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2005 DODGE CARAVAN 3.3 CAME IN WITH ASD FUSE AND ELETRICAL

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2005 DODGE CARAVAN 3.3 CAME IN WITH ASD FUSE BLOWN AND ELETRICAL SMELL OR BURNT. REPLACED FUSE AND WENT TO CRANK AND IT FAILED AS SOON AS STARTER ENGAGED, THE PCM WAS FRIED AND THE BURNT SMELL, REPLACED DARK BLUE /DARK GREEN WIRE TO COIL PACK AND THE TEST LIGHT STILL STAYS LIT WITH ONE END ON BATT HOT AND OTHER END ON BLUE/ DARK GREEN WIRE AND , DOES NOT FLASH ON THIS WIRE THATS WHY I REPLACED IT. ALSO REPLACED THE BURNT OUT PCM , WHY IS THE BLUE /DARK GREEN WIRE STILL STAYING ALL TIME GROUNS WITH NEW WIRE RUNNING ID START TO FINISH, NOW IT WILL CRANKS AND RUN BUT THE CYLINDER 1&4 ON COIL PACK ARE NOT FIRING, HAS A BRAND NEW COIL ON IT AND SAME THING
JA: Have you had any recent electrical work done on the car? Have you checked the circuit?
Customer: NO WORK BEFORE IT WAS TOWED IN FOR A NO START WITH BLOWN ASD FUSE
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: YES I ALREADY SAID WHAT ALL WE TRIED
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: NOT YET
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name siCustomerand I can assist you with your question. Did you say that the PCM was replaced? Can I get the codes stored in the computer?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
THE CODE WAS P2302
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for that information. Was the PCM replaced?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I REPLACED THE PCM AFTER I REPLACED THE WHOLE WIRE FROM PLUG TO PLUG AT PCM TO THE COIL , FOR THE 1&4 COIL CONTROL ( BLUE/DARK GREEN WIRE )
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
BECAUSE THAT WIRE WAS KEEPING THE TEST LIGHT LIT WITH KEY ON AND CRANKING IT WAS NOT PULSING LIKE IT SHOULD
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

And this wire was replaced from the PCM to the ignition coil?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR WHERE IT MAY BE GROUNDED IN THE HARNESS I JUST BYPASSED IT AND PUT IN NEW WIRE OUTSIDE THE HARNESS , BUT IT STILL STAYING LIT SO IT HAS TO BE IN THE NEW PCM OR SOMETHING THAT CONTROLS THE PCM TO MAKE THE TRIGGER FOR COIL 1&4 PULSE
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Even with the key on (Without cranking) it is grounded constantly? Is that correct?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Ok, then is has to be a bad new PCM

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK THAT IS WHAT I FIGURED , JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT COULDNT BE SOMEWHERE BEFORE PCM THAT TRIGGERS THE PCM TO TRIGGER THE COIL ON THE 3 WIRES TO COIL
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

NO sir. As long as you are testing it correctly, the PCM is at fault.

Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
CORRECTLY? TEST LIGHT ON HOT BATT POST TO BLUE/DARK GREEN AT 4PIN COIL PLUG WITH IT UNPLUG , KOEO SOLID LIT, CCRANKING SOLID LIT, OTHER TWO COIL DRIVER WIRES IN 4 PIN BOTH PULSE WITH CRANKING ,
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Did you check it right at the PCM? I would

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
CHECKED AT PCM , BEFORE AND AFTER THE WIRE WAS CUT AND STILL SOLID LIT
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Ok, then yes, it sounds to me like you have done the test correctly

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
WITH OLD PCM BEFORE AND WITH NEW PCM AFTER CUT WIRE , DIDNT WANT TO SHORT NEW PCM
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Got it!

Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

I would replace the PCM under warranty at this point.

Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

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