Chrysler 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Index of Articles

How To Test The Alternator (1994-1998 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Chrysler)

How To Test The Alternator (1994-1998 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Chrysler)

Testing the alternator on your 1994-1998 Dodge Ram pickup, to see if it has failed (or not), can be done with a simple multimeter. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do it in a step-by-step fashion. NOTE: Although you could apply...   read more >>

1996-1998 TP Sensor Circuit Diagram (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

1996-1998 TP Sensor Circuit Diagram (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

NOTE: The throttle position sensor (TPS) wiring diagrams and info in this page apply only to 1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge Ram pickups, vans, and Dakota with a 3.9L, 5.2L or 5.9L gasoline engine (that use the 3 connector PCM). The following tutorial...   read more >>

How To Test The Crank Sensor (1997-2001 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Chrysler)

How To Test The Crank Sensor (1997-2001 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Chrysler)

When the crank sensor fails, your Dodge pickup (van or SUV) will crank but not start. Thankfully, testing the crankshaft position sensor doesn’t require expensive diagnostic tools since it can be accurately tested with a multimeter. In...   read more >>

1996-1998 MAP Sensor Circuit Diagram (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

1996-1998 MAP Sensor Circuit Diagram (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

NOTE: The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor wiring diagrams and info in this page apply only to 1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge Ram pickups, vans, and Dakota with a 3.9L, 5.2L or 5.9L gasoline engine (that use the 3 connector PCM). The following...   read more >>

How To Test The Crank Sensor (1994-1996 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Chrysler)

How To Test The Crank Sensor (1994-1996 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Chrysler)

The crank sensor (crankshaft position sensor) is one of the most important sensors that the PCM in your Dodge pickup (van, SUV, or 1994-96 Jeep Grand Cherokee) relies on to start and keep the engine running. So when this bad boy fails......   read more >>

1996-1998 Crank Sensor Circuit Diagram (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

1996-1998 Crank Sensor Circuit Diagram (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

NOTE: The illlustrations and info in this page apply only to 1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge Ram pickups, vans, and Dakota with a 3.9L, 5.2L or 5.9L gasoline engine (that use the 3 connector PCM). A wiring diagram makes it easier to check for shorts to...   read more >>

How To Test Trouble Code P0131 (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

How To Test Trouble Code P0131 (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

Testing a P0131 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1) is not hard. In this tutorial, I'm gonna' show you some of the basics you need to know about what DTC P0131 means and a step-by-step test of the upstream oxygen sensor. Although...   read more >>

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup PCM Pin Out Chart (3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup PCM Pin Out Chart (3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

The PCM has 3 connectors and are color coded (black, white, and gray). Each connector has 3 rows of slots for a total of 32 slots (terminals). IMPORTANT: The following pin out chart applies only to the 1996 Dodge Ram pickups with a 3.9L, 5.2L,...   read more >>

How To Test Trouble Code P0132 (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

How To Test Trouble Code P0132 (Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

Troubleshooting the cause of a P0132 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1) is not hard. In this tutorial, I'm gonna' show you some of the basics you need to know about what DTC P0132 means and a step-by-step test of the upstream...   read more >>

How To Test P0135 -O2 Heater (1996-2001 Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

How To Test P0135 -O2 Heater (1996-2001 Dodge 3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L)

A trouble code P0135: O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 Heater Circuit Performance indicates that the front (upstream) oxygen sensor’s heater, on your 1996-2001 Dodge Ram pick-up, has failed but not always. There’s a good chance that the O2...   read more >>