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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

Fix no start Chrysler vehicles

Fix no start Chrysler vehicles No start, no keyless entry on Ram Truck, Jeep Wrangler, Avenger, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty, Compass, Patriot, Caliber, Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-007-08 for a no start and no keyless entry function on these vehicles: 2006-20008 Ram Truck 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler 2007-2008 Avenger, Chrysler Sebring 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro 2008 Jeep Liberty, Cherokee 2007-2008 Compass, Patriot 2007-2008 Caliber 2006-2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser The problem is caused by static discharge that locks up … Read More

P0116 Dodge Dakota, Ram Truck, Jeep Liberty Cherokee

Fix code P0116 Dodge Dakota, Ram Truck, Jeep Liberty Cherokee Chrysler reports a P0116 Dodge Dakota 2004, Ram Truck, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Cherokee vehicles with the 3.7L engine. The check engine will light and the computer will set DTC P0116 (coolant sensor code). You may also see assorted misfire codes, other oxygen sensor codes, and other fuel system related codes. Also, Jeeps with manual transmissions may show a stumble or hesitation when you shift aggressively through the gears. If you have any of those issues in your Jeep or the … 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

P0442 code Chrysler Vehicles

Fix P0442 code Chrysler Vehicles Many shops are reporting problems with P0442 code Chrysler Vehicles. The computer puts the system into a leak detection mode and pulls a vacuum on the gas tank, venting hoses, and charcoal canister. Then it watches a vacuum sensor to figure out whether the leak is a large or small one. The most common P0442 code is found right in the rubber hoses right at the charcoal canister. To diagnose a P0442 code, lower the canister and check the condition of the rubber hoses. If you … 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

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


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