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2001 jeep grand cherokee starts then dies does this vihiicle…

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2001 jeep grand cherokee...

2001 jeep grand cherokee starts then dies does this vihiicle have a ballast resistor?

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Did but battery is down now

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying to help grand son long distance. my chrysler did this a couple of years ago turned out to be the ballast resistor. grandson cant find this item on his jeep

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Battery has been going down replaced the battery had the alternator checked it checked out ok

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Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is*****'m a Certified Auto Technician with 30+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.

No, a 2001 Grand Cherokee does NOT have a ballast resistor.

The most common cause for a start then die is a problem with the Immobilizer system.

Can you ask your grandson if there is a "red dot" or "Key with a slash through it" illuminated on the instrument cluster when he tries to start it? What does this light do? Does it remain on steady with the ignition in the "Run" position or does it flash or does it go out after a few seconds?

Keep me posted...

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Robert

I also need to let you know that my responses may be delayed because I may be helping another customer, or I may be temporarily offline. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Thank you...

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks Robert. My response may be delayed also. I'm in Oklahoma and grand son lives in Breakenridge CO.
Jeep Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Sounds good. Let me know about the security lamp and ask him if you can get the last 9 digits of the VIN for me so I can do some research on this...

Thank you,

Robert

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