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No crank no start – Chrysler product

No crank no start – Chrysler product Alright, so you’re turning the key and getting No crank no start. Well, in the old days, the power ran from the ignition switch down to the starter solenoid and then to the starter motor. There’s no way car makers are gonna make it that simple for you. Every car maker has a different setup and it’s not even the same from model to model within the same maker. But I’ll walk you through a typical Chrysler starting setup. Click on the PDF … Read More

Car overheats – Chrysler Vehicles

Car overheats – Chrysler products People always ask why their Chrysler car overheats. Aside from the mechanical reasons explained here, Chrysler products rely on a solid state radiator fan relay that can cause problems. The relay is usually mounted in the front of the vehicle on a frame rail. That’s great for cooling the relay, but it also exposes it to lots of water and salt. Since the relay is solid state and provides almost 40-amps to the radiator cooling fans, it can get quite hot. The frame rail is … Read More

Chrysler EVAP System

How the Chrysler EVAP System works The Chrysler EVAP System is different than most other EVAP systems. Here’s how it works. All vehicle manufacturers are required to build in test sequences to detect a possible leak of fuel vapors into the atmosphere. They can do this two ways: by adding pressure to the system or by pulling a vacuum on the system. Starting in 1996 Chrysler used a pressure technique using a leak detection pump (LDP) to check for system leaks. Ironically, LDP is basically a vacuum/spring driven pump. It … Read More


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