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My JK is going CRAZY?!?! HELP!!!

so my jeep is an 07 and i have had no problems out of it...until now. Note that the jeep is stock. I parked it and went into the gym and everything on it was perfectly fine, come back out start it up and my esp, abs and esp/bas lights are all on and wnt go off. Esp stays on even after turning it off and the accelerator has tendencies to just randomly not work. Is this something my warranty would cover? And what is it?! Need help BAD. Much thanks in advance

I have changed the battery to no avail, cant find any corroded/split/or missing wires.
Have done NO MODS and NO OFFROADING.
Does seem like it's getting slightly a bad connection in the fuse box under the hood.
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Could be related to a bad throttle body ? ECU? ... Gremlins!
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Check for thrown codes and go from there.

Turn the key from off to on (one click before start). Turn the key back one click (accessory) and back to on and back to accessory and back to on. The odometer should go to all dashes if you do this correctly. After that, any trouble codes will be displayed followed by the word "done" when everything has been displayed.

There may or may not be thrown codes, but if there are, it'll give you an idea what might be wrong or where to start.

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Yea I did the whole fault codes thing, and it came back with nothing to show for it. Im thinking its something that the warranty would cover (its still under warranty luckily). Does this sound about right?
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Yea I did the whole fault codes thing, and it came back with nothing to show for it. Im thinking its something that the warranty would cover (its still under warranty luckily). Does this sound about right?
If you're under warranty then yeah, I'd say take it in and let the warranty work for you!

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Yea I did the whole fault codes thing, and it came back with nothing to show for it. Im thinking its something that the warranty would cover (its still under warranty luckily). Does this sound about right?
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my only problem there is im pretty seriously strapped for cash and if they take it and find out its say a bad alternator or a bad battery, then im out $85 PLUS having to take it home, buy the parts and then put them in myself
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my only problem there is im pretty seriously strapped for cash and if they take it and find out its say a bad alternator or a bad battery, then im out $85 PLUS having to take it home, buy the parts and then put them in myself
This certainly doesn't sound like a battery or charging problem.
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This certainly doesn't sound like a battery or charging problem.
yea thats what I was thinking but when I took the jeep to Autozone it tested for a bad battery, would this problem cause the bad battery test?
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my only problem there is im pretty seriously strapped for cash and if they take it and find out its say a bad alternator or a bad battery, then im out $85 PLUS having to take it home, buy the parts and then put them in myself
If you installed a new battery and you're still experiencing these problems, then it's clearly something that would be repaired under warranty. If the alternator is your problem then it should be covered under warranty (verify in your service literature).

Autozone or another local parts store can test and recharge your battery free of charge in order to rule that out before taking a trip to the dealer.

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Bad clock spring.

Why wouldn't they cover it?

How many miles are on it?

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Bad clock spring.

Why wouldn't they cover it?

How many miles are on it?
its still under warranty, it only has 17k miles on it, but I had the lady at the service center tell me "yea, I have had problems alot with mice crawling up and chewing wires"
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its still under warranty, it only has 17k miles on it, but I had the lady at the service center tell me "yea, I have had problems alot with mice crawling up and chewing wires"
I think it's a more likely scenario that it is a clock-spring or bad ECU, etc...than mice. Regardless- that's enough glitching to justify taking it in. "Mice" seems like a cop-out answer, unless your town is infested with the little bastards.

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I think it's a more likely scenario that it is a clock-spring or bad ECU, etc...than mice. Regardless- that's enough glitching to justify taking it in. "Mice" seems like a cop-out answer, unless your town is infested with the little bastards.

Hope you get it resolved.
Yea thats my thoughts on it, it was also why I decided to leave the dealer at the time and go exhaust EVERY option I could, hell obviously I knew what she would be telling me was the problem
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When I read the first post I thought maybe you were on the wrong forum, was going to tell you this is a Jeep forum not a TOYOTA forum.

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scheduled the appointment, going thursday to Jeep to see what the deal is.
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scheduled the appointment, going thursday to Jeep to see what the deal is.
Be sure to keep us posted. I am really interested to see what they find. Good luck.

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Mine is doing the same thing exactly. Dealership diagnosed it as a bad abs sensor. Parts and labour is $500. I am getting new axles after an 8 month tour to Afghanistan instead. Lol.
Not a hard job to do yourself though.

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its still under warranty, it only has 17k miles on it, but I had the lady at the service center tell me "yea, I have had problems alot with mice crawling up and chewing wires"
I highly doubt it is the cause of your problem, but I will say that in our area I have known multiple people with cars parked outside having serious damage done by pack rats. First time I heard about it I thought it was BS, but I now know multiple people who have experienced it.
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I jsut took mine back to the dealership for a different problem and they told me the same thing. "This problem should be covered under warranty, unless you have a pack of mice in there eating wires."
Stupid dealership
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true, not hard to do yourself, but why bother with the time and money when its free under warranty? lol

OK the jeep went in yesterday (thursday) and the dealer said it was bringing up multiple codes (I took it in with the original problem from this thread, plus the towbar recall and the gas tank overflow problem, even though they "had never heard of this problem"). Anywhoo they had to order parts for it so it could be monday before its out (however it IS all covered under warranty). So when I get the work order and whatnot I can update everyone, im not sure what (if anything) they did about the gas tank though.
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