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My alternator won’t charge

Alternator won’t charge after PCM replacement If you’ve replaced the PCM on your Chrysler vehicle(Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dakota, Ram Truck, Ram Van, Wrangler, Durango) and now face an alternator won’t charge condition, read this post. The PCM provides the field current for alternators in Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dakota, Ram Truck, Ram Van, Wrangler, Durango. If you’ve tried testing PCM connections by disconnecting the connectors while the key was ON or right after you turned the key to OFF and now the alternator won’t charge, you may have damaged … Read More

Sunroof makes noise – Chrysler products

Why does my sunroof make noise Sunroof ratcheting sound, clicking opening sunroof on Dodge Ram, 300, Charger, Magnum, Grand Cherokee, Commander Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 23-004-08 to address issues with a sunroof making a clicking, or ratcheting during opening on the following vehicles: 2004 – 2008 Ram Truck 2005 – 2008 300C/300C Touring (International Markets) 2005 – 2008 300/Charger/Magnum 2005 – 2008 Grand Cherokee 2006 – 2008 Commander The noise is usually heard once the glass reaches the fully open position. The fix involves replacing the … Read More

Liftgate Ajar light on

Liftgate Ajar light on Courtesy lights and Liftgate Ajar light on intermittently. Chime tone intermittent. Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Commander, Durango, Aspen, Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-022-07 to address a problem with the courtesy and liftgate ajar lights illuminating intermittently along with an intermittent chime tone. The TSB applies to the following vehicles. 2007 – 2008 Nitro 2008 Liberty 2008 Cherokee (International) 2007 – 2008 Grand Cherokee 2007 – 2008 Grand Cherokee (International Markets) 2006 … Read More

Jeep won’t start

My Jeep won’t start Several people have posted questions on help forums about what to do when their Jeep won’t start. Here are some of the top reasons. Since there are several Jeep models and different designs over the years, this is just a summary. If you want detailed information on YOUR system, buy a subscription to AlldataDIY or eautorepair.net from the links below You turn the key and lights come on, but starter does not start cranking Ignition Switch Jeep is experiencing cracked/split ignition switch/lock cylinder related failures. In … Read More

P0405, P0406 – Ram, Jeep

Fix trouble codes P0405, P0406 – Ram, Jeep Dodge has disclosed a problem with P0405, P0406 on some 2006-07 Ram Trucks and Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders. All of these vehicles were built before 2-15-07 and may light up the “Check Engine” light and store P0404, P0405, or P0406 EGR position sensor codes. Check the EGR with a scanner, but chances are the codes are “false codes: due to a programming error in the PCM. The fix involves reflashing the PCM with software release 7.03 SP1 or higher. … Read More

Steering noise Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fix Steering noise Jeep Grand Cherokee If you have a steering noise Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002-03 and it’s whining or moaning sound from the power steering system as you turn the wheel, Jeep now has an idea how to fix it. The steering noise Jeep Grand Cherokee noise is due to contact between the high pressure and low pressure power steering hoses at the steering gear. To confirm that this is the source of your noise, jack up the vehicle, put jack stands in the proper support points and have someone turn the … Read More

Remote starter doesn’t work

My Remote starter doesn’t work If you own a Pacifica, Ram Truck, Durango, Sebring, Stratus, Liberty, Dakota, Neon, PT Cruiser, Town and Country, Caravan Grand Cherokee and the factory installed remote starter doesn’t work, head right for the hood switch. Chrysler has isolated a problem with the remote starter switch and has issued a new part number (05140473AA). To replace the remote starter switch, disconnect the negative battery terminal and the ground lead for the hood switch located at the cowl. Then, disconnect the soldered joint on the other wire … Read More

squeaky rear suspension – Jeep

Grand Cherokee or Commander has squeaky rear suspension If your Grand Cherokee or Commander was built before 12/1/05 and you have a squeaky rear suspension, this might be your fix. Jeep has discovered a problem with the materials used in the rear spring isolators. Replace all four isolators with part #52089341AE. The new isolators are made from a different rubber compound that doesn’t squeak. For more information on this repair or any others for your vehicle, buy an online subscription to either Alldatadiy.com or eautorepair.net. Click on this link to … Read More


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