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  • marbily
    marbily - 2002 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/14/2014
    P0500 odbii code,abs light brk, lght on,no spdmtr no odmtr. rplcd sensor on trans and rear luck what now?
    Dies at low speeds when i turn,check engine light also on.if the speed senors dont fix it what else could it be?
    • Jimm
      10/14/2014 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.
      There are literally hundreds of possible fault codes - so for sake of simplicity and to assist the diagnosis and repair of the issue you are having, this step is fundamental.

      P0500 means Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction. P0500 indicates that the vehicle’s speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working efficiently.

      Possible Causes:

      Defective vehicle speed sensor
      Damaged or broken wire in the vehicle speed sensor circuit

      Possible Solutions:

      Reset the trouble code
      Clean the electrical connector
      Repair or replace the wires/connection in the vehicle speed sensor circuit
      Replace the vehicle speed sensor
  • auto8
    auto8 - 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/27/2014
    Stuck in 2nd gear and check engine is on
    p0700 and p0605 and p1685 codes
    • Jimm
      9/27/2014 Jimm
      The P0700 itself simply means that there is a fault code stored for the transmission.
      The P0605 - Internal Control Module Read Only Memory (ROM) Error - more than likely the fault is in the transmission control module.
      The P1685 code is ikely the key or the immobilizer module (SKIM)
  • John
    John - 2003 Dodge Durango - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/20/2014
    Torque spec for rear drive shaft flange to pinion flange.
    replaced rear axle pinion seal. Need torque spec for drive shaft.
    • Jimm
      9/20/2014 Jimm
      The center pinion nut torque spec = 210 ft. lbs. (285 Nm). The driveshaft /rear pinion flange bolts torque = 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm)
  • larry
    larry - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/10/2014
    I changeoil anfilter an new sensorandit still shaf it shaft slow rt slow
    92000 tcmorpcmhasfailed tcmrelatedsenor replacedtransmissioncontrolmodule
    0 answer
  • boomer
    boomer - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/2/2014
    What does a red warning light mean. looks like some thermometer in red
    situated on right hand side of display about the 2 o'clock position. p.s. just had the transmission rebuilt
    • CVO
      9/2/2014 CVO
      Coolant Temp Warning:
      Indicates temperature has exceeded normal limits. Check coolant level, fan operation, radiator cap, coolant leaks.
  • HappyCampers
    HappyCampers - 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Van - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/2/2014
    Speedo reads 70, truck actually doing 55. Why
    71,000 miles
    0 answer
  • HappyCampers
    HappyCampers - 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Van - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/2/2014
    Speedo reads 70mph, truck actually doing 55mph Why
    Truck has 71,000 miles
    0 answer
  • ron p.
    ron p. - 2001 Dodge Durango - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/1/2014
    Is it safe to take the front driveshaft off and drive in rwd until I can get it fixed
    The front of the driveshaft (cv joint cracked) came loose, dont have the extra cash to fix it but hoping to drive it in rwd for about 2 weeks until I can get it fixed. Is there anything I have to watch for or check?
    0 answer
  • Osher543
    Osher543 - 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/1/2014
    I put my 1996 dodge 2500 8cyl 5.9l in gear. And it does not move, or make a sound. The truck is running.
    It fires up but does not move when put into gear.
    0 answer
  • mrmike
    mrmike - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/31/2014
    Why do i have to wait for hours to restart my truck is this sn electrical problem
    Sometimes it shifts and somrtime it doesn't. It told me i was low in iil but i wasnt. It has ti sit fir hours to restart
    0 answer
  • cdeem0726
    cdeem0726 - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/24/2014
    Ive got a 99 dodge ram 1500 5.2 liter 318 wont shift when it gets warm
    ive got a 99 dodge ram 1500 5.2 liter 318 it shift ok when i first drive it but when it gets hot it wont shift into third or higher i replaced all fluids and oil plus oil filter and changed the sensors i just dont know what it could be
    0 answer
  • Lisa
    Lisa - 2000 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/14/2014
    Why wont my 2000 dodge Dakota truck not start AFTER I replaced the clutch on it
    my 2000 dodge Dakota wont start after I replaced the clutch on it, and the clutch is light when you press the clutch down
    0 answer
  • Shaun
    Shaun - 2004 Dodge Caravan - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/11/2014
    Why does my van run out of anti-freeze and have to fill it on a weekly basis?
    There is no leak Changed radiator, water pump, temperature gage, and radiator cap. Oil and transmission levels appear fine.
    • cr
      8/11/2014 cr
      If it is going low weekly it has to be leaking somewhere...maybe the head gasket is going bad. How does the oil look and is the vehicle smoking (from the exhaust)? If the oil looks like foamy chocolate milk, bad head gasket. If the heat works good and the temp gauge is stable the system should be free of air pockets. I have had air pockets stuck for awhile (days) and when they free themselves the level would go down.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Dodge Caliber - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/9/2014
    Rough when auto transmission shifts
    84000 miles. Shifting up or down very rough. Idles fine and doesn't die. Air conditioner on makes problem even worse.
    0 answer
  • DriveWayTinker
    DriveWayTinker - 2005 Dodge Durango - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/8/2014
    Cruise control not working
    My 2005 Dodge Durango's CC has stopped working. Can't find any blown fuses. Any ideas what to check? Also the RSC light has recently come on for some reason.
    0 answer