Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation - 1988-2001 Chrysler Dodge Eagle Plymouth Jeep

NUMBER: 23-014-15
GROUP: Body
DATE: April 23, 2015

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 23-029-08 DATED OCTOBER 24, 2008, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. THIS IS A COMPLETE REVISION AND NO ASTERISKS HAVE BEEN USED TO HIGHLIGHT REVISIONS. DEALERS PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS REIMBURSABLE REGARDLESS OF VEHICLE AGE OR MILEAGE.

 

SUBJECT:

Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Vehicles in the following list that are marked "****" for the model year are no longer supported with OEM retrofit kits.

NOTE: Dealers are encouraged to honor any customers’ request for the installation of the Child Seat Tether Anchors and Dealer reimbursement will be made by FCA US LLC regardless of vehicle age or mileage. See the Warranty Policy and Procedure Manual and/or Warranty Bulletin D-08-33 for reimbursement detail.

 

MODELS:

1989 - 1995 (AA) Spirit/Acclaim/LeBaron Sedan
**** (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
**** (AC) Dynasty/New Yorker/New Yorker Salon
1989 - 1990 (AG) Daytona
1989 (AH) Lancer/Lebaron GTS
1989 - 1993 (AJ) Lebaron Coupe
1989 - 1990 (AK) Aries/Reliant
**** (AL) Horizon/Omni
1989 (AM) Diplomat/Gran Fury/New Yorker Fifth Avenue
2000 (AN) Dakota (Extended Cab Only)
**** (AN) Dakota (All Other Cabs)
**** (AP) Shadow/Sundance
1989 - 1995 (AS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1990 - 1993 (AY) Imperial/New Yorker Fifth Avenue
1988 - 1992 (BB) Monaco/Premier
**** (BD) Laser/Talon
1994 - 2001 (BR/BE) Ram Truck
**** (B2) Colt/Summit
**** (B3) Colt Vista
**** (B5) Conquest
1989 - 1995 (B7) Stealth (2000 GTX Dodge/Eagle, Canada)
**** (B8) Colt Vista Wagon/Summit Wagon
**** (B9) Colt/Summit
1998 - 2000 (DN) Durango
**** (FJ) Sebring/Avenger/Talon
1995 - 1999 (JA) Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze
1993 - 1999 (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/Vision/LHS/New Yorker/300M
1996 - 2000 (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1995 - 2000 (PL) Neon
1997 - 1999 (PR) Prowler
1996 - 1999 (SR) Viper/Viper GTS
2000 (TJ) Wrangler
1999 - 2000 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
1989 - 2000 (XJ) Cherokee/Wagoneer
1993 - 1998 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee/Grand Wagoneer

 

 

DISCUSSION:

User-ready child restraint tether strap anchors were provided in passenger cars in the 2000 Model Year and later, and in light trucks in the 2001 Model Year and later. Tether straps improve the performance of child restraints in collisions. Because of increased awareness of the effectiveness of tethers, owners of earlier products may approach dealers for the free provision and installation of the anchor hardware. FCA US LLC is offering child seat tether anchors for the selected vehicles listed above, subject to ongoing part availability. Vehicles for which OEM parts are no longer available have been marked with "****" for the model years in the above list. Each tether anchor is packaged in a kit containing all necessary parts and a detailed instruction sheet.

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Powertrain Control Module Initialization - 1998-2007 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Plymouth

NUMBER: 08-030-06 REV. A
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: August 25, 2006

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETINS 08-030-06, DATED JULY 12, 2006, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES REVISED CROSSFIRE AND SPRINTER INITIALIZATION PROCEDURES.

 

SUBJECT:

Powertrain Control Module Initialization

 

MODELS:

2001-2004 (AN) Dakota
2004-2007 (CS) Pacifica
2007 (DC) Ram Cab & Chassis
2001-2003 (DN) Durango
2002-2007 (DR/DH/D1) Ram Truck
2004-2007 (HB) Durango
2007 (HG) Aspen
1999-2000 (JA) Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus
2007 (JK) Wrangler
2001-2006 (JR) Sebring Convertible/Sebring Sedan/Stratus Sedan
2007 (JS) Sebring
1998-2000 (JX) Sebring Convertible
2007 (KA) Nitro
2002-2007 (KJ) Liberty
1999-2004 (LH) 300M/Concorde/Intrepid/LHS
2005-2007 (LX) 300/Charger/Magnum
2007 (MK49) Compass
2007 (MK74) Patriot
2005-2007 (ND) Dakota
2000-2005 (PL) Neon/SX 2.0
2007 (PM) Caliber
2001-2007 (PT) Chrysler PT Cruiser/Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
2001-2007 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
2001-2005 (ST) Sebring Coupe/Stratus Coupe
1998-2006 (TJ) Wrangler
2004-2006 (VA) Sprinter
1999-2004 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
2005-2007 (WK) Grand Cherokee
1999-2001 (XJ) Cherokee
2006-2007 (XK) Commander
2005-2006 (ZB) Viper
2004-2006 (ZH) Crossfire Coupe/Crossfire Roadster

NOTE: The model years and vehicles above must be equipped (optional) with Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System (sales code GXX) for this bulletin to apply.

 

DISCUSSION:

ALL LISTED VEHICLES EXCEPT SEBRING COUPE/STRATUS COUPE (ST), CROSSFIRE, AND SPRINTER.

When a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is replaced on vehicles equipped with the Sentry Key™ Theft Deterrent System, it must be initialized to properly function with the anti-theft module. This is accomplished at a Chrysler Group Dealer by using the DRBIII® or StarSCAN™ Scan Tool to enter a PIN number.

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Gear Train Sound When Manual Transmission Is In Neutral - 2000-2001 Jeep Wrangler

NUMBER: 21-002-01
GROUP: Transmission
DATE: Feb. 02, 2001

 

SUBJECT:

Gear Train Sound When Manual Transmission Is In Neutral

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves the replacement of the transfer case range lever torque shaft.

 

MODELS:

2000 - 2001 (TJ) Wrangler

NOTE: THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A NV3550 MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND BUILT PRIOR NOVEMBER 18, 2000 (MDH 1118XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may experience a transmission gear train sound when the engine is at idle and the transmission is in neutral with the clutch released. The sound may be described as a light gear rattle or gear growl. The gear train sound may appear to be coming from the transmission shifter and/or center console area. The sound may be more noticeable in higher ambient temperatures or as the transmission reaches its operating temperature. The gear train sound enters the passenger compartment by way of the transfer case range lever linkage. A revised torque shaft has been released to improve the isolation of the gear train sound.

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Short Duration Cold Engine Start-up Ticking Like Sound - 1998-2004 Chrysler Dodge Plymouth

NUMBER: 09-002-04
GROUP: Engine
DATE: January 27, 2004

 

SUBJECT:

Short Duration Cold Engine Start-up Ticking Like Sound

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves replacing the swivel pads and swivel pad retainer on the exhaust rocker arms.

 

MODELS:

1998 - **2004** (LH) 300M/Concorde/Intrepid/LHS
2004 (CS) Pacifica
**1999 - 2002 (PR) Prowler**

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built prior to March 31, 2003 (MDH 0331xx) equipped with a 3.2L or 3.5L engine (sales codes EGC, EGE, EGG, EGJ, EGK, EGN AND EGW).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Engine ticking like sound after a cold engine start-up. The ticking like sound may only last 2 to 3 seconds.

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High Shift Effort When Shifting Out Of A Gear - 2000 Dodge & Jeep

NUMBER: 21-003-01 REV A
GROUP: Transmission
DATE: Mar. 02, 2001

 

SUBJECT:

High Shift Effort When Shifting Out Of A Gear

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves the replacement and lubrication of the five speed manual transmission shift shaft detent plunger.

 

MODELS:

2000 AN Dakota
2000 BR/BE Ram Truck
2000 TJ Wrangler
2000 XJ Cherokee

 

NOTE: THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A NV3500 (DDC) OR NV3550 (DDD) FIVE SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION.

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may experience higher shift efforts when shifting out of a gear. This condition may be more common when either a second-to-third upshift or when a fifth-to-fourth downshift is attempted. Other upshift or downshift patterns may exhibit higher shift efforts when coming out of the original gear. In most cases, these other shift patterns will be less common in occurrence.

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