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1990 Dodge Spirit 2.5L engine VIN: 1P3BA46K9L
Hi all, this engine runs great and seems to be in good shape, mechanically, but at idle when hot, has very little oil pressure. Maybe someone can tell me if these little 2.5 liter Chryslers wear out their bearings or do I just have a poor pump. Thanks for your...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FL26X8P
Hello to all, Customers complaint was poor gas mileage and lack of power. My initial impression after test drive, was that it ran fairly well. Visual inspection showed plugs, fuel filter, and wires recently replaced, with no apparent fluid or vacuum leaks. Idl...
1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L instrument panel VIN: 2B3ED56F7R
I just had this vehicle towed in. have not seen it before.verified complaint. while driving transmission will not shift at times. when you hit a bump all dash gauges drop out. vehicle will also die on road during cruise.have not been able to vrify that yet. an...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4HB25Y1R
Hi guys, I have a communication problem. This 94 Dodge B-250 came in w/a definite drivability problem. Hooked up my trusty SNAP-ON scanner and recieved a NO COMMUNICATION message when I tried to retrieve codes or data. However I can retrieve all the codes I wa... Trouble codes: 24 (tps), 37 (overdrive solenoid circuit), 45 (torque converter lock up)
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R9V
This van came in the shop with two codes in it. misfire on #3 cylinder & p1494 number 3 cylinder was a burnet valve.we replaced the switch & solenoid in the evap system.checked all vacum lines for leaks or kinks but none were found.Ican switch the switch with ... Trouble codes: P1494 (switch or mechanical fault)
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Inst cluster VIN: 2B3HD46F8V
This is a vehicle that was abandoned here with a bad engine. After replacing the engine I noticed the cluster was dead. I don't know if it was working before since the car has been here for almost 2 years. I've run the diag test that is avalable in Shop Key & ...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES56C93
Hello, hope someone has seen this before or has some insite. Vehicle will not crank, replaced trans range sensor, verified proper power at starter relay,as well as power in the start position,and bypassing relay the car will crank. It seems the ground is mis...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78YXR
We rarely see a coil problem but this one is going to be a pain. When the Jeep came in we found no codes, key was on and battery dead when we got it, plenty of fuel pressure but no spark, and the tech did not check fuel injector pulse. (already talked to him a...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4EZ5859T
This jeep was towed in for a no start.We checked for fuel pressure had 50 psi, checked for spark had no spark, found code 21, found bare wires from o2 sensor. We replaced the o2 sensor and the pcm also the crank sensor. we now have spark and fuel pressure but ...
1990 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4P3CS44U0L
HELP!!! This one came back the day after I had posted it was fixed. We replaced the IAC and all was ok, idle was great, etc... We gave the owner back his car. Now intermittently the idle will be high again @ around 1400 rpms and start to drop out.Take it on a...

Fixes & Summaries for Chrysler
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HD56F3T
Thanks to most of you for confirming the obvious. The responses were overwhelmingly, intake gasket leak. I had suspected a vacuum leak and attempted to find one by looking, and spraying around the intake, to no avail. After receiving so many responses saying i...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Reverse VIN: 1C4GP54L8W
Well fellow tech's I appreciated the replies. The customer took the van to use for his work over the weekend after the post but didn't return until mid last week. The trans stayed the same up until he came in. Now the trans was making a lot of noise almost lik...
1994 Dodge B150 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7GB11X1R
I will close this as unfixed, as customer decided not to replace the ecm. But After some of the replies I got, and the findings I posted in my update, I'm very confident a new ecm was the fix. I could do a lot of typing but my results are in my update. Thanks ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Radiator VIN: 3B7KF2664I
Thanks to those that responded. Charles and Terry had run into this before and according to a tech at my local Dodge dealer, this is not uncommon for these engines. In fact, the same thing had happenned to his truck. By using a right angle drill I was able to ...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2C3HH46RX2
The problem was a broken valve spring [intake],so we sent it to the dealer for extended warranty coverage.Carbon and sludge buildup is apparently a problem with these engines.Thanks to all who replied. Mike. Trouble codes: P0300, P0306.
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L abs module VIN: 1J4FY29S3R
First i want to thank everyone that replied to this help request- i bled the brakes manually and adjusted the rear brakes and everything seems fine at this time. sorry for the taking so long to close this but things have gotten in the way. customer decided not...
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28S9V
I am pretty sure this vehicle is repaired because I have not heard from our customer for almost 2 weeks. Thanks for the excellent responces from Ramon, Paul and John. The following is a description of what I had to do to repair the problems creating intermit... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittant loss of cam and crank signal), P0340 (Loss of cam signal).
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP24G9X
The vehicle is fixed I replaced both 02 sensors and no luck there. After rechecking all my wires I found the 02 ground wire open and the PCM was the cause. I replace the PCM with a Chrysler reman and it has been good ever since. Thanks for all your help. Mic... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor B1S1 high voltage/short to voltage), P0138 (O2 sensor B1S2 high volt/short to voltage pending code in gen obd).
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