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1997 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L transmission VIN: 1CKE56EV60
Greetings techs- this car makes a distinct "buzzing" sound from the transmission when 1) selecting gears (from drive to neutral, etc) and 2)when coming to a stop. Sounds a lot like a leveling pump. I've done some research online and am ready to say that this i...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L dont know VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
when you test this cruiser @30 mph there is a loud wheel bearing noise, if you turn wheel a little to the left as if you were changing lanes the noise gets louder. there is no play in any of the four wheel bearings and someone just installed new left front bea...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP55L0T
we replaced the computer and since i now had spark i thought that it was fixed. it would start but would barely run. upon further checking i discovered that the #2&3 injectors were not pulsing. i checked the wires and they ohmed out ok. i even cut the wires at...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L chuggles VIN: 3B7KF23W7S
this vehicle has what Ford at one time refered to as a chuggle, at 1500 rpm in od about 55-58 mph, feels like a bad ignition miss,nail it and it goes,come back to light throttle at 1500 rpm comes back every time. is there a problem with the lock up on the conv...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L driveline VIN: 3B7HF13Z2W
Hello all We have a Dodge pick-up that we can't quite figure out. The truck came in with a binding axle joint feeling while in 4wd and turning. We found the front axle joints were rusted and bound up. We replaced both joints and reassmbled it. The problem rem...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LO552L521
first test drive had ramdom misfire. Check fuel pressure and vacuum and volume,motor has slight misfire, no indication of secondary problem. After clearing codes had customer test drive and light came on , found number 6 misfire, than number 1, than number 5,k... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0301
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4J78SXML
i have checked everything possible on this jeep,from sensors,to wiring,to the timing marks on the crank and camshaft,reset dist,the jeep will start and backfire when you try to accell,have disconnected exhaust,checked fuel pressure ok,have had it up to my eye ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L belt VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7T
This Jeep is coming in tomorrow with the compressor clutch seizing at times -I want to install a shorter belt to bypass the seized air conditioning compressor. The diagram on the fan shroud shows a belt routing without ac but I can not find a listing -This Jee...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S7X
customer brought jeep in--tried to repair no start on his own by replacing fuel pump, pickup coil, pcm and coil. After pulling in and checking basics, had no spark or fuel injection pulse. Also noted that the check engine light would not come on and would have...
1989 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L chassis VIN: 1P3BP48D1K
hi techs, today this customer broght this 89 sundance for excessive vibration. customer told me that she thinks it's the motor mounts that makes this vibration when we looked at the mounts,they were really bad now we replaced all the mounts, but vibration is s...

Fixes & Summaries for Chrysler
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1985 Dodge B350 5.9L Intake Manifold VIN: 2B5WB31W6F
The general consenus is either the exhaust is clogged or the intake rails that bolt to the head were warped. We changed the intake as we had already tested for backpressure. The vehicle is out the door and hopefully will not return for the same problem. We che...
1993 Dodge W250 5.9L Steering VIN: 1B7KM26CXP
Thank you for all that responded, much appreciated. Turns out pump was failing. Upon inspection, and road testing, we never experienced the problem, so the customer requested a new pump. Its been a few days now and the customer reports the truck is no longer f...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26W8R
thanks to all who replied, we replaced the map sensor. it had some oil residue on it when we looked at it, and it was giving us irratic readings when we test drove watching it with the scanner, we think it got contaminated when the tech turned the intake upsid...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2C3HH46T1T
Thank you all for all the help. We found that the inner tie rod ends were faulty. After we replaced them the vibration went away. Once again thanks.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z9X
Thanks members for all the help offered. I remember the 'bad old' flat rate days when a guy in your own shop would refuse to offer help for fear you might steal some work from him. The customer has not returned yet, so I have not fixed the vehicle, but I know ...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Starting VIN: 1B7GG22X8Y
Hey Guys, Unfortunately I have to close this with out a fix. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. We narrowed it down to the ECM, however, the customer decided not to have the repair done and had the vehicle picked up. They did not have the money a...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Lower Latch VIN: 1B7HF13Z3Y
Want to thank both tech's who replied to my request for help Frustrations make us not think straight kenneth suggested a swift kick from inside door because of possible foreign object binding rust wouldn't of helped with this one the object was rust donld sugg...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7KF26Z31
Many thanks to all who replied. Sorry it took so long to reply, this vehicle got pushed down the schedule. After an aftermarket reman was tried first, a new OE steering gear box and steering dampner fixed this truck. You guys were right on about using new OE p...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HA18N33
Sorry about how long it took to close this post. The vehicle was picked up yesterday. The customer had said that the vehicle had been missing for awhile. We took the valve spring off to check for a bent or mushroomed valve, and to see if we could feel the seat...
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