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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 8/3/2014
    Why would the dash board gauges go out when i hit a large bump or 1st thing starting on a cool am
    just had the water pump replaced and after i drive it for a while everything comes back and the engine lite goes off
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 7/28/2014
    Car won't start after battery change!
    Car started doing clicking sound.i had the battery checked it was bad and leaking.i went and bought a new one put it in and the car did nothing not even the radio came one not even the clicking sound. We checked the fuses n switched them around Car crank but ...
    • jdl
      7/24/2014 jdl
      Some makes and models can go into theft lock when battery voltage is lost. So can the radio? I'm not up to speed on Chrysler security systems.

      Check for applicable trouble codes. At the least, you need an obd2 code reader to check codes.

      If you think it is not security issue, check for voltage at the fuses, some go hot with the key on, some are hot all the time. You can check positive and negative cables at the battery.

      I will check for relearn procedures for your security system? can't guarantee anything, you may have to take it to shop?
      7/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      Put a new, relay fuse and still nothing.cranks but
      But won't turn on.
      7/24/2014 jdl
      If the security system is the issue, it may take a manufacturer specific scanner/drb3 to fix this? Talk to your local dealership/service department.
      7/24/2014 jdl
      If it cranks good but won't start, have helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If spark everywhere, check for injector pulse. If you neither, I suspect the security system.
      7/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks jdl.i checked for spark and I didn't get anything .going to
      Junk yard tomorrow.
      7/25/2014 jdl
      If your security has a problem, going to the salvage yard won't help. You have to rule out the security system, first. My info for your security system says it can disable ignition and fuel.

      Unless you can rule out the security system, I can't help you.
    • AutoMD Member
      7/28/2014 AutoMD Member
      check the battery wire to starter maybe loose or bad also check the nav wire too
  • Felicia
    Felicia - 1999 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 7/26/2014
    Car is overheating, when idling in a drive through or when air conditioner is on
    125000 miles on a car bought 1 week ago, previous owners told us nothing. Overheats when idling in traffic or drive through, also when air conditioner is on. Thermostat has been removed. It might need a water pump or I hear weak cooling fans that don't turn on ...
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  • Felicia
    Felicia - 1999 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 7/26/2014
    Overheats when air conditioner is on or when just idling without air conditioner, after car is warm
    125000 miles, bought used 1 week ago, previous owners said nothing. It happens when the car is already warmed up, I could go for a while, then I went through a drive through and it went to hot. Thermostat has been removed, I think it could be water pump or the ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/25/2014
    Why is my engine overheating when I drive for more than 20 minutes and especially when i drive uphill?
    Since i bought the car 4 months ago, the engine has had overheating problems. The temperature guage on the dash is constantly rising, often almost to the red zone, and i have to blast the hot air in my car to take the engine temperature down. i replaced the timing ...
    • Chevy doctor
      7/25/2014 Chevy doctor
      More than likely the head gasket is starting to go. You need to test for hydrocarbon gases making into coolant system with a tester and special fluid that turns color if the gases are leaking BY gasket, if it doesn't turn color your in the clear. Other option is to blow compressed air known as a cylinder leakgage tester through each cylinder spark plug hole until you see bubbling coming up through radiator or reservoir.

      One other thing you can try first is to back flush your heater core with a garden hose and blow out you condenser/radiator fins with a garden hose. See if this reduces your temp.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/24/2014
    Where can I find a diagram for the vacuum hoses.
    car misses as if its out of gas and bucks and jumps when you step on the gas pedal.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/23/2014
    Check engine light comes on with p code p0302
    p0302 is cylinder no. 2 misfire detected
    • AutoMD Member
      7/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      The code P0302 means that Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected.Welcome to our website and get the best product and service.and i believe you will be satisfied.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 7/21/2014
    Work done on a wiring harness by dealership damage some power control modules?
    i took my car into the dealer about a month ago and they did some work on a wiring harness. They had it for about 2 weeks. They kept getting a short on the harness and now it's in again and the say the front control module is frying my power distribution module. ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/15/2014
    Why will my car not start????
    2005 chrysler pt cruiser base 4cyl does nothing when turn key all lights radio windshid wipers and dashlights work. Also when turn key I noticed the red light in the cluster stays on also?!..tried all the basic things battery cables starter ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 7/15/2014
    Why does all the dash lights come on and all gauges go 0 when I am driving
    The milage is 77040 The problem occurs when I drive for about 2-3 minutes and staring it up .It stated about 3 months ago.I had the knoc sensor and EGR replaced and that did not solve the problem.The code is 132 -02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 PO 300 The chech ...
    • jdl
      7/15/2014 jdl
      I saw a service bulletin talking about instrument cluster reset, caused by static electricity. The fix was to use a ground strap from seat cushion support to seat rail support. I don't know if that will fix your problem?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 7/15/2014
    My car sometimes seems like the battery is drained but if I keep trying it , it will start. I think its the starter,
    or could it be the key switch, the car has 101000 miles
    • CVO
      7/13/2014 CVO
      Starter ???

      Try this tip.

      First, check the battery and starter cables for their tightness or free of corrosion and physical damaged.

      See this Starting system simplified diagram. Have a help from an assistant to crank the engine, use a 12 volt light tester or a digital voltmeter, apply it to the starter control circuit.
      If there is light or 12 volts and the starter isn't cranking, then the starter is the culprit. Have the starter to bench test for free at the local auto parts stores.
      If there isn't no light or no volts, then the ignition switch is the culprit.
      Check the starter relay and position the Automatic transmission shifter in neutral.

      Note: a 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.
    • AutoMD Member
      7/15/2014 AutoMD Member
      a lot o minivans from mopar have had ignition switch problems. if starter is getting signal, then switch is most likely cause.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 7/12/2014
    DROVE TO TO GET GAS , WENT TO RESTART AND IT JUST CLICK. BATTERY IS UP FULL 12 VOLTS, TRY TO JUMP START. TOW CAR TO REPAIR SHOP, THEY ARE TELLING ME THE reason it WON'T START is because the a/c compressor went out and needs replace .the cost $1100.00....Can this be ...
    • Chevy doctor
      7/12/2014 Chevy doctor
      Only if it was seized up. Doubtful. Take off the belt and see if it starts.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/12/2014
    My car is overheating.
    It has @120000 miles. We have changed the thermostat, changed the relay switches on the radiator fan, flushed and cleaned the radiator, and even took the thermostat out altogether. We thought it was fixed after we cleaned and flushed the radiator because my husband ...
    • Jimm
      7/12/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/9/2014
    What makes the air conditioning quit, power windows wont operate engine stalls starts every
    few minutes later car starts air works power window work everything is fine
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 6/29/2014
    Running hot (see explanation below)
    Sometimes during idling or very slow driving and with the ac on my temp gauge will start running hot and warm air starts coming out of the vents. When speed increases or ac is turned off temp gauge goes back to normal and cool air comes out of the vents. What's ...
    • CVO
      6/29/2014 CVO
      Check the radiator fan and the condenser fan ( if equipped ), they must run in order to cool down the engine and the condenser.
      When the speed increases the ram air does help to reduce the overheating.