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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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2005 crossfire automatic, driving 2-3 miles and slow down to

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2005 crossfire automatic, driving 2-3 miles and slow down to a stop sign, all warning dash lights come on, the wind flap at the back goes to the up position and I pull forward but it sticks in a first gear only, pull over and shut it off, turn the key again and no start, just dead but the battery is fine, wait a while and keep trying and it suddenly starts, but all warning lights still on and back wind flap still up with the switch flashing and will not go down, shut it off again, tried 2 or 3 more times and start and no warning lights, drive home a short way, this happens every time I go out the past week 5 days in a row, until last night, shut down and would not start again, towed to dealer who said next morning it started fine and can't find anything wrong with it, even though they have a crack mechanic there who knows all about these crossfires apparently, please advise on what to do, seams to be a common problem with no resolve but expensive experiments..
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Customer: said everything possible that I know in my first response
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Customer: no, it is at the dealer now, but they are not coming up with an answer
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Customer: I have had the car for 6 months, put an after market radio in 4 months ago, these problems started a week ago, drive it once a day for 3-4 miles thats it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!It sounds as if you either have a power distribution or bus communication issue. If a module stops communicating with the instrument cluster then it's respective warning light will come on. If all warning lights are coming on together then modules aren't communication because the bus network is shorting to power or ground, or there is a power distribution issue causing multiple modules to go down at the same time. It may not be shifting because the trans controller isn't awake, or it could be a loss of wheel speed signal from the ABS module.Do you know if any fault codes were found?