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1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L compresser VIN: 1C4GH54RXP
We are not a A/C shop. So I really could use some help on this one. Customers complaint is not cold enough. We had a A/C shop test the system and they say tney could not see anything wrong. From what I see the clutch is engaging and disengaging . It will not s...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, speedometer bounces VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
PT has rather strange problem- sharp cut out when speedometer jumps up to 120 or pegs out. Determined that the computer was actually shutting down the injectors because it thinks the speed is too fast, but it is ever so brief and fast because the speedometer w...
1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L screaming fast idle VIN: 4B3AU42YOT
Hello all; thanks for reading this. I have this beast in the shop, when I pulled it in I had a 2200 rpm "idle". At first, I was able to snap the throttle & the engine would momentarily drop to it's real idle speed, for 1 microsecond. Then back to the races & e...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L8V
I received this vehicle from another shop recently and it had a code for the crankshaft position sensor. I replaced that and removed code. Check engine light disappeared. Vehicle was picked up but was retuned three days later, this time the code was a PO340, "...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine cooling fans VIN: 1B4GP44G9W
came home last night to find the engine cooling fans still running in my Dodge Caravan parked out on the drive-way. Found the 40amp engine cooling fan fuse & pulled it to shut down the fans before they completely drain the battery. My wife reported that she ha...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AN7Y
Hi to all IATN members Car has 5 dtc's p0133 (o2 sensor slow response) and 4 injector driver codes (p0201 /202 /206 / 203 (noted that these are opposing cylinders 1-6 and 2-3, not sure if this is relevant) Customer states: idle quality is poor (confirmed) an... Trouble codes: P0133 (upstream o2 sensor slow response), P0201 (injector control circuit), P0202 (injector control circuit), P0203 (injector control citcuit), P0206 (injector control circuit)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Lighting VIN: 1B3HU18Z42
The headlight switch is off, yet every time the ignition is turned on and off, the park and fog lights stay on for approx. 15 minutes. The same thing happens when you lock or unlock the doors using the remote. If we cut the PCI bus line to the Front Control M...
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: C23D145506
good morning techs,this car has a hot run stall and stumble.fuel pressure seems ok needle varys maybe 2 lbs.fuel trims go to +31 when this happens cut the switch off restart the car everything now is fine .the car even runs ok.oddly enough all freeze frames wh... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU16Z23
The customer is describing a misfire under load, with a significant loss of power. We have tested with the DRBIII on high sensitivity misfire monitor and we have not been able to catch any misfires. We have also smoked the intake system with no results. Has an...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D6WU38C84
We got this job from a regular customer that had the truck converted to Fat from the Fryer system and had nothing but problems. He partially converted back and took it to the local dealer. The local dealers didn't want to work on it and it wound up here. All t...
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.7L oil VIN: 1D7HG38K84
has anyone figured out why every time i do an oil change on my dakota, there is white gooey stuff all lined in the oil filler tube. i talked to a dealer tech and he said that is caused by the pcv system not being designed right. he sais that this affects 3.7s ...
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Stall
tip in hesitation when cold this jeep came in with requst for tune up cap wires rotor and fuel filter well it was hesitatin before the work and same after cust returned next week on a recheck for hesitating and stalling when cold no codes tps sweeps good on va...

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1983 Renault Alliance L 1.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1AMDW9664D
I found MAT sensor was bad, repalced it and runs great , Thanks to all who replied .
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, code 11 CMP VIN: 1C4GP54R4T
Thanks for all replies. Many repies mentioned rubbed, cracked, or melted insulation. I found a corroded ground below the battery on the body rail, also the ground strap from the alternator and evaporator not connected. I still had the problem so I split the ha... Trouble codes: 11 (CMP or CKP sensor), P0340 (cam sensor circuit).
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GL23Y85
Customer Said We have No Rush On This Truck. Will Get Back On It ASAP. Thanks For All The Replys. If I Remember, I Had Another Dodge,Same Symptom, Replaced Computer.
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Blows Fuse # 10 VIN: 1B3ES67C3S
Hi iATN guys, first of all thanks a lot for your help, this car is gone for a week now and fixed. Almost every reply suggested to check the wiring in front of the A/T, which is the first thing I had done with no results, and that's because of the fact that the...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L fuel solenoid VIN: 3B7MC33D8V
After receiving the replies, it was a piece of cake. Thanks to Jeff, Mike, and Neal.The relay receives it's feed from the drivers side battery positive post. It is a blue wire with a fusible link below it, then changes to red. The eyelet on the blue wire was c...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Ignition Switch VIN: 3B7KF26D7W
Of all the replies I received, most of them involved relays or solenoids backfeeding system. What I did to the truck was check starter relay by removing the cover on the relay and physically closing the contacts. When I did this, the starter ran and the truck ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L passenger vents VIN: 3D7KA28C33
Sorry for the delay in posting this fix. My customer was uneasy about my suggestion, but finally agreed to let me try this if I agreed not to charge him if it did not work. Thanks to Wendall from SD, and Bruce from Arizona, who got this one right. I added 1/2 ...
1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3CS44RXM
well the loose ground was not the connector it was the pcm. that was brought to us by the customer from auto zone put the next one in it ran fine ...check grounds and pcm terminals
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