Dodge Nitro Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Alright... so here i go... your about to read and see alot...

sometime in April 2018, my wife (xwife now) made me sell my Chrysler 300c srt8, it seemed like a good idea at the time..
30443516_10155369500128038_460940971520625283_n.jpg well since we had bills to pay (she didnt pay them) , regardless...

i went to a rcmp stolen/recovery auction and picked up a 2007 dodge nitro slt 4x4 with 100,000KMS (60,000miles) for a steal at 2250. but it was recovered in a murder and i never got to see inside it .. it was fully loaded... and the ladys voice is still in the unconnect (cant erase it) these photos are week one... brief introduction

MEET FRANKIN - TINA (the cause of my divorce and headaches ever since april 2018.. and countiing
30709010_10155384826498038_4516949282658069429_n.jpg 31124377_10155399187403038_8663221642856648129_n.jpg 33335219_10155465782398038_1741149835941117952_o.jpg
list of mods are as followed.. ill miss some but ill try
  • hid headlights
  • led pod fog lights
-removed running boards
-removed bug deflector
-removed cloud rider
-tinted signal markers
-tinted tail lights
-replaced hatch
- painted half hatch matte black (hide rust)
-installed custom tablet on factory nitro dash
-spent 2 months trying to re configure dash.
-gave birth to the custom nitro caravan dash +tablet spot
-replaced radio 10 + times after shorting it out constantly (current 2019 mygig bzr 430 )
-replaced nitro steering wheel witha jeep wrangler donar steering wheel and bag (intergrated factory nitro switchs inside )
-installed custom cluster led lights
-removed brown center consol and replaced with black center consol (3 times)
-replaced dodge caravan bezel 5 times in trial and error of custom dash
-installed custom dodge badge on dash
-installed thinkware f800 pro + rear cam
-winsheild mounted tablet for rear cam 24/7 view
-installed new windshield
-installed cnomecustoms winshield brown
-removed bloody carpets
-installed black carpet 3 xs
-installed volt gauge
-installed custom preformace pillar pod mount from colbolt
-installed trans temp gauge
-installed vacuum gauge
-removed factory brown leather seats
-removed factory brown door panels
-installed black / red RT seats
-installed black door panels
-replaced driver door switch (3 times)
-replaced passanger door switch (3 times)
-installed custom PRND12 led lights
-installed custom dash lighting for your feet.
-installed radar detector
-installed 54" curved roof mount light bar
-installed JL w7 12 with a JL 1100W amp
-installed 2 mtx 12" subs both run independent on two 500.1 alpine amps
-installed 4 other sets of subs that a blew up / seized or broke)
-reinstalled factory sub,
-replaced every single panel inside nitro to black.
-installed 18' rims on 33x12.5R18s
-cut apart nitro and smashed in for clearance
-installed demon headlights
-custom design / paint headlights (twice)
-installed custom flow master 40 muffler (all welded)
-replace transmission at 150,000km (2019)
-replaced cluster
-replaced tipm (used didnt program)

now this haunted deamon nitro drove and ran amazing at this point until it took a twist. now on july 27th 2019 i had taken a turn and crashed the nitro into a lake.
i didnt shut it off. it ended up dying after 7 hours. (i have it on video ) also the vehicle was tilted in a cat walk style angle -- F(- _)R wheels. after getting pulled out from being stranded, i was stuck for 48 hours, engine was not submerged , but the exhaust tail pipe (from what i can remember ) half the pipe (the circle) was in the air the other half was making bubbles.. this began the horrid hell storm iv been fighting to fix for months...

so the problem is i can cold start it (sometimes instant, sometimes takes a crank or 4
after 5 minutes APROX (depending on temp) the nitro started to choak out and then she will stall and die...
then i cant crank / start it without pouring (as the guy on youtube said (PETROL) down the plenum a few times (or like 30 minutes after it sits and cools down) i didnt learn this from youtube by the way thats a joke. everything i learned is straight hands on experience with these dreaded things

i run a tripple battery set up with a high output alternator. now no obvious answers. i have went as far as putting my factory alternator in and ripping out EVERY accessory ever installed.

NOT A POWER PROBLEM ...

for starters.. my fuel pump kicked the bucket shortly after the crash. (like 3 days later , my fuel gauge went all wonky during the lake time went to empty moments prior to the unit shutting off..

i replaced that fuel pump and she started! WOOP only to die just like before..
i replaced my spark plugs from the E3 plugs back down to the thriving cheap copper plugs
(since july iv replaced my spark plugs 3 times)
i replaced all 6 fuel injectors (after the engine bay spontaneously cumbusted and i suffered horrid 3rd degrree burns (jesus saved my life.. my buddy not the actual.. got that on video two)
i replaced all the coils with new ones, swapped them every what way possible
so went back towards tipm... replaced the tipm 3 times + 1 from earlier so 4 times total.
kept the best one. and yes i have checked all my fuses / relays (consistantly)
ran a jumper from the fuel pump to 12V ... still same issue
replaced the plenum intake manifold. with a new one
replaced the throttle body , twicce with a 3.7L and now currently using a 4.7L
changed the crank sensor
changed the maf sensor
changed the map sensor
flashed transmission twice
cleaned egr valve
replaced the whole bloody wiring harness
replaced started 7 times
replaced oil press sensors.
even just threw away the factory air intake and added a cold air intake.
im stumped !!!

got any ideas??
38384
38385




did i mention on december 10th the unit was stolen and crashed also onto of all this
38386


still same issue
38387
38388







HELP ME

SERIOUSLY LOST MY WHOLE LIFE OVER THIS CRAP BOX

BUT I WONT GIVE UP OR LET IT BE TAKEN WAY

ITS SEEN THE POLICE IMPOUND 3 TIMES IN 2 MONTHS ALSO

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS THING !?!?!

IV BEEN A MECHANIC FOR 10 YEARS AND NOT JUST ANY MECHANIC

A CUSTOMS MECHANIC AND A HIGH TECH ELEICTRICAL

P.S. MY KEY JUST BROKE OFF IN THE IGNITION. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

AND I JUST HAD ANOTHER IDEA...

WHAT IF WATER SUCKED INTO THE INTAKE , MADE ITS WAY THROUGH THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND INSIDE THE PLUG WELL? HOW DO I FIX THAT IF THAT DID HAPPEN.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Alright... so here i go... your about to read and see alot...

sometime in April 2018, my wife (xwife now) made me sell my Chrysler 300c srt8, it seemed like a good idea at the time..
View attachment 38374 well since we had bills to pay (she didnt pay them) , regardless...

i went to a rcmp stolen/recovery auction and picked up a 2007 dodge nitro slt 4x4 with 100,000KMS (60,000miles) for a steal at 2250. but it was recovered in a murder and i never got to see inside it .. it was fully loaded... and the ladys voice is still in the unconnect (cant erase it) these photos are week one... brief introduction

MEET FRANKIN - TINA (the cause of my divorce and headaches ever since april 2018.. and countiing
View attachment 38375 View attachment 38376 View attachment 38377
list of mods are as followed.. ill miss some but ill try
  • hid headlights
  • led pod fog lights
-removed running boards
-removed bug deflector
-removed cloud rider
-tinted signal markers
-tinted tail lights
-replaced hatch
- painted half hatch matte black (hide rust)
-installed custom tablet on factory nitro dash
-spent 2 months trying to re configure dash.
-gave birth to the custom nitro caravan dash +tablet spot
-replaced radio 10 + times after shorting it out constantly (current 2019 mygig bzr 430 )
-replaced nitro steering wheel witha jeep wrangler donar steering wheel and bag (intergrated factory nitro switchs inside )
-installed custom cluster led lights
-removed brown center consol and replaced with black center consol (3 times)
-replaced dodge caravan bezel 5 times in trial and error of custom dash
-installed custom dodge badge on dash
-installed thinkware f800 pro + rear cam
-winsheild mounted tablet for rear cam 24/7 view
-installed new windshield
-installed cnomecustoms winshield brown
-removed bloody carpets
-installed black carpet 3 xs
-installed volt gauge
-installed custom preformace pillar pod mount from colbolt
-installed trans temp gauge
-installed vacuum gauge
-removed factory brown leather seats
-removed factory brown door panels
-installed black / red RT seats
-installed black door panels
-replaced driver door switch (3 times)
-replaced passanger door switch (3 times)
-installed custom PRND12 led lights
-installed custom dash lighting for your feet.
-installed radar detector
-installed 54" curved roof mount light bar
-installed JL w7 12 with a JL 1100W amp
-installed 2 mtx 12" subs both run independent on two 500.1 alpine amps
-installed 4 other sets of subs that a blew up / seized or broke)
-reinstalled factory sub,
-replaced every single panel inside nitro to black.
-installed 18' rims on 33x12.5R18s
-cut apart nitro and smashed in for clearance
-installed demon headlights
-custom design / paint headlights (twice)
-installed custom flow master 40 muffler (all welded)
-replace transmission at 150,000km (2019)
-replaced cluster
-replaced tipm (used didnt program)

now this haunted deamon nitro drove and ran amazing at this point until it took a twist. now on july 27th 2019 i had taken a turn and crashed the nitro into a lake.
i didnt shut it off. it ended up dying after 7 hours. (i have it on video ) also the vehicle was tilted in a cat walk style angle -- F(- _)R wheels. after getting pulled out from being stranded, i was stuck for 48 hours, engine was not submerged , but the exhaust tail pipe (from what i can remember ) half the pipe (the circle) was in the air the other half was making bubbles.. this began the horrid hell storm iv been fighting to fix for months...

so the problem is i can cold start it (sometimes instant, sometimes takes a crank or 4
after 5 minutes APROX (depending on temp) the nitro started to choak out and then she will stall and die...
then i cant crank / start it without pouring (as the guy on youtube said (PETROL) down the plenum a few times (or like 30 minutes after it sits and cools down) i didnt learn this from youtube by the way thats a joke. everything i learned is straight hands on experience with these dreaded things

i run a tripple battery set up with a high output alternator. now no obvious answers. i have went as far as putting my factory alternator in and ripping out EVERY accessory ever installed.

NOT A POWER PROBLEM ...

for starters.. my fuel pump kicked the bucket shortly after the crash. (like 3 days later , my fuel gauge went all wonky during the lake time went to empty moments prior to the unit shutting off..

i replaced that fuel pump and she started! WOOP only to die just like before..
i replaced my spark plugs from the E3 plugs back down to the thriving cheap copper plugs
(since july iv replaced my spark plugs 3 times)
i replaced all 6 fuel injectors (after the engine bay spontaneously cumbusted and i suffered horrid 3rd degrree burns (jesus saved my life.. my buddy not the actual.. got that on video two)
i replaced all the coils with new ones, swapped them every what way possible
so went back towards tipm... replaced the tipm 3 times + 1 from earlier so 4 times total.
kept the best one. and yes i have checked all my fuses / relays (consistantly)
ran a jumper from the fuel pump to 12V ... still same issue
replaced the plenum intake manifold. with a new one
replaced the throttle body , twicce with a 3.7L and now currently using a 4.7L
changed the crank sensor
changed the maf sensor
changed the map sensor
flashed transmission twice
cleaned egr valve
replaced the whole bloody wiring harness
replaced started 7 times
replaced oil press sensors.
even just threw away the factory air intake and added a cold air intake.
im stumped !!!

got any ideas?? View attachment 38384 View attachment 38385



did i mention on december 10th the unit was stolen and crashed also onto of all this View attachment 38386

still same issue View attachment 38387 View attachment 38388






HELP ME

SERIOUSLY LOST MY WHOLE LIFE OVER THIS CRAP BOX

BUT I WONT GIVE UP OR LET IT BE TAKEN WAY

ITS SEEN THE POLICE IMPOUND 3 TIMES IN 2 MONTHS ALSO

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS THING !?!?!

IV BEEN A MECHANIC FOR 10 YEARS AND NOT JUST ANY MECHANIC

A CUSTOMS MECHANIC AND A HIGH TECH ELEICTRICAL

P.S. MY KEY JUST BROKE OFF IN THE IGNITION. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

AND I JUST HAD ANOTHER IDEA...

WHAT IF WATER SUCKED INTO THE INTAKE , MADE ITS WAY THROUGH THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND INSIDE THE PLUG WELL? HOW DO I FIX THAT IF THAT DID HAPPEN.
Get another project use it for parts lol.when it went into water should have got rid of it nitro are are the only vehicle with things you can't do but on other dodges you can.I love my nitro 1st one I ever had and would bye another but all jokes aside idk.one of the admits nitrogen or scaro can help u maybe these are awesome ppl they know there stuff...good luck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,815 Posts
As above,
so many issues, in the old days if you got water in the electrics you simply dried it out, fingers crossed, and all was good again,
but not these days, water in the electronics can cause all kinds of damage to the computerized components, wiring and connectors,
IMO, not worth the hassle, get rid, move on.
 

·
Khaki Nitro Nut
Joined
·
29,329 Posts
Distance to empty. 0Km. LOL
All could be related to the PCM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
The Nitro doesn't care much for water. According to the dealership, Ours held some water down in some of the spark plug holes when the water pump failed which ruined the computer. Luckily this one has the lifetime Chrysler warranty.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top