Help with 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Car Intermittently Not Starting/Alarm
I have been looking at this forum because I am having trouble with my Jeep not starting, and I'm far from home so I'm in a bit of a jam. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. A few days ago, my Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (2007) would not start when I turned the key (all I would hear was a click and the engine wouldn't turn). 30-40 minutes later, it would start. This happened twice, and then we took it to a mechanic, who said that nothing was wrong with it and that he was able to start it 15 times in a row. We continued to drive for 2 days without incident. Today, it once again would not start for awhile, and also, the factory alarm on the car, which had never been on previously, was suddenly on and started going off when I tried to turn the engine on. Also, whenever I unlock or lock the car, there is now a beeping noise that wasn't there before and the car beeps several times when I lock the car using the key fob and the doors are closed.
1) Does anyone know if the alarm/car not starting are related, and what I should do (replaced key battery already based on advice on this forum)?
2) Additionally, is there a way I can permanently disable the factory alarm?
Thank you in advance for any help.