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  • scott
    scott - 1989 Dodge Colt - Engine - 2/28/2015
    Car runs fine until you put it in gear to drive it. It will stall but start right back up
    Wasn't sure if there is a sensor that could be causing the problem. Done a basic tune up plugs and wires…
     
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  • scott
    scott - 1989 Dodge Colt - Engine - 2/28/2015
    Car runs fine until you put it in gear to drive it. stalls and dies…
    It's an automatic didn't know if there was sensor that could cause this problem? Did a basic tune up plugs and wires
     
    0 answer
  • kris
    kris - 2001 Dodge Intrepid - Engine - 2/28/2015
    How do I find the roll over valve who do I find roll over valve
    gas spites back when I try to fill car with gas
     
    • Jimm
      2/28/2015 Jimm
      If the fuel fill tube is blocked, you can try to clean out using a length of wire. Otherwise,the fuel fill tube will need to be replaced. Try these resources; www.fillernecksupply.com, www.fillernecksupply.com,
  • rbalch
    rbalch - 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan - Engine - 2/26/2015
    Intermittent Low Fuel Light flash and Ding
    The light will flash and ding multiple times when tank is not empty (e.g. 3/4 full). Does not seem related to bumps nor rough roads. Fuel pump was replaced a year ago. Engine runs fine. When Idling in driveway, will flash and ding multiple times and needle will ...
     
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  • Clifford  Rose
    Clifford Rose - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 2/23/2015
    I have problem with the truck it starts good and Idle good but when I put it in gear it stalls .
    But when you get it going it will be okey the trans change good this only when the truck is cold. THANKS 166000 Miles
     
    • sayyid
      2/23/2015 sayyid
      check fuel pressure and make sure it is good. check all spark plugs. if the check engine light is on then check for codes. if everything seems in normal working order then replace the computer (ecm)
  • jack27
    jack27 - 1994 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 2/23/2015
    Code 27 still exists after numerous diagnostics and repair
    Still cant find the Issue. Replaced ecu 3 times. New ecu harness. Injectors. Injector harness. Check resistance. New fuel pump assembly. Checked voltage. Checked asd to injector pins... still throws code 27.
     
    • Jimm
      2/23/2015 Jimm
      DTC 27 Injector #1 control circuit. Injector output driver does not respond properly to the control signal.

      Check wiring back to the computer and injector driver circuit.

      Clear the code and retest. If problem comes back you would need to perform this test to diagnose the problem.

      TEST NS-5A - REPAIRING FAULT "FUEL INJECTOR CONTROL CIRCUIT"

      Turn ignition off. Disconnect injector No. 1 connector. Turn ignition on. Using DRB-II, actuate fuel system. Place DRB-II in voltmeter mode. Probe Dark Green/Orange wire in injector connector. If voltage is less than 10 volts, repair open Dark Green/Orange wire. If voltage is 10 volts or more, replace engine controller.
      Jimm
      2/23/2015 jack27
      voltage is 13-14. So this would be the 4th computer I'd replace ?
  • Tina
    Tina - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 2/23/2015
    My truck starts good but it is backfiring in the cyclenders and when we get to 3rd gear it spitters like not getting gas
    The check engine light flashes and then stays on and gas mileage is very bad.
     
    • Jimm
      2/23/2015 Jimm
      The check engine light is located on the dash and stays on if the computerized engine control system detects an engine performance or emissions problem.

      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.
      There are literally hundreds of possible codes - so this first step is important to begin any diagnosis.
  • Tina
    Tina - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 2/23/2015
    I need help figuring out what Senors needed?
    I took my truck to autozone they plugged in that machine thing. It gave codes it stated misfire on all cylinders. The truck starts just find and idles good. It sounds like there is a vacuum leak when first starts but then qiutes down. But my issue is when I'm ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/23/2015 Jimm
      First question - what is the specific fault code or codes retrieved by the auto parts store?

      If the fault code is the P0300, here are some possibilities;
      For the misfires

      It may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

      Faulty spark plug or wire
      Faulty coil (pack)
      Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
      Faulty fuel injector
      Burned exhaust valve
      Faulty catalytic converter(s)
      Running out of fuel
      Poor compression
      Defective computer
      Possible Solutions

      If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

      If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.
  • Tina
    Tina - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 2/23/2015
    What sensors can cause my issues... I took it to autozone and they plugged it in and its misfiring on all cylinders.
    When I start the truck she starts and idles OK. But if I'm driving she has hesitation on pick up. She also starts to studder when I hit 3 gear. If I excelerate it stops but then it does it again. Anyway back to autozone test. It stated that the speed sensor, fuel ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/23/2015 Jimm
      First question - what is the specific fault code or codes retrieved by the auto parts store?

      If the fault code is the P0300, here are some possibilities;
      For the misfires

      It may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

      Faulty spark plug or wire
      Faulty coil (pack)
      Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
      Faulty fuel injector
      Burned exhaust valve
      Faulty catalytic converter(s)
      Running out of fuel
      Poor compression
      Defective computer
      Possible Solutions

      If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

      If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.
  • Clifford  Rose
    Clifford Rose - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 2/23/2015
    Truck stall when cold when you put it in gear.
    The truck starts good but stall when you put it in gear but when the temp gage it warm it will run good I have change the Idle sensor and the map sensor
     
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  • rayraym60
    rayraym60 - 1995 Dodge Avenger - Engine - 2/21/2015
    Where is the coil located on my engine
    I get no spark when trying to start my engine
     
    0 answer
  • hoot
    hoot - 2007 Dodge Nitro - Engine - 2/21/2015
    Why does my vehicle shut off while driving?
    check engine light is not on. the horn honks and the lights flash and the wipers come on.
     
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      Common problem for Dodge Nitro - several communications released, yet Chrysler does not acknowledge the manufacturer defects; http://www.autosafety.org/.../...efectPetition.pdf

      Looking at the CAS document...Chrysler TIPM failures result in a variety of safety-related issues in multiple vehicle
      components, many of which have the potential for destructive results. The TIPM consists of a
      computer, electric relays, and fuses, and is responsible for distributing power throughout the entire
      vehicle. Not only do Chrysler's faulty TIPMs result in vehicle stalling, they have also been
      implicated in airbag non-deployment, random horn, headlight, taillight, door lock, instrument panel
      and windshield wiper activity, power windows going up and down on their own, failure of fuel pump
      shutoff resulting in unintended acceleration, and fires.

      Chrysler owners seeking relief of these conditions are currently being forced to pay for TIPM
      replacement, and wait weeks or months for the part to become available, due to incredible demand.
      In the interim, these owners remain at the mercy of a defect which many have likened to the vehicle
      being possessed and uncontrollable.
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      Check with the local dealerships - the 2007 model Nitro has a recall for the same issue.
  • hoot
    hoot - 2007 Dodge Nitro - Engine - 2/21/2015
    How much does it cost to replace the tipm system?
    lights come on, horn blows, and wipers come on.
     
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      A faulty integrated power module causing potentially life-endangering electrical system malfunctions in certain late-model Chrysler cars, minivans and trucks has prompted Weitz & Luxenberg to launch an investigation.
      Already, Weitz & Luxenberg has learned that the flawed onboard computer - known as a Totally Integrated Power Module, or TIPM - has sparked at least 240 consumer complaints to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration in Washington.

      The nonprofit consumer advocacy group Center for Auto Safety contends that the Chrysler TIPM failures carry the "potential for destructive results."

      CBS News reported that Chrysler has submitted "at least 20 death claims" tied to TIPM problems in its cars.
      Consumers, meanwhile, are outraged. In addition to being made vulnerable to injury or even death because of the bad unit, they find that it costs as much as $25,000 to replace a defective TIPM.

      The following Chrysler vehicles have been affected by TIPM failures:

      * Chrysler Town & Country, 2010-14
      * Chrysler Grand Voyager, 2010-14
      * Dodge Grand Caravan, 2010-14
      * Dodge Ram Cargo Van, 2012-14
      * Dodge Nitro, 2010-12
      * Dodge Journey, 2010
      * Dodge Durango, 2011-12
      * Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis, 2011-12
      * Dodge Ram 4500 Cab Chassis, 2011-13
      * Dodge Ram 5500 Cab Chassis, 2011-13
      * Jeep Wrangler, 2010-14
      * Jeep Liberty, 2010-12
      * Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-12.

      The TIPM is a vital piece of equipment. Ironically, its main purpose is to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle in which it is installed.

      Without it, the vehicle's electrical power would not be correctly distributed to the many safety-oriented components that draw upon it. These include antilock brake systems, airbags, horns, wipers, fuel pump and injectors, headlights, taillights, brake lights, door locks and windows.

      The Center for Auto Safety considers the defective TIPM situation so serious that on Aug. 21 it delivered a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it asked for a federal inquiry.

      The Center for Auto Safety said in its letter that complaints about TIPM most often blame the device for causing Chrysler vehicles to stall in traffic or else not start when the ignition is switched to "on."

      As a result, vehicle owners are "at the mercy of a defect which many have likened to the vehicle being possessed and uncontrollable," the Center for Auto Safety wrote.

      "Not only do Chrysler's faulty TIPMs result in vehicle stalling, they have also been implicated in...failure of fuel pump shutoff resulting in unintended acceleration, and fires," the Center for Auto Safety offered.

      The New York Times reported that a number of Chrysler owners have complained about TIPM failures directly to the government.

      The Times described these owners as being enraged - and justly so. The newspaper quoted several of them to prove the point.

      "Vehicle power shuts down while driving at highway speed in any and all driving conditions," stated one. "There is no warning when power goes out.

      "Driver can be stranded in the middle of freeway or off-ramp or busy intersection. Extremely dangerous."

      The Center for Auto Safety told officials that Chrysler's TIPM systems should be made the target of a nationwide recall.

      "Given the number and range of complaints related to Chrysler TIPMs, it is time for NHTSA to formally investigate TIPM failures across the board in 2007 and later models," the Center for Auto Safety wrote.

      According to The Times, the agency - confronted with sufficient evidence - could initiate a formal inquiry into the TIPM problem.
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      The lawsuit claims Chrysler is well aware of the problems with the TIPM because 80,894 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Nitro vehicles were recalled in 2007 for the same problem. In that recall, defective TIPMs had a software issue that could cause the engine to stall.

      According to our data, the average TIPM repair cost is $1,200 and owners report the problems can occur under 40,000 miles. Complaint data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mirrors the reports filed with CarComplaints.com.
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      Check with the local dealerships - the 2007 model Nitro has a recall for the same issue.
  • hoot
    hoot - 2007 Dodge Nitro - Engine - 2/21/2015
    How much does it cost to replace the tipm system?
    lights come on, horn blows, and wipers come on.
     
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      A faulty integrated power module causing potentially life-endangering electrical system malfunctions in certain late-model Chrysler cars, minivans and trucks has prompted Weitz & Luxenberg to launch an investigation.

      Already, Weitz & Luxenberg has learned that the flawed onboard computer - known as a Totally Integrated Power Module, or TIPM - has sparked at least 240 consumer complaints to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration in Washington.

      The nonprofit consumer advocacy group Center for Auto Safety contends that the Chrysler TIPM failures carry the "potential for destructive results."

      CBS News reported that Chrysler has submitted "at least 20 death claims" tied to TIPM problems in its cars.
      Consumers, meanwhile, are outraged. In addition to being made vulnerable to injury or even death because of the bad unit, they find that it costs as much as $25,000 to replace a defective TIPM.

      The following Chrysler vehicles have been affected by TIPM failures:

      * Chrysler Town & Country, 2010-14
      * Chrysler Grand Voyager, 2010-14
      * Dodge Grand Caravan, 2010-14
      * Dodge Ram Cargo Van, 2012-14
      * Dodge Nitro, 2010-12
      * Dodge Journey, 2010
      * Dodge Durango, 2011-12
      * Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis, 2011-12
      * Dodge Ram 4500 Cab Chassis, 2011-13
      * Dodge Ram 5500 Cab Chassis, 2011-13
      * Jeep Wrangler, 2010-14
      * Jeep Liberty, 2010-12
      * Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-12.

      The TIPM is a vital piece of equipment. Ironically, its main purpose is to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle in which it is installed.

      Without it, the vehicle's electrical power would not be correctly distributed to the many safety-oriented components that draw upon it. These include antilock brake systems, airbags, horns, wipers, fuel pump and injectors, headlights, taillights, brake lights, door locks and windows.

      The Center for Auto Safety considers the defective TIPM situation so serious that on Aug. 21 it delivered a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it asked for a federal inquiry.

      The Center for Auto Safety said in its letter that complaints about TIPM most often blame the device for causing Chrysler vehicles to stall in traffic or else not start when the ignition is switched to "on."

      As a result, vehicle owners are "at the mercy of a defect which many have likened to the vehicle being possessed and uncontrollable," the Center for Auto Safety wrote.

      "Not only do Chrysler's faulty TIPMs result in vehicle stalling, they have also been implicated in...failure of fuel pump shutoff resulting in unintended acceleration, and fires," the Center for Auto Safety offered.

      The New York Times reported that a number of Chrysler owners have complained about TIPM failures directly to the government.
      The Times described these owners as being enraged - and justly so. The newspaper quoted several of them to prove the point.

      "Vehicle power shuts down while driving at highway speed in any and all driving conditions," stated one. "There is no warning when power goes out.

      "Driver can be stranded in the middle of freeway or off-ramp or busy intersection. Extremely dangerous."

      The Center for Auto Safety told officials that Chrysler's TIPM systems should be made the target of a nationwide recall.

      "Given the number and range of complaints related to Chrysler TIPMs, it is time for NHTSA to formally investigate TIPM failures across the board in 2007 and later models," the Center for Auto Safety wrote.

      According to The Times, the agency - confronted with sufficient evidence - could initiate a formal inquiry into the TIPM problem.
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      The lawsuit claims Chrysler is well aware of the problems with the TIPM because 80,894 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Nitro vehicles were recalled in 2007 for the same problem. In that recall, defective TIPMs had a software issue that could cause the engine to stall.

      According to our data, the average TIPM repair cost is $1,200 and owners report the problems can occur under 40,000 miles. Complaint data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mirrors the reports filed with CarComplaints.com.
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      Check with the local dealerships - the 2007 model Nitro has a recall for the same issue.
  • hoot
    hoot - 2007 Dodge Nitro - Engine - 2/21/2015
    How much does it cost to replace the tipm system?
    lights come on, horn blows, and wipers come on.
     
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      A faulty integrated power module causing potentially life-endangering electrical system malfunctions in certain late-model Chrysler cars, minivans and trucks has prompted Weitz & Luxenberg to launch an investigation.
      Already, Weitz & Luxenberg has learned that the flawed onboard computer - known as a Totally Integrated Power Module, or TIPM - has sparked at least 240 consumer complaints to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration in Washington.

      The nonprofit consumer advocacy group Center for Auto Safety contends that the Chrysler TIPM failures carry the "potential for destructive results."

      CBS News reported that Chrysler has submitted "at least 20 death claims" tied to TIPM problems in its cars.
      Consumers, meanwhile, are outraged. In addition to being made vulnerable to injury or even death because of the bad unit, they find that it costs as much as $25,000 to replace a defective TIPM.

      The following Chrysler vehicles have been affected by TIPM failures:

      * Chrysler Town & Country, 2010-14
      * Chrysler Grand Voyager, 2010-14
      * Dodge Grand Caravan, 2010-14
      * Dodge Ram Cargo Van, 2012-14
      * Dodge Nitro, 2010-12
      * Dodge Journey, 2010
      * Dodge Durango, 2011-12
      * Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, 2010-12
      * Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis, 2011-12
      * Dodge Ram 4500 Cab Chassis, 2011-13
      * Dodge Ram 5500 Cab Chassis, 2011-13
      * Jeep Wrangler, 2010-14
      * Jeep Liberty, 2010-12
      * Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-12.

      The TIPM is a vital piece of equipment. Ironically, its main purpose is to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle in which it is installed.

      Without it, the vehicle's electrical power would not be correctly distributed to the many safety-oriented components that draw upon it. These include antilock brake systems, airbags, horns, wipers, fuel pump and injectors, headlights, taillights, brake lights, door locks and windows.

      The Center for Auto Safety considers the defective TIPM situation so serious that on Aug. 21 it delivered a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it asked for a federal inquiry.

      The Center for Auto Safety said in its letter that complaints about TIPM most often blame the device for causing Chrysler vehicles to stall in traffic or else not start when the ignition is switched to "on."

      As a result, vehicle owners are "at the mercy of a defect which many have likened to the vehicle being possessed and uncontrollable," the Center for Auto Safety wrote.

      "Not only do Chrysler's faulty TIPMs result in vehicle stalling, they have also been implicated in...failure of fuel pump shutoff resulting in unintended acceleration, and fires," the Center for Auto Safety offered.

      The New York Times reported that a number of Chrysler owners have complained about TIPM failures directly to the government.

      The Times described these owners as being enraged - and justly so. The newspaper quoted several of them to prove the point.

      "Vehicle power shuts down while driving at highway speed in any and all driving conditions," stated one. "There is no warning when power goes out.

      "Driver can be stranded in the middle of freeway or off-ramp or busy intersection. Extremely dangerous."

      The Center for Auto Safety told officials that Chrysler's TIPM systems should be made the target of a nationwide recall.

      "Given the number and range of complaints related to Chrysler TIPMs, it is time for NHTSA to formally investigate TIPM failures across the board in 2007 and later models," the Center for Auto Safety wrote.

      According to The Times, the agency - confronted with sufficient evidence - could initiate a formal inquiry into the TIPM problem.
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      The lawsuit claims Chrysler is well aware of the problems with the TIPM because 80,894 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Nitro vehicles were recalled in 2007 for the same problem. In that recall, defective TIPMs had a software issue that could cause the engine to stall.

      According to our data, the average TIPM repair cost is $1,200 and owners report the problems can occur under 40,000 miles. Complaint data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mirrors the reports filed with CarComplaints.com.