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Solutions For Chrysler vehicle Issues.

2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC

Car shakes and starts losing power

PROBLEM:

2005 Sebring GTC No warning lights came on.I was driving and started to lose power.
Already changed all spark plugs, changed all sensors and had the fuel pump replaced. Even after that the car shakes and starts losing power. It has tried to stall especially sitting in traffic.


SOLUTION:

As per the problem described its indicating towards plugged catalytic converter. It's not uncommon for the material inside the converter to break up when gets old. When it breaks up then the pieces can migrate to the exhaust outlet and restrict exhaust flow out of the engine. Whatever the cause, a restricted catalytic converter will cause the engine to lose power and then die but it will often start and run again when it cools off.


To Confirm Catalytic Converter Problem:

To confirm the problem it's really going to take some testing at the time it is acting up to know what is going on, unless you can hit the catalytic converter and hear a rattle inside. An exhaust back pressure test can be done and may even show a restriction when the engine is still running ok. If it appears fine then it's going to have to be acting up to diagnose it if no codes are setting.

Plugged Catalytic Converter Test
A simple test for this is to simply drive the vehicle until it is at normal operating temperature and inspect the converter. Often times they become so hot, they glow red. Also, the insides can become loose, identified by a rattle, and can cause a partial blockage.

After driving the car for at least 15 minuets park the vehicle on a level surface, apply the parking brake, start the engine, and allow it idle.
With  temperature probe / meter, check the difference in exhaust temperature at both the inlet and outlet of the converter. The temperature exiting the converter should be around 30 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit hotter.

If the temperature doesn’t change, the converter could be bad inside. To confirm converter issue , shut off the engine and allow the exhaust to cool. Once cooled remove the catalytic convert and inspect. If the honey comb is broken out the converter has failed and needs replacing.

Other Possibility Can Be Loss Of Spark:
Also It Can Be PCM Issue:
Fuel pressure and spark will need to be checked and the each system investigated depending on whether it's losing spark, fuel or both. If it's losing spark and fuel both at the same time it could be a powertrain control module issue.


Chrysler Grand Voyager SE


Sucks air into the manifold

Vacuum Line Loose Or Not Connected

PROBLEM:

2004 grand voyager 2.4L. 
Recently replaced the exhaust manifold at a shop.Later I noticed that a line connector on the intake manifold - on the other side of where the line from the brake booster goes into the tree - was not connected to a line. It now just sucks air into the manifold. 
Where it should go. It looks like here maybe is a hose going out of the firewall above the exhaust manifold? 

SOLUTION:

There may be a rubber cap that fell off of that vacuum tree. As per my experience there is one nipple on that tree that is not used and should be capped off. The lines that connect would be the brake booster, and evaporative emission hose, and the vacuum line to the cruise control. So look for any loose hanging vacuum hoses. If there are none, then go to the auto parts store and get a rubber vacuum cap and put it on that open vacuum nipple.

The tree has four inlets. Brake booster, and cruise control is connected and one inlet is blocked with a rubber cap.

The evap line will be coming from the purge solenoid which is mounted near the air cleaner near the right shock tower. 

Please note evap canister purge solenoid? This is located at the front right top of the radiator on this vehicle. It has one hose going into it from the evap canister and one going out to the intake manifold. However the intake hose is connected to a separate intake and not the tree we are talking about. 

But If all looks ok and there is no loose hose seen.But still air is getting in to manifold then,cap off that open nipple.After that test  Drive the van. If the cruise works, and there is no check engine light, then you should be ok. To prevent stalling, clean out the inside of the throttle body with a can of spray throttle body cleaner. 


Chrysler Pacifica Touring


Stalling & Dying While Driving

PROBLEM:

Pacifica '04 is stalls and dies when driving.
Check engine Light Is ON.
OBD ii error code P0032 retrieved.


SOLUTION:
Vehicle Scan Error code P0032 is for HO2S heater control circuit high.

This is indication to replace Oxygen Sensor .
There are two Oxygen Sensors On this vehicle.

The code you have is for the one closest to the engine in the exhaust pipe. Check the connector and wiring to ensure all looks good. If so replacing that sensor should solve your problem.

See the location of O2 Sensor For 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
This image would be looking from underneath the vehicle towards the back of engine
O2 Sensor Chrysler Pacificia




CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

Water in radiator is boiling

LOCATION OF COOLING FAN RELAY AND FUSE


PROBLEM:

Sebring 2.7 Engine, water is boiling in radiator.


SOLUTION:

First Of All Check The Condition Of Fan.There are two cooling fans.are the fans Running.

When engine get hot the fan comes ON to cool the engine.

If the fan is not coming ON,then turn ON the A?C and see if fan comes ON.
Not even if you turn the ac on? If one comes on with ac, the other should come on when the engine gets hot. If not check the fuse and swap the relay with either the other fan for now.

Location Of  Fan Relay And Fuse Box Diagram Is Shown Below:

Fuse And Relays Both Located  in the power distribution center.
Cooling Fan Fuse And Relay

Fuse 23 powers those 2 relays.


Also see Below The Wiring Diagram For Cooling Fans And Relays:

Chrysler Sebring Convertible Engine Wiring Diagram






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Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Steering And Tire Issues

Noisy Steering Column And Tire Noise On Dodge Cummins


2005 Dodge Cummins, 6" lift with soft coil springs, 37' tires. Having steering and ride issues for a long time. Hear a pop noise from steering when I turn sometimes and key ignition is some times tight to turn.
A year ago vehicle met an accident someone hit front tire with a car hard enough to break some plastic on there car.

Already replaced  the whole front end including a new mopar steering box, bushings, ball joints, newest cross over steering, adjustable track bar and steering brace.


HOW To REPAIR:


Can Be steering Column problem:

First basic inspection is required about what area does the pop noise come from? If the noise is coming from the column area then you may need a steering column.


Problem indicates Towards Faulty Intermediate Shaft:

More likely it seems like worn intermediate shaft. The intermediate shaft goes between the lower end of the column and the steering gear and has a slip joint in the middle. The shaft wears at the slip and will become loose, and there is also a U joint in the shaft. A failed U joint or loose slip joint will both cause steering issues and noises.


Also Testing Other possibilities:

Issue with ignition system assembly parts

If you were hit in a tire rather than a front end impact it's not that likely the column would be collapsed, but it's possible. If the key is hard to turn it could be the ignition switch, lock cylinder or the link in between, not necessarily a steering column issue.


Steering assembly possibility:

If  the popping noise is felt in the steering gear when turning the wheel then you know the problem is going to be in the steering linkage, gear, intermediate shaft or possibly the column. If the linkage has been replaced then it shouldn't be an issue.


Troubleshooting Ideas:

Inspecting Intermediate Shaft:

From under the hood reach down and grab the intermediate shaft in the center and pull it up and down toward you and see if there is any movement. If there is movement then you know it's loose, you may also hear some noise. If it's the same noise as when turning the wheel then you know that's where the problem is.


Inspecting Pitman Shaft:

This is to confirm problem with steering gear.

For this you will need someone to help you.
Take a look at the pitman shaft on the bottom of the steering gear, which is what the pitman arm connects to. Have a helper turn the wheel left and right with the engine off and see if there is side to side movement in the shaft. If there is side to side movement then there is an internal issue in the steering gear.

Another procedure to confirm issue with steering gear.
You could also remove the drag link end from the pitman arm and see if you can move it by hand and feel play, which would also prove an internal steering gear issue.


These troubleshooting tips will help you to confirm the problem.
Thanks.

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DOOR PANEL REMOVAL, car door panel, door panel components, front door panel, rear door panel,


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stalling issues:
Engine stalls, car stalls while starting, vehicle stalls while starting, Engine stalls and dies, Car stalls and stops,


CRUISE CONTROL Not working, cruise control replacing, troubleshooting cruise control problems,


TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS:

NO REVERSE ON TRANSMISSION

GEAR SHIFT ISSUES

Transmission fluid leak, transmission gears slip,


TRANSMISSION REPLACING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, INSPECTING TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS, TRANSMISSION FAILURES, OD WARNING LIGHT,


TRANSMISSION FLUID FILLING, WHERE TO FILL TRANSMISSION FLUID, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID, NO TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK,


WINDSHIELD WIPERS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS NOT WORKING,WIPER MOTOR MAKING NOISE,NO WIPERS,WIPER FLUID LEAKS,WIPER FUSE AND RELAY,


COOLANT LEAK ISSUES, COOLANT LEAK PROBLEMS, COOLANT SENSOR, LOW COOLANT,


BRAKE LIGHTS NOT WORKING, REPAIRING BRAKE LIGHTS, NO BRAKE LIGHTS,


CHECK ENGINE LIGHT,ENGINE WARNING LIGHT FLASHING,ENGINE LIGHT ON DASH,DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHT,ECM ERROR CODES,


DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS ARE ON, ENGINE LIGHT ON DASH,WARNING LIGHTS STEADY ON DASH,RESET DASH BOARD WARNING INDICATOR,


KEYFOB PROGRAMMING, REPROGRAMMING CAR KEY, KEYLESS ENTRY RESET,ANTITHEFT WILL NOT LET CAR TO START, ANTI THEFT ISSUES, KEYFOB NOT WORKING, KEYLESS ENTRY QUIT WORKING,


IGNITION KEY WILL NOT RELEASE, IGNITION KEY STUCK UP, KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF IGNITION, FAULTY IGNITION KEY LOCK CYLINDER, REPLACING IGNITION CYLINDER,


HEATER ISSUES:

HEATER NOT BLOWING COLD,NO HOT AIR FROM HEATER,A/C BLOWS HOT AIR,A/C NOT BLOWING COLD, COLD AIR FROM HEATER,BLEND DOOR ACUTATOR CLOSED,HVAC UNIT NOT OPERATING,



HEATER NOT BLOWING COLD,NO HOT AIR FROM HEATER,A/C BLOWS HOT AIR,A/C NOT BLOWING COLD, COLD AIR FROM HEATER,BLEND DOOR ACUTATOR CLOSED,HVAC UNIT NOT OPERATING,



STEERING ISSUES:

POWER STEERING TROUBLESHOOTING, STEERING SQUEAKS, POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKS, FAULTY POWER STEERING PUMP, POWER STEERING NOT WORKING, POWER STEERING BELT,



VEHICLE STARTING ISSUE:

CAR NO START: ENGINE NOT TURNING OVER:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Air Conditioner Problem

HVAC Air Control Problem On Chrysler


2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser air direction control will not turn all the way down to panel. When the knob is turned down it instantly snaps up to bi-level or floor like its spring loaded. All the other modes work fine.


How To Repair:


There are few possibilities:

The mode door is the door in the heater box that controls where the air is directed. It is connected to the control head on the dash through a cable.

The problem could be


  1. In the control head itself, 
  2. It can be with the cable, or 
  3. The door itself could be stuck in the heater box. 


Suggested Troubleshooting To Try:

You will have to check each possibility to confirm what is causing this problem.

The first thing you'll need to do is remove the control head and pop the cable off, then try turning the knob. If it still has the same issue then the problem is in the control head, which is unlikely but possible.

From there you would  need to remove the glovebox to access the mode door linkage through the opening.


To Remove Mode Door Cable:

On the heater box at the left side of the glovebox area you'll find the cable connected to an arm. Pop the cable off at the arm and try to move the door by hand. If it won't move then the door is stuck in the heater box and the box will need to be disassembled.

If you're able to move the door ok then the cable would be the issue.


Inspect The Glovebox:

It's also possible that something from the glovebox has fallen behind and is has lodged in the linkage and not allowing the door to move.

Getting this possibilities checked will help.
Thanks.

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stalling issues:
Engine stalls, car stalls while starting, vehicle stalls while starting, Engine stalls and dies, Car stalls and stops,


CRUISE CONTROL Not working, cruise control replacing, troubleshooting cruise control problems,


TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS:

NO REVERSE ON TRANSMISSION

GEAR SHIFT ISSUES

Transmission fluid leak, transmission gears slip,


TRANSMISSION REPLACING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, INSPECTING TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS, TRANSMISSION FAILURES, OD WARNING LIGHT,


TRANSMISSION FLUID FILLING, WHERE TO FILL TRANSMISSION FLUID, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID, NO TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK,


WINDSHIELD WIPERS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS NOT WORKING,WIPER MOTOR MAKING NOISE,NO WIPERS,WIPER FLUID LEAKS,WIPER FUSE AND RELAY,


COOLANT LEAK ISSUES, COOLANT LEAK PROBLEMS, COOLANT SENSOR, LOW COOLANT,


BRAKE LIGHTS NOT WORKING, REPAIRING BRAKE LIGHTS, NO BRAKE LIGHTS,


CHECK ENGINE LIGHT,ENGINE WARNING LIGHT FLASHING,ENGINE LIGHT ON DASH,DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHT,ECM ERROR CODES,


DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS ARE ON, ENGINE LIGHT ON DASH,WARNING LIGHTS STEADY ON DASH,RESET DASH BOARD WARNING INDICATOR,


KEYFOB PROGRAMMING, REPROGRAMMING CAR KEY, KEYLESS ENTRY RESET,ANTITHEFT WILL NOT LET CAR TO START, ANTI THEFT ISSUES, KEYFOB NOT WORKING, KEYLESS ENTRY QUIT WORKING,


IGNITION KEY WILL NOT RELEASE, IGNITION KEY STUCK UP, KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF IGNITION, FAULTY IGNITION KEY LOCK CYLINDER, REPLACING IGNITION CYLINDER,


HEATER ISSUES:

HEATER NOT BLOWING COLD,NO HOT AIR FROM HEATER,A/C BLOWS HOT AIR,A/C NOT BLOWING COLD, COLD AIR FROM HEATER,BLEND DOOR ACUTATOR CLOSED,HVAC UNIT NOT OPERATING,



HEATER NOT BLOWING COLD,NO HOT AIR FROM HEATER,A/C BLOWS HOT AIR,A/C NOT BLOWING COLD, COLD AIR FROM HEATER,BLEND DOOR ACUTATOR CLOSED,HVAC UNIT NOT OPERATING,



STEERING ISSUES:

POWER STEERING TROUBLESHOOTING, STEERING SQUEAKS, POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKS, FAULTY POWER STEERING PUMP, POWER STEERING NOT WORKING, POWER STEERING BELT,



VEHICLE STARTING ISSUE:

CAR NO START: ENGINE NOT TURNING OVER: