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00 grand caravan 3.8 all wheel drive Intermittent dash

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failure always occurs with abs...
00 grand caravan 3.8 all wheel drive Intermittent dash failure always occurs with abs lamp in upper cluster lit. Some times short 2 second shut downs sometimes shut down for hours! New sypmtoms no start or start and shut down issue! Cluster ,battery, bcm
and ecm replaced help
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Are you saying that the engine currently starts and stalls out or that it does not even start up at all?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Currently it's not starting at all this changes just about daily ! Some times it starts sometimes it starts and stalls if you start and stall 3 times it won't even turn over for a day or 2
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Are there any codes in the computer? Does thee engine crank over and not start or does it not crank over at all when this happens?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No codes in computer it starts and shuts off after 3 times it won't crank! Abs has 3 codes for 3 failed sensors local garage checked it out and said and sensor are functioning properly! While using there scanner the abs light came on and the dash shut off they said they lost all communication to the computers whe dash was out scanner said low voltage to the ecm
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
At times the vehicle runs well with no issues sometime with the abs light on and the dash going crazy it runs well but sometimes it won't start or starts and stalls !
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Usually the start and stalling condition is related to the security system. Check to see if the ECM is sending out 5 volts to the TPS and MAP sensor with the key on. If not, we could possible have a bad ECM.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ecm was replaced less than 48 hrs ago and flashed ! Proper voltage is being put out
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Excellent!! Now we check the inputs to the ECM. Powers and grounds. Let me know what you find!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They were checked when ecm was replaced by dealership all was well
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

What pins were power going into the ECM?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
That I don't know
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

You will have to find that out

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The dealership checked it
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

If this checks out good, I would suspect a bad BCM or a bad instrument cluster.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Both are very common.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
As in my question both have been replaced
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

If both of those were replaced, your next step would be to check the BUS circuit.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

The BUS circuit is being shorted out.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How do we do that
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

If could be any other module on board the vehicle. You can use a voltmeter to check this at the data link connector.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
But it will only show if acting up?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Then you will need to check this when the problem occurs. When this happens, start unplugging modules one at a time until the bus voltage returns to 2.5 volts. Leave the BCM until last as it is the component that sends out the 2.5 volts. The modules on this vehicle are the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Transmission Control Module, Controller Anti-Lock Brake, Radio, Overhead Console (if equipped) and Airbag Control Module

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok I'll let u know how it goes
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Your welcome! I am glad I can help! Please dont forget to honor your good faith deposit by rating my answer as "excellent service" for assisting you today!

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

It has been a pleasure working with you. Have a greay day!

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