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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H5T
The engine will stall at different times. No rhime or reason, hot or cold. It will always restart with no lag time, so I have pretty much ruled out a gas problem. I have already replaced the distributor and the crank sensor with the same problem. I checked wir...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H4V
hi, this car came in as a no start. it has no communication-no spark-no injector pulse- and check engine light does not illuminate. it has no power from asd but that's because it is not being grounded from pcm. most help request say to replace the distributor ...
1988 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3B05638J
I have this 88 dynasty that is running rich at ldle. The O2 sensor reading is .94v at idle. If I introduce a large vacuum leak the reading will drop below .45v but the computer will adjust and run the readings back up to .94v. Engine vacuum is 21in. fuel press...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L belt VIN: 2B4GP453WR
this is our shop van. it began to develop a belt squeal. the idler pulley,belts, and tensioner were replaced with aftermarket parts and a gatorback belt. the squeal slowly came back over the course of 2 months. (this van is driven 30-50miles a day) the tensiio...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Stall
I have this Dodge Stratus that stall and you have to pull over and put in park to restart it does it at intermittently I have not had it happen to me I have put the vantage on it and drove 50+ mile all system seem to be normal
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L rear door VIN: 1B8GP45R51
Rear door will not release with the door handle.I have bypassed the electric door switch but didnt help . I powered the electric door sol. with 12V. and it works. I do not have a wiring diagram to see how the circuit is powered.Any help would be appreciated.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23Z81
Truck skips at idle only. It sets no codes.It fells like an ignition miss or lean miss.Has had complete tune up.Scan data appears normal.Have checked for vac leak at intake by putting vac gauge in pcv grommet in left vc cover and blocking right breather.Starts...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Left front brakes VIN: 2B8GP44R11
A few days after the brakes were bled the vehicle was brought to our shop with the brake pedal very low. Not knowing about the previous attempts to repair this problem at the other shop, I started from the beginning; checking for leaks, worn pads, siezed calip...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L pcm VIN: 1D4HD48N25
this is a brand new vehicle and we are building it for a law enforcement agency. this is our first durango and we do not have any shop manuals and our all data is not updated to this 05 model. can someone tell me where the pcm is located in this vehicle. i nee...

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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H7Y
I received numerous replies to my help request. Thanks to all who replied. I received an e-mail stating that the injectors are prone to clog on this engine so I motorvac'd the system--I used the motorvac for 3.5hours and then the short/long term fuel trim went... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Running Lean).
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R3T
first of all THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES! This one should be down the road by the time you read this. the pcm did the trick, i did check the harness from the coil to pcm for short to ground, it was ok, checked around by the corner of the trans where one reply s...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B7HF13Z9W
thanks to all those who replied the intake manifold was definetly the issue.the gasket on the bottom was torn and just laying there sometimes sealing and sometimes not.thanks for your help with your experiences. fred [...]
1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start VIN: 2B4GP25B5W
well I've learned to trust what I see and not to second guess myself. it was the pcm installed new one and away she went. thanks to everyone for the help when it comes to computer replacement I'm always careful to check everything else make sure but when it co...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R7X
Thanx for the replies guys.Most of you nailed the problem and others gave awsome info on testing the CCD bus.The problem was a bad solder joint on the instrument cluster,on the ground terminal.These are really good customers so we elected to resolder the conta... Trouble codes: 1695 (No body CCD message), 1698 (No trans CCD message).
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R3X
when i went back and retested cam and crank sensors the cam signal appeared to lose some of its nice square wave form. replaced cam sensor and miss is gone. rod knock still there but thats for another day. thanks for the help, kevin. Trouble codes: P1391 (loss of cam or crank signal).
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L transfer cas VIN: 1B4HS28N11
I would like to thank George, Mike, Rick and Kerry for the help that they provided. I checked all the fuses and all were good.Recall #975 didn't seem to pertain to this problem after discussing it with our local dealer which involved a reprogram of the tccm fo...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L oil pump VIN: 1B7HL48X72
I have previously repaired these engines by cleaning the pan and instaaling a new pump and screen,however this one seems to be a little more sludged than the others. I had no prior knowledge of the maintenance of this vehicle and I doubt there was much to know...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No fluid pumping VIN: 1D7HG48N93
The problem was in the body computer. I had 1 reply that stated the t-case and engine shared same comp. They don't. T-case works from body comp. With all the other electrical faults the truck had, I told the customer to address these first and then the t-case....
1986 Jeep Comanche Custom 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1JTHW6617G
Thanks to all who assisted. You assured me I wasnt losing my scruples. Between Raymond, Robert and Edward's replies I got together with one of my aftermarket parts techs and we discovered 86 Chev S-10 2.5L uses the same egr however the manufacture number cross...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L ABS Module VIN: 1J4GW58N1X
With great thanks to many people I want to close this help request with the results. When you replace a CAB module for the ABS system, you must enter the pinion factor with the factory DRB scan tool. I sent this to the dealer and they performed this function f...
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