1985 Jeep Wagoneer, electrical problem?

When I accelerate it is fine, but on the engine breaking thelights dim and the radio resets.... also, sometimes the acceleration is a bit choppy unless I floor it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    i mechanic for a living ,and you might have an alternator going out on it,,you can take it by any auto zone and have it checked free of charge,and they can do it on the car also,,it would be a lot better to do this than to spend a lot of money on things ,by guess work,and it will save a lot of time also,,they can tell you if its charging good or not,,id also check all the ground wires real good they may be loose or corroded,,good luck hope this help,s.happy new years.

    Source(s): been a certified mechanic for 36 yrs.
  • 1 decade ago

    In 1985 Jeeps were made by AMC. They have a positive ground setup. Try searching the web for positive ground cars.

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