciated, what is wrong?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-05-2019

Answers :

First thing I'd do there is charge the battery using a battery charger, then have it load tested. Nothing else in the system can be properly tested if the battery will not pass that test. Once that has been done and if the battery is bad, you have replaced it, You can then have the charging system tested and if necessary have the codes scanned. Many of the larger parts stores do alt testing and scanning free but you will need a manual such as chilton or haynes and a decent multi meter to do component tests in order to verify codes.
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