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Steering
Hi there. Professional mechanics use a pull through power steering fluid pump, that draws the fluid through the system to ensure no air bubbles become trapped inside the system. However, you might have an obstruction of some sort inside your...
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I was told that I need ball joints on my 1996 Dodge ram I don't have the time to fool with it nor some of the tools that are need
In your application, there are 4 ball joints in all, 2 per side. Typically, if one has failed (upper or lower), the one on the other side of the vehicle is not far behind and so both are just replaced...
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Heater , AC and Defrosters wont work.
Hello, This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the brush contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor relay...
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Transmission won't go in reverse.
Hi there. Sounds like the transmission shift position sensor is not working properly. I recommend replacing the sensor. The transmission position sensor is designed to tell the computer (ECM) what gear the vehicle is in. If the dash is saying...
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stiff steering wheel
Hi there. It's quite possible that your power steering fluid is low or perhaps there is an air bubble inside the hydraulic lines of the power steering system. It might be a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic...
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antifreeze leak
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the coolant looks like it is coming from the bottom of the water pump, this is a good sign it is to blame. With that being said, the water pump is almost one...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 limited repair question
Since the fluid is dark colored I suspect the front differential is leaking or broken and came apart. have the fluid level in front differential checked and inspect to see if you see damage to unit. You may have to...
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Dome light turns on and off by itself while vehicle is turned off.
Hi there. Check the courtesy light switches on the doors to the vehicle. It seems that one or more switch may have a bad ground or a bad contact in the switch causing the courtesy light to come on while...
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Battery?
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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On a 2000 dodge with 5.9 letter engine. I have no power from the coil to the distributor. What would be my next step in troubleshooting?
Hi there. Check the wiring to the coil and see if there is battery voltage going to the coil. If there is battery voltage, then the ignition coil needs replaced. If there is no voltage to the coil, then check...
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Check engine light will not go out.
You will need to check the engine codes to see what the codes are saying. The oxygen sensors could have a wire broken on them and causing the light to be on or the engine could be running lean or...
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Brakes
If your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock braking, you have to either bleed the ABS pump and valving (per Factory Service Manual instructions) or use a bi-directional scan tool to remotely actuate the ABS system during brake bleeding. Otherwise, in...
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brakes
Hi Joseph: A malfunction in the power brake booster would not cause a low pedal or excessive pedal travel. With regard to ABS, look for wheel speed sensors at the wheel hubs. If there is wiring to any of the...
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2002 Dodge Ram radio and dome lights don't work
The IOD fuse is a 20 amp fuse located in cavity #51 of the integrated power module (IPM). This fuse provides power to the instrument cluster, diagnostic connector, map lamps, glove box, courtesy lamps, radio and underhood light. First, check...
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No spark 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello - your symptoms suggest someone may have "worked on" this without your awareness of what might have been done. Hate that! You will likely have to get out a voltmeter and start following the electrical path to the plugs....
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Engine
It's quite possible that your source to this problem is rather simple; such as fuel injectors or the throttle body that is clogged with excessive carbon deposits. I would start by cleaning these components and seeing if it clears up...
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I replaced solenoid and and sensor in my transmission still won't shift properly 1997 Dodge RAM 1500
Hi - the lack of up-shifting in your transmission could be an internal speed sensor, or line pressure failing to engage higher gear clutch packs. With your higher mileage, this is difficult to tell without real diagnostic testing. Check for...
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Need to know which transmission I have in my vehicle.
Your vehicle has a A518/46RE type of transmission for the year of 2000. This model fits from the vehicle years of 1998 through 2002.
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doesn't move when i put it in reverse but then i put it in 4 low then reverse and it slips but it moves.
You have the Chrysler 46RE transmission. Among the possible causes of what you describe is a rear servo piston that is sticking or broken, pin bore wear and/or the reverse band is slipping. The servo piston on the 46RE has...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 sport 4x4
If you didn't change plug wires, cap and rotor, those could be causes. Also, the distributor itself would have to be tested. As far as the fuel injectors, you just want to be sure they are actually getting a signal,...

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