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Some fixya user told me a website reliable-store it is very good.. I used it to repair my shredder it had some spark issue which wasn't easily fixed. you can go there and try

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

you can get guide from many sites.. i know few
error codes/ fault codes, wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, torque specs, engine info, switches functioning, assemble, disassembly, complete refurbish, repair, installation every single thing is covered

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

start with a compression test ,if your getting piston slap theres a lot wrong

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

get complete guide on whether to repair
or not, service it, and how to repair etc, along with wiring diagrams, electrical diagrams, torque specs, error codes, everything.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 13, 2018

Not sure but the last post on this link has some solutions which should not cost anything


1997 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

jack the front right up until both wheels are free of the ground
place on jack stands as you have to go under the vehicle and apply some force
loosen of the lh bar and twist it in an anti clockwise direction and install it with this tension ( use stilsons)
now do the rh bar the same but tension it in a clockwise direction
sufficient tension will be when you see the wheel start to lift as you turn the bar with the stilsons ( will require some effort so use a bar on the wrench)
lock them at that point
before attaching the lock plate to the spline end
loosen the adjuster bolt right off
Lower the front to the ground and the car will be close to correct height
levelling the front left to right or raising further is done by the adjusting bolts you loosened off

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 28, 2018

The sending unit was my guess...Could be the oil pump going bad...Or even a to good brand oil filter restraining the oil from recirculating...I've seen it happen..

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 25, 2017

have your transmission checked by a professional, It sounds like you have a shift solenoid going. Had something similar on a van. I don't know where it is on your vehicle so I don't know how deep into the transmission you may have to go.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Visit the on-line store, known as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure
you will get the solution of your problem.
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1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Hi, This needs a new cruise control switch fitting not a job for the faint hearted there are a lot of wires that need to be connected properly, recommend any good vehicle electrics company or cruise control specialist is best. Please give feedback at crossflowspeed@hotmail.co.uk Thanks, Malcolm Campbell.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 27, 2017

Pull out the auto shutdown relay. Try substituting another relay thst is not needed to run the engine, such as the horn relay. If that works, replace the relay. If not, probe the relay socket with a volt/ohmmeter. With the meter set to vdc, connect the black lead to body ground and probe the socket. Thete shou.d be one hot terminal with the key off and two hot terminals with the key on or turned to start.
If those are good, leave your red probe in the terminal that is hot with the key on, keep yhe key on, and probe the other two terminals with your black lead. One of those terminals should read battery voltage, as it is the ground signal from the pcm. The other terminal should also show some voltzge, as it goes to the coil and other loads. After running these tests, let me know the rexults and I will try to diagnose.


1997 Dodge... | Answered on Aug 04, 2017

Old oil can do that as it gets too thin, filter blocked.
Wrong grade of oil can also cause that or worn pump/bearings.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Check for moisture under the interior carpeting.
I have see it cause this when the wiring gets wet on the connections from the door switches. Other wise you are going to have to get a meter and check all the wiring to each door and the lamp switch.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 01, 2017

Did you vacuum the a/c before refilling?If the a/c is cool not cold try giving it a little shot of 134a to see if it drops a little colder. You should see a dash vent temp of 45 degrees with med fan speed,when there is air flow through the condenser at the front.Use a fan in front of the rad when filling a/c.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 30, 2017

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