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Chris, Shop Foreman
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Experience:  Jeep Certified Master Tech
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I have problems installing a new ignition cylinder, yes,

Customer Question

hello, I have problems installing a new ignition cylinder
JA: Have you checked the battery lately?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i tried the original cylinder and it works fine
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: but i need to change it because it gets stucks sometimes
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

Hello, what have you done and tried, what stage are you at? what problem have you run into as you mentioned?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I changed my ignition cylinder (2001 Jeep Cheroke), and after changing it, the engine will start, but turn off after a few seconds. The original cylinder works fine, but it gets stuck, so I have to change it. I tried cleaning it, and worked fine for a couple of weeks, but now it gets stuck again.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
with the new cylinder the engine will run for a few seconds and stop
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

model? engine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Laredo 2001 4.0
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

Its takes some time to pull info and send, I have been working on the problem, I am sorry I can not help without this understanding, I will opt out and open the post to the other experts.

Expert:  Brad replied 11 months ago.

Do you see a red light on in the dash? Did you use the same key? What is your VIN?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i did not use the same key, because the new cylinder comes with new keys. I will go check for lights and VIN, will be right back
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
VIN: 1J4GX48541C583450
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no lights on dash
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i did disconnect and reconnect the battery (just in case)