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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H0W
car came in for state inspetion did inspection and all the monitors were open, drove the car to complete the drive cycle while driving the car 2 monitors were closed about 2 minutes later the car felt like it stalled out for a second,and speedo went to zero te...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55U91
Vehicle was towed in, died going down the road and wouldn't start. We found that the #4 coil was melted and the fuel injector/coil fuse was blown. Replaced fuse and coil. Vehicle started and ran fine but the coil started melting again. We found the above codes... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of cam sensor or crank sensor), P0340 (no cam signal at pcm), P1289 (manifold tune valve circuit open/short), P0354 (4 coil circuit)
1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB21Y7V
this van will set a misfire code for cylinder 7 at idle only, have swapped injectors with 5 and the miss stays with 7. Tested compression both cranking and running 5 and 7 checked the same. Plugged the PCV port and vent, do not detect any vacuum build up in cr... Trouble codes: P0307
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4HS28Z3X
Question on Used or Reman Computers for the Chryslers: I have read that there can be trouble swapping used computers in these vehicles because of the antitheft options, as in cannot swap a used PCM from a vehicle with the VTSS into one without because the anti...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Anti Rattle Clips VIN: 1B7HF13ZXJ
This truck came in 3 weeks ago because the customer noticed a loud noise when he was backing up. We found that the upper anti rattle clip on the right side front disc brake and worked it's way out and was hitting on the back of the tire rim. The brakes and rot...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Instrument cluster VIN: 1B3EJ56HXY
This is my sons car we just bought with a bad transmission. After replacing the transmission we finally got a chance to drive this vehicle and found out there was no cluster lights. The odometer does change when the brightness is changed on the multi function ...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L park lamps VIN: 1D4GP25R03
Hi, folks. I'd appreciate some input on this Caravan. All of the exterior park lights intermittantly come on and stay on solid. The customer stated that in many cases turning the switch on and off would shut them off. Then a few hours later, he'd see them on a...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258NN4
[...] Trouble codes: 1687 (no mic businstrument cluster), 1685 (invalid key nessage from skim), 1686 (skim no communication on bus), 1698 (transmission no communication on bus)
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S93
This vehicle was brought into us after another shop had replaced the oxygen sensor. After retrieving the code we checked the pcm, body, and engine grounds with no problem found. We also, put a low amps probe on the heater circuit and found it bouncing between ... Trouble codes: P0051

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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL23X0S
Thanks for all the help we changed the egr vale and transducer and the truck passed just barely. egr valve and transducer we had to buy together so we just changed both.
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B3HD46F1T
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I have repaired this vehicle. At this point I might consider not even diagnosing cooling and heating concerns on intrepids and LHS. They all seem to end up having a radiator the is about 30% plugged. The customers concernwas a li...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R3T
We installed a factory cam & crank sensor. Seems to have fixed his problem. Thanks for all who replied, 99% said it was either cam or crank sensor. Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal to computer).
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L power steering VIN: 2B4GP44R02
Thanks to most techs who hit it right on, it was replacement of the reservoir that did the job! Most said, don't try to clean it that doesn't work, one tech said there's a crack that develops somewhere inside, there is apparently a service bulletin on this but...
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