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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 5/21/2014
    Engine makes ticking noise after overheating
    My engine in my 2000 Chrysler 300 recently overheated due to overdue oil change. It has 246770 km on it. Now when I tried to start it again after putting new oil in it, it makes a ticking noise. And it ends up stalling after a few minutes of it just idling and ...
    • I'mnottotallyRetartedhoney
      Make sure the oil filter has been changed, look at the oil, does it look and smell new or black and stinky ? BTW, Have u checked the oil level after each time it runs ? Do that! could be something easy like the tailpipe stuffed with penis's !
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 5/20/2014
    Bubbling noise when ideling but does heat up
    have repaired several raditor hoses etc. items but starts bubbling noise when at stop lite and at drive thru
    • AutoMD Member
      4/29/2014 AutoMD Member
      Pop hood and try to locate the location of the bubbling. You may find that the bubbling is the radiator overflow tank which should have coolant in it and the bubbling may be from there. In the past this was caused by a bad head gasket allowing exhaust gasses to pressurize the coolant system with exhaust gas and it then bubbles out through small hose to this tank. You can have a bad head gasket and no overheat condition. Had it been a cracked head or cracked block you'd find yellowish or brownish muck in the oil, most commonly found under oil cap but also on dip stick etc.
    • AutoMD Member
      5/20/2014 AutoMD Member
      I may have a similar problem on my 2013 Acura TL. It seems to happen a couple of minutes after startup and when the transmission is in drive with the brake on, such as at a traffic light or drive-trough. It sounds like a bubbling or popping sound (sort of like a percolator) coming from the dash near the steering wheel. On my car it goes away after the car is fully warmed up. I took it to the dealer a couple of times. They insisted there was nothing wrong, and suggested it was from the transmission cooler which is located under the floor near the driver's feet.. Apparently when the transmission oil temperature and pressure first reaches the required condition, it is pumped into the cooler on top of the transmission and causes the bubbling noise for a few minutes before reaching the right temperature. I don't know if I totally agree with this explanation. I can't find any support for it elsewhere on the internet, and no other car that I've ever driven, including other Acuras, ever exhibited this problem. However in trying to troubleshoot the problem on my own, I did notice that the bubbling noise stops if I shift the transmission into neutral. Another possible solution which I found on the internet, but with a different make of vehicle (Land Rover I think), suggested it was from the brake booster?, the big round thing under the hood on the firewall near the steering wheel. I don't know if this helps with your problem or just makes it more crazy. If anyone can provide conclusive evidence on the cause and fix to this problem, please email me ([email protected]).
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 5/18/2014
    Can someone tell me how to test a crankshaft position sensor and what volts,omhs it should be.
    Check engine light comes on and blinks after engine gets to operating temperature while idling and the engine runs rough code is p1391
    0 answer
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 5/15/2014
    What does code p1391 mean
    Installed rebuilt distributor with new rotor and distributor cap and new plug wires and plugs.Check engine light comes on and blinks with one code p1391.How do I solve this problem.Car runs rough.
    • Jimm
      5/15/2014 Jimm
      P1391 = CMP or CKP Signal Intermittent Condition

      - Timing belt or chain stretched or jumped
      - Faulty Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor
      - Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor harness is open or shorted
      - Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor circuit poor electrical connection.

      Possibilities include those listed above, as well as harness problems. Try wiggling wires, but I'd suggest looking at the harness in the immediate area where they plug into the top-left area of the engine. Upturned valve cover edges, protruding bolt heads and just plain metal everywhere may have worn some insulation off in a particular place. Inspect the harness carefully anywhere it will normally come into contact with metal... whether it's sharp edged or not.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 5/15/2014
    My van ran great the night before we had heavy rains in the morning it would not start a friend ran a diag
    nostic thru code p1388 auto shutdown relay circuit he said circuit not bad is there anyway to reset
    0 answer
  • crlynsaunwms
    crlynsaunwms - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 5/11/2014
    How can i correct a PO455 code?
    It said Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system leak detected
    • GT500Knights
      5/11/2014 GT500Knights
      The following images will give you steps for diagnosing and correcting your problem with the code you provided. Should you need any additional information, please let me know by responding to this.

      CREDITS: Alldata Repair
      6/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      Did you get it fixed? I have the same on my 2001 300M. What did you do to fix it?
      [email protected]
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 5/8/2014
    Engine stalls when i accelerate quickly
    if it's in park and i accelerate it runs perfectly smooth. if its in drive and i try to accelerate quickly it sort of feels like it stalls a little. if i accelerate slowly it runs perfectly well. It's not the transmission because i had it checked. what can it be?
    • Jimm
      5/8/2014 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
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 5/8/2014
    What position does rotor for distributor has to be pointing to
    Forgot to mark old rotor position .When distributor was off engine was never turned so that part should be ok
    • GT500Knights
      5/8/2014 GT500Knights
      Firing order is 123456 for your vehicle. Spark plugs attach to distributor cap as follows:

      When looking at the distributor from the front of the engine, and starting at the nine o'clock position, going clockwise:
      - #6, #2, #4, #5, #3, #1.

      The number one cylinder on your vehicle is on the engine's left side. Meaning that if you were to orient yourself in the same position as the engine, it would be your left. The distributor is at the front of the engine.

      Romove the number one cylinder spark plug. Remove distributor cap. Using a breaker bar and the correct size socket, rotate the crankshaft clockwise (when looking at the crankshaft from front of engine). Turn the crankshaft clockwise to set the number 1 cylinder at the compression stroke to top dead center. You will be able to see, with a flashlight, if the piston is at the top. If you cannot see the piston, insert a long enough screwdriver to feel how far the piston is from the top. DO NOT drop the screwdriver into the cylinder. If you are unsure as to if the cylinder is on it's compression stroke or exhaust stroke, refer to the timing marks located on the harmonic balancer. When the timing mark on the harmonic balancer aligns with the mark on the timing cover/ engine block, the number one cylinder is located at the top of its compression stroke. Now , you can refer to the distributor to determine which way the rotor is to be pointing.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 5/4/2014
    Engine hesitates when accelerating beyond 2000 rpm. if kept below that will run perfectly fine.
    when it's in park i can go well above 2000rpm without any rattle or shaking. only happens when in drive and when accelerate quickly . feels like stalls.
    • Jimm
      5/4/2014 Jimm
      First question - when was the last fuel filter change? How many miles since the fuel filter was replaced? If more than 2 years / 24k miles - do this as the first step. The typical unit price around $9.00 to $13.00 - from any of these aftermarket parts sources;,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.

      Along with this step to change the fuel filter - check the OBD (on board diagnostics) system for any stored fault codes - there may be a stored fault code even without the Check Engine Light displayed. The OBD system can be tested for free - at any lcoal auto parts store in your area.

      Please post a reply with any specific stored fault code number for further assistance.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 5/2/2014
    Why do I only get hot air from my heater system, even though my a/c works?
    mileage 178,000. My ventilation system only blows hot air. My air conditioner still seems to work. It is a constant. When I first turn on my fan, it clicks for about 30 seconds. No warning lights. No check engine lights. No other problems.
    • jdl
      5/1/2014 jdl
      If your saying no cold air with temp control on cold, check to see if compressor is activated. Another issue could a problem with temp door, under the dash.

      If you have a fan problem, I'd have to check the wiring circuit for the fan, voltage and ground.
      5/2/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank You. I now believe it is the temperature blend door actuator.
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/2/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Most likely you have a bad blend door actuator that is stuck at the warm setting, and you mentioned hearing clicking which is often a symptom of the bad actuator.
      5/2/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank You. From all I can determine, the Blend Door Actuator sounds like the problem.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 5/2/2014
    What is wrong with my 2002 pt cruiser it wont crank from the ignition but the lights come on and the radio
    I changed the start and it still wont crank
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/2/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Is there a light that is illuminated that relates to theft or security while trying to start it?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 4/29/2014
    My instrument panel flickers once in a while and makes ticking noise. rpm,speedometer pointers go back and forth.?
    engine performance not affected.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 4/29/2014
    Help with engine sputter which acts like rev limiter, following timing belt replacement?
    Wife blew timing belt at 55mph. Garage replaced water pump and timing belt for $927. Now engine sputters between 3200 and 3500 rpms which reminds me of a rev limiter. Check engine light on. Code says cam position sensor. Replaced cam position sensor for $43 and no ...
    • John's Auto Repair
      4/29/2014 John's Auto Repair
      That is very possible or perhaps you bent some valves when the timing belt went. either way
      I would definatley take it back to the repair shop that did the work. There should'nt be any
      charge for this work.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 4/29/2014
    (Why doesn't my car idle?) My car does not idle. i have to press the gas for it to start, and as soon as i let off itdie
    120,000 Miles The car will not idle when its cold nor hot. It sat for a few months and i just fixed a head gas. Put it back together and now will not idle. ABS brake light is on. Check Engine light IS on.
    • AutoMD Member
      4/29/2014 AutoMD Member
      Sounds like Vacuum leak or no vacuum detected maybe from hose off or missing etc. The fact that you have ABS + Engine Idle issue, I'd double check all hoses to make sure they are all in correct locations and not cracked etc. Master Cylinder for Brakes uses vacuum and this might cause the ABS light.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 4/29/2014
    Why does the car have a bubbling sound when I turn the engine off?
    115,000 happens once the car is warmed up only when I turn the engine off do I hear the bubbling....It happens whenever I drive the car....It is not running hot, I keep coolant in it at all times.....It started sometimes in January....I replaced the ...
    • AutoMD Member
      4/29/2014 AutoMD Member
      I'd pop the hood and try to determine the location of the noise. I have seen a blown head gasket before that caused the radiator overflow tank to bubble even after engine is shut off due to exhaust gas that was able to escape the cylinder into the water jacket, but yet no loss of water out exhaust, and no oil/water mix etc. New head gasket and problem was solved. This was a 1986 Pontiac Sunbird 1.8Liter sohc. Same bubbling noise when shut off as the gas pressure in coolant system was venting out the radiator overflow tank, just bubbling like as if a fish tank pump was pumping air into it.