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#528 of 735 2001 grand cherokee Not Starting
Aug 16, 2011 (9:25 am)
I have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee. I am currently having problems getting it started. It will start for 3-5 seconds and stall out. I checked the fuel rail and Im getting plenty amounts of gas. However on rare occasion it starts up, my gauges and sometimes windows and door locks dont work. Although my dash lights do. I checked for a faulty instrument cluster and a bad ground... not the problem. Oh and the security light is on! Any insight please? Thanks
#529 of 735 Re: 2001 grand cherokee Not Starting [champ424]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:53 am)
This actually happened to me before and after a few days of diagnostics, my mechanic discovered it was the Skreem Module causing the problem, which I had replaced. If you google Skreem Module you'll see it controls a lot of the sensors and starter, etc.
If it's not that, a friend of mine had the same issue (start for 3-5 seconds then stall out) and it was just his key, which he had to get replaced.
Hope that helps!
#530 of 735 Re: 2001 grand cherokee Not Starting [champ424]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:04 am)
I have a 2005 and just had a similar problem fixed. The key wasn't being recognized by the computer. Do the locks respond when you use the key to unlock/lock the doors? Mine didn't and after looking through the manual I found the engine will shut down after 2 seconds if the key isn't recognized.
The part is about $170 and most of the time the dealer has to reprogram the key if it has a build in chip. Good luck, Joe D
#531 of 735 electrical issues
Aug 16, 2011 (8:09 pm)
Ok, before I put my car in the shop this week and get ripped off. I want to state again my problem to see if anyone has the same and what were u told. When my car doesn't start, I turn the key put it into drive the back into park and it starts right away. While driving, my dash lights goes nuts, and all the lights for PRND light up all the same time and then the car won't shift gears. My head light flicker off and on night, and my raido she to go from station to station without me touching it. Either its haunted or falling apart. Any advice.
Aug 16, 2011 (8:11 pm)
The radio goes from station to station
#533 of 735 Re: electrical issues [larchave]
Aug 17, 2011 (4:37 am)
how old is battery?
if you have battery going bad will change you voltage enough to seam as the computer has to re set cheaper than chasing other things
i hav had to change batteries bout every two years or so here in az now have 237000 miles on it
#534 of 735 Re: electrical issues [tuggajb]
Aug 17, 2011 (4:49 am)
I replaced the battery last year. No problems until one year later. Stopped the store one morning on my way to work. And car wouldn't start. AAA gave jump and it been crazy every since. Enhine lite comes on for days,, goes off the car runs fine. Engine lite comes back on and car goes crazy again.
#535 of 735 Re: electrical issues [larchave]
Aug 17, 2011 (8:26 am)
i wood change the battery
as you have to have it jumped wood start with battery as could be something loose inside bouncing a round
#537 of 735 Re: 1996 jeep grand cherokee electrical trouble [jaedymack]
Aug 25, 2011 (5:52 pm)
Same issues here as well. I give up. I've taken it to several electricians and no one will touch my car. I'm told take it to the dealer that its a known problems with the Jeep. Head Lights flashing, dash lights going nuts. Transmission sometime wotn shift. Its just so much and its been going on since we purchased the Jeep. In was in the shop 1 month after purchasing it with it not starting and the check engine light coming one. My aIr only bows on high, raido volume u have to turn several time to louden, and raido just changes stations right in the middle of a song to whatever it wants to play. They replaced it a week after we purchased it as well. I just don't know what to do this point. Don't have money to bounce around from place to place with no answers