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2005 dodge stratus. Had motor...
2005 dodge stratus. Had motor replaced last month. Car now stalls and 17 different codes. Seem to all stem from rapid misfire. Checked battery and good. No corrosion. Replaced altenator. Car running I have 12 volts and slowly decreases. Belt is tight.
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer. Would you tell me what all of the codes are?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i don't have them with me, but the autozone guy said they were all stemming from the rapid misfire code. i tested battery this morning....12.4 at the battery and at the alternator with car not running. started car and both the battery and alternator read 12.0 with no lights or radio etc on. altenater is brand new.
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago
Ok then you may have a problem with the PCM. The PCM contains the voltage regulator and is responsible for keeping the charging voltage at around 14 volts when the engine is running. Do one more test before condeming the PCM : with the engine off, check for voltage at the large alternator post on the back of the alternator. If you do have 12 volts on that post with the engine off, then suspect a faulty PCM.Chris
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
is there a way to test the pcm for sure. i hear they are expensive. on line i saw several people say it was not the pcm, but rather a neutral switch, or a bad ground at alternator or engine block
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
im getting the codes now......
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i don't mean to disrespect your opinion....its just i took it to the mechanic yesterday and he swore the altenator was no good even though it looked new and looked like it was just replaced, and now im out 150 bucks
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok...codes from before i put in the new altenator ...441, 300, 700, 740, 32, 38, 52, 58
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago
Ok thanks. Some of those may be erroneous due to low system voltage. Get the charging system fixed and clear the codes. See if they come back.Chris
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok...but what can I do to fix the charging problem....is the pcm the only choice???what about the neutral selector switch or a bad ground??
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

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.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i think i screwed up.....i just checked the codes by turning on off 3 times.....they are p0622, 0032, 0038, 0052, 0058i don't know where thoise other codes came from....maybe when i wrote them down from my toyota....anyway....altenator was tested good...battery tested good.....atenentor producing 11.5 volts while running...please help
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
are you still there?
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

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.

Chris

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

What engine do you have in your Stratus?

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2.7 flex T
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

Ok, let me see what I can find. It might be a while though,

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok...thanks....also, i don't know if i mentioned it but the motor was replaced with a used motor 1 month ago....when i got the car back the lights were flickering and radio would cut out....i looked uder hood and the ground wire was loose....so i tightene it up and that issue went away ....but i don't know that the mechanic who put the engine in did any kind of programing for the new motor...not sure if it needed to be, just checking
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the battery light came on a few days after the motor was put in
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

Well it has to be a wiring issue or a PCM. Will send the procedures when I get home from work.

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK...ORDERED PCM...ANYTHING SPECIAL I NEED TO DO WHEN INSTALLING IT?
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

When you ordered the PCM did you provide them with the vehicle's VIN number?

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
NO...THEY DIDN'T ASK FOR IT...I ORDERED IT FROM PARTS GEEK.....IS THAT BAD????????
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ORDERED IT ON LINE
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
SHOULD I CANCEL THE ORDER???
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

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.

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
THIS IS WHAT THE AD SAYS..........Availability: (8) In Stock
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Free Ground Shipping
Part Number: 79-4613V
Brand: A1 Cardone
Notes: Engine Control Computer -- Remanufactured; Vehicle specific Flash programming required ON or OFF the vehicle.Accurate VIN and mileage are req'd; with OE # ***** 613AA-AD
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I OPENED A QUESTION WITH THEM AND WILL WAIT FOR THEIR RESPONSE. I ASKED IF ITS TOO LATE TO PROGRAM IT OR IF THEY EVEN DO.....I DON'T THINK THEY DO
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

Ok, keep me posted.

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
customer service says the warehouse ships the pcm without programing. I probably should have looked into that before ordering it, but, to late now...its on its way. How do I program it???
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

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.

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok...thank you...it takes 3 to 7 days to ship so when I get it I will let you know
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

Sounds good.. By the way I am assuming you checked that wiring right?

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I had 2 mechanics check all the wiring and fuses....but there's always the possibility they missed something. ..we won't know until we swap pcm....hopefully the pcm fixes the problem
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

Ok just wanted to be sure.

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok..pcm came today.....just disconnect the old one and connect the new one and see what it does????
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

Yes but disconnect the negative battery cable before installing the PCM

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
took the car to dodge this morning. they installed the new pcm and programed it. STILL putting out 11.8 v at the altenator. oops there goes 400 dollars out the window...any more brite ideas????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

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?

Chris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i took the altenator . they said it couldn't be tested because the regulator was in the PCM....so they gave me another one just in case....both did the same thing.....chances that BOTH are bad????...my mechanic said he checked and rechecked all the wires..
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2 altenators, new pcm, battery checked, all battery connections cleaned and tightened, mech said all wires checked
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 1 year ago

I would like to talk to your mechanic and ask him how he checked them. Is that ok?

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