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  1. 3 points
    CA8OOS3

    Electrical Issue

    So the Chrysler Dealer Mechanic came and found a broken metal wire under the dash which i guess was shorting it out. So they fixed that then did a power draw test and nothing is drawing power anymore. They are keeping the car till Friday to see if the battery dies again and after that sending the vehicle to the Dodge dealership to have them do an electrical check on the vehicle. Also they going to have dodge fix the recall on my vehicle which is for wires rubbing the horn plate that could cause airbag to deploy. CarMax seems to be doing everything they can to fix the issues so we shall see. Ill update more as i get them.
  2. 3 points
    Since the only thing that doesn't work are the steering wheel controls then by inference it is only logical that is has something to do with an element unique to the steering wheel controls, which you suggest they do not agree with since, as far as I know there is the clockspring, the cable TO the clockspring, the controls themselves in that segment of the vehicle. Why they would unhood the instrument panel is beyond me. If it is working, then unless they pass the buss THROUGH the cluster to get to the clockspring it is not implicated in the circuit. I suppose it is possible that something else in the vehicle is messed up and that it has assumed the address of the steering wheel controls. Have you sniffed the buss to see if messages are being set from the controls? Has this shop? Do they even know what they're doing?
  3. 3 points
    lmoore1436

    Reverse/park lockout issue?

    I may be mistaken but electronically controlled transmissions won't actually engage reverse when driving over a certain speed to protect itself. What you may have heard was the sensor, if it did go into reverse I think you would have definitely noticed at the speed you were going. Also, why would you try that again? I'd be upset if I had transmission issues because I accidentally hit the shifter, but I'd be even more upset if I did it on purpose.
  4. 3 points
    rickbart

    Dead Battery 2015 Dodge Journey

    Hi. I have a 2012 Journey Crew. I knew something was draining my battery so I put an amp meter in line from the battery and saw a significant draw of amps. I started pulling fuses until the draw decreased to a minimal amount, and it was the blue tooth system. I pulled that mini fuse and the problem was solved. Pulling this fuse did not affect any other options or functions. This was in the summer of 2016. The fuse box is located by the passengers right foot , fuse # F131. Hope this works for you!
  5. 2 points
    2late4u

    Reverse/park lockout issue?

    have had 2 journeys from 2011 till now never had such a problem and i sure dont plan to test it to see what would happen 7yrs without a problem myself....
  6. 2 points
    Reads like a scavenger hunt I was also thinking a chaffed or crimped wire in the steering column or something
  7. 2 points
    jkeaton

    2013 Dodge Journey will not start

    How do you know it is not the battery? The symptoms you describe are typical of a dead battery. Brake pedal will be stiff with the engine off as there is no vacuum being applied to the brake booster.
  8. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Fuel pump issue

    Glad to hear. Be sure you maintain your vehicles according to the maintenance schedules in the owners manual.
  9. 2 points
    Armando G

    Rotors Warped After 25k miles?

    I love all the input from all the members, other than the original poster...just saying. <<<One post wonder???>>>
  10. 2 points
    Replaced the main relay fuse in the fuse box under the hood, my car finally is going again.
  11. 2 points
    PGRChaplain

    Pedal commander

    NO & NO.
  12. 2 points
    Armando G

    Fuel pump issue

    This seems like a cars in general type of issue. Not knowing the maintenance record of the car, my first opinion/question would be concerning a full tuneup on the car. At that mileage your issue could stem from just replacing the air filter to needing a new fuel pump. My suggestion would be to start with the basic tuneup steps including the air filter, spark plugs, wires, and maybe an inspection of the injectors. Then you have the fuel filter that might be getting clogged. If the issue is also happening on the start, it could be something as simple as the plugs not burning enough fuel, so there is going to be some trial and error needed. IN any case, I don't think this is a DJ specific issue, just a good old every car issue. With all of this said, the only exception is if you are getting some type of error code. Even if you are not you may want to get it hooked up to see if one comes up. You may get a sensor type of error that is not working completely right. Those sensors sometimes do fail sporadically and you don't always get an error code...it has happened to me (that's why I bought a reader). Good luck.
  13. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Pedal commander

    All that does is make the computer think you are pressing the pedal more than you are. Which can be done by pressing the pedal harder. Snake oil.
  14. 2 points
    bramfrank

    Electrical Issue

    This one is a loser. Since they've had issues from day 1 and have had the vehicle for half the time you've owned it you should have no problem getting them to take it backl. Don't they have a satisfaction guarantee?
  15. 2 points
    redtomatoman

    Electrical Issue

    I would do everything I could to get out of this car. I've had mine for 6+ year's without probs. This one sounds like a lemon. Good luck. Peace.
  16. 2 points
    2late4u

    Electrical Issue

    to be honest I have had 2 journeys and loved them both but i think i recommend trying to get them to give you a different car sounds like this journey might be a problem child and it could get a lot more expensive after they quit wanting to fix it for free under their warranty good luck on what you decided to do keep us informed....
  17. 2 points
    bfurth

    under hood light

    Of what use is a light that is under the hood? If you're popping the hood because something is wrong on the side of the road or in an empty parking lot, there's a good chance it's power related. If it's not, it soon will be by running an unfocused light with enough strength to clearly see the engine bay. Get a good LED head lamp and keep it in the glove box or in the storage bin with the scissor jack.
  18. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Reverse/park lockout issue?

    Store your purse somewhere else besides the. arm rest
  19. 1 point
    2late4u

    13 journey overheating

    usually you will notice if its a water pump leaking as it will sling up on the firewall, small leak from the freeze plugs,also could be your rad cap ( my daughter had a new rad put in her van and was still losing fluid every so often i happened to have an extra cap so i switched it out and no more leaks)
  20. 1 point
    larryl

    2013 Dodge Journey will not start

    sometimes the brake pedal stiffens up and takes a good push to activate Maybe your battery ran down because of the fob being left in the vehicle and there isnt enough in the battery to turn over the starter
  21. 1 point
    Bryman31

    Journey R/T Custom Exhaust

    nice! thank you!
  22. 1 point
    WytChoclitJ

    Journey R/T Custom Exhaust

    I finally got my exhaust done. I decided to stick with the stock resonator, delete the mufflers and add 4 inch black powder coated tips for looks. Let me know what you think of the sound. Once I get a good car wash I’ll post a couple pics.
  23. 1 point
    WytChoclitJ

    Journey R/T Custom Exhaust

    I'll do you one better. I bought them from Bear River Converters through eBay. Their website is http://www.bearriverconverters.com/. It looks like they relisted the tips I bought. Here is the link. https://www.ebay.com/itm/JST139K-PAIR-2-5-Black-Round-Exhaust-Tips-2-1-2-Inlet-4-Outlet-5-Long-/162285043356?hash=item25c8f13e9c
  24. 1 point
    larryl

    Front Bucket Seats Problems???

    Can't duplicate the problem lol
  25. 1 point
    Armando G

    Journey R/T Custom Exhaust

    Dude, that is cool!!! I wish i could do that to mine, but being in California we have very strict smog laws and I think removing the muffler isn't even an option. Sounds great...good job.
  26. 1 point
    Armando G

    13 journey overheating

    Let it heat up to normal temp and check/listen for any steam/smoke and narrow it down to that location (assuming it was smoking from the engine compartment, not the exhaust). My best guess is going to be a failing water pump just because you described an exact situation I went through. The water pump has the safety plug that starts failing intermittently and eventually all the way. Hopefully it's just a hose that needs replacing. You also want to make sure the clamps on the house ends are nice and tight and have not cut into the hose causing a leak at high pressure. FYI...if the smoking was from the exhaust, there is a much bigger issue going on.
  27. 1 point
    lmoore1436

    13 journey overheating

    It may be a leak in a pressurized line... Since you say it was empty when driving, but didn't leak once you weren't. Could also be your thermometer, radiator, etc. How did you know it was overheating? Was it smoking, or did you just look at the temperature gauge?
  28. 1 point
    Shawn855

    Keyless entry works intermittently?

    I was going to say I think it's related to my cell phone being in my pocket but never got a chance to fully test the theory. Makes sense. Thank you for confirming my suspicion
  29. 1 point
    Armando G

    Keyless entry works intermittently?

    There's another post on here concerning the FOBs not working correctly when too close to your cell phone. I noticed that when I have my FOB in the same pocket as my cell phone it doesn't always work. I then take my FOB out of my pocket and it still doesn't work until I push lock and then unlock. I assume the signal is disturbed somehow and it stops it from working. I tested the theory out and it proved to be correct. Then I realized that my handle thingy/button (not sure what it is called) wasn't locking the door if I stuck my phone in the same pocket as my FOB. I am now re-training myself to put my phone in the opposite pocket and no problems yet.
  30. 1 point
    Engine replacement, probably about $3000-$3500 if you buy used. If it is a rattle you may get away with getting the rods fixed/replaced (if there is no further damage). I would find out why they say you need a new engine...is it because they don't want to try to fix it, or because you can't fix the problem. Engine shop should be able to give you more information and tell you if it is repairable. How many miles are on the vehicle? How is the condition of the rest of it? This would determine your next step, junk or repair.
  31. 1 point
    Well, if the engine is toast, then you need a new engine. Nothing we can do here to help with that. How many miles are on it? Did you run it out of oil or coolant? Did they say what caused it? You are definitely outside your warranty period. Either get a replacement engine, rebuild the one you have (if possible) or sell it for scrap and buy another car.
  32. 1 point
    14WhiteRTRallye

    oldtimer

    http://www.dodgejourneyforum.com/topic/4393-loud-squealing-noise-cold-start/
  33. 1 point
    things change on automobiles all the time, some parts added or subtracted for cost savings and whatever....
  34. 1 point
    2late4u

    Windshield Washer Won't Work

    well my front windshield squirts not working but the rear is thought it was froze up but i have the right fluid in there it it is only 25 degrees so i pop the hood and reach in and hit the squirter button and the hose is broke right at the end of the hood where it then makes a u turn going back towards the front and up to the squirt broke right at the u bend also they used a plastic tube hose cant believe they are that dam cheap. went and got a 5/32 rubber tube hose had to buy 6 ft as orileys only sells it in a package about $3.60 for the packet, cut about a foot of it and moisten the end and slid it over the plastic tube nice tight fit and then did the other end and then zip tied the hose to the old hose connectors clips as the new tube wouldn't fit thur the connectors....everything working great again... oh well thats life..
  35. 1 point
    not much to say except check all the connections that they are tight ,have to be something you did .
  36. 1 point
    Yanely Hawkins

    Need info on this piece.

    I took off the piece, and I just didn't put it back on all the way. Thanks for the info!
  37. 1 point
    Armando G

    P0571 and Brake Switch No.2 Location

    First of all I would like to say thank you for being thorough on your post and on your diagnosis of the issue. From what it seems, you are at the point of trying to narrow the issue down and pinpoint the actual problem. Personally I would want to take it into the shop to either figure out what the problem is, or repair the issue. If you are selling it, you don't want anyone coming back to you if they have a problem, unless you are trading it in to a dealer with a shop available to them. You also don't want anything bad happening to the new owner. If the problem is fixed and comes back after you sell it, you can simply have them go back to the shop who did the work too correct it and no headache for you. Most shops will warranty their work for a certain amount of time. I am sorry I can't offer a fix, but like you started, these codes come with many possible fixes and would not want to suggest one that is not the issue. In similar situations with other cars I've owned, it's become a hit or miss situation and it hasn't always been a hit on the first try. Good luck...Hopefully you're selling to get a newer model DJ ;-)
  38. 1 point
    Armando G

    Alternator replacement 2012 6 cyl

    Agree with 2late4u. I would not look for the best deal on a battery...I would look for a good battery. Interstate is great for these cars. Hopefully it is not your alternator, but if it is a video would be great.
  39. 1 point
    Let's be honest here, electrical issues like this can not be diagnosed on a forum. You can have anything from a weak fuse to an electrical short somewhere in the system OR a corroded connection that is shorting the system out. It could be on a major current or a connection in the dashboard. You need to get it tested to narrow the issue down, and if you are so lucky, you bought the extended warranty (as stated by jkeaton). If you do want to do your own diagnostic work, start with your fuses and the ground wires. Remove the ground wires because even though they may look great, corrosion could still build up on the connection...just had a similar situation with my daughter's Ford. We got lucky, after cleaning the negative wire of the battery, everything worked fine...1 month now and no issues. Good luck.
  40. 1 point
    2late4u

    Pedal commander

    if it were possible the manufactures would be all over it, just more snake oil for people with too much money.....
  41. 1 point
    2late4u

    Electrical Issue

    i would be after them to give you an extended warranty at cost if they try to make you take this journey, as i said i love mine and only had i problem at about 45k with the oil sending unit go bad but i have an extended warranty so that helped, but some cars of all brands sometimes are just trouble....
  42. 1 point
    MoparOrNoCar

    Top speed

    My gf drives a 2012 tahoe, and whenever she drives my car she always ends up going 20+ over the speed limit cuz it really is just so damn smooth! It's amazing.
  43. 1 point
    OhareFred

    4" antenna

    Next time unscrew the antenna before you go through. I had one snap off at the base and had to change the entire base! Good thing it was under warranty
  44. 1 point
    larryl

    under hood light

    and the old ones used to screw up stay on and drain batteries
  45. 1 point
    2late4u

    Need info on this piece.

    looks like it has been put on crooked from the pic, stop by any parts store or the dealership they should be able to tell you and if they can get it....we use to make thoes at our electronic plant in Huntsville AL we made all the electronics and radios cant place the name of it we had so many different kinds..
  46. 1 point
    SylvainB

    Rotors Warped After 25k miles?

    I agree Journey's brakes from 2009 to early 2012 suck, they eat pads like hot butter. But please stop using the term "warped". A warped rotor is when the rotor exceeded maximal operating temperature and did not come back to orignal form. Usually vibration when braking is due to an unbalanced rotor caused by uneven wear of the rotor surface. It is called thickness variation. To prevent that when you change rotors perform brake pads bed-in. It is usually written on the manufacturer website and be sure that your calipers are functionning properly and that the pads are moving freely. I've learn from my mistakes ..... LOL. Oh and yeah original rotor aren't good I went with the drilled one from PowerStop but didn't perfrom brake pads bed-in and had to replace front rotors again 6 months later. I went with wagner rotors and wagners pads since september and still good to go. Will see if it will be a good replacement if they aren't vibrating till the summer. PowerStop begin vibrating only 3 months and half on the highway after installation but I had right pad stuck in the shoe so I had dragging and before I found out I think damage was already done to the rotor. So might not be the brand itself. So the problem with the journey's are pads and caliper's design. I'll be performing brake cleaning after winter. Never had to do brake maintenance that often to prelong their life.
  47. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Spark plug replacement

    Yes. The 3.6 is a completely different engine with the plugs in a different location than the 2.4. The back 3 plugs are under the intake.
  48. 1 point
    Locosiete

    Full stereo upgrade

    Finally made the decision to redo my stereo. May have gone a lil bit overboard but hay what's the worst that can happen lol. Still need to finishing tuning stereo and building trim piece to wall it off but so far sounding good. 2 Rockford Fosgate P3D4 15s 2 Rockford Fosgate P3D4 12s 4 Alpine 6x9s 2 Kicker 3.5s in dash Soundstream Tarantula T1.6000DL Subs wired in parallel to 0.5 ohms WestCoast Customs WCC1500.1 mono amp made by MB Quart for 2 door speakers to be added later WestCoast Customs WCC1600.4 4 channel amp running to 6x9s in doors Kenwood DDX774BT Double Din head unit XS Power D925 battery 1/0 wire wire Reason i decided on running both 12s and 15 is to have a wider range in frequencies.
  49. 1 point
    Hi everyone. Just moved to Toronto and bought 2009 Journey SXT. All the reviews on web say like it is terrible model, but I like this car already, am quite satisfied with its design and driving, though yes I can feel that it is used one by another person. For now it is just simple used old vehicle. But I wanna make my car better and more beautiful, and I hope I can get many information here. Good to see you all.
  50. 1 point
    I will preface by saying this: I am not a mechanic. The first thing I would do is question your cylinder compression tester. 190 sounds quite high. If so, cyl 5 may be 10 or 15. Just sayin'. My 2011 had the cylinder 2 misfire and bad head issue. I understand that the engines are not the same. Rather than throwing expensive parts at yours, I'd get a diagnosis from a Dodge service center. If you can fix it, then do so. If not, let them handle it. Good luck. Peace.
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