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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Dodge Magnum - Engine - 7/29/2014
    When starting my car, why is there a 2 - 3 second hesitation prior to the engine starting?
    59,000 No work performed on this problem Noticed in the last 4 - 5 days Key FOB has new battery
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Dodge Caravan - Engine - 7/27/2014
    Heat light came on, put new thermostat in.drove it bout mile started same all over again.
    Put new thermostat on. Let it run.drove it bout mile started again.never happened had plenty of coolant in it.
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 7/27/2014
    Engine Light ON A/T Solenoid Switch Latchet n TCC position related DTC PO841 may be present Intermittent wiring or conn
    Solenoid Valve switch stuck, control relay circuit is shorted solenoid pressure switch circuit
    • Jimm
      7/27/2014 Jimm
      P0841 Dodge - LR Pressure Switch Rationality Fault

      Possible causes:
      - Transmission Solenoid/Pressure Switch harness is open or shorted
      - Transmission Solenoid/Pressure Switch circuit poor electrical connection
      - Faulty Transmission Solenoid/Pressure Switch
      - Internal transmission damage
      - Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
      - Faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM)

      What does this mean?
      The Transmission Control Module (TCM) has detected a pressure switch open or closed at an incorrect time.

      Reference this related TSB;

      The vehicle operator may experience a MIL for one or more of the following DTC's:
      · P0750 - LR Solenoid Circuit
      · P0755 - 2-4 or 2C Solenoid Circuit
      · P0760 - OD Solenoid Circuit
      · P0765 - UD Solenoid Circuit
      · P0846 - 2-4 or 2C Pressure Switch Rationality
      · P0871 - OD Pressure Switch Rationality
      · P0841 - LR Pressure Switch Rationality
      Disconnect the transmission solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector and inspect the
      harness connector and assembly connector for any signs of moisture or corrosion. If there
      are signs of moisture in the connectors or the presence of corrosion, perform the
      appropriate Repair Procedure.
      If no moisture or corrosion is visible at the harness or assembly connector, further
      diagnosis is necessary, this service bulletin does not apply.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Dodge Neon - Engine - 7/25/2014
    No power to fuel pump
    no power to fuel pump checked fuse, check and replaced both relaysstill no power at pump
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Dodge Durango - Engine - 7/24/2014
    Why does my fuel gauge is stuck
    It is saying full, but I have been driving it all week?
    • CVO
      7/24/2014 CVO
      The fuel gauge meter is stuck or the fuel level sending unit isn't working properly.

      This is a procedure to test the fuel level sending unit.

      Measure the resistance across the sending unit terminals.
      With the float in the "up" position, resistance should be 14-26 ohms.
      With the float in the "down" position, resistance should be 214-226 ohms.
      Resistance should increase and decrease gradually as the float arm is moved. If odd resistance readings are evident at any point in the movement, replace the sending unit.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Dodge Neon - Engine - 7/23/2014
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  • Brent McMillan
    Brent McMillan - 2000 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 7/23/2014
    I have a 4.7 in a dodge dakota. I was driving today and it just started missing.
    I was driving and it started missing. If I play woth the throttle it will stay running. But it will idk rough and die…
    • jdl
      7/23/2014 jdl
      How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? Some of the national brand autostores will check codes for free.

      Usually with idle issues it is a leak of some kind, vacuum leak--fuel leak-- egr leak. You can also check your idle air system.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan - Engine - 7/23/2014
    Why does my speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge and temp gauge not work?
    The mileage on this vehicle is 136000 miles. When we were test driving it, the dials were working and then quit. My daughter drove it the next evening and had adjusted the steering wheel. The next morning, I readjusted the steering wheel and all the gauges ...
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    AutoMD Member - 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan - Engine - 7/23/2014
    200,000 miles runs great it backs up in reverce and when you put it in drive it stalls out
    spark plug wires just put in my son drove fine this morning about 30 miles before this happened
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 7/22/2014
    Loss of power and running hot
    I was driving down the highway doing 70 then all of a sudden I started slowing down losing power, despite trying to speed up it wouldnt. Engine didnt sound the same and once came to a complete stop it wouldnt start again. Engine heat showed 210 but engine itself ...
    • jdl
      7/22/2014 jdl
      How long since a tune-up? I would definitely use a gage and check fuel pressure. Usually issues at highway speed, is a restriction of some kind, air--fuel--exhaust.

      If you replace the fuel filter, make sure no pressure on the system before taking anything loose, if inline filter. You can take exhaust loose ahead of cat and muffler, see if vehicle will start and run?

      Can you check for applicable trouble codes, some of the national brand autostores will check codes for free.

      210 degrees F, doesn't sound very hot to me.
      7/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      Replaced cap and rotor, plugs and wires already. Normally runs about 180 degrees but it rose quick and engine itself felt hotter than normal. One person told me my engine was shot but yet it runs fine until it gets hot and starts acting like is gasping for fuel loss of power is about that same time frame. Someone else said something about O2 sensor. AM lost here and dont work on my own vehicles so any help is much appreciated
      7/23/2014 jdl
      02 sensors are part of a tune-up. My info says the oem thermostat rating is 195 degrees f. Try testing, fuel pressure--unhook the exhaust to see if the engine will run longer in driveway, taking exhaust loose will release back pressure. Have trouble codes checked. I can't tell from here if engine is shot?
      7/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      Mechanic found water and some dirt in gas tank after running compresion tests and what not. Put in a new fuel pump and it ran like a champ for about 10 minutes before running rough again. AM already 600 bucks in on this not to mention what I paid for the wires, plugs, cap and rotor to be done.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1990 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 7/18/2014
    Why is my engine shutting off, then usually starting back up in seconds?
    when hot or cold, while driving, usually will start by itself or by key immediately after, sometimes will have to wait ten minutes before restarting, always turns over
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  • nelson
    nelson - 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan - Engine - 7/18/2014
    Why dose car gets overheated when the a/c is on
    99 dodge grand caravan gets over heated and boiling when the air conditioner is on
    • jdl
      7/16/2014 jdl
      Are the radiator fan/s running, when problem is ongoing? Does this happen at stop and go driving or highway driving,. both?

      Also check the thermostat--radiator cap--water pump. Possibly a clogged radiator?
      7/18/2014 AutoMD Member
      I also seem to be having thesame challenge, the ignition was changed and eversince, the engine has been overheating. Changed the coolant and water in the radiator, had it washed and flushed yet the problem is still persistent on stop and go driving of shirt distances. Pls what can I do?
    • jdl
      7/18/2014 jdl
      Other than checking what I have already suggested, I don't know what else to check at the moment?
  • null
    null - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 7/17/2014
    Oil pump replacement
    The cost for an oil pump replacement on a 1998 dodge ram pickup with a 5.9 engine…
    • Jimm
      7/17/2014 Jimm
      Reference the 'Estmate Cost' and 'Find-A-Shop' features on the AutoMD website.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the oil pump from around $25.70 for your vehicle - of course this is for the oil pump assembly only. Labor, of course will be much higher.
  • AutoMD User
    AutoMD User - 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 7/17/2014
    Ticking noise coming from the left side of the engine when first started.
    The truck just turned to 100000 miles. This happens when the vehicle is both cold and hot. Check engine light is Not on. No other warning lights are on at this time. We have been told that it is an exhaust leak.
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  • WannaBmechanic3
    WannaBmechanic3 - 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 - Engine - 7/17/2014
    Van shuts off (stalls) when its in drive, occasionally when it is running as well. Fine in reverse.
    Turbo Diesel engine. 220k miles. Sometimes will not start up right away, needs 2 or 3 cranks (this could be due to glow plugs however as same happens in Winter but takes longer and I have gotten glow plug error codes). When it starts it idles normally, sometimes it ...
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