Starts then stalls....AGAIN! -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
2001 WJ 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hudson Valley NY
Posts: 10
Angry Starts then stalls....AGAIN!

2001 GCLaredo 4.0L.

Two years ago, we had this problem, replaced a whole bunch of parts. There were other problems also at that time, and a new PCM solved the problem.

The Jeep has been great for two years. This morning, I drove it for 10 minutes and parked it. When I came out and started it, it ran for 2seconds, then died. The SKIM light stayed on. I went home, got the other key, same thing. It's acting as if I used a regular key without the SKIM capsule.

I hope I don't need another PCM.

I've read up on this stuff till I'm dizzy. Lock and unlock driver's door with key (wtf?). Needs new SKIM module. Needs new PCM. Only dealer can fix. Everybody seems to have a different answer. I know they're trying to help.

Your thoughts? Thanks.


dean173 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 07-04-2013, 05:17 AM
Registered User
2002 WJ 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Macedonia
Posts: 46
Aside from your key dashlight, sounds like a crank position sensor.
Same symptoms.
Happened to me..IMO
Davidson82 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 07-04-2013, 06:03 AM
Web Wheeler
86cj74.2L's Avatar
2004 WJ 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stouchsburg, PA
Posts: 11,046
The skim is most likely bad. Its its own module. But, it will need programmed after installed.
86cj74.2L is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 07-04-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2001 WJ 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hudson Valley NY
Posts: 10
Starts, stalls, etc.

At the time we replaced the BCM (sorry, I said PCM earlier), we also replaced the crank AND cam position sensors. SKIM makes the most sense at this point. I had it towed to my favorite Jeep guy, and gave them BOTH working keys so they could re-program them to the SKIM if that's what it turns out to be. I only left one of my two remotes though, will they need the other?

One thing I will say about this Jeep...though I've had more electronic problems with it BY FAR than any other car I've owned, it invariably breaks down in a place that causes me minimum grief. Like my driveway....or the parking lot of my local Diner, where I can leave it all day.....and NOT at Midnight in the Airport parking lot, or in a winter storm on the highway. It seems to know where home is
dean173 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome