Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Is that the only time it will shift into 4wd low, when you unlock the door with the key fob?
I could look it up but it would be faster just to ask you, does the 4wd low work by pressing a button or switch? In other words is it electronic instead of actually manually shifting into it?
Ok, the very first procedure in the repair manual is to retrieve the codes. I figured that was where we should start. It says, "With the scan tool, read DTCs in the Front Control Module (FCM) and in the Instrument Cluster."
I have the list of codes and the test procedure for each, so let me know when you get those codes. If you don't have a scan tool, advance auto or even autozone or any auto-parts store with a scan tool should retrieve the codes for free.
Ok, it sounds as though something in that circuit may be bad and chances are it may have set a trouble code for itself, so let me know when you get those codes.
I know the autozone here only checks for engine trouble codes, not all the other codes from all of the other modules. Didn't they tell you that? or did they check all the modules for codes?
I think you should get that vehicle into a shop and up on a lift, that way they can start the engine place it in gear and listen for the noise and pinpoint it better, plus see if the front brakes still lookup while on a lift steering and if so what might be causing it.
I know advance auto scans all the modules but you had better call them first and ask.
Or you can make a cheap scan tool like I did from a $10 android cellphone, some free software and a $15 adapter, I bought my adapter from obd innovations here http://www.obdinnovations.com/
It will retrieve codes from all of the modules. You can use a windows laptop, too and also an android tablet. probably a windows tablet as well. the thing is finding the free software. the software I found for my Ford probably won't work, it was called Forscan, but search around for OBDII elm software, and I believe it's elm 327. here is a link http://elmelectronics.com/obdsoftware.html
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