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I have a 2007 dodge caliber. The car has only 47,000 miles and when I bought it in February 2013 it had 37,000. Ive only had the car for 8 months and everything was perfectly fine until I went over a construction pavement bump and the engine light came on. I went to auto zone to check why it was on and he said the computer was unable to find any codes so I left it alone. Then the engine light turned off. For a month it would go on and off with no problems. Then I moved to an area with lots of tracks and I always go slow over them and my car started acting up when going over tracks. It got to the point I couldnt even drive over any bump because the car would loose power to move once I went over a bump so I would have to restart the car and it would be fine until I hit another bump. Sometimes the dashboard would show the ABS light,Temp Light, Engine Light and even sometimes the dash would show I am in PRND8 at the sametime and the car would then jerk when that would go on. I brought it to a dealer and so far they have changed the Tipm and that didnt fix the problem so now they changed the TCM and that also did not fix the problem. They are telling me the engine light after changing these things is indicating a bad tcm but it is not that because it is new. They are thinking of changing out the PCM. What do you think it is? If I do not hit a bump ever the car would drive completely smooth.

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Im not to sure if this model is fitted with accident stop. usually if you have had a bump it turns of the engine. until the code has been rest. sometime if it is this type you can take the battery off and leave it off for 12hrs and re put back on. and it resets. but not herd of them doing this. you see the bump could of lost or broken a sensor and driving with the case of it water may have got in to it and that is why it has taken this long for the problems to occur. would first start looking on the side the bump was. and check every sensor. abs is the sensors on the wheels.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013

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    Jennifer McWilliams Oct 13, 2013

    I agree it could be a broken sensor because when it rains the car acts up so bad! I have to wait until Monday because now they want to buy a wire that goes to the tcm and see if that works, if that doesnt work they are going to change the PCM. This is over $2,100 in repairs They are telling me they cannot find the problem.

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Sounds like a bad ground to me when it gets jared it loses ground and the car goes crazy tell them check every ground and the battery cables

Posted on Nov 14, 2013

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Sounds like there is a blown piston, to be sure have a compression test done on that #2 cylinder, if the reading is low, then you'll know.
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