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Newer battery -- so that's not it. the last couple of days

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newer battery -- so that's...
newer battery -- so that's not it. the last couple of days my jeep has not started on first crank, but the light and radio and everything works. about the 3rd time, it turns over just fine. this morning, same thing -- except once it started and I drove about 5 minutes, the abs and brake light came on, the odometer light started flashing, and the radio goes on/off intermittently. car did not stall out, though
JA: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?
Customer: brake light and ABS light
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2004 Jeep grand Cherokee 85,000 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: that is the plan. when I get home, I am going to disconnect the negative battery cable and wait a few minutes. some folks say that works. if not, I will check my fuses.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that I can think of
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Jeep
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Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't know it ... and I'm not near the vehicle
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm not calling ... I've already been scammed $21.
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok, no worries.. I can still help.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

One minute while I gather some information for you

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Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

All of these components have are the PCM. The PCM controls the starting circuit and it can affect the other components on board the vehicle as well. Sometimes the ABS module, radio or even another module on board the vehicle will short out and affect the PCM which can and will prevent the engine from starting.

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Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

The three most common modules on board the vehicle that could cause this issue are a bad ABS module (the ABS light is on), Body control module and power train control module (which is the PCM).

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ugh, starting to sound pricey!
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Let me tell you a secret

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is it free? lol
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

There is no extra cost involvded.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What's the secret
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

When the bad module is identified, you can call your local dodge, Jeep dealership and speak with the parts department. Give them your VIN and get the price and part number for the module that has failed. Once you have that part number, stick it into google and you will be able to find one MUCH cheaper on line. You can even find some places that can programmed before shipping it to you so you dont have to pay that cost to have this done. Not only you will save on the part, but you will save about 70 to 100 bucks on the programming. :)

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cool. Thanks
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Your welcome!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay
Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Thank you very much!

You should see the rating system towards the top of the page.

Thanks and have a great day!

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Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Hello! It'sCustomerfrom just answer.

I am just checking in to see if you need any further assistance?

Let me know!

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Jeep Mechanic: Amedee, Jeep Technician replied 1 year ago

Hello!

I see you have viewed my last reply but have not responded back. I am just checking in to see if you have any further questions or to see if you still need help with anything? If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help. If I have answered all of your questions, please dont forget to honor the good faith rating system to complete this conversation.

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