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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L monitors won't run VIN: 1C4GT64L7X
replaced l.d.p.for code p1494, tested operation of l.d.p. works normal. cleared codes, drive cycle to set monitors. after 100 miles of driving none of the non-continuous(cat,evap,o2,heater,egr)will run. also no communication with p.c.m. on the chrysler side of... Trouble codes: P1494
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2C8GP64L11
van came in with mil on and customer complaint that twice in last month came to stop and van when into neutral by gear shift and had to manually pull shifter back into drive. i never duplicate problem possible customer did not have shifter in drive all the way...
1997 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26P6V
hopefully someone has seen this, truck came in running VERY bad backfiring so mu it blew muffler off. had several dtcs, it had no asd sense so customer had hot wire from battery to ignition coil asd wire to start it. found upstream o2 connector resting on exha...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46ROY
Customer complains of an intermittent stall usually on decel like on an expressway off ramp. Sometimes idle drops low and lights dim if customer notices in time they can raise RPM before it stalls. When it stalls it always restarts without a problem. No codes ...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS28N01
Vehicle came in complaining of erratic idle jump from 700 to 900 rpm and go back and forth. Checked for vacuum leaks and found none , cleaned throttle body, and reassembled. Car ran great for 3 or 4 days and now she is complaining of the same sympton. Tested b...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1J4FT68S7P
HELP!!! LOL, I have a cherokee that has me baffled, I installed this used steering column, removed temp wiring to rear parking lights, found an open in the rear parking lamp circut at the rear quarter panel, repaired it, at the same time as long as I don't sta...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L no communication VIN: 1J4EZ58Y3T
well jeep techs,this one has me stumpped!towed in from trans shop with shift problem.they say trans is ok but electrical goes!runs fine,check engine lite on always.shifts manually ok but when in drive starts out in drive.i went to hookup drb scann...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1P4GP44G6W
this voyager has a slight miss on cylinder 2 at idle only. it has a new intake manifold gasket, #2 injector, plugs and wires. i switched 2 of the plugs and it made no difference. spark looked great, but i tried a new coil pack anyway, and it made no diff. vacu... Trouble codes: P0302

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4GP2430W
thanks to all that took the time to reply to my help request. One of you asked why i replaced a crank sensor, and the answer is, when i cranked it over while watching the scanner. I had no rpm reading at all on the scanner. Had a similar problem before and tha... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7KF266XW
Hey guys, thanks for your replies. Our scanner is updated to 2003 right now, and we have to update to 2006 for $900.00. It seems that the factory didn't release abs info until 2005. So off to the dealer it goes because it's a plow truck we need it back right a...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
Ok, this one is fixed! Thanks to all who suggested the timing chain. The compression test confirmed this and after installing a new chain, everything is back to normal. You guys are the best! Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L suspension noise
I would like to thank all of you who replied. I picked up some good pointers on potential problem areas on these vehicles for the future. The fix ended up being the strut mounts after all. This was crazy as I had tried two different aftermarket brands as well ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L 4 wd VIN: 1JHGZ78Y1S
Hi all well not a lot of help on this one oh thou not surprising. I was told to check the tire pressures and the switch on the transfercase have been known to go bad but on this one someone has already replaced the swtich and the tire pressures are fine the li...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L transfer case VIN: 1J8GL58K62
Thanks for the quick responces, 4 in all, one said make sure the right fluid is in it, we drained it out and replaced it with the fluid our local jeep dealer uses, made no difference. The fluid was very low and we found some metal flake in it, we checked the f...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L lash adjusters VIN: 1J4GK48K63
TGIF-thank god it's fixed. Thanks for all of the replies: Sherman, Victor, Stan, Tom, Jameson, and Chris. I did alot of testing and looking and head scratching. The vehicle came in with spongy lash adjusters on the right bank, very noisy. I replaced all six wi...
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