Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 2006 Dodge Charger 2.7l V6. recently while

Customer Question
attempting to jump start the...
I have a 2006 Dodge Charger 2.7l V6. recently while attempting to jump start the car, the terminals on the running car were reversed (positive to negative/negative to positive). There is no continuity between positive alternator terminal & battery positive, the alternator puts out 44v & the turn signal, high beams, horn, cruise control & windshield wipers all do not work. Can you please help me troubleshoot?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dodge
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
2/23/2016
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago
Amedee
Amedee, Dodge Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 28,342
Experience: ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Everytime the battery is jumped and the terminals are reversed, it will blow fuses on board the vehicle. It usually will blown many different fuses so be sure to check all of the fuses in the power distribution center under the hood and the fuse block inside the vehicle. I bet you will find one or more blown fuses. Good luck and let me know if you have any further questions.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I've checked all fuses & wiper relay.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, no problem. I can help you pinpoint this problem. Start by checking for power on all of these circuits.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My priority is with the charging system issue. I've read on your site about a fusible link which could be the problem cause I have no continuity between battery & alternator but also my alternator was putting out 44v. Any recommendations?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, I have never seen an alternator charge at 44 volts. In addition if it does not have power going to it, it cannot charge. It is as simple as that. I suspect that the reading you got was incorrect. I would recommend to double check the voltage reading.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is this easily repaired?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

YES, once it is confirmed that the fusible link it is bad, it simply just gets replaced. YES, it is a very simple repair.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

I am glad I can help!

It has been a pleasure working with you. Please dont forget to honor your good faith deposit by rating my answer as "Excellent Service" for assisting you today.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm confused you're telling me an alternator doesn't put out any power unless power is going to it? I thought that was the point of an alternator to generate electric power...
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

The alternator needs battery voltage in order to work correctly

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I had a quote given on the fusible link which was almost 1k, is there a cheaper work around? I've read something similar on this site....
here's a link:
http://my.justanswer.com/question/guest/41d08b255520451ba8ba6fd83ddb1bfcWhat part would I be asking for going into a parts store?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

You would need a fusible link. I believe the sizes come in numbers. The wiring diagram says 8. Or you can remove the fusible link yourself and bring it to a parts department so they can match it up with a new one.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
That's a fix on the charging system. Can you help me diagnose the wiper/turn signal/horn issue?
Basically nothing from the clockspring is working. I've check all fuses & replaced the clockspring.
This all happened from jumper cables being crossed.
Any suggestions?Thanks for the fusible link help!
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Hello! If the clock spring has been replaced, then I suspect that this is caused by a bad front control module.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Changed out the FCM, still no luck with any of the clockspring controls..
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, then you will have to do some testing to pinpoint the problem. Do you need some help with this?

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yeah, I have no idea where to start.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, have you checked for codes in any of the modules on board the vehicle?

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I have not. I don't have the diagnostic tool for that. Wouldn't a light on the dash illuminate if there were any error codes?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

NO, only the check engine light will come on if there is a code in the PCM related to the emissions.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dodge mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Amedee Your Own Question
Amedee
Amedee
Amedee, Dodge Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 28,342
28,342 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Amedee is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

7,095 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

6,073 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,822 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

2,363 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,593 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
Plymouth Grand Voyager: I replaced low beam headlights, now
I replaced low beam headlights, now my horn,windshield wipers, headlights (high/low beam), and interior lights aren't functioning. Everything worked fine yesterday, after I replaced them. Then tonight… read more
Chris
Chris
Shop Foreman
7,095 satisfied customers
98 dodge ram 2500: blow..fog..my windshield wipers..cruise control
98 dodge ram 2500 when i put lt. turn signal on or blow horn or turn fog on my windshield wipers come on,have changed multi func.switch and inner fuse block,had dash out to ck. for bad wires also chan… read more
Dodge expert
Dodge expert
ASE MASTER TECH, REPAIR FACILITY OWNER
High School or GED
3,636 satisfied customers
1998 dodge: workin..a code of p0123 tps voltage high..checked voltage
i am workin on a 1998 dodge 5.9 360 i have a code of p0123 tps voltage high. i checked voltage and am getting 5.06 volts i replaced the sensor,check the harness for shorts to ground, and removed the h… read more
Dodge expert
Dodge expert
ASE MASTER TECH, REPAIR FACILITY OWNER
High School or GED
3,636 satisfied customers
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan: automatic..signals..high beam..low beam
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan automatic sliding doors will not work half the time. Also I have some type of electrical problem with my windshield wipers, turning signals and high beam / low beam switch.… read more
rodcuda
rodcuda
Auto repair pro, 30 years experience
Associate Degree
74 satisfied customers
2006 Dodge Charger: 2.7L..my windshield wipers dont work..right turn
Hello, I own a 2006 Dodge Charger with a 2.7L engine and my windshield wipers don't work. The delay function stopped in addition to the continuous wiping function as well. When it was starting to go b… read more
CDJMasterTech
CDJMasterTech
Lead Automotive Technician
High School or GED
813 satisfied customers
2003 dodge neon sxt windsheild wipers only work on high settings
2003 dodge neon sxt windsheild wipers only work on high settings and stops immediately when turned down don't know if it's relay switch or windsheild wiper motor.… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport: headlight..bulbs..The head lights..passenger
This certain car is a 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3 litre auto. I've replaced and checked the Front headlight bulbs. The head lights low beams only let the passenger head light work. when i switch over… read more
ricardo hohl
ricardo hohl
automotive instructor
Associate Degree
1,818 satisfied customers
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500: 2.7L..Right front..low beam headlight..bulb
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Turbodiesel ambulance package. Right front low beam headlight not working, bulb is good. I am not getting power to the bulb. I tried to jump it from the left low beam bul… read more
garrtim
garrtim
SERVICE MANAGER
1,831 satisfied customers
2002 Dodge Dakota: cyl..My lights..flickering..my keyless entry
2002 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl. My lights are flickering and it seems to be the CTM causing the problem. Sometimes my keyless entry will not work, but then a few days later it starts working again. I also he… read more
Josh
Josh
Lead Technician
High School or GED
1,093 satisfied customers
98 dodge stratus: 2.4 l. and my pcm just blow..gauges..wiper
hi expert, i have my 98 dodge stratus 2.4 l. and my pcm just blow out , i change it for a used one because the car wont start anymore, and now it's run good but the NO BUS problem come :i dont have an… read more
moparfl
moparfl
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,292 satisfied customers
compression nut for the wiper arm assembly..ran fine
I recently replaced the compression nut for the wiper arm assembly, I checked the motor whenout and jumped it hot to see if there was any notor failure alonog withte the mechcanical arm failure. The m… read more
David Dill
David Dill
Master Level Chrysler Technician
High School or GED
834 satisfied customers
2005 dodge charger: wipers..horn..light and abs light and brake light
2005 dodge charger... the battery went dead the other day. I got a jump, but now the wipers, blinkers, horn don't work. Also, the eas/bas light and abs light and brake light stay on. The number 9 and … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,881 satisfied customers
2002 Dodge Ram 1500: sitting..winter..Headlights are always on
My 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 has been sitting for most of the winter. When I start it now the following problems occur: 1. Headlights are always on, even with the switch in the off position. Turning the hea… read more
garrtim
garrtim
SERVICE MANAGER
1,831 satisfied customers
1997 Dodge Ram 1500: 4 wheel drive..windshield wipers..check next
I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 withXXXXXand recently my windshield wipers stopped working. I replaced the fuse and that didn't help. What should I check next?… read more
Jerry
Jerry
Master Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,754 satisfied customers
Dodge: headlights..Taillights and single highbeam head lights work
I have a dodge 1500 ''99. Both headlights went out at same time. Taillights and single highbeam head lights work. The two fuses(15 amp) are both OK. Replacements 9004 did not work. There is a head lam… read more
Jerry
Jerry
Master Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,754 satisfied customers
1998 Dodge Caravan: the bulbs, fuses, relay..wiper..engage
The High Beams on my 1998 Dodge Caravan no longer come on. I have checked the bulbs, fuses, relay and changed the column wiper/indicator/light switch assembly, with no effect. I can get the high beams… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
Power coming..the hi beam wire from the multifunction switch..whats
i dont have power coming out of the hi beam wire from the multifunction switch unless you hold switch back,whats the problem.… read more
mndave0002
mndave0002
Associate Degree
250 satisfied customers
Grand Caravan: ES..power window..the windshield wiper fliud motors
I have a 2002 ES grand Caravan and I noticed when I got back from deployment that the right power window doesnt go down, some of the illuminations on the dash dont work and the windshield wiper fliud … read more
mndave0002
mndave0002
Associate Degree
250 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x