Hey Jeeper's, My '99 Cherokee Ltd, 4x4, great vehicle but has a few situations with security being the main culpert.
Did not use fob for almost two years. Used chiped key (original). One time no ignition (start) one day looked up symptoms here and found some funny but real working help. ONE is turn key three or four time's to start but on fourth time it may start it worked a couple times.
Also works from drivers door , turn to right then left 4 or five times and then it may start?
But it began one Friday night ...Washing exterior.
No start three blocks from house $85.00 tow for night.
Did the turn key magic and it was working for a couple starts.
Couple day's later.
Stranded getting a new comode for house Tow to Dealer $120.00.
Skim modual installed $388.00 worked a few starts.
Hooked up with trailer $125.00 Tow and it was
Saturday afternoon dealer closed for repairs.
Got to dealership and it started !@#!#!$~$ took it and the trailer home.
Notice here the probably 30 :minute no try to start sequence.
Trailer got stolen, jeep starting several times after that...
Went to "What a burger" , leaving no start ( security circle with a line through the key error Icon , Great!
Walked the 1.5 miles to get other car to tow that night and it started!@!$@!!#$.
Did the drive and walk twice for the night.!@#!!@$
Jeep started next day again no problems....
Got fob .. $25.00 online, dealer programed $50.00 working good had the confidence that i had cured the problem ,,,,NOT!
Went to drum Jam 16 miles from home and leaving <<< you guessed it no start.... Girl friend out of town for three weeks so FUc@@#$#$!%$.
Got ride home that night @ 2:30 slept till 8: and got back to the drum jam and ....!@@#!$#2 ____It started.. sat for 6 hours in parking lot.....
Week later...Yesterday 7/09/13
Went to take dying dog to ER and not start...Fuc!@#!$...
I think it's a timing thing with the security modual.... but now I just make sure If I get stranded I'm able to deal with it ....
Seem's like if i give it at least 30 minutes rest It will start...
No start last evening but started today! #$!@$@!#%!@#$!!!
Mechanic friend not versed in electronics said it my need to be reset through the radio,,, I do have errors in the cd player!
Who know's just thought I'd share this story...