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Unread 10-17-2003, 09:06 PM   #1
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1993 Grand Cherokee wont start

So, I just bought this 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited edition today, drove it around all day, was great.

Tonight I get home, then go out to smart and final, when I get back into the car it starts but sounds and feels like it's not running on all cylinders, I back out of the space and try to take off and it seems no matter how much gas pedal I give it, it doesnt want to move, and it doesnt rev up, when I punch it it barely moves the rpms dont rise so it's not like the trans is slipping or anything, then I manage to get it into another spot, and it dies.

I try to restart and it turns over but wont start.

I went to a payphone to call a tow truck and walked back to the jeep and tried it again, it starts for a second then stalls. I have it towed home and try it again, it fires up briefly, but then dies again.

Where do I start with this? I thought maybe it has something to do with the security system, maybe I did something wrong to it, I dunno.

It looks like possibly the old owners had a second security system installed because there is a non jeep key chain remote as well as the standard jeep lock, unlock remote. It's almost like it's starved for fuel, but the fuel guage shows half a tank.

Help please.

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Unread 10-17-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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Not real sure but, it sounds like a fuel pump???
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Unread 10-17-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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I was just playing with the security system, the one that looks factory, and when I press the lock button it doesnt lock the doors, yet when I close the doors the security light on the dash flashes, but I can't get the doors to lock like I could earlier. Im really wondering if it's some sort of security issue, or if its the fuel pump. I dread to think what the dealership is going to charge me for a fuel pump.

Im going to break out the owners manual and see if there is any insight in there about cutting the fuel when the security system goes bad.
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Unread 10-17-2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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So I disconnected the battery, and reconnected but that didnt help, was hoping it would reset the security system if that was an issue.

The keyfob wont lock the doors when I press lock, but will unlock the doors if I press unlock, but when I press lock, I do get the security light on the dash to flash for about 15 seconds, yet it wont lock the doors like it did earlier. I even tried to reprogram the remote per the owners manual, and it still unlocks the doors but wont lock them. In fact when I press the power door lock button to lock the doors, it wont work either. Somethings screwy in denmark.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 10:51 AM   #5
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sounds like our 1982 Corvette....admittedly that is cross-fire, but it has a dirty carburetor...the vette when you step on the gas will start to go, but not rev up, I had it all the way to the floor and it died...sprayed a little ether in it (not too much, just right) and it started back up but the idle would rev up a bit then back off then do the same thing for a while. When I hit the gas again it did the same thing but when I pumped the pedal it took off like it should, albeit a little rough...smoothed out after a half hour drive. It was a dirty carburetor like I said...might be your issue and might not be...I have a friend who is sitting in a parking lot right now because her Jeep won't start...hers is 100% security system related though...hope this helps you out
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Unread 11-13-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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There are multiple threads regarding disabling the OEM security system. Maybe they didn't disable it before installing the aftermarket system. Did you try locking and unlocking both front doors with the key? If the Jeep thinks it's being stolen (alarm activated but someone is trying to start it) it will start up and shut down. My Jeep doesn't have security but my uncle's ZJ had this exact problem.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 05:16 AM   #7
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I experienced this 3 times and mine got cured when I switch ON Ignition and close driver side doors then turn on and off the Door lock manytimes.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 06:57 AM   #8
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I am currently having this problem too. Is there a way to hardwire the security system so that I wont have to worry about this anymore?
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Unread 12-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #9
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How to Disable Security

Common issue. Here ya go

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...our-zj-483020/

SEARCH function is a pretty good tool
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I say you should still hit something just to let it know you mean business, or shake a hammer at it in a menacing fashion
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Unread 12-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #10
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It sounds like the security thingy to me ...

Are your headlights flashing and the dash too ???

Try locking and unlocking the doors or rear hatch with the key ...

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Unread 06-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Cutting out

My Cherokee started cutting out on me when I gas on it. Idles fine in park and in gear, this sound like bad gas or sensor problem??
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Unread 06-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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Try replacing the cap and rotor.Mine did the same thing yours is doing and replaced both of those things and it fired right up and haven't had a problem since.
May want to replace the coil while you're at it.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #13
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Try replacing the cap and rotor.Mine did the same thing yours is doing and replaced both of those things and it fired right up and haven't had a problem since.
May want to replace the coil while you're at it.
Its got new coil just had an issue with it not firing and replaces that and crank sensor and the pick up coil in distributer and it will crank now. So yours was cutting out while it was pressing the gas and button and cap fixed it??
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Unread 06-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #14
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I remember my 96 Jetta did the same thing to me and I sold it thinking it was the fuel pump.The kid I sold it to replaced both cap and rotor and it's been running ever since.When mine did this,it cranked up,but running really rough.I backed it up and gave it gas and it didn't rev,even with it in neutral.Towed it home,bought those items,fired right up.No problems since then.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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I remember my 96 Jetta did the same thing to me and I sold it thinking it was the fuel pump.The kid I sold it to replaced both cap and rotor and it's been running ever since.When mine did this,it cranked up,but running really rough.I backed it up and gave it gas and it didn't rev,even with it in neutral.Towed it home,bought those items,fired right up.No problems since then.
Mine will rev up in park or neutral, just when it's in gear it cuts out. Think that could still be the cap and rotor??
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