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  • scarlha
    scarlha - 1993 Chrysler Concorde - Engine - 10/4/2013
    Plenum gasket replacement
    Inoperative PCV valve (am told) has caused failure of the valve cover gaskets and the "plenum gasket". In order to stop oil leak(currently 1 qt./1000 miles) all 3 items must be replaced together (valve replaced alone is no help). True or false? And what search term ...
    • John's Auto Repair
      10/4/2013 John's Auto Repair
      You can use AutoMD to find the cost. The intake passage to the PCV valve must be clogged.
  • willettc1989
    willettc1989 - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 10/1/2013
    Is something wrong with my car's engine?
    My car has 113,000 miles. Recently it has been having problems overheating. I was intending on checking the water pump, but before I got that chance, my oil light came on. Within minutes I lost power. I've put oil and water in their respective tanks and the car ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/2/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Its hard to say what has happened here. You have a asked a question that will not be able to be answered without a qualified mechanic looking at the car. Mybe the timing belt broke and that is the "whine" you now hear when trying to start it. I hope that is not what happened because it causes other damage at the same time.
  • joe_a_nicholls
    joe_a_nicholls - 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 10/2/2013
    Check engine light comes on after about 400km [about a week of driving] after being turned off
    mileage- just over 50000km,no noticable symptoms, engine light comes on when engine is warm, after I turn the light off it stays off for about a week of driving. The code is P2098 post catalyst fuel trim too lean bank 2.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/2/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the downstream oxygen sensor. probability here is greater than 75%.
  • kayla.engeman
    kayla.engeman - 2000 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 10/1/2013
    Alarm systemWhat I believe to be the alarm system locking us wont let the van start. It will start for 10 secs three tim
    What I believe to be the alarm system locking us wont let the van start. It will start for 10 secs three times and then nothing will happen. Replaced the pcm and instrument cluster checked to see if its the key but the key doesn't have a chip.
    0 answer
  • fred_samples
    fred_samples - 2003 Chrysler Voyager - Engine - 9/29/2013
    Why is my gas mileage way down?
    The car has 12800 miles but runs good.
    0 answer
  • drodgers1764
    drodgers1764 - 1987 Chrysler LeBaron - Engine - 9/28/2013
    Wont start after running out of gas
    it stopped running i replaced the idel control valve and it ran untill the wife ran out of gas now it wont start there is gas getting to the throttle body
  • jasonhuffman44
    jasonhuffman44 - 2001 Chrysler Voyager - Engine - 9/27/2013
    When i go to start vehicle it will give me one click and wont start.if i keep doing this it will eventually start.
    110,000 miles.i can turn it off then try to restart right away and it does the same thing.i replaced the starter relay,didnt help.i can have no problems for days in a row then it starts to act up.i thought maybe the starter but all the other starters ive replaced ...
    • CVO
      9/27/2013 CVO
      Resistance developed in the old battery cables will slow down the electrons to flow through the starter circuitry.
      Replaced the battery cables ( positive and negative).
      Note: don't use the terminal battery clamps for a replacement, they intend to go bad or loose their strength.

  • jasonhuffman44
    jasonhuffman44 - 2001 Chrysler Voyager - Engine - 9/27/2013
    Van wont will just give me a click,if i continue to try it will it my starter or the battery?
    van has 110,000 miles on it.i can go for a few days with this not happening then it will start to act up.
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/27/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If the battery terminals are both clean and tight then your starter is junk.
  • docforst
    docforst - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Engine - 9/27/2013
    Code172, and engine will not run above idle
    engine running rich (smell gas in exhaust) and when gas pedal is depressed engine dies. When restarting need to press down on pedal as if engine is flooded.
    • CVO
      9/26/2013 CVO
      Trouble Code: P0172
      Fuel System (Sensor 1 Bank 1) Rich
      Possible Causes:
      O2 Sensor heater or O2 Sensor has failed
      EVAP purge solenoid failed or improper operation
      O2 signal circuit or return circuit has failed
      MAP Sensor has failed or circuit malfunction
      ECT Sensor has failed or circuit malfunction
      Engine mechanical problem
      Fuel filter/pressure regulator has failed or needs repair
      PCM has failed
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/27/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Check the map sensor, check the valve timing (timing belt alignment)
  • docforst
    docforst - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Engine - 9/26/2013
    Code 172, engine will not run above idle
    engine is running rich (smell fuel in exhaust) and engine dies when fuel pedal is pushed. When restarting need to press down on fuel as if engine is flooded.
    0 answer
  • jerry gomolla
    jerry gomolla - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 9/25/2013
    What needs to be removed to access the rear 3 spark plugs on my 2005 chrysler t&c 3.8l engine
    • tec13
      9/25/2013 tec13
      need to get to the back of the engine form under the van need to lift it up .
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/25/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Remove the wiper module shelf under the windshield or try from underneath. From top is easier.
  • perez.louie38
    perez.louie38 - 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 9/25/2013
    What causes engine to stall while driving
    it restarts right away
    • frankiedonnn
      9/25/2013 frankiedonnn
      Hi perez , Many things can cause it : I would start with a defective coil be cause when a bad coil gets hot it will fail but it works when it is cold.Fuel filter dirty or faulty fuel pump.
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/25/2013 HouseCallAuto
      You absolutely have to obtain a code reader from amazon for under $20 and then when you receive it; plug it in (read instructions that come with it) only takes a minute and read fault codes that are *probably* present. The first suspicion I have with this engine is a bad cam sensor but I need to know codes so now you know what to do. If you want to avoid a $500 or more mechanic shop bill do what I advise you to.
  • bootsy551
    bootsy551 - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 9/25/2013
    Why won't my Chrysler 300 crank?
    I have replaced the crank and cam sensor along with the wire harness and still nothing. It will turn over like it's going to crank but that's it. The code finder is still reading cam sensor so I'm at a complete stand still. The engine light is on also. Any help ...
    • bear.1216
      9/23/2013 bear.1216
      What is the code number. Is the fuel pump running when key is turned on.
    • tec13
      9/25/2013 tec13
      look at the connection may have wiring problem
  • reds141414
    reds141414 - 1991 Chrysler TC Maserati - Engine - 9/20/2013
    Leaking coolant from engine block
    where can i find where the all the freeze plugs are located. or they are called core plugs.
    • Jimm
      9/20/2013 Jimm
      The expansion / freeze / core plugs are located; three (3) on each side of the engine block just above the oil pan, one (1) each on either end of the cylinder head casting.
      9/20/2013 reds141414
      thank you sir
  • mrshellsden
    mrshellsden - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 9/17/2013
    Leaking coolent from front of motor, cant find where its coming from, but its near the water pump.
    while driving temp gauge shot to hot but wasnt acting hot when i stoped, but it did take some fl, then was good for a few mile, did it again now have leak in front, help where to look.
    • Jimm
      9/16/2013 Jimm
      Perform a cooling system / the radiator pressure test when the engine is cold. - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.

    • bear.1216
      9/17/2013 bear.1216
      Most coolant leaks from the front of the engine are from the water pump. The water pump has a small hole that coolant will leak from when the pump fails. Check for coolant around head gaskets radiator hoses and thermostat housing and beneath water pump. You most likely need water pump.
    • Jimm
      9/17/2013 Jimm
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, and - to list only a few sources. For example, they (Rock Auto) list the water pump (includes gasket) from around $19.70 for your vehicle.
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