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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L abs VIN: 1C3XY66ROL
The vehicle has the bosh system and came in with no brakes or power assist. I replaced the abs pump motor on the trans with a used one and now the brakes work good but the abs and brake light come on together sometimes when you hit the brake. I bled the motor ...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1C4GP64L2X
Hi guys, I got this 1999 chrysler mini van came in with no start, engine wont crank & that what the customer said but we never experience the problem, so we replace the starter motor & ship out the van,next day van came back in with the same problem no crank s...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 3C4FY58B72
thanks ahead for replies got a pt cruiser with no power under load. idles fine and sounds like a restriction but diconnected air intake snorkle and converter by exhaust manifold and does no difference driving under load. vac. at idle is around 17-20 in. and un...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B12
Cruiser was brought in after overheat. Head warped and replaced with salvage. After starting and running for some minutes normally in the shop, I blipped the throttle and it immediately died. Yanked a plug wire and found spark so went looking elsewhere. Fuel p...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3C4FY48B15
Customer complaint was cooloant leaking and overheating. I found leaking from the water pump. The PT Cruiser is first time to me for the water pump replacement. Michael says, "Discharge A/C system and disconnect A/C lines.." What the hell! I have to really rem...
1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L engine VIN: 1B3EJ56H2X
We have a 1999 Dodge stratus whose oil light will come on every once in a while. We replaced the oil pressure switch after checking oil pressure. It has good oil pressure. The switch did not help. This car idles at 800rpm. The oil light comes on when the car i...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L strut tower VIN: 1B4GP44L0Y
hi everyone, i have a regular customer with this 2000 grand caravan.on the last maintenance service i noticed the left front strut tower rotting to the point where it is beginnig to become has a tsb (23-044-02)which has a strut cap and a ki...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48CX3
Hi everyone,This pick-up was towed in.Customer had intermittent stalling prior to no start.Truck had a little less than 1/4 tank so we added 5 gals first.Still no start,no smoke from exhaust while cranking.No codes,took fuel sample from water separator drain-n...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
i took in ths car on friday. i spent most of the day knocking the codes out one by one.o2 sensor was unpluged(reconnected o2b1s2)that took care of p0138 code. replaced ignitinon coil took care of p0351.replaced crank sensor and distributor witch toook care of ... Trouble codes: P0201, P0108, P0320, P0351, P0138, P1391

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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G2X
this one is fixed. plenum gasket on #5 runner sucked out on the firewall side. apparently it was enough of a leak that the engine could run at idle quite fine from just that. new gasket and the idle is now exactly where it is supposed to be. thanks to all t... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl. 5), P1294 (target idle not reached).
1988 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Temp Gage VIN: 2BCHV81JXJ
Thanks for all the replies. The new engine doesn't have a place for the sender however there is a plug in the water passage of the intake manifold that I was able to bush and install a sender. All better now. Again Thanks to all, Sam
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JFA49S02P
chasing a ghost. ltft was showing 25% on otc genisys. there was only one fuel trim catagory available onscreen. the snap-on modis shows fuel trims for both front and rear sensors i am assuming that the ltft is calculated by adding both fuel trims together to g...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S53
This jeep came to us from another shop. The other shop put a new bosch O2 sensor on it to repair. The Bosch sensor just would not react fast enough for the PCM. Tried another bosch with the same results. Installed a Dealer sourced O2 and that took care of the ... Trouble codes: P0132 (B1/1 slow response), P0135 (B1/1 heater failure).
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