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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F7T
Vehicle has Random misfire,rough ,unstable idle. Vehicle runs fine off idle. Replaced plugs,ignition coil,scanned gnition system,and read injectors patterrns,ohm tested inj. hot and cold,replaced #2 inj. Fuel pressure test is right on spec and no drop after 5m...
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2C3HH56U1Y
hello folks, vehicle came in a couple of months ago with an engine noise that we tracked down to the timing chain. Oil pressure was checked at that time and found to be good. When we removed the tensioner, it was missing the o-ring and stop clip. We wondered ...
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES67C4S
Hello fellow technicians, I am truely stumped by this Neon. It starts and runs fine until you drive about 10 miles. At highway speeds, it begins to buck and jerk, and after about 3-5 miles, the MIL comes on with P0351 Ignition coil #1 primary crct. When you sl... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil 1 primary circuit)
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AV52N4T
has a misfire when warm on accel and cruise. check engine light will flicker with miss (car will hesitate and engine light will go out, light will come on and car will pick-up) set a random misfire code. have checked all grounds and replaced plugs, wires, cap,... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L radio VIN: 2B4FP2530V
We have this Carvan that when it came in the customer complained that the wipers would come on their own. The gauges would quit working and the radio would go to full volume . We replaced the body control module with a used one .It fixed every thing ,but the r...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L won't shut down VIN: 1B7KF26D3V
customer stated that the engine won't shut off sometimes . we have cleared the codes . it didn't reset any codes. and has not acted up. the customer is also complaining about the transmission shifting up and down while driveing at a steady speed around 55 to 6... Trouble codes: 45 (governor pressure sensor volts high), 47 (charging system volts too low)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L ABS system VIN: 1JY32LKUH2
This vehicle has a code 65 (power relay open) Relay is integral to control unit atop abs pump. I was recommended/ led to replace rear sensor, since at that time I didn't have correct cartridges for scanner. That didn't solve problem. And then I got cartridges,...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1B4GP74L3X
Customer brought this to us after local Dodge dealer checked it out and told him it needed plugs and wires and they wanted an arm & a leg to change them. So we changed them and the miss was still there. I hooked up the scanner and saw on the misfire moniter it... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cyl.2)
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L water pump VIN: 2C3HH56U1X
Greetings. i will be replacing the water pump on this one tomorrow. have never been in the timing cover of a 2.7. i would just like to know if there are any special tools that are actually REQUIRED to remove/replace the timing components and water pump. also -...
1995 Eagle Summit 2.4L rear differential VIN: JE3AC50GXS
Hi all, I need to know what I am missing. This car was worked on at a dealer and keeps failing, it was a reliable car untill the first repairs listed, runs great untill extended hwy speeds then drivetrain getts verry hot and burns the oil then causing damage. ...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L ride control VIN: 1J4FJ68S2P
This vehicle has a severe shake in the front end, usually happens at or about 45mph after hitting a slight bump. It feels like a steering stabilizer problem. This Jeep is from a used car lot so there is no history. We have replaced all four shocks, steering st...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L ?? transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3V
This is to confirm and be sure I am informing my customer correctly. This Jeep came in with the plunge joint in the front driveshaft broken and rattling, all the balls in it were gone. The driveshaft had failed during unloading from a tow dolly behind the cust...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ48S0W
This jeep came in with code P1495 and after some checks a Tech. reccomended replacement of Leak Detection Pump Solenoid. The Jeep came back with same code about a month later. So I used flow charts from All Data, checking for shorts from PCM to the Pump and al... Trouble codes: P1495 (Leak detection pump solenoid CKT-open/short)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L extended crank cold VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
This car has an intermitten extended crank cold. It will intermittenly take 4 - 5 key turns before starting - after it starts it runs fine - cranks normally and starts good warm does have a code P0340 cam sensor code but cam and crank sensors testing normally ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L steering gear VIN: 1J4GW48S51
Customer is expearanceing a honking or droning noise coming from the steering gear. The noise gets louder the hoter the fluid gets. I can feel the vibration coming from the high preasure line coming out of the steering gear, no other line is vibrating. I read ...
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2P4GH4S32R
Hi guys and girls.Our service vehicle has an engine miss under load,its very slight in forward gear but a lot worse in reverse.Everybody has had a go at this and now its my turn.Plugs and wires are good,vac is nice and steady even whils missing,timing is right...

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1994 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2B4GH2531R
Hey gang!. Thanks for all of the replies. It seems that the O2 sensor caused the system to behave crazy. A new o2 sensor fixed the problem.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L vent temp VIN: 1B4GP54L2T
Replacing the pressure transducer repaired the first problem as I expected it would. After many hours of scratching my head on the second problem I finally evacuated the system and charged it with virgin R-134a. That seemed to solve the problem. This also ex...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L belt VIN: 1B7KF23C6T
what i found was the belt tenshioner from after market has a flat roller and the dealer part has a rounded center that run in the middle of the belt replace tenshioner problem fixed couldn,t believe it
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L A/C Drive Belt VIN: 2B46P2434Y
I can consider this one a fix out of the 17 that replied 15 hit it right on, the belt was the problem all along, the ones who said to use a dealer part for the a belt although an aftermarket part will probably work the one from the dodge place is wider and is ...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on, PO442 VIN: 1B7HG48N62
I had an overwhelming number of replies saying fuel caps are number one cause,second would be splitting vapor hoses and ther was also a reflash for pcm on false p0442 code.I had my friend go to dealer and buy new updated gas cap.He said they had seventeen of t... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak).
1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L runs rough mid rpm VIN: 1JCML782XJ
After digesting the info/suggestions received I decided to try a crank sensor- the one in the bell housing. That made a fantastic difference. I then indexed the distributor just to be safe- it was close. This thing runs normal. Thanks to all for the help.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
We removed the instrument cluster and found that the connector looked good and the connector that the dealer sent us was different. Although we did not see any evidence of corrosion we cleaned it and put it back together. We received 3 replies indicating a bad...
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