Question about Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

Starting problem I have a 1994 jeep cherokee laredo and had a used computer put in. I had the mechanic look at it and he said it was the computer that was bad, so it was fixed. Now Im having the same problem again. The car starts but does not want to stay on, can you please help me.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers
Re: starting problem

First of all, what type of a mechanic looked at it and diagnosed it as the "computer"? A certified dealer-type technician, or an independent shop mechanic? I ask this because a vehicle's engine ecu is very frequently mis-diagnosed when it may be something as simple as a loose connector. What exactly happens? You crank, the vehicle starts ok, then runs good for a while then dies, or dies right after starting? Does it run rough after you start it? Without further info, I'd say you may have a bad battery. The engine control unit (ecu or "computer") is very touchy, and what happens many times is that your vehicle may crank ok, but while cranking, the voltage will drop too low, and erase the computer's recent memory ( things like throttle position, crankshaft sensor variation, etc.). So when it does fire, it will not idle properly, or sometimes will not run at all. Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeeps are especially susceptible to this. One thing you can do is if it cranks then starts, rev the engine to keep it running, not mash the pedal, but hold it at about 2000-3000 rpm for 10-30 seconds and after that, gently release the pedal, and let idle. if it runs ok after that, drive it to buy a battery. If this is not the case, you may need some more serious electronic diagnosis. Look over the obvious things like your battery cables to ensure they're tight and no corrosion, also follow those cables to the starter/engine/or exterior fuse panel, and make sure the connections are good. I hope this helps. I would definitely get the battery load tested (they do this at autozone for free), and go from there. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2007 jeep commander wont start their is no noise at the battery is good the fuel pump not the problem

Have you checked the main engine fuse/relay? Take it out, so you can see if socket is burned.

Nov 09, 2013 | Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

I have a 2002 Mecury Villager and I am having the same problem by texansrule on Nov 10, 2009. I have replaced the oxygen sensor and knock sensor and now the inspection office said that the computer can't...

take it too the mecury dealer it computer to read it and a code reader just cant get to were your code is in the system . the tech1 or tech 2 computer is what i used at chevy to check the all the sensors and computers in a car or truck it gives alot of data to the tech to make sure things work right.

snap on tools make there version most shops charge a fee to put it on there computer and check it out .. call around ... ask for if they have a computer to read the codes not just obii code reader at some of the local shops near u

Oct 16, 2010 | Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado and both the ABS and Traction Off warning lights came on at the same time.....brake fluid looks good, no other mechanical issues that I see.... Any ideas?

u will need to have the dealer hook up a ABS/Traction control scan tool this is not a mechanical problem it is an electronic failure, there will be a trouble codes.

Jul 19, 2009 | Car Video Monitors

3 Answers

CD Won't Slide In (DUAL XDVD710)

this is due to problem in mechanism of Slider.
Consult technician replace the disc slider

Jul 02, 2009 | Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

Help asap

hook blue wire to ur radio to amp remote

Feb 12, 2009 | Sony Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

Vw polo 1997 not starting 1.9 d

Check for shorts in the plug wires.

May 06, 2008 | Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

Handa prelude 93

if you have gaz and sparks the car should starts if it doesnt start the timing belt is probably jump to check if timing belt is diffectif you have to put cylinder 1 in compression that mean piston all the way up you look at the timing mark it should at 0 remove the distributor cao the rotor should be on cylinder 1 but im sure its not gonna on number1 check it out let me no you need to know mechanic with does intruction our gonna be ok

thanks for using fixya


Feb 28, 2008 | Car Video Monitors

2 Answers

Vauxhall astra club 1.6 8v 2002

My 55 reg Astra ecotec 1.6 z16xep engine horrible tappit noise and miss fire when started from cold, and when warm makes a clicking noise when running.

Feb 27, 2008 | Car Video Monitors

1 Answer

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

liquide de refregirant that ac gaz low in french im french from quebec cheers

Jan 27, 2008 | Car Video Monitors

3 Answers

Stops in Motion

Hello Oyesusi,

You have posted to the wrong section, This section is for electronics. However it sounds like you may have a fuel line problem, or a problem with your carburetor. If you have a background in auto mechanics you might try to clean your fuel line and filter by replacing the filter and blowing out the fuel line. You may also want to have the carburetor cleaned, if you can do this yourself great, but if you can't I would suggest that you take it to a repair shop to have this done.

In the past on my old ford E250 panel truck, I had the same problem and having the carburetor cleaned did the trick.

I hope this helps,
Thank you,

Nov 27, 2007 | XO Vision GX1211 XOVision 12" Roof Mount...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Car Video Monitors Logo

Related Topics:

129 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Car Video Monitors Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4679 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Custom Exchange
Custom Exchange

Level 3 Expert

397 Answers

Are you a Car Video Monitor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides