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  1. 4 points
    Summer Solstice

    JOURNEY FROM HELL

    Hmmm, I wonder if I can get Dodge to reimburse me for the transmission in my Chevy? Probably not as it did make it to 125,000 miles. Damn POS!
  2. 4 points
    The clunk is gone! Even though nearly every part in the front suspension is replaced, I’m fairly confident they the problem was the strut mount. Jkeatin was right. Had to replace the RH CV axle to get the car moving again. I think the axle was bad before I started this project. In summary, thus is what is did in the car. Replaced the rear RH upper control link, which was throwing the camber off. The rubber bushing was shot. replaced both front quick strut assemblies, which included new strut mount. Replaced RH and LH front lower control arms. Replaced the RH and LH stabilizer bar links. This was the most difficult part. I ended up having to cut them off with a right angle Grainger. Replaced the stabilizer bar bushings. I had to weld the brackets back in place since all of the bolts broke. Since the car has 140000 miles I doubt they will need replaced again. Sanded and sand blasted the wheels and repainted silver. My son had painted them with black plastipaint. Once I removed that, it was clear why he painted them. Nasty and corroded. Fixed two rusty spots on the rear and front fender. Replaced two rear doors that were rusty. Now I have a car I can enjoy driving and it brought back a lot of good memories of teaching my son to mechanic and the fun we had working on cars together. Thanks all. Hope this helps someone in the future.
  3. 3 points
    Armando G., Thanks very much for advice! Removed fuse, re-installed bulb and now works great! Thanks to all for your help! It's nice to bounce ideas around! Joshua
  4. 3 points
    Nelson

    Soft brake pedal, bad ABS unit?

    Nope, sorry. I reinstalled the original abs unit, ran the pump, bled all four wheels multiple times all with no improvement from how it was when the car was brought to me. There’s no warning lights on the dash except the tire pressure indicator light and I’ve checked the tire pressures, they are fine. Speedometer is working again with the original abs unit installed. I don’t think the abs is to blame since it works fine and the pedal firms up when the pump runs. I couldn’t waste any more time on it so they are taking it to a shop. If the shop fixes it I’ll post what they found.
  5. 3 points
    most cheap parts( not oem) dont work as good on some models, my father yrs replaced a alternator from a parts store on his caravan and it would last about 1 week then go bad they kept replacing it but finally he took it to a dodge dealership they replace it with one of their alternator and he never had any more problems with it.
  6. 3 points
    jkeaton

    Caliper Covers

    From what I remember, they won't work on the DJ's because of the tight wheel/caliper dimensions on the front wheels. Plus, $249 for 4 pieces of aluminum? No thanks. Much cheaper to spend a day with some caliper paint.
  7. 3 points
    jkeaton

    2012 Service keyless remote system

    Moved to the correct section. Make sure you explain this to the insurance adjuster so it can be fixed as part of the damage repair.
  8. 3 points
    It could be your hatch latch has been damaged and its triggering alarms as it works by fob also.....just a thought
  9. 3 points
    2late4u

    Lift door tail light - see photo

    well since you have it off i assume the light is still working just that part came loose, before spending or looking for a light take a small drill and from the side drill a small hole that you could insert a long needle thur with some gorrille glue in it and do what you can and then after thats done just use a little silicone to fill the hole should work...
  10. 3 points
    JW, just so I got this right: You bought a car you knew was wrecked, didn’t get a CarFax report before you plunked down your money to see how bad, knew it needed work and is at least 10 years old (I got my 09 in July of 08) and expected to make money on reselling it? Seems pretty optimistic. That being said, my has been far from problem free, but I purchased a lifetime warranty AND got the free lifetime power train warranty because I’m the original owner. OK, none of that bullshit helps you. Check the negative battery cable. The sensor at the end corrodes and fails. Check the voltage at the jump terminals, see what you have. Anything less than 13+, start looking at the battery. Also, there has been occurrences of the HF Module draining the battery. Try removing fuse 131 in the fuse box on the passenger side fuse box. Good luck!
  11. 2 points
    Isn’t the 3.5 a 6 cylinder? I know my 09 is a 6 and pretty sure it’s a 3.5, but might be wrong. If not you missed 2 plugs....
  12. 2 points
    FYI... most of the Curt writing harnesses have a fuse at the battery end. Check the fuse, or remove the fuse completely if you don't tow. Their could be a short on that wire (the one running to the front of the vehicle and connecting to the battery) that is making the system function incorrectly. I've had that wiring harness installed for two years now with no issues, but I do remove the fuse when I am not towing. Make sure that white ground wire is also cleanly connected. You can also call Curt and explain what is happening... their customer service people are really helpful. Good luck.
  13. 2 points
    Summer Solstice

    Steering wheel not centered

    Given all of the work that you have done, why not get it aligned? It may drive straight but it could be out enough in multiple components that one offsets the other. With the possible increased tire wear and small reduction in gas mileage, plus the satisfaction of a job well done, are you really saving more than a couple of dollars? Finish the job and then enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  14. 2 points
    2late4u

    Steering wheel not centered

    you will have to have an alignment done to get it straight. also it being off center wouldn't cause a warning light unless the front end is so far off or has other problems
  15. 2 points
    2late4u

    Caliper Covers

    yep the offset will get you unless you use a spacer or different rims
  16. 2 points
    jkeaton

    No sound from any speakers

    If it's "just an old amp", maybe it went bad. Put everything back to stock and see if the speakers start working. Process of elimination.
  17. 2 points
    55 mph? i just cruise at 70-80 have never paid any attention to how it shifts......
  18. 2 points
    jkeaton

    No sound from any speakers

    Without knowing the details of the aftermarket amp install (did you use adapters/wiring harnesses or splice into existing wiring, etc.?) Have you checked the fuses? Is the amp still getting power? Is the amp still turning on?
  19. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Performance brakes

    I use mid-grade pads from my local parts store. Never had an issue.
  20. 2 points
    Correct the known faults. Cruise will start working again.
  21. 1 point
    Don’t rely on the onboard mpg indicator. Calculate the old fashioned way. And change the other 2 plugs
  22. 1 point
    He did save some money though! But now he has a 4 cylinder! mechanical-idiot
  23. 1 point
    Than you for the update. Oil pressure sensors are the first suspect if everything else seems fine. Been there, done that on a chevy.
  24. 1 point
    2late4u

    Left rear turn signal light stays on

    as stated above just unplug the curt connectors and re-plug the lights again as it is usually plug and play style, unless they have hard wired it, you could have a trailer place help you if you cant do it.
  25. 1 point
    Ok - here’s the update.main dealer fixed the issue by replacing the sensor. 850 bucks all up ( 4 hours labour at 160 plus an hour diagnosis). Aiieee! I’ve now sold it ;-) obviously the australian manifactured tridon sensor sensor I had installed was at fault.
  26. 1 point
    Cut the power wire, or disconnect it. Adding aftermarket stuff to newer vehicles can always cause problems. I have a friend who had the same problem with an aftermarket towing apparatus on a ford truck. He was not as lucky as you because he spent over 600 bucks at the dealer trying to find the draw. mechanical-idiot
  27. 1 point
    mechanical-idiot

    Trans will not catch any gear

    Well Steve, I hate to tell you this, but Crow does not taste very good. I have had more than a few helpings of it myself during my lifetime. In your case it might taste a bit better since your luck changed. Glad you had some relief from your stress. Journey on Steve, Journey on.......... Wantoo, please keep us posted on your progress. Hope to heck that you can get a good used one at a reasonable price. Best of luck. mechanical-idiot
  28. 1 point
    mechanical-idiot

    JOURNEY FROM HELL

    Congratulations! That is good news indeed. And good for Dodge for coming to your aid. I am impressed. Big expenses like transmissions and rear ends can be very frustrating and stressful for an owner to replace. I have been there and understand your need to vent. I wonder if they will cover my rear end viscous unit and steering angle sensor and differential seals and blend door actuator and hands free bluetooth module and front strut and rear toe links and upper control arms and 3 batteries and rear lift gate wiring harness and calipers and .......... probably not. It was good to vent, though. mechanical-idiot
  29. 1 point
    Steve from Indy

    Trans will not catch any gear

    Yeah, so I’ll give some credit to Dodge - we heard from their customer care group and they will cover the cost of the transmission and other non-labor items. Although I’m still disappointed that we only got 70K miles out of the transmission and had to cover the big labor bill, I do recognize Dodge wasn’t obligated to refund a dime. we’re getting a refund of $2,900 which was welcomed news. Sorry to those that were upset at my venting - I do understand that stuff breaks. I’m glad to see that Dodge seemed to agree, in this case, it was a bit premature.
  30. 1 point
    2late4u

    2017 key fob programing

    check the forum plenty of info on this but i dont believe so.
  31. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Front end clunk, while braking

    If it wasn't doing this before you replaced those parts, probably something not put back correctly. No way to know how bad it is.
  32. 1 point
    2late4u

    Front end clunk, while braking

    none of what you did would affect the the movement of the car, other than that your guess is a good as we can guess, unless you took the cv joints loose or out of the trans on both sides at the same time if both sides are removed from the transmission at the same time you have serious problem then.good luck
  33. 1 point
    never had no problem with my 2011 journey had it about 3 yrs have a 2014 journey and have had some problems with the back up cam inop every once in a while, seams to be a software problem, i checked the wires going thur the hatch back rubber grommet did not see no wire problems there, havent heard of any solutions for this problem and not a big enough problem for me to pay to find out what is causing it.. good luck
  34. 1 point
    timxxv

    Help ! Interior lights still working.

    I wanted to switch them off , and am old enough to remember being able to do that from a switch next to the light by the mirror- I've since learned there is a switch that's built in to the rheostat . I do seem to have disabled the blue glow from under the dash, which is another feature I don't want..
  35. 1 point
    Merkavelli101

    No sound from any speakers

    I will do that tonight and if it doesn't work well I'll post what happens and maybe you have another idea I can try thanks for your help though much appreciated
  36. 1 point
    Yes. It is the actuators calibrating. They all do it. You will eventually get used to it and learn to tune the sound out. Welcome to the forum.
  37. 1 point
    Congrats on your purchase. Could be the blend door actuator. Check out youtube to see exactly where it is and then get down there and take a gander and a listen to it to confirm it. Hope you solve it soon. I am not great at mechanics, but there are a number of people on here who are a great resource and they love helping others. We are quite fortunate to have this forum and their help. Welcome to our world. mechanical-idiot
  38. 1 point
    MarySv

    2012 Service keyless remote system

    Yes- thanks- have been in contact with the adjuster about this already!
  39. 1 point
    DodgeCares

    Journey 2016 uconnect bluetooth

    Hi Neo, We're glad we could help! We're available via private message should you need any assistance in the future. Lydia Dodge Social Care Specialist
  40. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Help ! Interior lights still working.

    Why did you need to disable the interior lights?
  41. 1 point
    Shit, that is a great idea! Never thought of that. I will have to give it a try. Thanks. mechanical-idiot
  42. 1 point
    redtomatoman

    Performance brakes

    The 2011 DJ had undersized calipers and a known problem of rotor warpage. If yours is a later year it would probably be fine. Peace.
  43. 1 point
    2late4u

    Weird Engine Behaviour

    2014 crossroad here with 91 k only problems so far was a oil sender go bad ( covered under my ext warranty) and upper rear control arm problem ( fixed out of my own pocket , but pro would have been fixed under my warranty had i used it) sorry to hear of your problems, hopefully it will be clear sailing as long as your trans holds up
  44. 1 point
    Our Journey is a 3.6 AWD and it has plenty of power for us. If I had wanted something to blow my hair back from 0 to 60, I would have bought a Viper. mechanical-idiot
  45. 1 point
    J.W.

    High idle + misfire + random codes

    Thanks OhareFred. I knew it needed an injector and didnt notice the signs of it being in an accident till a few days after purchase. What I think could be a bad wreck, could be a failed attempt to remedy terrible paint peel (minus the ding in the rear). I paid $1700 and figured I could get rid of it for $2400 pretty easy. So far I $80 in it. Being optimistic that I'll find a short or bad ground that magically fixes everything.
  46. 1 point
    have heard when you have a engine light on or codes stored the cruise will not function
  47. 1 point
    Just saw this. Steve. We talked about this... Don't be a hater. Concentrate on getting your car repaired. Please log onto your favorite honda forum. You'll be a star there.
  48. 1 point
    first off congrats on giving background info on the car and problem,a lot of poster dont give us any vech info, not sure on the abs question but have heard that there can be a restriction on the caliper rubber hose where the clamp that holds the hose builds up rust under the clamp and restricts the flow or pressure delivered to the caliper, might want to examine all for hoses to see if that might be an issue since its a 2010 and in the north where there is salt used a lot..good luck on the problem
  49. 1 point
    well i had my 3.6 eng oil sensor go bad and the pressure Gage showing maxed out on high while i was on a trip ran fine but i called the local dealership about it and took it in to them they replaced it and said i could have drove it as the senor was just shorted out , he did say if it had showed no pressure instead of high pressure that would have been a different story, are you getting any stored code for the eng? hope you get it figured out and keep us informed on what you find out for other bloggers that might come up with the same problem...good luck
  50. 1 point
    2late4u

    40K and unsatisfied

    the CHEVROLET EQUINOX comes with mostly 4 cyl , I think it is a turbo and it looks to be larger then the journey only not as good looking as the journey , I dont know how they drive or handle but as usually you get what you pay for.i didnt even try the 4 cyl in the journeys i went straight to the 3.6
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