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  1. ABS Module

    You might want to get a set of rotors as well, just in case they are in need of replacement. You can always save them for the next time, or take them back if you don't need them. That way if you change them in the evening or on the weekend, you are not up shit creek without a paddle (or without brakes in this case). mechanical-idiot
  2. Instrument cluster problem??

    When the dealer mechanic checks the codes, he or she should be able to tell you if the cluster is the next possible suspect (providing that the BCM is not the culprit). You can get them to diagnose the problem, you don't have to get them to fix it. You just pay for the diagnosis. Most of them are good to help and give some advice. They know the vehicle and they have seen most of the problems before. The codes will tell them and you what is wrong. Get a printout of the codes. Best of luck mechanical-idiot
  3. Instrument cluster problem??

    After the battery check, get your codes checked. That should tell you if the BCM is bad. Dealer for that one. Best of luck. mechanical-idiot
  4. Battery Tray Corrosion.....

    We have our car rust checked every year, so we don't have to worry about the battery shelf, since it is coated for us. If we didn't get it done, I would buy a can of Rust Check and coat the damn thing myself. I have a can of it that I spray on the hinges etc. Love that stuff. mechanical-idiot
  5. 220 miles a tank!?

    As jkeaton said, it might be time for a tune up. If over 100,000 miles, get your spark plugs changed (if they have not been changed before). If it is a 6 cylinder, go with the iridium plugs, preferably mopar plugs. And - take the advice from the boys above and check the brakes. Best of luck. mechanical-idiot
  6. Front end wobble/vibration

    If they vibrate on the back, then it is a broken belt or an imbalanced rim/tire. mechanical-idiot
  7. Unknown wire connector

    You could run it thru the firewall into the dash and hook up a toggle switch there. Or, you could get it fixed correctly. I would choose option B. Good luck mechanical-idiot
  8. If the code for the BCM is coming up, it is likely trying to tell you that it should be replaced. Check a salvage yard for a used one. mechanical-idiot

    I guess Carlos got what he was looking for. Another one post ghost. mechanical-idiot
  10. Unknown wire connector

    Time to visit your local auto wrecker. mechanical-idiot
  11. Your HFM module (blue tooth) could be draining it. Common problem. Pull fuse 131 under the dash on the passenger side. Charge it. If it does not go dead, then that is your problem. mechanical-idiot
  12. as above mechanical-idiot

    Your battery is probably dead or very low. The Service AWD message will come up if the battery is low. Charge it, then try starting it. You might have a bad battery that needs replacing, or you have a draw. mechanical-idiot
  14. Allen

    David, that makes sense. The software would be different for each manufacturer. Thanks for pointing that out. mechanical-idiot
  15. Allen

    Broken wire(s) Abs Sensors Abs module/pump I'm just guessing. In any event, the only way to truly identify the problem is to have the codes checked. Some auto parts stores will do a diagnostic check for free. Call around. This won't fix your problem, but at least it will give you some peace of mind knowing what is wrong. This is not something you will likely be able to fix yourself. If you can't get anyone to diagnose the problem, it is time to visit your friendly neighbourhood Dodge dealer. Best of luck Mechanical-idiot
  16. 2014 SXT FWD suspention upgrade to RT

    Tire pressure/bad tires/one new tire of a different brand? Wheel alignment Brake problems Bad tie rods or ball joints just guessing As 2late4u said, get it checked out immediately. It is abnormal and dangerous. mechanical-idiot
  17. AWD out of sync?

    Your steering angle sensor is bad. Get a code reading. C0051-49 code Binds up rear end, causing tire to skip. 600 bucks or so for the part and 3 hours labor to install. Good luck.
  18. 16” Rims?

    I did the same thing, but I went with a 17 inch rim and a higher walled tire. Don't forget to check the equivalent tire size to match the rim size (should match the original 19" rim and tire height) or otherwise, your odometer and speedometer will be off. If you check the online tire stores, they will show equivalent tire sizes to the original. I hope I am making sense. mechanical-idiot
  19. Rear hatch will not open

    David is right on. All of our dealers here in my area of Canada have their own body shops. Perhaps you could check a dealer there. One of the guys at the shop might even be kind enough to tell you a quick way to get it open. I am sure that you are not the first person to have this problem. mechanical-idiot
  20. Steering Wheel noise (inside cabin)

    I purchased the part at the dealer. I had a mechanic install it at a garage. It was a 3 hour job. There are lots of online videos about how to install one. Basically it is the same procedure for all vehicles. I got a 2 year warranty on the part. It is not worth buying a used one at a salvage yard. I could have saved some $, but would have spent it again on labour if the second hand one screwed up. mechanical-idiot
  21. Steering Wheel noise (inside cabin)

    https://www.youcanic.com/wiki/clock-spring One of the failure symptoms is a rubbing sound inside the cabin behind the steering wheel. Sounds like your problem. mechanical-idiot
  22. Steering Wheel noise (inside cabin)

    The clock spring is part of the steering angle sensor. I just replaced mine. Cost about 600 bucks Canadian at the dealer. 3 hours to put in. Not cheap. The sensor was screwed, but the buttons and horn still worked. mechanical-idiot
  23. abs and traction control light on

    You got a great deal. Glad that it all worked out for you. Our Traction Control Light was on, but we did not fair as lucky as you. We were hoping for a wheel speed sensor problem (cheap, easy fix) but it turned out to be the Steering Angle Sensor. About 20 times as much $ to fix it. Just our luck. While it was in the shop (local garage, not the dealer) , some dummy put the Hands Free Module fuse back in without inquiring why it was missing in the first place. We had it pulled because it was messed up and draining the battery. So, it killed another new battery. They denied having put it in. So, how the hell did a fuse suddenly get put back into the fuse box under the dash? Thank God that I decided to check it. I almost had it towed into the dealer because I thought it might be another drain that had to be found. That would have been an expensive fuse. I am so pissed off about some idiot finding a fuse missing from the box and replacing it without even asking the customer. Common sense would tell you to ask the customer why the goddam thing was missing in the first place. Common sense would also tell you to inform the customer about everything that you did to the vehicle. Don't get me started........ mechanical-idiot
  24. Power steering problems

    Time to get acquainted with your local service manager at the dealer. Fred is right. Don't waste your time, because you are going to end up at the dealer in the end. My original answer was not sarcasm. You have two separate issues with the vehicle. Likely coincidental, but I could be wrong since they run on one belt. GET IT TO THE DEALER! They are trained to diagnose and fix it properly. mechanical-idiot
  25. 2012 journey 2.4 trans pan torque specs

    If you call the service department at the dealer, they should be able to tell you. If they don't, call another dealer. mechanical-idiot