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    Jeep wont start!?

    So last night I was pulling my Jeep from the backyard to the front and noticed that the Jeep was struggling to start. Did not start the first time , so tried it again and it started but had a hard time. I pulled the Jeep in the drive way and then turned it off. But I wanted to see if it would struggle again so tried turning it on again and it fired right up. So this morning when I was getting ready to leave for work, went to start the Jeep and nothing it almost Acted like a dead battery. But even tried to jump start it and still nothing. Everything works fine , lights radio aux lighting. And then try to start again and everything goes out lights radio and then shows the red security light on the dashboard. Never had this problem before. Ive checked fusses, relays, starter, battery and even charged the battery for 7 hours just to make sure it had a charge and still the same thing. The previous owner bought the Jeep from a used car lot and they installed a security system for the Jeep just for there lot. Everything is still hooked up for that system and I did not unplugged or taken it out but I have unplugged this before and got this same problem just the lights and radio would stay on and just not start the jeep. Do you guys have any suggestions? Im leaning towards this dealership security system, but need help on were to go from here. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifford33 View Post
    So last night I was pulling my Jeep from the backyard to the front and noticed that the Jeep was struggling to start. Did not start the first time , so tried it again and it started but had a hard time. I pulled the Jeep in the drive way and then turned it off. But I wanted to see if it would struggle again so tried turning it on again and it fired right up. So this morning when I was getting ready to leave for work, went to start the Jeep and nothing it almost Acted like a dead battery. But even tried to jump start it and still nothing. Everything works fine , lights radio aux lighting. And then try to start again and everything goes out lights radio and then shows the red security light on the dashboard. Never had this problem before. Ive checked fusses, relays, starter, battery and even charged the battery for 7 hours just to make sure it had a charge and still the same thing. The previous owner bought the Jeep from a used car lot and they installed a security system for the Jeep just for there lot. Everything is still hooked up for that system and I did not unplugged or taken it out but I have unplugged this before and got this same problem just the lights and radio would stay on and just not start the jeep. Do you guys have any suggestions? Im leaning towards this dealership security system, but need help on were to go from here. Thanks!


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    I had a Viper alarm system that got a glitch and would keep my 2010 from starting.

    The shop installed it thinks it was caused when the cranking amps of the battery failed. The battery tested fine and had all lights, but no cranking amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifford33 View Post
    So last night I was pulling my Jeep from the backyard to the front and noticed that the Jeep was struggling to start. Did not start the first time , so tried it again and it started but had a hard time. I pulled the Jeep in the drive way and then turned it off. But I wanted to see if it would struggle again so tried turning it on again and it fired right up. So this morning when I was getting ready to leave for work, went to start the Jeep and nothing it almost Acted like a dead battery. But even tried to jump start it and still nothing. Everything works fine , lights radio aux lighting. And then try to start again and everything goes out lights radio and then shows the red security light on the dashboard. Never had this problem before. Ive checked fusses, relays, starter, battery and even charged the battery for 7 hours just to make sure it had a charge and still the same thing. The previous owner bought the Jeep from a used car lot and they installed a security system for the Jeep just for there lot. Everything is still hooked up for that system and I did not unplugged or taken it out but I have unplugged this before and got this same problem just the lights and radio would stay on and just not start the jeep. Do you guys have any suggestions? Im leaning towards this dealership security system, but need help on were to go from here. Thanks!


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    Sounds like a dead cell in the battery. Have it load tested at your local auto parts store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sipafz View Post
    Sounds like a dead cell in the battery. Have it load tested at your local auto parts store.
    Ditto. Sounds like what mine was doing when I had a cell go bad.


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    Do you have a automatic locks? The battery
    May be low on your key fob. If not the basic keys still has a transponder chip in it that may have been damaged. try using your spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benito View Post
    Do you have a automatic locks? The battery
    May be low on your key fob. If not the basic keys still has a transponder chip in it that may have been damaged. try using your spare.
    Yeah I tried my spare and it just did the same thing. But I never thought about on of the battery cells going bad. Ill have to test it and see. Thanks guys. I hope I can get it moved. Its booking the drive way and my wife has here baby shower today.


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    So my grandpa told me to clean my terminals on the battery and what do you know it starts right up. Wow didnt think it would be that simple.


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