car wont start

Sharon Corter

Asked by May 19, 2016 at 10:35 AM about the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car had radiator problems. Fixed it but now the car won't start it slightly overheated  
then staple and refused to restart. I was told it was an internal safety issue because of
the radiator problem the car overrides itself and won't start. They want 1000.00$ to fix it
but that sounds so extreme and I'm wondering if that's true at all

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

get a second diagnosis at another shop. When you overheated, did you loose coolant and it sprayed all over the engine compartment? If so, some or one of the electrical connectors is wet and your Jeep won't start.

Sharon Corter

No nothing leaked so I guess I'm having it towed out of there. Does this safety issue really happen or is it just BS...


When my Jeep overheated nothing like that happened, just fixed the problem, refilled it with coolant, bleed the air out and was good to go. I suspect that the overheat may have cause a sensor or two to malfunction so the computer doesn't know what is happening, another shop should be able to run a scan to locate the problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car wont start and then when it did start the pedometer won't come on and there is a symbol of a key crossed out 1 answer

    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car Starts but wont stay running....... 19 answers

    I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Love it to death. It has a good new charge on the battery, the Cat is new, the plugs are new, exhaust is new. My husband has done a good job with the upkeep of this ...

    1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Jeep wont start 1 answer

    My car started and then died and then it would do nothing but turn on everythingbinsode car.. i did notice alarm lightbwas blinking.. read MadMadMullers comment and ot worked!!!! My key had got we...

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 jeep wont start 1 answer

    I recently bought a 2007 Jeep Grand CHEROKEE that had been in a hit and run the owner didn't want to put the$$ into it. However I feel in love with the car and bought it assuming that it was only b...

    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • my heat in my car wont blow out when the car is started. any ideas what it could be? 4 answers

    it blows when the key is turned on. but when i start it the heat stops blowing & tge radio turns off also... i've just had a new alternator put in 2 wks ago if it means anything.

    1993 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD SUV


    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 73,879 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $1,593.


Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
Reputation 1,780
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,610
#3 thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Wrangler"
464 Great Deals out of 16,410 listings starting at $3,400
Used Ford Explorer"
1,363 Great Deals out of 71,762 listings starting at $300
Used Toyota 4Runner"
364 Great Deals out of 18,988 listings starting at $2,200
Used Dodge Durango"
407 Great Deals out of 22,640 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,073 Great Deals out of 36,092 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150"
3,272 Great Deals out of 216,641 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,448 Great Deals out of 144,749 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Liberty"
368 Great Deals out of 9,220 listings starting at $998
Used BMW X5"
547 Great Deals out of 15,639 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang"
736 Great Deals out of 41,064 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
26,181 listings starting at $25,540
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 17,626 listings starting at $23,455
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
231 Great Deals out of 5,813 listings starting at $19,824
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
323 Great Deals out of 6,466 listings starting at $15,980
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 1,904 listings starting at $12,985