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My son has a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He had to replace the

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My son has a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He had to replace the starter in it and also had to put in a different battery. Now it starts, but only for a couple seconds then dies. He was told he has to 'bypass the security/antii-theft system'. We can not figure out how he needs to do this.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Jeep. The Jeep Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes he is hoping to fix it himself. I can have him online in a moment or two.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Hold please.
JA: Is there anything else the Jeep Mechanic should be aware of about your Jeep?
Customer: hello i need to get my jeep to start and stay runningno
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Hi, my name is ***** ***** I'll assist you
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Did the jeep run ok before he replaced the starter and battery?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, ran fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
(Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Are you asking me for a phone call offer?
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
I don't know if you posted that question or if the system did, it has been acting crazy asking for phone calls lately. If you do want a call, I am happy to though
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Are you still in need of help with this problem?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the call included in the 26.00 I've already paid for help?
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
No, the call is additional. I am happy to help you without a phone call, I just had a message pop up that you requested one.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
I think you problem will be an easy one to fix, given that it started only after replacing the battery.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Jeep has an idle learn procedure that is required any time the battery is removed, erasing the learned idle settings prior to removal. The way to do this is to start the car and keep it running with the accelerator pedal. Once you have it running, slowly release the pedal incrementally until it will run on its own. Let it run untouched for at least 5 minutes and then turn it off and restart. This should learn the idle and fix your issue!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, I hope it's going to be easy. Originally it was the starter I replaced. My battery was dead, so used my mom's battery from her van to start it after installing the starter. Now it starts, but dies in just a couple seconds. I was told it's possibly the anti-theft/security system possibly malfunctioning.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
I don't think you have a problem with the antitheft system provided that the only work that was done since it ran on its own was the starter and battery.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
is this something you are going to try tonight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i try to keep it running but it wont stay running for more than 2or3 seconds
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
It won't stay running even with your foot on the accelerator?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i try to keep it running but it just dies
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Did you put a new battery in it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not brand new but new enough it will start the jeep if it would stay running
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Does it start every time you try to start it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes but only for about 2 or 3 seconds
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Have you verified the fuel level in the vehicle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its got about a quarter tank in it
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
Do you know what caused your battery to die in the first place? Was something left on or did it just die?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not sure i wasnt there when this happened but the battery has always been good no problems with it
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 1 year ago.
I understand. I don't think that I am able to help you any further. I am going to opt out and open the question up to another expert.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Hello Im Chris let me know when you are online.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi chris im wayne i have a 1993 grand cherooke limited when i try to start it it will run for 2 or 3 seconds then die and all the lights flash but no horn sounding i just replaced the stsrter
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
m not gonna telll you the expensive way heres two ways it can be done.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
did it come through?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
can you try something now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the link you sent wont open
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
do you have word?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
how about now?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
I also need to ask you a couple questions to make sure its the antitheft
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i click on it and it just gos back to this page
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
what browser do you have?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
are you using google chrome?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a few.. Google Chrome, IE, Safari and Opera
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right now I'm on Chrome
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
look on your lower left hand corner thats where the downloads pop up.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
clik on it see if it pops up there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Found it, lol, 4 times
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
lol i discovered that a couple weeks ago
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok now im going to ask you if you tried holding the gas down
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, reading it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I know where pin 4 is?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
hold on before we get to that
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ide like to know if you held the gas down to try and keep it running
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
By the way, will I get a copy of our conversation in my email>
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
not sure but you can always log on and see it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I tried to rev it up, but still died
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
cool are you close to the car?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, about 60 miles from it. I live in Salem, OR, and Jeep is in Portland, OR. :(
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
haha oh well
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok you will know the correct wire so pin doesnt matter. theres only one wire on there with that color
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
all i have to do is get you the location of the anti theft module
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
its on the left side of your glove box.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
left side of glove box, ok.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAXDkRGTH-A
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
that is so you can find it. Do the fix i sent you to permanently disable.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Use number 1 and dont forget you have to ground the wire on the module side not the harness.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
If you have no further questions and feel I have answered your question please rate me so i can get credit for my time.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
from the downloaded link, right?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Chris.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
yes it shouldnt have done that so disable it for good before you get stuck again.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Thank you and good night.