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2006 Jeep Liberty won't start. Has After market Remote start. Sometimes I can get it going with the remote starter but most times neither with the key or the remote start. Has new battery all the other electrical seems to be fine.

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  • blair14210 Sep 11, 2010

    You mention an "alarm"but this vehicle has no alarm system but a "Remote Starting module" for cold starting in the winter months. We live in Northern Canada so this is pretty common. Would the alarm and remote starter systems be simliar in the way they connect into the system?

  • blair14210 Sep 12, 2010

    I called the place where we got the Jeep and asked about the Remote starter installation, and found out it wasn't one they put on but he told me to watch the little Red led on the instrument panel between the speed odometer and the fuel gauge and see if it comes on and then goes out once I put the key in or ask the remote starter to try and start it. In both cases the led came on for a few seconds and then went out which means the system is OK with the key or the command to start. I swaped the little starter relay in the fuse box with a different one in case the relay was bad, no change. He suggested checking for voltage on the yellow wire at the starter solenoid, I didn't but I tapped on the starter at the solenoid end of the starter and then I was able to start it again. He suggested that the contacts in the starter are getting bad. He said to try cleaning the contacts or replace the starter. I let you know how I make out once we do one of the two.

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Hi!
The installation of an alarm requires to tap into the fuel pump and starter circuits to disable them, among other things. A loose connection, bad ground or open circuit will prevent the vehicle from starting. I would take the vehicle to the place where the alarm was installed explain the problem and have them check the wiring. Only they know what was done and can go thru it very easy.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2010

  • Rene J Solis Sep 11, 2010

    Yes, just replace the word alarm for the word module. I am most certain that your problem is related to the wiring, a loose, unplugged or broken wire. and most likely is going to be a ground wire.


    Keep me posted!!

  • Rene J Solis Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks for your feedback. If you need any help, let me know.

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