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compass: my 2008 jeep compass wont start after a hard rain

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my 2008 jeep compass won't start after a hard rain or lots of dew in the morning. Becoming more frequent. Starter was replaced by the dealer. I turn ignition key and dash lights come on but no "clicking"..just nothing. maybe it sits a day or two and will start will run fine for awhile unless another hard rain.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  TIM replied 4 years ago.

TIM :

hello, when I see this condition arise it is usually the result of a part called the wireless control module--

TIM :

The Sentry Key REmote Entry Module (SKREEM) (3) (also known as the Sentry Key
Immobilizer Module/SKIM or the Wireless Control Module/WCM) is the primary
component of the Sentry Key Immobilizer System (SKIS

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

but why does it get wet?

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

hi tim...

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

so...when it gets to be lots of moisture or a heavy rain...for example in the morning...the car won't start.

TIM :

Moisture in the air -- the next time this happens -- before we replace any parks -- open hood -- unhook negative battery terminal for 5 minutes then reconnect and see if reset works-- if it does -- replace the WCM

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

does moisture really have anything to do with this problem

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

ok....maybe that is why it worked after the dealer replaced the starter.....

TIM :

To be honest -- I do not believe moisture is an issue-- just a coincident-- try the reset the next time it acts up

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

thanks

JACUSTOMER-z3alrwd4- :

ok…waiting. Why doesn’t it seem to connect????

TIM :

I am here-- -- please let me know-- or if all set--please accept answer--thanks-Tim