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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L rear brakes VIN: 3B7KF223C3
rear brakes locking
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE THROUGH INT VIN: 3B7HF13Y7V
after a cold soak about 1 minute into test drive, for about 1 minute the vehicle loses power as if shutting off key, then comes back for a second or two popping through intake when it comes back then falls out again. continues this pattern for a short time the...
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L fluid level VIN: 2D4FV48T35
We drained the trans pan on this vehicle, and now we have to refill it. Their is no dipstick, and I have no techinical data for this car. Can some one tell me how much fluid to put in? And do I need to take it to a dealer to check the level? Typical late frida...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
Problem is very intermittent, happening more often as time goes on, better since coil and crank sensor installed. Coil was cracked and arcing, sensor had broken wires, flex harness and will get a reading. Customer diagnosed it himself and had another shop inst... Trouble codes: P0351 (coil)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Engine VIN: 1J4GW58N4X
Hi, A little over a week ago the customer brought the jeep in. She stated that it was overheating. I replaced the thermostat and fan clutch. I bled the cooling system and the temperature was normal. The customer came back because the jeep would overheat with ...
1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Lubrication system
hello i am posting this request for another tech at the shop. the vech came in on a hook and spark plugs were removed and we were told that it had already been checked by another shop and they told him it needed a head gasket. Customer just told us to goahead ...
1991 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4P3CS44R8M
The vehicle has a poor idle only when cold. It jumps from about 750rpms to [...] vigorously. Smoke test was passed-no vacuum problems.

Fixes & Summaries for Chrysler
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H4V
I got 9 replies on this one. Most of you said to check all 5 & 8 volt sensors for a short causing the buss to go down. I unplugged all sensors still no communication. One person said to unplug the tcm, tried that but still no dice. Another person said to use t...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L alternator VIN: 1B3EJ46XXW
Most replies said to try a battery. We replaced the battery and the amp output with all accessories on dropped from 70 to 40. I thought that was it but after it ran for awhile the bat. light came back on. A reman. PCM was around $400 so we figured maybe the ne...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP44G6Y
I would like to thank all of the members that replied to my help request,unfortunately I do not have a fix to post.The customer needed to take the car from the shop,and promised to return the following week to give us more time with it.Two weeks later and they...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z31
Thank You, I forgot to let you know the compression readings. 125 psi (cranking) 45 psi (running) in #8 cylinder. We decided to decarbon intake system with top engine cleaner. It fixed the miss and noise. I have never heard this type of noise, it sounded deepe... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder misfire).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L fuel gauge,windows,door locks,radio VIN: 1J4GZ48SZY
Thanks to everyone who replied. Problem was,as many suggested,the bulk connector.According to the owner,everything started after body shop repaired accident damage.Bulk connector was badly damaged(not by accident)and looks like if it would've been removed with...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R8V
As usual iatn members were right. The flywheel was cracked. When we finally pulled it out, it had almost cracked all the way through. Thank all of you for the replies. I want to especially thank Earl from Davis Automotive for sending me the fax. It helped to... Trouble codes: P1391.
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