Welcome to Maneuver's workshop and never know where we're going to be working on next and that's. You careful just my, hi there. Welcome to another episode of Maneuver's workshop, where you never know what we're going to be working on next. And if you're not too careful, you just might learn something. So today, what we've got is my neighbor called me up and said, his truck, you know, became all self-aware. And he was having all kind of, you know, misfire codes and thought he had some bad coils and stuff.
And. He said now, it just won't start, so we're going to take you through this and show you just the craziness that that can happen in a vehicle. And some things you want to be careful of when you are working on a vehicle as far as things not to do so stay tuned.
Alright. So with most Chrysler products like I said, this is a 2005, Dodge, 1500, 4x4 with a 4.7 liter in it. The first place you want to look for is the automatic shut down relay. And that is located right here in this little vacant spot that I've. Got with the call that the integrated power distribution module or something, but anyway, it's a fuse box.
And what you want to do is determine if this thing is kicking on when they turn the ignition on, if you don't feel this thing click, then the truck will crank, but it won't start so that's. What we had he would crank and crank and crank, and it would never start. And so we went over there did some diagnosis, and you can very gingerly pop the lid off of this relay we're going to do a. Little test, and we'll know that the engine won't crank Rankin, a no start condition.
Now what we're all you do here is we shall manually activate that relay, and I'll take the camera from here. And if you want to go in there and be my cracker starter guy now, I'm going to have him, go ahead and crank the motor, and then you'll see when I make this relay, the engine will start all right? Go ahead. Eric.
It dies. All right. Thank you, Eric now. Give you back the camera there? Good, sir, what we're going to do here?.
This is actually a pretty simple circuit to trace there's been on the forums. Some talk about the traces corroding inside this fuse box, or in the creative power module, just save a bunch of time. Here, I've already, I've already, confirmed that it's. This box is okay, which is perfect because I hear a lot of people talking about it's like 500 bucks and takes forever to get and there's no point by the junkyard one because it's probably going to be no better than the one you hat.
So, but if you should have. To if you should have to get to the point of diagnosing this that this front right pin here is the one that goes to the computer I'll pull this relay secure power here pump this relay back out again, down on get down in there. Erik buddy. This pin right here. Okay is the one that has to be grounded by the computer to engage this little electromagnet, okay, which will push this in pull this in and make the switch, and that will send power to your fuel pump and your ignition coils. And all that. Good stuff and allow the engine to start, so there's, a course, I would recommend you get something like an all data subscription.
You go to all data, diy.com and get a subscription for your vehicle. If you really want to do it yourself, the some different vehicles may be wired differently. This one this connector right up here underneath the box, maybe come around the backside here of each one. This connector, right here. Okay is the one where that pin goes to.
So if you use your. Multimeter set on continuity, you should get a beep on one of those pins. The pin on this one is called KE. 51 it'll show you in an exploded view diagram I've already got this box. Mounted back in here, which is a pain in the butt. So just take my word for it on that.
And it wasn't a problem with this truck anyway, but I'm going to show you what did the problem now see that wire I showed you or that pin from the relay my step stool here is your trucks, it's a bang far from the ground rednecks. Anyway, it goes. To your powertrain control module right here, and it goes to connector c3, which is this one now there's a little clip on the side you have to like a security lock you have to pull back.
They have to get in there with a little tiny screwdriver. And then you press on the little latch there to get it out and on this one it's, a natural colored connector, and it's pin 3, which is that one right there. So you got 1 2, 3, ok. Now we had no continuity there. Alright, when you put the 1 wire of your multimeter on. That pin of that relay. And here there was no continuity, but just by dumb luck, all right, I happen to be looking at this thing and I noticed this right here by my thumbnail, if you can zoom in on that Eric, well, you won't get to their rings there. We go all right that is where somebody probed this wire with a multimeter, the sharp point of a multimeter and what's happened over the years is corrosion gotten in there and ate that wire up.
Now if I probe right here with my multimeter I have continuity, you. So what we have to do is we have to repair this and splice it and seal it up with some good heat shrink, and then the truck will start, and then we can move on to your other codes and issues that you actually came in here for, so it's, just coincidental that this corrosion, just finally took hold and killed you. So now what I'm going to do here since he's got the camera rolling I will just keep rolling with it because that's, how we roll it the divers' workshop, undo this piece of tape and get it out of our.
Way and the other thing that I did confirm was is the color of this wire is brown with a right stripe for where it comes to that pin 3 on this connector. And this is brown with a white stripe, so we're going to we're going to go ahead and cut just a little each side of this wire cut that corrosion out of their guys. We don't want to fix our wire, and then it just corrodes back up again.
This corrosion is like cancer. You know, now don't try this at home kids because I've done this a time or two I. Can strip this wire like this and not cut the wire in half good, and you can do it.
I guess? But not then I would recommend a proper pair of wire strippers, but I like Alton, Brown do not like uni tasked's. And a pair of wire strippers are pretty much just a unit Tasked.
They don't do anything else. However, these little bad boys, which are called lineman scissors. My day job, what I do for a real living? Because unfortunately, I don't make enough and make a good living off of YouTube yet, so I work in a field. Of information technology.
Now, what we're going to do is we're going to splice in a little section of wire here. We don't want to just pull this, because then we're going to put everything in a bond right there. We don't want to do that. So we're just going to make a little section of wire there we're going to fix that we're going to solder it, and then we're going to put some heats shrink on it, and we're going to crank this truck up alrighty. Now. Now I got everything all prepped up and ready. And the.
Important thing about soldering wires is you want to make sure you make a good mechanical connection as well as the solder you don't want the solder holding your wire together, that's, not good. So make sure you got to put a good old, Western, Union splice on there, you were it's decent strong, and then we'll get this little puppy, hot air, I use a nine hundred. Fifteen thousand watt soldering iron because on to the patient light for a cheap one to heat up. And you guys know your solder into that. Connection there not too much that's what it should look like when you're done then put your some tricky Diego here. So enormous, I'll have more corrosion. He chose very holy because we want to seal that connection.
Otherwise, we're going to be back doing this again in a couple of years, because that copper wire, really. And in this case, it corroded to the point where a broke connection. Truck would start. We replace our little piece of electrical tape that we cut off here. Alright, let's plug. This back in here, let's see, if your truck starts here, pretty feeling it just might play Mr. contortionist here. Yeah, I'm here.
So I can run this back in where it was wait to hear that thing click and then pop your rule then walks back in that click. Alright, let's see if it starts the video right? So we don't have any interrupted. Nobody thinks I'm cheating. I'll.
Take that up in a minute. Watch you get on that, uh, you know, in that relay there's as good as you can I'll, put some light on you let's, see. If you know, they'll see that relay make when it lights, order, yep, yep, it's on the floor board as an old radio.
Announcer, once said, and then a highly emotional point, you know, it was a baseball game. How about that sports fans? So I've seen a lot of stuff on the forums about this particular type of issue. This case was strictly because of something that happened, probably three four or five years ago or longer. And it just took that long for that wire to corrode to the point where it finally broke. Connection and caused the no start condition.
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