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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1986 Plymouth Reliant - Engine - 3/25/2014
    Power loss signal light on
    power loss signal light on ,very hard to start. could it be in cooling fan circut or relay and how can i tell?
     
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  • Loren
    Loren - 1997 Plymouth Breeze - Engine - 3/24/2014
    Questions about strange Idle and possible solutions
    I'm not sure exactly what is wrong with my car, so I thought I would just post the things I've noticed that are uncharacteristic and perhaps we can arrive at a few solutions. My car's idle seems to be acting up lately (for the last year or so). If I am at a stop ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/24/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Plug in a code reader and see if any codes are stired. the check engine light does not need to be illuminated for a code to exist. get a $20 code reader from amazon. this step cannot be skipped. Clean the battery terminals inside and out like your life depends on how clean they are. Chrysler products are very sensitive to low voltage because of either a bad or degreded battery or corrosion on the battery terminals, as the low voltage caused by same affects the idle air control heavily and can cause erratic behavior with the idle speed. Sometimes the diale air controil needs to be replaced. Make sure the air intake tube is not cracked underneath where you can't see.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/24/2014 HouseCallAuto
      idle air control (IAC)
  • Loren
    Loren - 1997 Plymouth Breeze - Engine - 3/24/2014
    Car's Idle is having problems: stalling and dropping in RPMs.
    I'm not sure exactly what is wrong with my car, so I thought I would just post the things I've noticed that are uncharacteristic and perhaps we can arrive at a few solutions. My car's idle seems to be acting up lately (for the last year or so). If I am at a stop ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1990 Plymouth Acclaim - Engine - 3/22/2014
    Car ran when I parked it now it has no spark
    180000 miles replaced brain box/coil /fuel pump/fuel pump relay/fuel filter still will not fire what else is there to stop it from not firing
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/22/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the pickup coil in the distributor. Too bad you went and spent all that money on all those unnecessary parts.
  • lj adams
    lj adams - 1998 Plymouth Neon - Engine - 1/24/2014
    Why is there no spark
    new coil ,crank sensor,cam sensor,and fuel pump
     
    • yboy82
      3/21/2011 yboy82
      Try to visit this link http://www.automd.com/diagnose/inspection to have an idea what to do if you don't have spark.
      yboy82
      3/21/2011 yboy82
      Did you check for spark in your spark plugs or coil? You should check for spark in your coil first, if there is spark in your coil and plug wires but no spark in your spark plugs then it is possible that the fault is inside your spark plugs.
    • joe
      1/24/2014 joe
      check wiring harness under battery tray or suspect faulty p.c.m.
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    • AutoMD Member
      1/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      engine controller underhood is with the black air intake box has a connector with a single screw attachment, diagnostic connector under hood is a L shape connector, might be inserted in a black plastic retainer by the airbox computer controller
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 1/11/2014
    Why won't my van start?
    I have replaced the fuel pump and distributor. there is fuel in van, but it still won't start. it cranks and cranks but won't turn over. there is no fuel smell in the engine.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/11/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Confirm some basics That you did not mention here. Is there ignition spark? Yes / No
      When you turn the key to "on" and the dash warning lights illuminate, do you hear the fuel pump turn on and run for two seconds and stop? Those answers first and I will continue to assist you.
    • AutoMD Member
      1/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      spray starting fluid in the throttle bore opening, the crank over engine if starts/fires, then have a fuel not getting to cylinder problem, verify that the fuel rail has fuel pressure, check if there is a fuel rail engine pressure tap, if so then remove cap which looks like a tire valve cap and depress schader valve to see if fuel is present, do not crank engine when doing this. Also you could get a fuel pressure gauge to measure fuel pressure within vehicle specs. Check some other sites for more info, assistance, or diagrams/specs
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 1/11/2014
    Why won't my van start?
    I have replaced the fuel pump and distributor. but it still won't start. it cranks and cranks but won't turn over. there is gas in the van, but it seems as if the fuel isn't getting to the engine
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Startstnenshutsoffifyouholdthekeyinstartmodeittrystostartbutbackfiresandpops
    panellihgtsareblinkingonandoffcansucurityalarmsystembedissigadgedwhydothelightsblinkonandoffpleaseihopeyoucangivemesomeadvice
     
    • Jimm
      1/5/2014 Jimm
      What is the question here?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 12/17/2013
    I am losing cxeilleration and stall out, car starts in a few minutes, only to stall out again. check engine light is on.
    i have already gotten the timming belt changed ,and fuel filter. It starts to drive ok only to lose power and stall. trouble getting started again.
     
    • Jimm
      12/17/2013 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
    • Ozzie
      12/17/2013 Ozzie
      I'll make it easy for you cause I had the same symptom. First remove your air filter and try running the car. If the car runs better then before you found your problem. If not Now remove your Mas Airflow Sensor electrical connection. If it stalls this is not your problem. If there is no change this is your problem replace it. If all is good move on. Now we need to look for a vacuum leak. I'll show you how it's done. Get a cigarette light it and blow smoke on all your vacuum hoses. You will see which hose will suck up the smoke and there will lie your problem. If all is good now we need to check to see if you are getting gas to the cylinders. but before that you must be very careful when dealing with gas cause it is flammable. It should be left to a professional. I am not a professional but I disconnect the ignition fuse and then I use a rag around the gas outlet which looks like a tire valve. and have someone just crank my car once just to see if I have gas flow under pressure. If you have a good gas flow we now can continue. On your gas line there is a valve that you open and its like a tire valve, press the pin and gas should shoot out when you try to start your car. If you have good gas flow move on. Now you need to tune up the car. Hope this is helpful.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 12/9/2013
    Temp guage drops to cold still warm loses power
    197,000 mile when outside temp is below 40 dgrees will warm up to normal on guage and then will slowly fall bact to cool still puts out heat but engine loses power and does not shift into overdrive this only happens when outside temp is under 40 degrees
     
    • Sammy
      12/9/2013 Sammy
      temp sensor ?
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/9/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Have to plug in a code reader and read fault codes, also a code reader that can read live temperature of the engine would confirm if the engine is coming up to temperature or not. Some things cannot be reliably diagnosed without knowing a few facts. If you want to self diagnose this buy a code reader that has sensor data capability as well.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 12/9/2013
    Runs ok until temp guage reaches mid point and it is under 40 degrees outside temp then temp gauge drops slowly back
    down to cool but still puts out heat vehicle seems to lose power and will not shift into overdrive problem happens when driving mileagw 194,000 it happens all the time as long as the outside temp is below 40 degrees
     
  • paul
    paul - 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 11/23/2013
    It's about the Audi. The codes are PO 327. G28 and g40. Not g30. Tks.
    Can someone tell me the problem and solution to it. Tks.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/23/2013 HouseCallAuto
      What?grand voyager? Audi? whats goin on? Start a question in a proper category please.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Plymouth Colt - Engine - 11/22/2013
    Car stalls when driving
    fuel filter been replaced still stalls
     
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  • paul
    paul - 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 11/22/2013
    I have an 04 Audi A4 quatro 1.8. The service engine light is on.
    It is reading the code po327, g28 and g30 Can someone diagnose the problem for me and the solution to it please. I changed the knock sensor but still having the same code. Thank you!
     
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