Battery

Tiny
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I have an 01' Grand Cherokee Laredo with 71,000 miles on it, My battery recently died, upon replacing the battery my jeep will not start it will turn over but wont seem to catch. I am a carpenter by trade and have very limited knowledge of automobliles. My friends, who have Knowledge have stated it is not my alternator (it is new) nor my fuel pump (ether would not start the car) I had a friend check the fuses but I am still at a loss for what could be wrong. I would greatly appreciate any info that could help me fix what seems to be a minor problem that I just cant figure out what it is
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Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 7:49 PM

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Tiny
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So that I understand, immediatly after replace the battery, the truck would no longer start, but does turn over(crank).
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Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
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Thats right. I mean the battery was dead so the jeep wasn't starting, The wierd thing is I was out on thursday and it was fine no long delay in turning the key to starting the vehicle. When I took out the battery I had it tested and was told it was toast. Also I heard a clicking noise and it sounded like it was coming from the driver side door lock system it was a constant click click click but it did't sound like the lock. I also noticed a key with with a / through it in yellow any significance? Thank you for your help
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Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 8:09 PM
Tiny
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Warning light on the dash?

Sounds like an anti-theft issue maybe?

Typically if it is, it would start for a moment and then stall.

I need to back up to the battery replacement point, did you attempt a jump start at all? If so did the 2 cables accidently get placed on the wrong terminals?
This is when the clicking was happening (relay).
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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 AT 5:22 AM
Tiny
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I dont think so. A friend of mine put the jumpers on when he attempted to jump start the jeep. At 1st the jeep would start when I hit the gas but die when I took my foot off. Then after around 3 attempts I wouldnt start at all. Thanks for getting back to me
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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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On the junction block behind the right side kickpanel, replace fuse # 11 it is a 20 amp. Or swap it with another 20 amp fuse. Do the same at the power distribution box at the right side of the engine compartment on inner fender well: fuse #22-15 amp, fuse #8- 30 amp, Fuse #18- 15Amp, fuse #21-15anp.

IF no change, then:

Lets eliminate fuel. Spray some carb cleaner into the throttlebody and crank it. Does it start?
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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 AT 4:51 PM

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