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Battery dead in morning – Chrylser products

Why is my battery dead in the morning – Chrylser products No start, slow cranking, hard start, dead battery, Battery dead in morning, battery dies, Durango, Aspen, Sebring, Avenger, Wrangler, Nitro, Liberty, 300, Magnum, Charger, Dakota, Town & Country, Grand Caravan, Grand Cherokee, Commander Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-003-08 too address No start, slow cranking, hard start, dead battery, dead battery in morning, battery dies problems on the following vehicles: 2008 Durango 2008 Aspen 2008 Sebring/Avenger 2008 Wrangler 2008 Nitro 2008 Liberty 2008 300/Magnum/Charger 2008 Dakota … Read More

No crank no start Ford

Ford won’t start Fix no crank no start Ford Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-13-06 to address a no crank, no start, condition on the following vehicles: 2002-03 Explorer 2003 Lincoln Aviator 2002-03 Mercury Mountaineer Ford advises that you check for a loose connect of the battery cable to the junction box. If it’s loose, tighten to 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs). Next, check for looseness at the B+ terminal of the starter solenoid. The B+ terminal should be 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs) and the S terminal should be 65-IN/lbs … Read More

Toyota Camry won’t start

Toyota Camry won’t start and has rough idle and hesitation If you’ve got a No Start Toyota with a 4-cylinder 2.2L engine or it has a rough idle or hesitation on acceleration and you’ve already checked spark plugs, wires, air filter, and fuel filter, it may be worth your while to drop $25 on an engine coolant temperature sensor. These sensors can give false readings to the ECM making it think the engine is warmer or colder than it really is. That would result in a rich or lean fuel mixture … Read More

No start PATS anti theft system problems Ford

Fix a no start PATS anti theft system problem Ford Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-8-1 to address a problem with the PATS anti theft system on 2003-04 Ford Focus vehicles. The problem shows and inability to start. Scan show that the computer has lost the previously programmed ignition keys. Ford has issued a software update to fix the problem. Contact a Ford dealer or independent repair shop that can update Ford PCMs and refer to the above TSB. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

No crank no start

Ford Focus won’t start P0068, hesitation, surge on Ford Focus 2.3L Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-20-9 to address an intermittent No crank no start, hesitation at 75 MPH, and DTC P0068 MAP/MAF Throttle position correlation on 2003 Ford Focus vehicles with the 2.3L PZEV engine. Do not replace any parts on this vehicle if you encounter this problem. Ford has released a software update to correct the problem. Take your vehicle to a Ford dealer or independent shop that has reprogramming capabilities and refer them to … Read More

No crank no start Ford Escape

Ford Escape won’t start, electrical accessories don’t work Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-9-3 to cover problems with intermittent power windows, door locks, keyless entry, lighting, speed control, radio, instrument cluster warning lamps. The problem affects 2001-04 Ford Escape vehicles and occurs more in cold weather. Ford directs you to examine connectors C134 and C263 for signs of corrosion. A water leak in the left pillar may be the original cause of the problem. Remove the driver’s side kick panel to access the connector C263. It’s the one … 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

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 start no crank GM vehicles

No start no crank GM vehicles GM vehicles from the mid ’90’s to the present are known for faulty ignition switches. The problems are almost always intermittent. They can cause a no start condition. In addition to no start, they can also result in Intermittent starting, dying while driving, A/C to start blowing warm air or for the blower fan to stop (depending on which GM model we’re talking about), along with an ABS light. In fact, any time you see erratic or intermittent problems that could be electrical in … Read More

Chevy Silverado No Start

Why won’t my Chevy Silverado Start Shops are reporting Chevy Silverado No Start pattern failures on the ignition systems on 1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L vehicles. The problem is usually caused by a broken ground wire at the ignition coil. This wire is white/black and may not appear to be broken. But the wire inside frays and causes intermittent no-start conditions. To check the condition of the wire is the vehicle does start, run the engine at operating temperature and have someone wiggle the wire and listen for misfire. This … Read More

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