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Old 09-18-2009, 11:51 PM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

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What does it like more about the slow lane vs fast lane??
Yeah Dylan I appreciate your humor but I need some serious time here
IDK just closer to the sholder

I'll but out now.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:06 AM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

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Hit your knee on the key?
i'm thinking joe got this one right.

i used to always do this, thinkng there is something wrong with the jeep.
i didn't even notice that i was hitting the key. (its engineered in a bad spot)

next time it happens pay close attention to how you are moving in the drivers seat.

now when i do it i just turn the key back to on (not start) and it comes back to life.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:15 AM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

so if it is my knee (which I went back in the vehicle and did a test run to try and shut it off with my knee, and I am 98% sure I could not have done it with my knee) I am able to turn the key clock-wise while I am going 65 in drive? my first thought was to do thins but I was not sure if this would hurt the car. Is it bad for the car to shut off while in operation? or are there no adverse effects?

It really is scary if I did NOT turn it off with my knee, b/c that means my baby has a mind of her own!!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:24 AM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

I shut mine off with my knee and I got a code "high speed shut-off" or something like that.. if it doesn't happen again, blame the patella.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:57 AM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

I believe Jeep fixed the "knee problem" in the '08s, so I doubt this was the issue.
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

look at my problem with hitting the memory seat button with my knee while making right turns. i thought for sure there was a problem with my jeep but my was just my fatass bumping the button. not discrediting you but its worth looking into.
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

wow..good thing your are ok B-rad.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:34 PM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

Did have power to the brakes meaning was is easy to slow down like as if the car was on or was it harder than normal? No Power-Steering huh?
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:28 PM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

what about the alternator? i know its an 08 ut it could be a faulty one. i had my 99s alternator crap out and it sorta did the same thing. just kinda flickered off for a second, radio stayed on.
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

Brad you have the smart key right? The black plastic fob looking thing? Maybe the signal got inturupted or something. I'd change the bat in it just in case.
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

Also if you have other keys on your key ring it may cause it to not rest properly in the socket.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:52 PM
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Re: HELP - Crazy thing just happened on the freeway!!!

no it was super hard to brake as well! there was no flickering, and it started right back up after I came to a stop it fired right up...drove it for about 20 miles today with the stereo on loud and hard on the throttle and no issues so I have no clue what happened. Thanks for your help guys and I will keep you posted with any other findings or experiences (hope not)!

thanks Nate...so if the bat dies in the key it could cause the car to shut off? And i dont have any other keys....I like just having the sleek JEEP key all by itself!!!
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