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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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The infamous no start

Well I have recently come to own a 2007 Jeep Patriot. She ran great for about a week and now when I turn the key....Nada.

I turn the key and several dash lights come on to include the security light. No noise from engine. Couple clicks from various relays but nothing.

Key remote still functions so based on the search I did I hope to rule out the WCM.

Steering wheel is not locked.

I have done the few recommendations I saw. I disconnected the batter overnight. I tried pulling the fuses. I tried jiggling the shifter and moving it through the gears.

Battery is charged and good.

So I'm leaning towards ignition switch maybe????

I ran a fancy diagnostic and it does throw the SKRM code. Should I have it towed to dealer and have them do the WCM?

Thanks for any help.
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I don't know if you saw it, but there was a TSB in 2008 about static discharge from the key that can cause it. Sometimes the WCM has to be replaced.

You can download the TSB pdf on it here: http://www.wkjeeps.com/misc/Patriot/...b_0800708a.pdf
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Awesome at least it gives me some direction. Can I use a used one or hit the dealer for a new one? I see a used one on eBay for 50 bucks with the pin code. Is it saving me a couple bucks but going to cause trouble later ???
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Off the top I can't remember anyone here replacing it with a used one, but given how they fail I'm not sure I'd want to take the chance since I couldn't be sure it didn't already have something wrong with it just waiting to surprise me somewhere in the middle of no-where.
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For whatever little it's worth, the steering system on a Patriot is rack-and-pinion, and won't lock up. That's how mine is anyways, not sure if they changed it with all the ridiculous crap they changed in 2014.

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As an update.
I just ordered a wcm from
autotechelectronic.com

Guy there is Victor and he was super helpful. They shipped a replacement along with keys programmed to my door. It was pricey but less than what the stealership quoted.

Jeep is up and running and now I’m just fixing codes to get rid of the CEL.

Different post for that lol

Thanks for the help all.
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You're welcome, glad we could help and thanks for the update.
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