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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2C3HD56T4T
Hi all fellow techs. I am in vacation here in sunny Phoenix, AZ and got roped into helping a friend with an ongoing problem with this Concorde that no one in this area seems to be able to fix! This particular car came to me with an overheating and a poor A/C p...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L odometer VIN: 1B3HD46F10
first off let me say this is a 1993 dodge intrepid powertrain that has been installed in a winnabago camper. everything including the steering column has been retrofitted.I could not understand how to start help request without vin. Hope this does not get me i...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X3W
fuel check good --no codes very fast stall and starts right up again
1988 Plymouth Voyager 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2P4FH21KX1
This job was originally given to one of the other technicians in the shop. When it came in he said that it was missing very bad and blowing black, sooty smoke out of the tail pipe. He took a look at the tune up compoinents and found that it was in serious need... Trouble codes: 12 (Battery feed to the single module engine controller SMEC), 15 (Vehicle speed sensor), 14 (MAP sensor Electrical)
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L gages VIN: 2P4GP45G2W
This van was brought to us for gages inop. After test driving I noticed that the check engine light was on. I hooked up are scan tool and self tested the gauge cluster. there was no response from the cluster. At that point I tried to do a self test on the pcm ...

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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE52E8X
I have recieved a great amount of info from all who replied. I learned that octane boost is not needed since e85 has 110 octane. I also learned that the fuel trims will be off due to the fact that you would need more e85 to produce as much power as gas can pro...
1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2L torque convertor VIN: 1G7GG23Y5T
Thanks to the six techs that responded to my plea for help. Most agreed that the transmission was 'toast' and would either have to be rebuilt or replaced along with the torque convertor. A couple or replies stated that the lockup solenoid could be the culprit ...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 2B6KB31Z0V
Thank you everyone who helped. I measure the installed height of the valves and found the exhaust valve was higher then the exhaust valves on the other cylinders. Heads are off and at the machine shop. Trouble codes: P0306.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L clunk on decel VIN: 1B7HF16Y7X
Well I'm going to have to close this help request. All of the replys have been very good, but I have tryed them all. My client feels that he can live with it for now. If he decides to continue further I will update this. Thanks for the input people.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 3-4 Solenoid Circuit VIN: 3B7HC13Y7X
Well, finally finished this Dodge yesterday. After much testing and checking of wiring at the PCM and the trans connectors, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new PCM from Dodge. They don't have a reman unit. The new PCM is physically different from the ol...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L guages inop VIN: 1B7HF13Y51
Thank you to everyone who replied. Sorry for the delay, I was waiting for the customer to come back to get the instrument cluster installed. We ordered a new one from Dodge. I installed it, erased all of the codes in each module and problem solved. I learned f...
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JFJ28V0SL
Truck broke down again with new replacment wrong computer. Diagnosed new problem. Crank sensor was faulty and replaced. Started and running fine. Just because, we re-installed original computer and now truck running fine witb old computer??? Drove truck fo... Trouble codes: 11 (No crank signal tp pcm).
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L tps voltage VIN: 1J4FJ68S2V
Thanks for the great response on this one. This was a classic case of kiss, keep it simple stupid. The fix was a new tps sensor. It was shorted wide open internally so the voltage stayed the same connected or not. I was expecting to see 0 volts like the fords ... Trouble codes: P0123.
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Lighting VIN: 1P46P44GOW
Thanks for all the help. As it turns out, I did not realize the BCM had a third connection that is actually plugged directly into the fuse panel. I pulled the BCM completely out, and the lights stayed off. Ordered and installed factory BCM and this corrected t...
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