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Posts Tagged: Jeep

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

No crank no start – Chrysler vehicles

My Chrysler won’t start No crank no start Chrysler has issued a TSB #08-007-08 to address problems with No crank no start – Chrysler vehicles on 2006-08 Dodge 1500-5500 series Ram trucks and 2007-08 Jeep Wrangle, Compass, and Patriot, 2008 Jeep Liberty and Cherokee, 2007-08 Avenger / Sebring, 2007-08 Caliber, and 2006-08 Chrysler PT Cruiser vehicles. The problem occurs most often in dry or cold conditions and is caused by static electricity latching up the keyless entry module. You can “reboot” the module by either disconnecting the negative battery cable or … Read More

Low Oil Pressure – Chrysler

Why is my Low Oil Pressure light on If your oil light is on or your gauge shows low oil pressure, read this post Chrysler has issued a TSB #18-003-08 to address a problem with low oil pressure and a code P0524 Engine Oil Pressure Too Low. This problem occurs on the V-8 5.7 L engine. Before you start replacing parts, check the actual oil pressure by removing the oil sending unit and attaching a gauge. Chances are the oil pressure will test just fine. If it does, you need … 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

Instrument Cluster Jeep

Fix Instrument Cluster on a Jeep This Instrument Cluster Jeep tech tip should come under the heading, “what were those engineers smoking when they designed this system?” These vehicles use a data bus that allows several computers to exchange digital data. The computers that talk to one another are: the body control module (BCM) electronic vehicle information center (EVIC), controller anti-lock brake (CAB), the radio, driver door module (DDM), passenger door module (PDM), automatic temperature control module (ATC), airbag control module (ABCM), powertrain control module (PCM), and the instrument cluster. … 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

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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