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One can get a repair kit that includes a new motor pump and wiring clips, or

one can get the original motor that plugs into the windshield wiper fluid reservoir.

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Windshield wiper reservoir (gives idea of how to change the windshield wiper fluid pump motor) Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the right front wheel and splash shield.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the pumps and detach the rear washer hose.
  5. Place a drain pan under the reservoir if it contains fluid.
  6. Disconnect the front washer hose at the wiper unit in the engine compartment. NOTE: The front hose will be removed with the reservoir.
  7. Let the fluid drain from the reservoir.
  8. Remove the mounting screws and the reservoir.
To Install:
  1. Install the fluid reservoir with the mounting screws.
  2. Connect the front washer hose in the engine compartment.
  3. Connect the electrical connectors and rear washer hose.
  4. Install the splash shield.
  5. Install the right front wheel.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
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2000 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 21, 2015


A lot of the instrument clusters on vehicles have bad solder joints and need to be re-soldered.

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015


I've encountered this with my 2000 dodge mini van. The problem lies in the IOD circuit. Best fix is a battery disconnect switch for overnight parking. Here's info: IGNITION-OFF DRAW TEST
The term Ignition-Off Draw (IOD) identifies a nor-
mal condition where power is being drained from the
battery with the ignition switch in the Off position. A
normal vehicleicon1.png electrical system will draw from fif-
teen to twenty-five milliamperes (0.015 to 0.025
ampere) with the ignition switch in the Off position,
and all non-ignition controlled circuits in proper
working order. Up to twenty-five milliamperes are
needed to enable the memory functions for the Pow-
ertrain Control Module (PCM), digital clock, electron-
ically tuned radio, and other modules which may
vary with the vehicle equipment.
A vehicle that has not been operated for approxi-
mately twenty-one days, may discharge the battery
to an inadequate level. When a vehicle will not be
used for twenty-one days or more (stored), remove
the IOD fuse from the Integrated Power Module
(IPM). This will reduce battery discharging.
Excessive IOD can be caused by:
• Electrical items left on.
• Faulty or improperly adjusted switches.
• Faulty or shorted electronic modules and compo-
nents.
• An internally shorted generator.
• Intermittent shorts in the wiring.
If the IOD is over twenty-five milliamperes, the
problem must be found and corrected before replac-
ing a battery. In most cases, the battery can be
charged and returned to service after the excessive
IOD condition has been corrected.
(1) Verify that all electrical accessories are off.
Turn off all lamps, remove the ignition key, and close
all doors. If the vehicle is equipped with an illumi-
nated entry system or an electronically tuned radio,
allow the electronic timer function of these systems
to automatically shut off (time out). This may take
up to twenty minutes.
(2) Disconnect the battery negative cableicon1.png.
(3) Set an electronic digital multi-meter to its
highest amperage scale. Connect the multi-meter
between the disconnected battery negative cable ter-
minal clampicon1.png and the battery negative terminal post.
Make sure that the doors remain closed so that the
illuminated entry system is not activated. The multi-
meter amperage reading may remain high for up to
three minutes, or may not give any reading at all
while set in the highest amperage scale, depending
upon the electrical equipment in the vehicle. The
multi-meter leads must be securely clamped to the
battery negative cable terminal clamp and the bat-
tery negative terminal post. If continuity between the
battery negative terminal post and the negative cable
terminal clamp is lost during any part of the IOD
test, the electronic timer function will be activated
and all of the tests will have to be repeated.
(4) After about three minutes, the high-amperage
IOD reading on the multi-meter should become very
low or nonexistent, depending upon the electrical
equipment in the vehicle. If the amperage reading
remains high, remove and replace each fuse or circuit
breaker in the Integrated Power Module (IPM), one
at a time until the amperage reading becomes very
low, or nonexistent. Refer to the appropriate wiring
information for complete Integrated Power Module
fuse, circuit breaker, and circuit identification. This
will isolate each circuit and identify the circuit that
is the source of the high-amperage IOD. If the
amperage reading remains high after removing and
replacing each fuse and circuit breaker, disconnect
the wire harness from the generator. If the amperage
reading now becomes very low or nonexistent, (Refer
to 8 - ELECTRICAL/CHARGING - DIAGNOSIS AND
TESTING) for the proper charging systemicon1.png diagnosis
and testing procedures. After the high-amperage IOD
has been corrected, switch the multi-meter to pro-
gressively lower amperage scales and, if necessary,
repeat the fuse and circuit breaker remove-and-re-
place process to identify and correct all sources of
excessive IOD. It is now safe to select the lowest mil-
liampere scale of the multi-meter to check the low-
amperage IOD.
CAUTION: Do not open any doors, or turn on any
electrical accessories with the lowest milliampere
scale selected, or the multi-meter may be damaged.
(5) Allow twenty minutes for the IOD to stabilize
and observe the multi-meter reading. The low-amper-
age IOD should not exceed twenty-five milliamperes
(0.025 ampere). If the current draw exceeds twenty-
five milliamperes, isolate each circuit using the fuse
and circuit breaker remove-and-replace process in
Step 4. The multi-meter reading will drop to within
the acceptable limit when the source of the excessive
current draw is disconnected. Repair this circuit as
required; whether a wiring short, incorrect switch
adjustment, or a component failure is at fault.

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015


Hi, I'm AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair in St Charles Mo

If you can move the lock actuator with screw driver, then the actuator is no locked up so I'd have to say that your key cylinder is locked up and will not turn. FIRST, try lubing the cylinder with a spray lube and if that doesn't work then you'll need to either rebuild OR replace the lock cylinder. If you need further assistance click here: Auto Repair

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 03, 2015


yes very common problem mine did the same thing theres a short on the ground wire of the instrument cluster it needs to be re soldered and that should fix the problem

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


very common problem ..yes it absolutely should be replaced trying to fix it is a complete watse of time

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


the switch on the parking brake is defective

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 29, 2015


18M and us lubricant they are fames for braking

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015


There are so many electrical sub systems (wipers,lights,seats,windows, etc...). You need to be more specific as to what system you are interested in, then I can supply the proper wiring diagram. to you.

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015


Your engine is toast. The black smoke indicates more than likely your valve seals are leaking oil into the combustion chamber or the piston rings are shot.

Time for a new vehicle...

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015


steering locks mechanically 180 turn,tumblers sticking in cyl like its the wrong key.Try tapping the key inward then turn if this works tumblers are worn then cyl needs to be replaced.

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


won't unluck you kent

wiggle steering, and turn key same time.
unlocks it.
or are front tires against the curb?
or packed in ice?

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 15, 2015


Wiggle wheel and try or get new key from dealer about eight bucks trough the Vin number

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 15, 2015


turn the crank over until you have tdc compression stroke on the harmonic balancer lined up with the timing mark
position the rotor button facing no 1 plug lead and put the distributor in maintaining the point

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 14, 2015


Check the relay fuse under the hood. It is located in the fuse box on the fender. If the relay is bad you can replace it. Check it with a voltage meter. If it's not the relayit's probably the switch itself.
Hope this helps
h3mster

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 14, 2015


Check the neutral safety switch that will not allow the starter to do anything at all.

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 14, 2015


This information is usually not found online and nearly never for free. You should be able to locate it in a Chilton's or Haynes Manual with electrical diagrams in most auto parts stores however - and via this link:


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2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015


Check the fluid level sounds like it is low or the filter may be plugged.

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015


Hi Tony, I'm AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair

I look forward to helping you with your problem!

Tony, most likely you have hook your stereo into wiring that is interrupting the signal that comes from the computer to unlock the or lock the doors. The best way to see if this is your problem is to unhook the stereo and see if the problem goes away. If it does you'll need to hook the stereo to some other wiring. If you problem is still there you'll need further assistance. Click here for Help! Auto Repair

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015


replace thermostat

2000 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015

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