Question about Dodge Caliber
Backstory: On jan 3rd I left my car at my office to go out of town using company car. The car up till this point was fine, no problems. I returned on the 4th and decided to move my car closer to the company car so I could unload personal stuff. Once I started the vehicle the car hesitated for 1 second but started. After everything was loaded up into my car (30 minutes later, I went inside to the office and chatted abit too) I tried to start my car but it wouldn't. This time the dashboard dimmed, flickered then re-lit but did not start. So I got a jump and the car started. I went home, drove approx. 15 miles with no radio on, and decided to get the battery checked the next day. When I woke up in the morning I started the car and again it hesitated but did start. I drove the car around the block and everything was fine, no limp modes, nada. After I parked and turned off the engine, I started it again just to see what would happen. This time it started fine. So I went inside got ready and went to Advanced Auto. As I started to leave the check engine light came on. First time that has ever happened. I went to Advanced Auto and their test showed little crank amps. Actually when he told me to start the engine the car did not start. Lights flickered, went out and then came back on. We installed a new batttery and after that, instant start. No hesitation. He checked the code for the engine light and it read P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction. No one there had ever heard of that before. QUESTION: Could all this failure to start the engine or starting it with some hesitation before it turns have caused this? The car on the way back was fine, the same way it was before I left it at the office. I took the car up to 60mph, stalling, loss of power, nothing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
PO456 is most times a gas cap or gasket,
to get an incorrect gear ratio the transmission has probably started to slip.
Change the fluid and filter first off in the transmission and use only atf+4 fluid and possibly the govenor pressure sensor,and change gas cap.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Hello carol...from the symptons you describe more than likely it's the CPS (crankshaft position sensor.)
The CPS is a common problem on Cateras with these symptoms.
The sensor is a magnetic impulse type that sends a signal to the computer, the computer then triggers the fire signal. When the CPS gets weak, dirty or has low voltage the intermitten no starts occur. It will finally result in a no start at all...Please be aware that a lot of caddy dealers will and have overcharged customers for this common problem by ill advise and replaceing uneeded componets.
Good luck...i hope this helps and will fixya up.
Posted on May 22, 2009
i ve run into this problem a few times,with no cler results,i checked all wiring from computer to switch and all check out fine i also replaced switch and a month later same code,this one ended up with a bad pcm, another one had a bad wiring for overdrive switch, this was not an easy repair to diagnose.i think you should have amazda dealer look at it.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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