just like to say thanks for the help, but i realized today that i'm a idiot. after the tow truck reached my house to tow my vehicle to the shop, he noticed that i had key i made in the ignition, and asked me if i had the key programmed. i had no idea what he was talking about. so after placing my original key in the ignition, the vehicle started right up and stayed running. i have never heard of this before. i got the jeep because i thought it was just a basic vehicle with nothing fancy, live and learn i guess. so my next question is how do i get my spare key programmed.