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  • lydastevens
    lydastevens - 2010 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 10/14/2014
    Tune up? Check engine light comes on sporadically. usually goes out when adding a gas additive
    70,000 miles. Have been quoted 300.00 for a tune up. Is this customary?
     
    • CVO
      10/13/2014 CVO
      Did you replace the fuel filter yet? Replace it as necessary.
    • Jimm
      10/14/2014 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.
      There are literally hundreds of possible fault codes - so for sake of simplicity and to assist the diagnosis and repair of the issue you are having, this step is fundamental.
  • sandra deardorff
    sandra deardorff - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 10/13/2014
    Fog lights wont shut off
    fog lights stay on when car is on or off
     
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  • sugarpoopoo
    sugarpoopoo - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 10/13/2014
    Engine light came on didnt go off this is 2nd time it is making a sound like when u dont have ur seat bealt lock it last
    had this problem abt 2 months ago with the light came on went off had other wrk done brought this car last yr had 44950 mies, it has 55680 now
     
    • Jimm
      10/13/2014 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.
      There are literally hundreds of possible fault codes - so for sake of simplicity and to assist the diagnosis and repair of the issue you are having, this step is fundamental.
  • Pmoore
    Pmoore - 2012 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 10/8/2014
    My car has 38000 mi, idles rough and hesitates when driving at all speeds.
    Dealer says nothing shows up on computer and 35,000 maintenance doesn't need to be performed as nothing is showing needing to be done on computer. The mechanic can feel the hesitation as well. Is the 35,000 maintenance not needed if nothing shows up or should that ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/8/2014 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
  • rbristo
    rbristo - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/24/2014
    How long is to long to drive my car with a catalytic converter that is needing to be replaced
    155000 plus miles, had all gaskets replaced this year, new water pump, all wiring replaced, after having gaskets replaced my check engine light came on the next day was told by guy that fixed it I would need a catalytic converter in order for the car to pass a ...
     
    • greasemonkey
      9/23/2014 greasemonkey
      basically you can drive it forever, the cat is not hurting things , it's more for emissions, the computor should take any readings and average them out so you won't notice any driveability issues
      greasemonkey
      9/23/2014 rbristo
      Thank you greasemonkey!! you just saved me lots of $$ couldn't afford to fix it just yet but will soon.
    • Jimm
      9/24/2014 Jimm
      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the catalytic converter from around $189.00 each for your vehicle.
  • rbristo
    rbristo - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/23/2014
    How long is to long to drive if my catalytic converter needs to be replaced
    155000, I have a check engine light on that has to be off before my car can pass a mandatory state inspection. the light came on after having major repair done to it last year and parts of this year. I had the alternator replaced in it in, head gaskets replaced, ...
     
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  • cali13
    cali13 - 1999 Chrysler 300M - Preventive Maintenance - 9/22/2014
    No start up need help or idea
    Car will not start. Has a backfire when trying to start up. Spark plugs has no spark at all what could it be?
     
    • jdl
      9/22/2014 jdl
      If no spark and no injector pulse, I'd have to check cam and crank sensors. How long since a tune-up?
  • James
    James - 2003 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 9/13/2014
    How do I change my heater core and flush my system
    I'm not getting any heat out maybe a little if I turn it off after it warms up kind of feels like the AC is on
     
    • CVO
      9/13/2014 CVO
      The blend door actuator is a servo responsible for controlling the mix of warm air from the heater core and cool air from the A/C and outside. If it malfunctions, your climate control system may not respond properly when you change the temperature on the climate control system.

      Both the manual and the automatic systems use this servo to control the blend door. If your ATC system fails to automatically change temp, this is also an indicator that the servo has failed.

      The Mode Door Actuator controls the direction of airflow. It selects which way air flows through the different ducts. If your climate control system has lost the ability to control which vents the air comes out of, the MDA has probably failed. Both the ATC and MTC systems use this device.

      Both failures can be seen by the climate control system's integrated diagnostics system.

      http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp

      See this Fig. A/C-Heater Control, Page 04 (2003).

      Note: This vehicle has a combination problems, the blend door actuator and the mode door actuator, they're both controlled by the AC heater control. Have the AC heater control test it by the local auto parts stores for free.
      CVO
      9/16/2014 James
      I+got+the+heat+to+work+today+had+to+play+with+it+a+little+but+I+got+heat+out+of+it
      CVO
      9/22/2014 James
      I+had+my+system+flushed+last+year+added+about+a+gallon+of+coolant+and+everything+works+now
  • James
    James - 2003 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 9/13/2014
    My heat only works on the front vent how do I fix that
    I have a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 3.8L V8
     
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  • Mark B
    Mark B - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 8/23/2014
    One tire need new for car
    I need your best price for a 215/65 R17 tire.
     
    • Jimm
      8/23/2014 Jimm
      No tires or parts are sold from the AutoMD website. For tires, check the local stores in your area.
  • nina
    nina - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 8/17/2014
    why does my 2004 Chrysler pacifica keeps turning off after a spark plug change?
    most of the time happens when i start pressing on the gas pedal
     
    • alex
      8/17/2014 alex
      check for crossed sparkplug wires they could be setting off your knock sensor adn shutting off the engine also for a broaken or loose conector on a wiring harness could have gotten pulled on or pinched.
  • nina
    nina - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 8/17/2014
    why does my 2004 Chrysler pacifica keeps turning off after a spark plug change?
    most of the time happens when i start pressing on the gas pedal
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 7/26/2014
    Can't increase my air cont temp above 29 degrees only lower it below 29 degrees
    it happen all at once reduce the temp down it was ok could not raise it above 29 to work normal
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 7/15/2014
    Y 1999 Chrysler Sebring LXI 2 DOOR will not go fast without a loud hum sound in it hard to press on the gas
    y 1999 Chrysler Sebring LXI 2 DOOR will not go fast without a loud hum sound in it hard to press on the gas which make the car go slower and slow down . No check engine light on starts up with no problem new breaks at well
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 6/29/2014
    How do i remve and clean fuse box termanals under neath the fuse box
    i dont know if my motor is 3.3 or 3.8
     
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