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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L strut VIN: 1C3EJ56H3X
This is for the suspension gurus (of which I am not one of). The left front suspension is making a rubbing/grinding both when turning left/right (moving or sitting still), and when the wheel goes over bumps or dips going down the road (or when I push down on t...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L door locks VIN: 1C4GP45R85
Ok Chrysler Techs. I have this Town and Country and door locks inop. Checked for codes in BCM and none were found. Checked fuses, ok. Checked door lock switch operation with Modis and found operation normal in both door lock switches. Here is the funny thing I...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L radio VIN: 1B7FL26X4N
am fm cassete oem radio, radio works intermitingly, clock works all the time. fuses grounds good.have radio out. help it is my wife's truck i am catching flack. dave
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, loses power highway VIN: 1B3EJ46X6T
This vehicle will lose power and then eventually stall on the highway. This has happened 5 times now, and always by the time it gets towed to us everything is fine. Customer will take car back and problem will happen again. It only does this after driving on t...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2361X
Good morning to all Dodge Cumming Tecs. Truck came in Friday, MIL light on and DTC P1291, Intake heater malfunction. Using MODIS Trouble shooter, suggested running both heater circuits, one at a time and observing a .5 volt drop on battery. Doing first circuit... Trouble codes: P1291 (intake heating circuit malfunction)
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L dash lights all on, fuel guage, speedometer, rpm VIN: 1B7GG22Y3X
Car arrived today, with all lights on the dash to light up. All guages don't work and are set at zero. The car also intermittently starts and sometimes it stalls. While playing around with the key, the odometer lighted up. Thinking this could be different prob...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L head gasket VIN: 1B7KF23W91
engine temp at gauge is 160 degrees infered temp at thermostat housing is 170. customer complaint is low heater temp output. tried 3 dif. thermostats. have OE type in now. no external coolant loss, but recovery tank does go down. suspect head gasket problem......
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Engine stay running VIN: 1D8HB48D54
The Engine stay running for 5 sec. with key out of the ignition switch. When running Check engine , oil and bat light are on(at times) 14 other misc. code(u1120,1113,110C,1411,110E. P0645,0622,0685,0522,0581,0593,0585,1041) Trouble codes: P0571 (Brake switch performance the only Active code)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3D7KU28C4G
Customer purchased contaminated fuel and vehicle stalled. Cleaned and flushed entire fuel system and replaced actuator appx. 15k miles ago. Now vehicle stumbles at idle and if accel. in park, it takes a while to return to idle. Cylinder #3 makes less diff. on ...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L air bag VIN: 1J4FJ68S9W
Help I need to find out how to test the air bag system on this jeep. I do not have a drb scanner just a gennises and snap on mt 2500. The air bag light will come on and stay on all the time. I checked the plug to the back of the dash per TSB and no corosion wa...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L front differential VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
HELP!!! This Jeep has a violent vibration at 55 MPH and up. If I watch the driver in my rear view mirror the steering wheel jostles and I can see the front diff "walking" side to side. The white knuckles and the look on the driver's face is enough to scare me ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K42
hello got a real brain teaser here. this vehicle over heated because of a bad water pump. A used engine from a 2002 liberty 3.7 was installed by a different shop. it was shipped to me when it would start. first I scanned it no codes, sync shows ok always. it w...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L pump VIN: 1J4GR48K06
Any help from the jeep experts would be greatly appreciated. Car in the morning will work fine, then after vehicle gets hot the transmission will start to whine and go into default mode. We changed the filter and fluid, also changed the connector plate on top ...

Fixes & Summaries for Chrysler
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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L abs VIN: 1C3XY66ROL
This the BOSCH system and is not under warranty! Itís the more rare system and was only available for a couple years which was replaced by the Bendix which may be under warranty. THE BOSCH SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE A WARRANTY. I replaced the accumulator and it got ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
I want to thank everyone for their help on this one. I pulled the battery and tray and inspected all wiring with no problems found. I finally decided to go back to the PCM and ordered one from A1-Cardone. I don't have the ability to flash the computer, so I ha...
1990 Dodge Colt GL 1.5L Misfire VIN: JB3CU24XXL
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I finally got fed up with this one and yanked the cylinder head. We found the intake valves just caked with large amounts of heavy dried carbon. We disassembled, cleaned them up and put it back together an...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7HC13Y6V
Thanks to all who replied - I was amazed at how many of you pointed to the battery. I added a battery charger and tried it again, still the same. We read scan data on the Modis watching the battery voltage on the graph while cranking and saw it drop to 6.5v fo...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start, no buss VIN: 3B7HC13Y11
We disconnected everything in line and still had the same problem. NO BUS. After checking all the wiring numerous times and not finding any problems we decided to take a shot and replace the computer. I just hate doing this when we don't have any real confirma...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HG38N02
Custmer needed his truck back so we released it without fixing. The 4 replies did not help in this case with the problem I was experiencing. In the future I think it might be better not to post a request late on a Friday in hopes of getting a few more replies....
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78SXW
Boy this one had me baffled! It exhibited so many symptons at once and took me a bit of detective work to figure out. I replaced the crank sensor since it seemed to be the most obvious part that causes stalling problems (according to the many IATN Techs sugges...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L power windows, locks, mirrors VIN: 1J4FF48SYL
thanks goes out to members who responded. after pondering, all are probably correct in stating that there is a broken wire in one of the door jamb areas, probably pass. side since i checked drivers side fairly well. unfortunately, my customer totalled his othe...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L suspension VIN: JHN4785634
I found a small rock wedged in between the frame and inner fender. Wow I could not beleive how much noise this made.
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R0T
Well to make a long story short, repaired wiring harness for fuel injectors, also has ground for temp & map sensor, suspect coil wire melted into ground causing all these problems! removed fuel injection harness, peeled all the tape and found wires all melted ... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal at pcm), P0351 (Ignition Coil 1 Primary Circuit), P1391 (Intermittent Loss of CMP or CKP).
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