Purchased the Jeep in 2007 and it started perfectly until... I had a remote starter installed in 2011.
I've had nothing but trouble with it since. All kinds of starting issues and the installing shop went under. After finding out first hand that it was installed very poorly, I had it removed and a new one added last summer. It also had a rebuilt starter added about a year ago. New starter and new remote start and everything was great!
Or I thought it was until about a month ago when trouble re-appeared. I have recently had the battery clamps replaced, terminals cleaned of any corrosion. After this, it was starting fine for about a week. When trouble started again, I learned I could get it started if I gave it gas while starting it. Now, on the last few days even that trick is not working. Here are a couple videos that show the starting problems from a week ago. I will go take new videos as needed to help troubleshoot.
Truck won't start.
Loud clicking (Presumably the starter)
Sometimes turns over.
Sometimes starts with gas. (Not today!)
Will stall if I leave it in park and let go of the gas.
Will not stall if I get it in gear and move 100 yards.
Usually will start better after it has already been running for a while.
Clock will SOMETIMES reset to 12:00 when I DO actually get it started.
I do hear the fuel filter when I turn the key.
What to check next?
I will take any and all ideas on where to start, here is my options I see in front of me from my research.
Test the battery.
Clean the IAC? (saw it on the net)
Check the fuel filter?
Any time spent, thoughts, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am a computer guy, cars not so much. I need to get it running smoothly again to get me back and forth to work.