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Brad, Jeep Dealership Tech
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Experience:  19 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. ASE Master (L-1) Certified
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Same thing flashing red x on dash, just started 5 min ago,

Customer Question

same thing flashing red x on dash
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: just started 5 min ago
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2002 grand cherokee ltd 8 cy automatic
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: well, it will start, but then craps out after about 2-3 sec
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: that is it, had the top end rebuilt about 3 k go, engine light goes on, then off after recycling
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Brad replied 1 year ago.

Good evening and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

*****I work part-time here on JustAnswer to help you and other repair their own vehicles, and I get credited by your ratings.. So before leaving the site make sure and leave me a rating. You can still reply to me as many times as needed, even after the rating.. I will need for you to be my hands and eyes since I'm not there, and to be honest with today's electronics a scantool may very well be needed to retrieve the codes or to monitor data to see what's going on*****

The red light is your security system alerting you that there is an issue with the key or SKIM module. If you don't have another gray headed key then I would first try caling a mobile locksmith to see if you have a bad key, if a new key doesn't do the trick you will most likely need a new SKIM module that is around the key cylinder.

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