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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52NBX
Hi guys, This Sebring came to me running. Customer complained of a rough idle. After a short test drive the vehicle stalled and was very hard to start. Only way to get it started now is WOT. Black smoke coming from tail pipe & LT fuel trim is at -25 on both ba...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L brake calipers VIN: 2C8GP44393
Front brakes start locking up intermittently after driving a while. Most of the time it seems to be the left front more so than the right. Most trips they don't lock up at all. It is a real intermittent problem. But when they did the valve stem cap actually me...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 1B7KF26C9T
Start by saying I'm not a diesel expert. However this is a good customer. Trucks starts fine and idles OK. However as soon as you push the accel. it runs rough and pours the black smoke from exhaust. You can drive but there is no power. I did crack each inject...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L no overdrive
Just purchased a 1996 Dodge ram 1500 truck. 2 wheel drive, 5.9 auto od trans. This is my personal truck. I could not find a trans. for this truck. All salvage yards said it was 1 year only. Bought a used one for what was suppose to be from a 97 5.2 engine. Do ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7KF26W5X
This Truck shifts 1-2 fine 2-3 fine but then shifts back to second, back to third then to fouth. This happens about ever other time. I have monitored desired gov pressure and actual.when the downshift occurs you can see desired pressure go down about 15psi and...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R44
This car came in as a basket case from another shop that took the engine apart and decided that they were in over their heads. The original complaint was coolant leak. Customer states that car ran fine. We installed a water pump, timing chain, gears, and tensi... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam/crank sync)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
Hi guys This thing is a normal customer. Came in for a smog pre-test. He knew his Check Engine light was on. I performed the Calif. TSI test. The car passes emissions, But failed for P0300,301,302,303,304,305, AND 306. The local dealer had replaced the pcm 3 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L abs pump circut VIN: 1J4GZ78YXV
Can get no brake pedal. Installed new m/cyl. Cust stripped threads on one hole. ABS light is on-- code 30 pump motor inop. Have batt voltage at pin 25 and pin 9 of CAB connector,have continuity to ground from pins 8 and 23. If I jump pin 25 to pin 2 of pump co...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L crive cycle VIN: 1JFF48S71L
I am trying to get the drive cycle complete for NY obd2 inspection. I can not get this one to reset the o2 heater and the evap monitor. I have done the full cycle 2 times with 2 overnight cool downs and the long drive to get the heater started to run and it st...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW58N92
This truck has been having an intermittant no start problem for a few months. When it acts up it will not crank. As noted we have installed a new, not rebuilt starter, tested the battery and installed a new starter relay. It acts up very infrequently, once eve...

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1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L dash lights all on, fuel guage, speedometer, rpm VIN: 1B7GG22Y3X
Turned out to be a ground that affected the starting and the dash going haywire. It also affected the starting because the ground controlled the anti-theft system for the car also.
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X5X
Thanks to all 8 that took time to help. Many thought the starter was at fault. This could not be the cause because the fuse blew without engaging the starter. Others thought the o2's were the short to ground but we unplugged them early on. Gerardo from Califor...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D4GP25353
Its been a rough day, but the bright spot is the Caravan is gone. Most replies stated "replace the coil" assembly and we did, we attempted to find a problem with the coil in many different ways, but it always showed good. I understand you cant always see it fa...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C34
Well Im going to say this is fixed. There were a lot of good responses that we checked out, but most were leading to a vacum leak. We spayed carb cleaner, and propane all around intake and could find no leak. We then carried the car to a freind and put it on t... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L lift gate warning light & alarm VIN: 1J4EZ78Y6T
Thanks to all who replied as it turned out it was the wiring at the lift gate. again thanks we repaired the broken wire and all is now great so far light and alarm have not gone off for 2 days now...Thanks
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L air bag VIN: 1J4FJ68S9W
the computer failed and caused lost spark also air bag modual was bad and under a recall
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
Thanks for all of the replies. I replaced the crankshaft sensor and ran the truck for about 4 hours in the shop. After that, I drove the truck over 15 miles. I gave the truck back to the customer 4 days ago and it's still running fine. Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow/ volume air flow malfunction).
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