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2001 Chrysler Intrepid 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HH56J11
hello all...this car has an intermittant stall on decel...i cannot duplicate, is very intermittant...no codes but did notice that the cam sync pid stated "lost", performed the relearn but did not fix...have tested both sensors cam and crank but unfortunatly ca...
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1990 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2J4FY49T8L
This Jeep wrangler was towed to our shop because it would not stay running.I took a look at the jeep under hood and tried to start. I hooked a spark tester at plug wire and spun jeep over. I had strong spark present and still no start. I removed air cleaner an...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
This car came in with rough idle and black smoke coming out of the tail pipe. However it smooths out off idle. Will stall if snapped throttle. Spark plugs are pitched black. O2s hangs high. Map voltage shows 3.9 volts. This prompted me to check for vaccum leak...
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1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L instruments VIN: 3C3XA5631L
This is a great sight! I got 2 replies, both have instrument clusters. One place(I can't remember the name) has a used analog cluster in case I couldn't find a digital, I would swap it to analog with the connectors. However, Hunt Automotive(1-[...]) had...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L seatbelt pretensioner VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
Hello and thanks to all that replied. After resting over the weekend I got a fresh start today. We rechecked the wiring from the left seat belt tensioner to the orc and had continuity on both wires with connectors disconnected. We then measured the resistan...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY58814
Please check my update for a summary of replies. Root cause was a pressure leak at the 3 way connector, that had gotten soft from oil. repaired, secured, road tested , FIXED. back to basics was the key, smoke and soaped all connections and hoses and actuators.... Trouble codes: P0234, P1188.
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L trans VIN: 1B3EJ56H4S
"Nother one down! Thanks everybody, due to the intermittent nature of this problem, we enlisted your help, first reply hit it on the head. Randy [...] said to test drive and snap shot, and suspect the TCM. We did, and it acted up, and we lost TCM communicatio...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD56J2W
Thanks, we're calling this one fixed after two weeks and one happy customer later. A second new PCM fixed this one. Not quite sure what caused the first one to fail but after some testing we determined it was faulty. Thanks again iatn!
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start
Thank you to all who replied to my request. Those of you that recommended checking the cam timing were correct. I removed the timing cover and discovered that the tensioner was bad, not putting any tension on the pully or idler. The camshaft had jumped a co...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 2B7JB21Y22
Hello All, Thank you for all your help. As you can tell, we are not a trans shop but it was a used vehicle and not looking to change the trans. With all your suggestion we changed the governor pressure solenoid and transducer in the valve body. Boy that was ea...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25323
Thanks to those who replied. The suggestion to disconnect the battery for two minutes to relearn the O2 sensors to the ECm did the trick. Within two miles the ethanol content dropped to zero. Thanks again to those who replied.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L blower motor VIN: 1J4GW68S7X
So far, the Jeep has not returned. Must have been a shorted wire somewhere, I did not find the exact cause. This is, however, the boss's daughters vehicle, so I will hear about it if it is not fixed. Over a week now with no dead battery.
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J8GW68J93
Hey everyone, i really appreciate the replys on this one. I had never seen a powersteering system like this one before. I didnt actually ever experience the problem and told the customer that I what we could be up against dollar wise and he opted to wait. I...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4HR58N95
Thanks for the four replies. The problem ended up being a bad alternator with diodes leaking a/c voltage into the charging system. Once the alternator was disconnected and the PCM got nice "clean" voltage all the problems went away. The local rebuilder that we... Trouble codes: P0300, P2096.
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L shifting VIN: 1P4GH54R4R
I have checked all the items that can be removed without pulling the trans out and all are ok. I will be removing the transmission as I believe it has welded the clutches inside. I have scheduled this for next week and i will rebuild it if costs permit. thanks...
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