2009 Dodge Journey A/C Not Cold – Strange Pressure Readings

I had an interesting problem vehicle in my shop. It is a 2009 Dodge Journey with the 2.4L engine and an electronically controlled variable displacement compressor. I am working on it after others have failed to repair the system.  No one can tell me how the original compressor failed or why they replaced it so … Continue reading “2009 Dodge Journey A/C Not Cold – Strange Pressure Readings”

2007 Dodge Durango Turn Signals Erratic

This 2007 Dodge Durango came in with the complaint that sometimes when the left turn signal is applied the right turn signal is the one that lights up. The issue is happening more frequently now. The problem will usually be inside the turn signal combination switch and testing has to be done at the wiring … Continue reading “2007 Dodge Durango Turn Signals Erratic”

2009 Dodge Journey Blower Motor Does Not Work

This 2009 Dodge Journey came in with the complaint that the blower motor does not work. The customer stated that the blower motor and blower resistor had been replaced and the other shop told them it must be an electrical problem. Imagine that! The blower is located under the passenger side of the dash and … Continue reading “2009 Dodge Journey Blower Motor Does Not Work”

2000 Dodge Caravan, Changing The Alternator Brushes.

This 2000 Dodge Caravan with a 2.4 liter engine came in with the complaint that the battery light was coming on. The battery had not gone dead at this time but the customer was concerned. I finally got it to act up long enough to determined it was worn brushes in the alternator. The first … Continue reading “2000 Dodge Caravan, Changing The Alternator Brushes.”

2003 Dodge 2500 Pickup, Blower Not Working

This 2003 Dodge 2500 pickup came in with the complaint that the blower would work sometimes and luckily for me it was not working when it came in. A quick check at the blower motor revealed no power at the two wire connector. After looking at a wiring diagram, I did a quick test of … Continue reading “2003 Dodge 2500 Pickup, Blower Not Working”

1994 Dodge Pickup, No Charge Condition

This 1994 full sized Dodge pickup came in with a complaint of the battery going dead. A quick check showed a no charge condition. With the engine running, I checked for power on the main alternator power lead. Next I checked for power going to the field terminals. The inside one had power but the … Continue reading “1994 Dodge Pickup, No Charge Condition”

2002 Dodge Neon, Speedometer Not Working

This 2002 Dodge Neon came in with the complaint that the speedometer was not working. To test the cluster press in the trip reset button, turn the ignition switch on and release the reset button. The gauges will move in increments and the dash warning lights will come on with the exception of the turn … Continue reading “2002 Dodge Neon, Speedometer Not Working”

1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup, No Low Beam Headlights

This 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup came in with the complaint of no low beam headlights. A simple test of tilting the steering column up and down with the headlight and dimmer switches on and positioned for low beam operation proved that the problem was in the steering column when the low beams came on … Continue reading “1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup, No Low Beam Headlights”

2001 Dodge Stratus, No Run Condition

This 2001 Dodge Stratus came in with the complaint that sometimes it just does not run. The car had recently been purchased from a used car lot and since buying it the new owner had installed two fuel pumps. It ran for about a week after the first one was installed. When the fuel pump … Continue reading “2001 Dodge Stratus, No Run Condition”

1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager, Horn Will Not Turn Off

This 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager came in with a complaint that the horn would not turn off. My first thoughts were either a stuck relay or a sticking horn switch. I tried the horn and it did not work at all. I located the horn relay and found that it had been removed by another … Continue reading “1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager, Horn Will Not Turn Off”