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Dodge Neon won’t start and stalls

Dodge Neon won’t start and stalls If you own either a Dodge or Plymouth Neon and experience a no start or stall condition, you may have a shorted vehicle speed sensor (VSS). The VSS shares the same power circuit as the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) and camshaft position sensor (CMP). The most common way for the VSS to short is power to ground. That prevents the CKP and CMP from getting power. To test, find the VSS on the transmission extension housing. With the connector still on the VSS, backprobe … Read More

Service 4WD lite on C0327 C0327 P0836 P0500

How to fix a Service 4WD lite on C0327 C0327 P0836 P0500 GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 3061F to address problem with Service 4WD lite on C0327 C0327 P0836 P0500 on the following vehilces 2004-2006 Buick Rainier 2003-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado Classic 2003-2006 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe 2002-2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2002-2008 GMC Envoy 2003-2006 GMC Sierra Classic, Yukon, Yukon XL 2002-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada The problem shows up in “K” style trucks equipped with 246 and 263 transfer cases and results in trouble codes C0327, C0327, P0836, P0500. In … Read More

Dead gauges GM trucks

Fix Dead gauges GM trucks GM has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (1549143) for Dead gauges GM trucks 2001-05 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierras equipped with the Allison LCT1000 transmission. The instrument cluster can be erratic, drop out, become inoperative, or result in a trouble code of P0721, C0237, P0500, C0055. In addition, the transmission may exhibit trouble shifting. Also, the ABS light can illuminate. The problem may be caused by a bad vehicle speed sensor (VSS) or a damaged reluctor wheel. The Allison tranmission sends a speed signal to … Read More

P0500 Ford F150 U1262

Fix code┬áP0500 Ford F150 U1262 If you have a Ford F-150 with the 5.4L engine and have a P0500 Ford F150 U1262, flashing ABS light and a speedometer that stops working intermittently, or a temperature gauge that goes to HOT intermittently, read this article. Ford has had significant problems with its ignition coils. Occasionally a coil can fail in such a way that it generates a large voltage spike that confuse the computer. That can set off all kinds of weird behavior. If you have the vehicle scanned, chances are … Read More


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