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post #1 of 2 Old 09-21-2021, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Engine cuts out after 5 seconds

I have a 2004 Jeep Cherokee Larado with the 4.0 liter straight 6 cylinder. It has been in storage for over a year due to illness. The radiator developed a leak and all the coolant drained out. I need to move it a short distance so I tried to start it. It starts right up but cuts out after about 4 or 5 seconds. It doesn’t sputter it just cuts right out. Does anyone know if there is a sensor that will cut engine off if no coolant is detected? I don’t want to spend the money to replace the radiator if there is something else wrong with it. Thanks. Ken

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-21-2021, 10:56 PM
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Sounds like the security system. Look into VTSS and the SKIM. You are using the correct key with the big grey head, not a generic cut key to start it?

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