Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Throttle Cable Recall on Dodge Durango

Chrysler Recall Issue 

Vehicle Got Rusted:

2004 Chryser Dodge Durango SLT.

  • Rust at -passenger corner of rear tailgate door in about 6 inches almost gone and rust above license plate. 
  • Drivers side rear panel below gas cap 4 inch area rusted through. 
  • Spots quarter sized on hood surface rust. I just bought the car used at auction; I am a dealer. 
After adding fuel injector cleaner to full tank of gas and went on highway WOT. The throttle stuck at WOT and when I put it in neutral the engine over-revved and was about to blow.
I had to stomp on brakes for all I was worth and apply emergency brake to come to a stop and shut truck off. All 4 brakes were smoking hot so I imagine I warped rotors.

Factory recall for 2004 throttler cable. I hope the dealer fixes that for free. I'm going to call Chrysler.

Troubleshooting Solution For This Problem:

Recall Issue:
There was a recall on the throttle cables on some vehicles, recall D02. If this vehicle was covered under the recall and it has not yet been performed then they'll be able to replace the cable for free.

Cool Temperature Issue:
Are you in an area where the temperatures are still below freezing? The recall was for water ingestion into the throttle cable which would cause the water to freeze inside the cable and it could then stick. If the cable was frozen when it stuck then the event would be considered recall related and there is a chance that Chrysler could get involved in a brake repair if one is needed. The dealer would have to contact the corporation and get them involved, Chrysler would be ones to make any decision regarding that.

Going To Chrysler Dealership:

Chrysler may participate in repairing the rust if it is deemed that it was caused by an issue with the paint itself. Again the corporation is who deals with all paint issues and makes those decisions. Ask them to look at the paint when you bring it to the dealer, they can determine by looking at it whether it may fit the criteria for possible coverage. If they think it may be covered then they can start the approval process.

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Only the park and neutral shift indicator lights will light up not the drive or reverse first or second gear.

Dodge Instrument Cluster Light Issue

Dodge RAM 2500 4x4

2003 dodge ram 2500 5.9 cummins and only the park and neutral shift indicator lights will light up not the drive or reverse first or second gear.

Troubleshooting Solutions For This Problem:

As per problem described it's possible that the instrument cluster itself could be causing this but that's not very likely.There are other possibilities too.

Faulty Range Sensor:

Most likely the problem is with the range sensor in some way. The range sensor is on the left side of the trans and is what reports shifter position. It has a plunger that contacts a piece on the valve body rooster comb an varies a reference voltage based on shifter position. A bad range sensor or sensor wiring issue will cause your problem.

Broken Range Sensor Guide
On the rooster comb where the range sensor contacts there is a plastic guide. If this guide is damaged or broken off then it will also cause your problem.

Getting this possibilities checked will help.

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Fan Not Coming ON When A/C Is ON?

Engine Cooling Fan Will Not Come ON

My fan relay is working when engine gets warm. My problem is that the fans do not come on when the ac is on and engine temp is below the trigger point.

Troubleshooting Solution For This Problem:

Before Confirming The Fault For the Problem.Understand how The Engine Cooling Fan Turns ON.

A/C Pressure Transducer:

A/C high side pressure is monitored by the a/c pressure transducer. The transducer is an input to the powertrain control module (PCM) and this is how the PCM decides when to run the fan. When high side pressure increases then it will turn the fan on, duty cycling it to control pressure.

Using scan Tool to Inspect Transducer Pressure Signal:

Obviously the fans work so the relay, fans and wiring are all ok. What I would do is use a scan tool to look at the transducer's pressure signal and compare it to what is seen on a mechanical gauge. If the transducer has failed or there is a wiring issue then it could be reporting an incorrect pressure and the PCM thinks pressure is lower than it actually is and it doesn't think it needs to run the fan.

Incorrect Transducer Signal:

If the system is properly charged even if the fan never came on it still shouldn't vent. Once the PCM sees pressure go high enough it will shut the compressor off before it gets to the point of venting. This is more proof that you very likely have an incorrect transducer signal.

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