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  • Sarah
    Sarah - 2001 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 9/21/2014
    Why is my number 4 spark plug wet with gas and number 2 wet with oil?
    when driving my car will shake like it is about to shut down. I checked the spark plugs and number 4 is wet with gas while number 2 is wet with oil. what could be the problem and is it what is causing the car to shake.
     
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  • Jas
    Jas - 1998 Chrysler Cirrus - Engine - 9/21/2014
    My car starts up, idles ok but when i put it in gear it wont accelerate has no power & acts like it is going to die out
    187,000 miles, tune-up 2 years ago distributor, plugs, wires. Fuel pump and fuel filter replaced 3 years ago. It is most noticeable when the car is in gear whether i am stopped or accelerating. i noticed it two days ago when the car stalled out. Check engine ...
     
    • CVO
      9/21/2014 CVO
      A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
      The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
      There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup
      The EGR valve is faulty
      The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum

      P0420 code means that the vehicle's control module has detected that the three-way catalytic converter is not working properly (is not as efficient as the factory is expecting).
      Replacing the oxygen (O2) sensors may sometimes fix the code, but in most cases the catalytic convert needs to be replaced to fix the problem.

      Note: If the P0420 code is combined with other codes, try fixing the code P0401 first.

  • cali13
    cali13 - 1999 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 9/17/2014
    Trying to see why my car will not turn over after overheating in 108 weather?
    On Friday my car over heated. My dad waited some hours before he put more water in it. But after he did that the car wouldn't turn over. We left it alone until today. But the thing is my dad though it was out of gas so we put gas in it and 3 quarts of oil but it ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/17/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; warped cylinder head, ruptured / leaking head gasket, engine damage due to the overheating condition.
  • Dawn
    Dawn - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 9/14/2014
    Oil is pooling under my air filter, and white smoke comes out of exhaust with every start. PCV valve?
    I put 3 quarts of oil in my car on Thursday and had to add another yesterday morning. What's going on with my car, and is it safe to drive?
     
    • alex
      9/14/2014 alex
      pull the pcv valve you should only be able to blow one way through it it you can blow both ways its bad. check with it running how much is blowing through that hose if its to the point where oil is blowing out too it is likely that the engine is wore out. white smoke is usally antifreeze what color was the oil clear or black is good the color of coffee with creamer in it and frothy is antifreeze in the oil. whitch is a headgasket and possably and crack in the head. also check the antifreeze for oil in the top of the radiator.
  • daze93
    daze93 - 2010 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 9/8/2014
    R and R a water pump. The bottom pulley wont come off . Why? Is the old water pump under this pulley?
    Coolant is leaking under mentioned pulley
     
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  • terry crawford
    terry crawford - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 9/6/2014
    Can the circulating engine fluids vapor lock?
    Just had head gasket replaced, also timing belt, water pump, thermostat, head bolts and power steering unit and then the temperature sensing sending unit. Car went about 30 miles. Stopped for gas then resumed driving but now on a highway at about 70mph. The ...
     
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  • Rick
    Rick - 1997 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 9/2/2014
    Wont turn over the first try, like weak battery, but then it does.
    i dont know if its a weak battery or something else. This morning i tried it 3 or 4 times with nothing, then fired right up. Is it a bad battery??
     
    • CVO
      9/2/2014 CVO
      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.

      http://www.samarins.com/glossary/starter.html

      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.

  • dana
    dana - 2004 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 8/31/2014
    Why won't my car start?
    The car was over heating so we replaced the water pump and it began to run fine. Then the next day the car stalled but u could tell that it over heated the gauge just didn't show it. And now it won't start but it turns over. We already changed the spark plugs, and ...
     
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  • richkaraczewski
    richkaraczewski - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 8/28/2014
    Chrysler town & country won't stay running!
    If I flutter the gas it tries to stay running but sputters!
     
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  • that_kingCole
    that_kingCole - 2000 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 8/27/2014
    My car won't start... HELP!
    Whenever I turn the key my engine makes a click get noise instead of starting up correctly. This has never happened before. This morning before I went to class my car wouldn't do anything, not even hesitate to start. But since I got home from school I have tried to ...
     
    • Dave Hobbs
      8/27/2014 Dave Hobbs
      Too low of battery voltage can allow the starter motor to try work but the lack of voltage causes the click instead of the familiar sound of th engine cranking over (and then starting) Have you tried to jump start it? If jumping it allows the engine to crank over normally and start you may simply have a case of a discharged battery. The battery on that car is hidden in front of the LF wheel but there is a jump start terminal / post to attach the positive jumper cable to and a bare bolt with a double nut nearby on the LF strut tower (painted surface near the LF fender) to connect the negative (black) jumper cable to. A low battery can be anything from "I left my headlights on" to an alternator that isn't charging the battery. Depending on how low the battery's voltage is, you may see the headlights work (hard to tell how much voltage the battery has by simply looking at headlights) and the starter just make one click, or the starter make several clicks rapidly or even the starter actually crank the engine but VERY slowing which doesn't always allow the engine to start.
  • that_kingCole
    that_kingCole - 2000 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 8/27/2014
    My car won't start... HELP!
    Whenever I turn the key my engine makes a click get noise instead of starting up correctly. This has never happened before. This morning before I went to class my car wouldn't do anything, not even hesitate to start. But since I got home from school I have tried to ...
     
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  • David Atkinson
    David Atkinson - 1993 Chrysler New Yorker - Engine - 8/24/2014
    My cooling fans won't shut off when the car is turned off
    the fans for the radiator keep running after you shut the engine off.
     
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  • crlynsaunwms
    crlynsaunwms - 2012 Chrysler 200 - Engine - 8/20/2014
    What is wrong with my car,it has a code PO441.
    my check engine light is on.how do I fix it?
     
    • CVO
      8/20/2014 CVO
      P0441 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times.

      Here are some things to try:

      Common Chrysler fix - Replace Leak Detection Pump / LDP
      Repair damaged EVAP lines or canister
      Repair open or short in voltage feed circuit to Purge Solenoid
      Repair open in PCM purge command circuit
      Replace purge Solenoid
      Replace vacuum switch
      Repair restriction in Evap line or canister or solenoid
      Repair resistance in purge connector
      Replace PCM
  • tony
    tony - 2004 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 8/13/2014
    Why my check engine light keeps coming on.
    after replace coils, plugs, fixed the miss firing, intake manifold gasket,
     
    • Jimm
      8/13/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Philip Fernandez
    Philip Fernandez - 2004 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 8/10/2014
    I have a misfiring cylinder does that mean I have to replace the spark plug
    the check engine light is on and a mechanic told me that my engine is only running on 5 cylinders instead of 6
     
    • CVO
      8/9/2014 CVO
      Causes.

      Faulty spark plug or wire
      Faulty coil (pack)
      Faulty fuel injector
      Burned exhaust valve
      Poor compression
      Defective computer
      CVO
      8/10/2014 Philip Fernandez
      how can I determine if its a faulty spark plugand where is the spark plug located on my engine
      CVO
      8/10/2014 CVO
      First, you'll need the diagnostic trouble code such as P0301 or P0302 etc..are the misfiring from the cylinder 1 or cylinder 2 ( the last digit is the cyl. # ). Unplug the spark plug wiring on that spark plug and if it doesn't upset the rpm's, then that plug may be bad ? Also, it could be one of the failure I mentioned above.
      CVO
      8/10/2014 Philip Fernandez
      okay that sounds great but I'm not sure which cylinder it is I believe its cylinder for I would have to plug up my diagnostic machine machine to find outand if and when I do do where can I locate the spark plug wiresthanks again for your help


    • Philip Fernandez
      8/10/2014 Philip Fernandez
      okay that sounds great not really sure which cylinder it is but I believe it's cylinder 4 I would have to plug up my diagnostic machine to find out for surebut when I do find itwhere are the spark plug wires located thank you so much for your help