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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
dean173
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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.

Dean

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Unread 07-04-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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Aside from your key dashlight, sounds like a crank position sensor.
Same symptoms.
Happened to me..IMO
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Unread 07-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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The skim is most likely bad. Its its own module. But, it will need programmed after installed.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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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
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