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Replace a window regulator on Chrysler minivan

Replace window regulator Chrysler minivan Here’s a really good video on How to replace a window regulator on Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, and Plymouth Voyager vans.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

P0750 P0755 P0760 P0765 Chrysler Minivans

Fix code P0750 P0755 P0760 P0765 Chrysler Minivans The solenoid pack in these Chrysler vehicles regulates transmission oil pressure to activate the clutch packs and make the vehicle shift. The solenoid receives a pulsed signal from the PCM and the solenoid responds by opening and closing the port up to 10 times per second. This action is called “duty cycling.” So if the solenoid is open 5 times in one second, it’s at 50% duty cycle. The PCM constantly checks the condition of the solenoid pack and reports any of … Read More

Headlight Problems Chrysler minivan

Fix a headlight problem on a minivan If you have Headlight Problems Chrysler minivan, read this article. They’ve made the system so complicated that in some cases you need a scan tool to find out what’s wrong. Don’t own a $3,000 scan tool? Well, you can still do some of your own diagnostics. But first you have to understand the method behind Chrysler’s madness. It’s like Old Mcdonald’s Farm Chrysler wants every switch to go through a computer. Then one computer talks to another. The first computer is called the … Read More

P0605 Chrysler minivan

Fix code P0605 Chrysler minivan This P0605 Chrysler minivan code is usually caused by an internal failure to communicate between the PCM and the transmission control module. It affects 2001-02 Chrysler minivans with the 3.8L engine. You should replace the TSM. You will then have to program the pinion factor (tire size) and perform a quick learn procedure once the transmission fluid is at operating temperature. You will need a scan tool with bidirectional capabilities to perform this programming.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

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

P1491 radiator fan won’t turn on

Radiator fan P1491 If you own a Chrysler minivan and it’s overheating because the radiator fan won’t turn on, it may be a bad radiator fan relay Many owners report overheating in their minivans because the electric cooling fan will not come on. This may be accompanied by trouble code P1491—Radiator Fan Control Relay Circuit Malfunction. Start your diagnosis at the fan relay module which is located below the battery box on the left frame rail. The Grey wire is hot at all times and fused by fuse #24 in … Read More

P0401 EGR insufficient flow – Chrysler Minivan

Fix trouble code P0401 egr insufficient flow – Chrysler Minivan Late model Chrysler Minivans are known to post P0401 egr insufficient flow codes P0401-P0408. The egr valve is like an electronic solenoid that pulls the pintel off its seat. A position sensor at the top of the valve measures how far the pintel shaft has actually moved versus how much the computer commanded it to move. It’s the position sensor that goes bad (see plunger in photo). The problem may be in the sensor, but the fix is in replacing the … Read More

Replace Windshield Washer Pump

How to Replace a Windshield Washer Pump These days, most windshield washer pumps are mounted to the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir. Where’s that, you ask? Well, you know that spout you pour the fluid into—the one that disappears into nowhere? Well, the reservoir is actually located inside the front fender between the bumper and the front wheel. To replace the pump, you will have to jack up the vehicle, remove the front wheel and then remove the inner fender liner. The vehicle in these photos is a Plymouth … 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

Door locks don’t work

My Power Door locks don’t work If you’ve got power door locks and the door locks don’t work on your 2004-05 Caravan/Voyager, or T&C van, it’s probably a software issue with the body control module. Chrysler has issued a software update to permanently solve the problem. The dealer will charge you ½ hr labor to perform the update. If you don’t want to have the update performed, you can work around the problem by disconnecting the negative battery terminal for 5 minutes. When you reconnect, the body control module (BCM) … Read More

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