Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome to just answer. Would you tell me what all of the codes are?
Neutral switch or a bad ground will not have any effect on the charging system at all. Have a shop double check the wiring to the alternator and the PCM, and verify that there is voltage on that large alternator stud. Then if it is confirmed that this is all ok, then replace the PCM.
Ok, then it has to be the PCM, or the field wiring between the alternator and PCM. That P0622 code is a code that sets if the PCM detects a problem with the field circuit. Let me see if I can find a diagnostic procedure for that code.
What engine do you have in your Stratus?
Ok, let me see what I can find. It might be a while though,
Well it has to be a wiring issue or a PCM. Will send the procedures when I get home from work.
When you ordered the PCM did you provide them with the vehicle's VIN number?
Well Ask them if they can pre program it with the VIN number so all you will need to do is to install it and go.
Let me know if they will do that.
Ok, keep me posted.
Well install it and see if it will start. If not, install the old one and drive the vehicle to the dealer and pay them to program it for you. The PCM will need to be installed in order for it to be programmed. But maybe you will get lucky with the new one and it will not need programming.
Sounds good.. By the way I am assuming you checked that wiring right?
Ok just wanted to be sure.
Yes but disconnect the negative battery cable before installing the PCM
Then the new alternator is defective, or the wiring between the alternator is open. You said that you checked the wiring earlier, and that it was ok. How exactly did you do that?
I would like to talk to your mechanic and ask him how he checked them. Is that ok?