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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L power steering VIN: 3C8FY78G93
Thanks in advance to everyone who takes time to read this. I have a 2003 PT Cruiser that seems to have no power assist on the steering. The customer was driving the car to work and then couldn't turn the wheel to park. If you raise the RPM's it seems easier to...
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1990 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3XP48K5L
This old tank is trying to hang on for one more high school student's 2 yr ride. Problem is the car lopes and dies at cold start unless you keep the foot in it. This can last from 2-5 minutes depending on outside temp. Thought we had the fix replacing a TBI te... Trouble codes: 23 (Throttle Body Temp Sensor high voltage)
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1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Hard start VIN: JB3XD64B2N
Customer just brought vehicle in with hard starting situation. Apparently has been a problem since coils and ecm were replaced but getting worse with time. Feels like advanced timing when cranking. When ignition is disabled car cranks perfectly. Ecm controls s...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shifter indicator VIN: 2B4GP44R9X
digital shifter indictor square flickers and jumps around. transmission shifts fine. replaced instrument panel and drove for 20 minutes it seemed ok. car came back and is still doing it. found posted problems with the ignition switch so i installed a new ignit...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L turn signals, w/s wipers VIN: 2B8GP74L52
W/S wipers work irrattically at times, won't come on, no intermittant, hi only. Turn signals work irrattically at times, won't work, right flashes when turning left. Symptoms more likely to happen when vehicle is below 35 degrees. When vehicle is warm everythi...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HA18N42
Vehicle came in showing misfires had P1391 code stored and P0351,P0355,P0357 stored. Installed vacuum gauge and it read 12in at idle and the longer it ran the lower it dropped to 8in. Checked for plugged exhaust by dropping exhaust, vacuum read the same. Perfo... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 primary circuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 primary circuit), P0357 (Ignition coil 7 primary circuit), P1391 (Loss of camshaft crank)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L rear differential VIN: 1D7KU18NX3
Hope you Dodge techs can add some insight into this problem. Rear diff has a high grating noise or sounds like if you were to put a few marbles in a metal can and spin it. It happens only at throttle release. All is normal through acceleration at all speeds wi...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7LX39C56
We've got this 2006 Dodge Cummins with a MIL on intermittent setting P0514. Seems to come on more so in below freezing weather. Checked battery temp sensor resistance against new one, same resistance - roughly 13K ohms. Mitchells says 300 - 90K ohms acceptable... Trouble codes: P0514 (Battery Temp Sensor Rationality)
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S73
this vehicle always came in with p0455 trouble code / smoke test vehicle / found no leak/ replaced with new leak detection pump, evap purge solenoid, and fuel cap, gave customer back the car, next morning mil came on/ customer told me about a beeping sound fro... Trouble codes: P0455
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C9V
check engine light is on. only code is 52 - fuel system rich, at limit. spark advance will intermittently jump to 128 degrees. replaced cam position sensor. still has same problem. o2 sensors seem to be switching properly. car idles rough, but no misfire codes... Trouble codes: 52 (fuel system rich at limit)
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7Y
You guys were right on. The crank sensor was internally shorted, unfortunatly the pcm didnt survive. After installing a known good pcm and unplugging the crank sensor my reference voltage came back so all is well. Thanks for all the help!
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B34
car went to dealer and they replaced the PCM to correct the second coil driver failure thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P2305.
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L6T
Vehicle did have spark plug replaced by us but that was 3 months before misfire occur. A few replies stated vehicle has alot of problems with ignition wires and coil causing misfire. That would have been the first thing i looked at if customer come back. I ll ... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, FLOODING VIN: 3B7KF2328X
WELL,THIS ONE IS FIGURED OUT. I RECIEVED ADVICE TO CHECK THE MAP SENSOR,HAD DONE SO, THE O2 SENSORS, DIDN'T GET THAT FAR,FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, HAD DONE SO,FUEL QUALITY;CONTAMINATION, HAD DONE SO, LEAKING INJECTORS,DIDN'T GET THAT FAR, CHECK COOLANT TEMP AND... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA16ZX2
O.K. After a rather large amount of replies, we have an answer. The valve land area between the intake and exhaust on the #1 cyl was cracked. Even though we had 150psi compression and only 2% cyl leakdown @ 165psi. The valves must have been sealing the leak wh... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7KF23602
Thanks guys for all your help. With further dianois we found power steering pump had 1400 psi. (ok) All joints were good. We also install pressure gauge after hydro unit. (between hydro and box) and had good pressure. (200 psi at idle and over 1600 psi under l...
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