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1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1C3XY66R4M
this vehicle fires the injectors in pairs, using only three injector drivers in the smec. the smec uses the crank and cam sensors to determine tdc and injector control. both sensors have been replaced, the scope picture matches a signature pattern exactly. we ...
2000 Chrysler Neon 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1C3ES46C3Y
Hi Guys, This Neon came towed. Customer had been driving when he saw some smoke under the hood. Stopped vehicle and saw some flames at the back of the engine and he quickly doused the fire with snow. Got it towed to the shop. After hoisting the vehicle, visual...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L cooling fans inop VIN: 2C8CP64C41
I was wounderding if any one has run in to this problem . after testing with aldata flow chart the conclusion say ecm replacement. al other systems working fine . is their a way to swap grounds and not replace ecm? Also drivers side door pops open but will not...
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L engine VIN: 56XH767332
we have a 2005 chrysler crossfire that came in on the wrecker with low miles regular oil changes and after checkout we found piston rod went through the oil pan has anyone out heard of or had an issue with this before. we do not want to put a new $20,000 engin...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG66X4K
This vehicle came to my shop with complaint of idle stall at stop. The odd part is it only stalls when vehicle has been driven. It will not stall unless the vehicle shifts up then it will stall on decell to stop. There are no codes present. The shop before me ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L cooling system
We have a 98 Dodge Intrepid 3.2. Replaced radiator, cooling fans, thermostat. I bleed the system then ran the car for about 5 minutes then it starts to boil up in the overflow like its overheating. The gauge reads half when it does this. Then I shut off the ca...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Temp Gauge VIN: 3B3ES42YXX
Vehicle came in with a complaint that the temp. gauge reads HOT most of the time. When scanner says the the water temp is 210, the temp gauge reads all the way to HOT. We changed the temp sender and there was no change. With the temp sender unhooked, the gaug...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L high off idle VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
We've got this 2000 Dodge Durango 4wd w/4.7 ohc engine that revs like crazy for a few seconds as soon the gas pedal is touched. Makes winter driving quite exciting when it takes off on its own. It revs just by blipping the throttle just off idle stop. Cleaned ...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AN9Y
we did a flow test per alldata on a mastertech in jan,08 and we replaced purge valve,did a purge test said ok checked for kinks and splits in evap system all good. this seems to only happen cold and within [...] at idle. Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R11
This is my first post,so please forgive mistakes, I have here something a little strange,after a good warm up this car will flash an ses for approx 10 secs.,a real kwik little stumble and light goes out,stores no fault codes in any system and continues down th...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L engine VIN: 1B3EL46R72
need help on this one. 2002 dodge stratus 2.7 came in with no heat. found water pump leaking. replaced water pump and thermo-stat. refilled according to precedure. filled cold with funnel and bleed. road tested with no problems. customer drove car for 3 days w...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L power steering VIN: 2D4GP44L13
First time we replaced the power steering pump it worked fine for a short time. Customer came back with no power steering again. We found the p/s pump was defective and replaced it. When we test drove, the power steering goes away again. Pump pressures test go...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7KC23D3V
hello cummins diesel guys. got this 97 with a no start happened after owner got bad biosiesel in s. calif. we can get it to start with a little ether while cranking and it will run at 2500 rpm. basic mechanical condition of engine sounds good. found it will vi...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L air box blowing up VIN: 1J4GW58N6X
This jeep was brought in on 2/4 with the air box destroyed. Customer stated it happened after being driven for a short time and then stopping at a store for a few minutes. When she came out and started it, she heard an explosion and saw the hood actually move....

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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
sent the cirrus to the dodge dealer and they still dont know whats wrong with it. they replaced instrument cluster, but that didnt work.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on, LEAK VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
Thank every ope that responded, I replaced the "new" gas cap with a factory cap haven't heard back in over a week. Thanks Rev Trouble codes: 455 (evap large leak detected).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L electrcal VIN: 1B7KF2367X
Four out of six replies suggested bad SCTM,indicating lots of problems with these modules.Robert mentioned that base CTM's have no communication ability.Scott also said that these modules need a thirty minute timeout period to make sure the drain is'nt a false...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X31
First I would like to thank all who took time to send there possible fixes for this car. After retiming the engine 3 times we removed both cam gears. Intake and exhaust, the roll pin for the exhaust cam broke and damaged the cam and the cam gear. We replace th...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L wont take fuel VIN: 1D4GP24353
Thanks to all that replied all good suggestions but we found that the plunger in the leak detection pump was stuck and causing the canister to build up presure causing the gas nozzel to shut off. This is one of those fixes you will never forget again thanks th...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L driveshaft bearing VIN: WD8PE74527
Well, everyone reiterated that it was under warranty..which I knew. Nobody said they knew of this being a pattern failure with these, and that the bearing is serviced by itself. She had the bearing installed, the dealer screwed the driveshaft up, and now it ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Valves and Timing VIN: 1J4GL48K32
Brooks and Michael are the winners. Exactly what you said the pin on the camshaft had sheard off and so the timing looks right but the cam is way off. thanks so much and the others that replied thanks
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L trans shifting VIN: 1P4GH243XR
WEll havent got this van inside out of the cold to work on it, but at work we had 2 more come in with trans in limp in mode. so info did help and I hope that my neighbors van gets fixed since thier Windstar is now down with bad engine. These folks just cant se...
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