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Chrysler and Dodge Car and Truck Auto Repair

Question: Where is the Crankshaft position sensor located in my 2008 Dodge Avenger 2.4 L 4 Cylinder engine? My engine diagnostic comes up p0315 and p0335, both having to do with the Crankshaft position system, but I dont know where it is to replace it. A link to a picture or diagram would be useful.

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2003 Chrysler 300M Special
Engine Size : 3.5ltr
Question: PO 172 code engine misfires on at least 2 cylinders when I pull a hill and the engine is under load, but not every time I pull a hill. Engine not lacking power when it is running good check engine light keeps coming on. I have changed the O2 sensors and the issue keeps coming back. Changed timing belt around 2000 miles ago and have not been bothered till now again.

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2005 Dodge Durango SLT Engine Size : 5.7 Hemi.
Question: I've got a 2005 Dodge Durango that when you turn hard to the right either goes in between gears or is doing something else and the car won't move till you rev to a higher RPM at which point something doesn't sound right and the vehicle seems to make is lag. What am I looking at here?

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Question: 2002 grand Cherokee jeep. Wrong key put in tried number of times to start with right key immobilizer only lets the car run for few seconds red light with line through key comes on can dealer reprogram or what parts do I need.

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Engine Size : 5.2 L.
Question: I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L V-8, about 253K miles. Used oil analysis is showing very high nickel (24 ppm in oil used for 3270 miles). A previous test done 61k miles earlier was high but not critical (11 ppm in 2045 miles).

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Engine Size : v-6
Question: my car will not start, have charged battery, cleaned terminals, will not crank over, have new battery in it. Everything in it works when i turn the key on except the radio and the wipers and the turn signals. Need a lot of help!!

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Question: picked up a low end knock after driving under normal conditions. ran and drove fine, but after sitting 30 minutes or so tried starting it and now it has the loud knock. Thinking either crank bearing or oil problem? oil is full and clean after recent change. 2000 chrysler sebring 2.5L v6 115k miles.

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2005 Chrysler T/C Limited
Engine Size : v6
Question: The Chrysler Town and Country van has the electric door package.The front doors work just fine.
The rear doors will not open or unlock when the button on the remote is pushed. I checked the battery, not the issue. When I wanted to open the rear doors prior I would hit the respective door button on the remote and the door would open. Now, the door lock buttons will not pop up and the doors will not open.

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Size : 3.8 v6
Question : the driver side power window switch stopped working, got a new one and still does not work. the passenger side is working fine but nothing from driver side.

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Question: So I did a valve cover replace on a 1997 Plymouth voyager with a 3.0 I forgot to mark the distributor it won't start now. I was told it was out of time I need to find top dead center can any one help.

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1999 DODGE CARAVAN Engine Size : 3.3
Question: GOOD BATTERY. ALTERNATOR CHARGING FINE. TAKE OFF GROUND CABLE AND WILL GET A SPARK AND BATTERY WILL GO DOWN OVER NIGHT. NOTHING ON THAT I CAN FIND. I AM MECHANICAL MINDED AND HAVE A MECHANIC HELPING AND CANNOT FIND PROBLEM. MOTOR SEEMS TO BE HOT WITH A TEST LIGHT. ENGINE RUNS FINE. PLEASE SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. THANKS,GEORGE.

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1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager Engine Size : 3.3l
Question: I can drive 10 miles or 300 miles and my van won't restart for about 15 to 30 minutes or when it cools down. The temp never goes over half way. I have put on a new ignition coil pack and a new fuel pressure regulator, what do I do next. Thanks and GOD BLESS.

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Question: 1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE V8 (4WD) OIL PRESSURE GAUGE GOES TO ZERO EVEN WHEN FULL OF OIL. WILL OCCASIONALLY REVIVE TO SHOW NORMAL PRESSURE BUT WILL GO BACK TO ZERO ON NEXT IDLE AND USUALLY STAY THERE. IS IT OIL PUMP OR 'SENDING UNIT' OR SOMETHING ELSE?

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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Size : 4.0
Question: starts hard cold. Reaches operating temperature starts fine.check engine light comes on right before cold start.

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1996 Dodge Neon. 2.4 DOHC.
Question : i need to increase the rev limit. i would buy a new ecu but i cant find one for my Neon it only has one plug in to it when the ones u can buy have 2.

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How Things Work

Positive Crankcase Ventilation - PCV Valve System

A crankcase ventilation system is used to consume crankcase vapors in the combustion process instead of venting them to atmosphere. Fresh air from the throttle body is supplied to the crankcase, mixed with blow by gases and then passed through a PCV valve into the intake manifold.

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Common Engine Codes

Evaporative Emissions Leak Code P0440 - P0455

P0440 - P0455
The control module tests the evaporative emission (EVAP) system for a large leak. The control module monitors the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor signal to determine the EVAP system vacuum level. When the conditions for running are met, the control module commands the EVAP canister purge valve OPEN and the EVAP vent valve CLOSED .

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