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I'm driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee Laredo - starting issues

msblackdivamsblackdiva Posts: 1
edited September 2017 in Jeep
About two weeks ago while driving it shut down and wouldn't start anti theft key symbol on dash and fuel gage well on today I was reading and decided to unplug the skim and the battery did that ran for ten minutes left the yard made to the corner killed won't restart so I'm confused as if to order the skim or the pcm as I was reading because I have two original keys and none working

Answers

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 4,880
    The theft deterrent (skim) will only shut the car down in the first few seconds after start-up. If the car has been running for longer than five seconds the SKIM cannot shut the engine down.

    Do not just order a PCM for this, there are a lot of things that can cause an engine to stall and not restart. What you have to be ready to do is test for what is missing while it is acting up. The first phase of that is to check for spark, fuel pressure, fuel injector pulse and communication with the PCM with a scan tool. The next step depends on what exactly you found with this first check.
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