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1985 Dodge Ram 50 Custom 2.6L Misfire VIN: JB7FP24D8F
Engine is a 2.0 Liter, not 2.6L. Customer complaint was lack of power on hills. All ignition components new and correct. Test drive showed dramatic lack of power, misfire when secondary opened. Checked base timing, mechanical and vacuum advance - both good. Ch...
1988 Dodge B250 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B7HB21Z4K
Hello everyone and help, I have this dodge van that is idling badly. It will idle OK and then the idle will lunge down and the speed control will pick it up. I have checked the fuel pressure(15 psi), installed a new 0x sensor, checked TPS and MAP operation..a...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 3-4 shifting VIN: 3B7KC23D9V
Hello tranny techs, hopefully I can get a little help with this one. This belongs to one of our loyal customers. We don't usually do anything with diesels or transmissions, but he is a good customer and the dealer hasn't been any help. Most of the time, when c...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L cv joint VIN: 1B3EJ46X0W
This car has stumped me and three other Master Technicians. The car makes a popping or clunk sound when making a slow severe sharp turn. It is more noticable in reverse and the steering wheel turned all the way to the right. It will do it also with the wheel t...
1992 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4E3CT64U4N
Hello Tech's, I have this talon i have just put the timing belt and balance shaft belt on. While apart, I found a water pump that has started leaking. I put the water pump on since I had the front of the engine apart anyway. I got it put back together and tim...

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1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3BP48K4K
Hello and sorry for the delay. Thank you to all those who responded, Gordon, Les, Roger, Christopher to name a few. I did check the charging system and fuel pressure the next day, both were good. The thing that threw me was the oxygen sensor, because it was ne...
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL23Y8N
Thanx all ten of you that replied.Most of you suggested that the EGR was responsible,but i did not mention that i built a block off plate for the valve and it changed nothing.Unfortunatley the customer took the truck to the dealer.They changed the dist again a...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L oil leak from filter area VIN: 3B7HC12Y1W
We called the customer and they reported that no leaks after doing what we did. I still find it hard to believe that the filter was the problem, but as they say 'the proof is in the puddin' Thanks to all who helped, I hope I can help others in the future Tim
2002 Dodge Stratus 2.4L clutch VIN: 1B3DL46Y92
Thanks to Ty from Connecticut, who responded so quick to me, problem was clutch set, it looked good, with less of half life but it had internal problem so we changed it for a new one and problem is gone, thank you again. [...]
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18Z62
Well, it just goes to show that membership is a beautiful thing, the very quick response from Phillip in Washington (that same evening) gave me the answer to my problem- Turns out that the condenser does indeed have an electric cooling fan motor and after lack... Trouble codes: P1491.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF4852Y
i tryed a pcm. no good same thing. i must say some chrysler daig. charts really stink. after following the schematic closer, i found i was losin power at ck 20 (wt wire). this wire was the 12 volt sorce for all the parts i had codes for. traced it back to a pr... Trouble codes: P1491, P0132, P0443, P0645.
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