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I have a 2000 dodge dakota slt, ive recently put a 5.2 jeep

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i have a 2000 dodge dakota slt, ive recently put a 5.2 jeep grand cherokee motor this dakota. i had to wire in a computer from the eep into the dodge .now that was fun.the problem im having is when i crank the motor it will run for a minute than cut thinking it must be the cars security that is doing it. my question is how o i by pass it because i dont have the remote to the truck.and im i by pssing th jeep or the akota please help me
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

At this point you will need a scantool such as the DRBIII I use here at the dealership to see if the PCM says "Ok to start" or "Denied". If it has a gray headed key this can not be bypassed..

I hope this helps,


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i just told you the truck cranks but dies after a minute of running and it not a gray key its blk and i hope thats not the anwser i just paid 38.00 for
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

So the engine stays running for a minute then stalls? Will it start right back up and run another minute? What codes are setting?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it will over and over again
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
its just like someone turns off the key
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i was thinkingmaybe automatic shut down
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
its not giving any code on dash
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

Are you loosing spark or fuel when it stalls? If it's spark you will need a scantool to see if the PCM is telling it to shut off. What year was the Grand Cherokee that you used the engine from?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1999 jeep and i use a 99 computer and tied everything else myself,its just like someone turns the motor off it will do it at te same time everytime
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
a friend of mine has a scantool maybei can hook it up then crank it and see what code it gives when it dies
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

Did you use the 1999 wiring harness and PCM in the 2000?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
just from computer to dodge harness and then to fuse box everything is operating good and works the fuel pmp is pumping its getting fire because it cranks but its shuting down for some reason
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i know this is a weird question for you , are not the norm, but was oping it was security and could bypass
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

The only way your going to determine the issue is to monitor the PCM with a scantool.. It will show what's going on when it stalls..

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  -Brad- replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome..