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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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HELP!!! 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee...

Can someone offer their advice? I need help (AND I cannot get anyone at my local Jeep Dealership to help...go figure). Okay, so my problems started about 2 months ago. My GC all of a sudden started having problems starting up (to the point where it would make a clicking sound when I pushed to start) after about 2 tries it would finally start. It continued and worsened...So, I replaced the battery (had it tested and confirmed that battery was no longer good). Yay, I thought my problem was solved! A few days later, same thing started happening again....except it would start and then immediately cut off. Several tries later I would finally get it to start. Which bring me to my latest problem which happened yesterday, As I am leaving work I noticed my car would not unlock with the remote (I had to actually take the key out of the remote and manually unlock the door)- I put the key in the ignition and tried to start it- nothing happened and then my key wouldn't come out!!! It was stuck, I mean really stuck- I tried everything. Finally, someone jumped my car off and it finally started- the engine revved very loudly (and no one did it- it did that all on it's own). Can someone please tell me if they have had the same issue? I am sooooo angry with this car. I have had 5 cars (all different) and never have any problems with one of them!!!!! Is this a hard fix? Expensive??? HELP!! :confused


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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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Have you had the alternator tested?
Have you tested how much draw is occurring when the car is off and the computer is asleep (turn off car with hood popped and wait "some time" for everything to sleep, then measure draw).

Sounds like either a bad battery (unlikely since just changed), alternator not charging or intermittently charging, or an abnormal power draw occurring when the engine is off.

What Jeep do you have?
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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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I have not had the alternator tested ( I will thought tomorrow). I didn't know I should test the draw ( I am not savy when it comes to cars). I have the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Parasitic-Battery-Drain

Cars with their modern electronics can be VERY picky if they have too little power and act unpredictably.
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What am I looking for when I measure the draw? See....I know nothing
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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #6
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See step 4 in the link I sent you
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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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Thank you!
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Unread 11-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #8
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There have been some reports of loose alternator wire/connection that exhibit similar issues. Some loose grounds can do this or a loose battery connection. Even a brand new battery go bad.
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I'd make sure this has been done. This issue is offen accompanied by intermittant RKE functions.
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