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P0551 Dodge trucks

Fix code P0551 Dodge trucks If you own an early 2000 Dodge Dakota, Durango, or Ram and have a check engine light and trouble code P0551, head right for the power steering pressure switch located in the high pressure power steering hose. This sensor has a high failure rate. Worse than the fact that it leaks, the diaphragm inside may actually tear and force full pressure power steering fluid up through the wiring harness and down into the oxygen sensor wires. That can cause a P0171 lean condition. When the … Read More

P1762 Dodge Durango

Fix code P1762 Dodge Durango If you own a Dodge Durango and have a P1762 trouble code Gov Press Sen Offset Volts Too Low or high, you may be tempted to throw in a new sensor. Whoa partner! Before you do that, check the downstream oxygen sensor (the one AFTER the catalytic converter). That sensor has a heater in it and if the heater shorts to voltage, it’ll feed back into the Powertrain Control Module and bleed over to the governor pressure circuit. That’ll trick you into thinking the governor … Read More

5.9 firing order

Here’s a diagram for 5.9 firing order Chrysler. To see other Chrysler engines, click on this link Here’s the firing order for a Chrysler 5.9L engine. The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 5.9 liter, V-8, VIN Z, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Ram Pickup, Ram Van, firing order, spark plug gap, spark plug torque, coil pack layout © 2012 Rick Muscoplat Save

4.7 liter V6 – Chrysler firing order

Here’s a diagram for Chrysler firing order. To see other Chrysler engines, click on this link Here’s the firing order for a Chrysler 4.7L engine. The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 4.7 liter, V-6, VIN N, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram Pickup, firing order, spark plug gap, spark plug torque, coil pack layout   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

No crank No start Dodge Durango

No crank No start Dodge Durango If you turn the key on a Dodge Durango and get a No crank No start situation where it won’t start or crank, most people head right for the battery. But there can be other issues. Here’s how power flows in this vehicle. The system uses an engine starter motor relay located in the power distribution center (PDC). Power flows to the relay contacts from fuse 16. Power flows to the relay control coil from fuse “E” to the ignition switch and then to … Read More

Headlights flashing

Why are my headlights flashing  on Dodge Durango In the old days the headlight switch actually switched power to the headlights. Then car makers used the headlight switch to switch power to headlight relays and the relays actually switch power to the headlights. Well, kiss those days goodbye too. Chrysler now uses a Central Timer Module (CTM) to do some of that work. The headlight switch in Dodge Durango is just used to signal the CTM which lights the driver wants to control. The multifunction headlight switch communicates with the … Read More

Speedometer doesn’t work ABS light on

Speedometer doesn’t work ABS light on – Durango If you own a Dodge Durango (1998-2000) and your speedometer doesn’t work or the ABS light is on or the brake light is on, here’s what to do. Start by unplugging the rear wheel speed sensor. It’s located in the differential housing. Use a digital multimeter set on the ohms scale and check the resistance of the sensor. Resistance should read between 1600 and 2800 ohms. If it doesn’t replace the sensor. If it does check out, plug the connector back into … Read More

ABS light on, speedometer doesn’t work

ABS light is on and speedometer doesn’t work If you own one of the vehicles listed below and have an ABS light on or your speedometer doesn’t work, read this post. Owners of these vehicles: 1998 – 1999 Dodge Durango 3.9L 2000 – 2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L 1998 – 2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L 1998 – 2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L might experience an ABS light on and no speedometer operation. The most likely cause is a bad, intermittent, or weak signal from the rear speed sensor. The sensor detects movement of … Read More

ABS light on Dodge Durango

Fix ABS light on Dodge Durango If you have an ABS light on with a 1998-2000 Dodge Durangos, read this. The vehicle gets its speedometer information from the speed sensor located in the rear differential housing. When the computer can’t get a good signal, it sets the ABS light and you get a dead speedometer at low speeds. First step is to disconnect the connector, remove the sensor, and check the resistance. It should be 1600-2800 ohms. If it isn’t, replace it with an OEM sensor (NOT aftermarket). These are … Read More


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