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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L signals VIN: 4C3AG52H51
Customer states turn signals inop. We also found- no hi beams, no pulse or hi wipers, no washers. Modis does not give bcm info so we have resorted to pin and component testing. Underhood and panel fuses are good, none appear to be missing. Pin volts at column ...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L timing belt
Hello to all that can help! I have a problem concerning the labor time to replace the timing belt on this PT Cruiser! I have checked all the labor times i can find! Mitchell says 3.8 customer pay with no warranty time listed! Chilton says 2.3 customer pay with...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No oil pressure VIN: 2B4FP25B3W
Mechanical test of oil pressure - 0 psi Removed oil pan, found oil pick up screen clean. Balance shaft chain broken. suspected chain damaged frt cover where oil pump is causing loss of pressure. Cover is intact and not damaged. Oil pump appears fine with no sc...
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2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 2/3 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9Y
good morning all- this one has us chewing our fingernails off, original problem was just plain old trans failure (broken snap rings and other debris in pan) replacede with jasper unit that lost reverse band within 10k- next two jaspers have same problem-interm...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R7Y
Customer came in with code P1494 stored in the computer. Cleared code and three days later it returned. Found no leaks. Spoke with the dealer and they said that the most common part they sell is a leak detection pump.We installed a new leak detection pump and ... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak Detection pump pressure switch)
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L power locks VIN: 1B4HS48N12
now as weather warms(warmer the more often it happens) all door locks actuators will cycle while driving, also will cycle (2-3 times a second) while parked in garage with key out of ignition--cycling pdl switch has no effect--cannot duplicate in shop due to co...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2B8GP74LX2
This van is driving us nuts. Customer complaint is no power steering assist first thing when cold. After a few seconds it starts working fine and works all day. There is no noise at the time of malfunction. Acts like typical rack issue. Two racks, one new pump...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MA48643
I have Dodge cummins that failed emmissions, black smoke on accel. Code P0234 over boost. The ECM shows 14PSI and 1.2 Volts KOEO and Idle, Test drive have 25 psi boost on the gauge. ECM shows 41PSI is mimics the boost gauge. I believe the I should see 0 to 1ps... Trouble codes: P0234 (over boost)
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1BTH12K523
hi guys got a problem with a fuel gauge on a 2003 dodge caravan.gauge works fine from full to half then drops to emty all at once and low full warning goes off.i changed the fuel sender with oem part,did the same thing.recal.the gauges by pushing the trip butt...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1JCNT7894J
Engine started and will only run at slow idle, misses soon as idle speeds up, signal from ecm to ignition module starts to break up, tested all wires to ecm, ran new wires to grounds and powers, new wires to crankshaft sensor. The only thing at helps at all, l...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L speedometer VIN: 1J4GL58K62
Jeep came in for no headlights, rear wipers, blinkers, speedometer etc.. I replaced the BCM. all functions came back except Speedometer. I checked for wires chafing near e-brake cable--checked good. went through Vehicle speed sensor failure test in body book a...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K66
As noted this vehicle was stolen from another dealers lot. After it was recovered it somehow ended up at auction and was sold as "not running". Obviously now the buyer wants to get it to run. The problem is that the VIN will not transfer from PCM to the WCM. T...
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1996 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Crank, Start, Die VIN: 2P4GP4537T
Vehicle was towed into our shop. Engine would crank, run for about 2 seconds & then dies. Sprayed carb cleaner into intake & cranked engine - engine would run as long as carb clean was sprayed.this pretty much eliminates the cam & crank senors for now. Cycling...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H6W
boy put reman or new? put in dealer? no i went to junk yard and found running mtr pulled and put the "known good part" and no start. checked power. 12 volts. scoped dist,had pulse and it was reading good. put amp probe on power and cranked it no spark no amp ...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Fan Circuit VIN: 3C4FY58BX3
Fan Assembly was the fix. Thank you to all the quick replies especially the schematic pin locations, and wiring explainations. Power was being sent to the fan but it was not responding when comanded by the pcm for A/C function. I suspect it was the module p...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Vacuum Leak VIN: 2C3AA53G35
Thanks To All Who Helped,I Put The Seal In It Was A Fairly Easy Repair.The Tube & Manifold Did Not Appear Damaged So I Ordered Seal & Installed, Cleared Codes & Test Drove.No Codes Came Back.So I Sent Customer On His Way.I Just Saw Him Today (He Rents A Office...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L alignment VIN: 2C3AA63H75
I feel like a big dummy on this one.This one was a no brainer and I feel foolish. I went backn to basics on this one.Bill [...] thanks a bunch even though I figured it out before reading your responses,and you were right on the money. Frank ...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L all gauges VIN: 1B247L65WS
HI FELLOW TECHS!AGAIN YOU GUY [...] PULLED MY BUTT OUT OF THE FIRE.I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME TO DISCONNECT ONE SENSOR AND MODULE AT A TIME UNTIL MY GAUGES POWER UP.I STARTED OUT PULLING THE CAM SENSOR AND THERE IT WAS.THEY STARTED WORKING SO REPLACE...
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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
First thanks to all of you for your help, I did find that the primary timing chain had jumped 2 teeth, could not find a reason for it but I replaced tensioner and chain anyway. Vacuum now stays at 17in and it has no misfires, also cranking and running compress... 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 Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs sensor VIN: 1D4GP24313
This was a weird one. After finding out it was a DC voltage sensors I tested the rear sensors with my scope and found them both to work fine but the scanner still read zero mph. So at this point I was thinking wiring harness or module but the customer could ...
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L 1-2 shifts VIN: 2D4GP44LO6
Sorry everyone no fix to tell. This customer decided trans was better since last re-flash & choose not to come in(probably because I was going to charge her $). Alot of good info to keep on file, I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this type of concern. Anyo...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L votage fluctuates drastically VIN: 1D7KS28C26
SORRY SO LONG TOO REPORT THIS BUT IT TOOK THAT LONG TO GET A NEWW P.C.M TO ME AND YA ALL IS GOOD NOW THANKS
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1J4FF48S61
Hi all, Well I took a chance that the airbag module was the problem I sent it to Texas (Airbag System INC)$130.00 with shiping both ways. I checked the seat belts per-tensioners but not sure?? I was told by Airbag System that 3 ohms was the limit. All I can te...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GX48502
Hey folks. I finally got enough down time to tear it apart thanks to some of the drenching down pours we've had here. The torque converter is partially suspect cause it makes a noise like something is loose in it when I rolled it on the floor. The overrun r...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cruise VIN: 1J46W48S93
Fixed! Jim [...] asked what the mph's were reading during a test drive and since I wasn't exactly sure I took it for another quick spin and noted that they were ok...BUT I noticed when stopping after this little drive that the idle was just a bit rougher tha...
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