Jeep Cherokee Forum

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Grand Cherokee Tech
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to Cherokee Forum!
Welcome to Cherokee Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western new york
Posts: 36

View BigGeorge's Photo Album My Photos
2000 Grand Cherokee
Default Computer Problems

2000 Jeep GC Laredo. Computer (PCM) went bad (rotted out from NY salt) so I installed a (PCM) from another jeep, same year and model but no matter what I do the SKIM module wont communicate with the PCM. The jeep now starts instantly but only runs for 2 seconds then shuts off and the yellow security key displays on the instrument panel. The local Jeep dealer says you cant swap out computers, that I need to buy a new never programmed PCM and have them program it to the SKIM module and the ignition keys, but he says they are on national back order and he cant even get one till Feb 2012. Has anyone run into this problem? Anyone have any ideas? I need my Jeep and cant afford to be without a vehicle till Feb. Thanks, George.
BigGeorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ny
Posts: 25

View Xj7054's Photo Album My Photos
1998 Cherokee
Default

I got a reflashed junkyard PCM in my jeep. They can be used but need to be flashed.
Xj7054 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 10:59 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western new york
Posts: 36

View BigGeorge's Photo Album My Photos
2000 Grand Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xj7054 View Post
I got a reflashed junkyard PCM in my jeep. They can be used but need to be flashed.
Where do you get the PCM flashed? The dealer is telling me the SKIM module is reading the ignition key and sending a signal to the PCM and the PCM because it is from another vehicle, doesnt recognise the key so it shuts the vehicle down 2 seconds after its started. Is there any way I can just bypass all this security system crap and get my jeep to run? I dont care if the theft deterent system is immobile and never works again, I need my vehicle.
BigGeorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western new york
Posts: 36

View BigGeorge's Photo Album My Photos
2000 Grand Cherokee
Default

Heres an update for anyone thinking of getting a computer from Auto Electronic Solutions of Florida. After 2 weeks of promises AES overnighted a computer to my sons shop (he's ase certified mechanic for over 20 yrs) and it is not rebuilt or reprogrammed as their ad claims. It is simply a used computer out of a jeep that they packed up and shipped and my jeep still starts and runs for 2 seconds then quits just like it did before. The skim module and the remote start have all been disconnected previous to installing this computer that is supposed to work right out of the box. Well it doesnt. When my son called AES to complain they now changed their story and tell him the jeep must be towed to a dealer to have the computer flashed. Well the purpose of this whole AES rebuilt, reflashed computer was to eliminate having it towed to the dealer to be reflashed. AES is just a bunch of lying scam artists charging over $300 for a junk yard computer that they never rebuilt or reprogrammed. DO NOT buy anything from these people. After 2 weeks of dealing with them I am out $315, and back to square one. There really should be a law against people like this. I have filed a complaint with the Florida Attorney Generals office but I dont suspect it will do much good. I still have a jeep that dont run.
BigGeorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 08:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
E-Rok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 842

View E-Rok's Photo Album My Photos
1996 Grand Cherokee
Default

wow that sucks but I must say that is the first time I heard of a new yorker getting scammed by a floridian! Usually its the other way around

I am surprised the dealer couldnt do anything initially for correct the problem
__________________
1987 XJ SOLD

1996 ZJ 5.2 Limited

1994 Ram 2500 4x4 CTD
E-Rok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western new york
Posts: 36

View BigGeorge's Photo Album My Photos
2000 Grand Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigGeorge View Post
Heres an update for anyone thinking of getting a computer from Auto Electronic Solutions of Florida. After 2 weeks of promises AES overnighted a computer to my sons shop (he's ase certified mechanic for over 20 yrs) and it is not rebuilt or reprogrammed as their ad claims. It is simply a used computer out of a jeep that they packed up and shipped and my jeep still starts and runs for 2 seconds then quits just like it did before. The skim module and the remote start have all been disconnected previous to installing this computer that is supposed to work right out of the box. Well it doesnt. When my son called AES to complain they now changed their story and tell him the jeep must be towed to a dealer to have the computer flashed. Well the purpose of this whole AES rebuilt, reflashed computer was to eliminate having it towed to the dealer to be reflashed. AES is just a bunch of lying scam artists charging over $300 for a junk yard computer that they never rebuilt or reprogrammed. DO NOT buy anything from these people. After 2 weeks of dealing with them I am out $315, and back to square one. There really should be a law against people like this. I have filed a complaint with the Florida Attorney Generals office but I dont suspect it will do much good. I still have a jeep that dont run.
Heres an update. AES sent another of their so called rebuilt computers and now my Jeep starts and runs but it wont shift. Its in 3rd gear limp mode and throwing a code of p0748. AES claims "not their problem the tranny is bad" but there were no tranny issues before the computer was changed. These people are A ++++++ scammers.
BigGeorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
Caracticus Potts The Mod
 
Willys55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Greenville, NY
Posts: 4,058

View Willys55's Photo Album My Photos
96,95,94,93 Grand Cherokee
Default

The dealer or any repair shop that has the "pass thru" device can"reflash" your computer to solve the issue......it can be done, but it sounds like the place you went too only wants to make a buck
__________________
Brian Perrine will be in my memory Forever.....Good Bye My Friend

NEVER said I was perfect.....just helpful.... Never Use Post Count as A Knowledge Gauge

My name is Russ, my friends call me "Doc"
Willys55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:51 PM
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Computer going bad. 98jeepcher OEM Cherokee Tech 3 05-10-2011 10:31 PM
Computer Help?? bmrrwolfe Off-Topic Discussion 19 03-11-2011 02:58 PM
computer dale OEM Cherokee Tech 3 05-03-2010 11:15 AM
Computer sc0r1a Grand Cherokee Tech 6 04-03-2010 09:30 AM
Computer Problems TRX450Racr OEM Cherokee Tech 1 12-12-2009 10:30 AM

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Grand Cherokee Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.


This site is in no way affiliated with Jeep or Chrysler.

Emails Backup