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2007 Dodge Caliber Question: My new car won't start. Can anyone help me understand these codes?



Luedon, Byron Center, MI, January 31, 2013, 10:08

The check engine light and the ETC light are on but it won't turn over to start. I have had a small issue trying to start it on a different super cold day and after a couple attempts is started. This time it is not. I never saw codes that day though. Any advice would be great!

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto January 31, 2013, 10:21

    There is a Technical Service Bullentin that may discribe the problem you are having. I have posted the main text of it below.

    TSB #08-007-08

    The customer may experience a no engine crank and/or a no engine start condition. Also,
    the remote keyless entry (RKE) system may not operate. This condition may be due to an
    electrostatic discharge (ESD) from the ignition key into the Wireless Control Module
    (WCM), causing the WCM to electronically lockup. This condition may occur more
    frequently in dry and/or cold weather conditions where a sufficient electrostatic charge is
    more easily produced. This condition is corrected by the replacement of the WCM.
    Until the WCM is replaced, the WCM may be reset (unlocked) by either: disconnecting and
    then reconnect the battery negative cable at the battery, or by removing the IOD fuse (with
    the key out of the ignition switch), waiting 30 seconds, and reinstall the IOD fuse.

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    Luedon, January 31, 2013, 10:28

    Thank you for the information.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 31, 2013, 15:26

    go miles your the man

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