Q: Car died while driving. Now the battery gauge stays at zero and the car won't start - 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

asked by on

I was driving car running fine setting at the light it did I tiny little jump then died I pushed car to Wendys trying to start now the battery gauge stays at 0 and it won't start

My car has 22400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. There are a few things that could be wrong with your Jeep. First, it seems as if your battery might be dead; however, this may have been caused by the alternator being damaged, which fails to charge the battery as you’re driving down the road.

Have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to complete a inspection to determine why the car is not starting to find the exact reason why your Jeep won’t start.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car died while driving. Now the battery gauge stays at zero and the car won't start - 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Starts and dies

Hi There, A few different things will usually cause this to happen. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, may also...

Q: Hi, I have a 2004 the Wrangler w/ the manual 5 speed. When taking off in first I have a brief rattle/ grinding sound right before

Hi there. In most cases when you hear a grinding noise when you engage the clutch from a start, it is caused by the master slave cylinder or a pressure plate that is starting to wear out. It could also...

Q: Q: I need a new starter

I just went on Google and looked up a starter for 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7 starter and found many options for the starter for the OE # 56044734AA starter. Try looking it up on Google.

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...