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  • nora
    nora - 2005 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 4/22/2012
    Is the a leak ratortor
    My car recnety heated up. il put waterin the coolent box, two days later the water gone, and it very low on water
    • CVO
      4/22/2012 CVO
      Obtain a free loan radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it an adequate air pressure in lbs allowances on the radiator cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over-pressure than the pressure allowed in the radiator cap.
  • matt
    matt - 1997 Chrysler Cirrus - Preventive Maintenance - 4/21/2012
    The car will start just fine but upon acceleration it appears to not want to drive. Where should I start?
    Fluid levels are low ( oil and transmission ) the power steering fluid appears to be ok. When I try to accelerate the car will move but makes a whirring noise and there is a lot of drag.
    • jdl
      4/21/2012 jdl
      Are you saying the engine races but the vehicle doesn't go anywhere? If so, sounds like a tranny issue. If your saying the engine bogs down, how long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes?
  • cadilacman38
    cadilacman38 - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 4/20/2012
    Where do I put in 134a refrigant and what tools are needed?
    • Jimm
      4/20/2012 Jimm
      Add the new refrigerant in the suction (low pressure) port on the ac suction line from the evaporator to the compressor. No tools are needed - per se - just use the ac charge kit that comes with the can of r134a refrigerant. Most of the time, the can comes with the small length of hose and the fitting required.
      4/20/2012 cadilacman38
      Thank you Jimm!
  • cadilacman38
    cadilacman38 - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 4/20/2012
    A/C is running but not blowing out cool air all fuses are good where to add 134a.
    • Jimm
      4/20/2012 Jimm
      Add the new refrigerant in the suction (low pressure) port on the ac suction line from the evaporator to the compressor.
  • Lisa D
    Lisa D - 2004 Chrysler Crossfire - Preventive Maintenance - 4/18/2012
    Why are my high beams not working
    Passenger head light burned out at the same time my high beams stopped working. Replaced the headlight, high beams still not working. No power to the module. Could the multi task switch in the steering column be the issue? Thank you, Lisa
  • Keith
    Keith - 1996 Chrysler LHS - Preventive Maintenance - 4/18/2012
    Are there drain holes in the bottom of the muffler of the 3.5 liter engine exhaust system?
    I have observed condensate dripping from two places under the muffler of my LHS, one place at each end of the muffler just after engine start. Is this normal, or do I have a rusted through muffler? I don't have a hoist so that I can check this for myself and I'm ...
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/9/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Its normal, It just condensation. Same thing happens to me. Usually, if your muffler has a hole, it will become noisy or will have this whistling sound.
      EG9 K20A3
      4/10/2012 Keith
      Thank you for responding promptly, I guess from your reply that there are drain holes in the bottom of the muffler, just as there are in the resonator.
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/12/2012 EG9 K20A3
      As long as you are not noticing any driveability problems, you have nothing to worry about.
      EG9 K20A3
      4/12/2012 Keith
      My question is part of an investigation into unusual engine noise since my Chrysler dealer fitted a factory replacement engine. I am unable to decide if I hear induction noise, exhaust noise or mechanical noise. My dealer has checked the car and reports no fault found. The noise occurs even at small throttle openings and gentle acceleration. I am accustomed to a very similar but much louder induction noise under hard acceleration.
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/14/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Chrysler dealer fitted a factory replacement engine. - I can just imagine how much you spent

      Im sorry chief but me being online wont be able to hear it, how long is the warranty though?
      EG9 K20A3
      4/15/2012 Keith
      Warranty same as new car warranty, 3 years or 100,000 miles. Cost for job just under $7500, (around $$5000 for the new engine.). This is the nicest US built car I have owned, the ergonomics are excellent and the car fits my needs very well. If I could go out and buy a new one, I would do it.
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/18/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Based on your description i think everythign is normal
  • cd
    cd - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 4/7/2012
    Where is the radiator drain cap located.
    • CVO
      4/7/2012 CVO
      The drain is under the van at the radiator side tank rear of tank, which is the side pointing towards the engine. U can not reach this drain valve from up top. here are instructions on hiow to replace the coolant.
      For the instructions, see this.............
  • samuel
    samuel - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 4/7/2012
    I would like to know, how do i change the tail upper light?
  • Susan G.
    Susan G. - 1995 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 4/4/2012
    My ABS and Airbag lights are on. How expensive is this to check out with a dealer?
    • RC
      4/4/2012 RC
      The diagnosis is usually an hour labor charge. The final charge depends on what's wrong.
  • timothy
    timothy - 1999 Chrysler Concorde - Preventive Maintenance - 4/1/2012
    Where is the fuel pressure regulator on this model of car
    my car is starting up but wont hold pressure or accellarate does that mean i need anew fuel pump or just replace my fuel pressure regulator i can hear a whinning sound coming from my pump so it,s still working but there,s not enough pressure
    • yboy82
      4/1/2012 yboy82
      The fuel pressure is on the end of your fuel line going to your fuel tank. It is beside where you should put the electrical connector in your fuel pump assembly.
  • jim
    jim - 1999 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 3/30/2012
    I have recalls can i get them done
    my 1999 sebring has alot ov recalls can i still have them done ?
    • yboy82
      3/30/2012 yboy82
      Recall is a repair order issued by a manufacturer to correct a defect that is a safety or pollution problem. The repair is covered by the manufacturer regardless of whether or not the vehicle warranty has expired. Recalls are Mandatory.

    • yboy82
      3/30/2012 yboy82
      Check out Notes in the recall below for your vehicle to have an idea what to do and who to contact.

      1999 Chrysler Sebring Equipment Recall 09E043000
      NHTSA: Action Number: N/A Service Bulletin Number: 09E043000

      Report Date:
      Jul 07, 2009 Component:
      Equipment Potential Units Affected:
      30351 Manufacturer:
      Import Products Co., Inc.

      Summary: Import products is recalling 30,351 fuel filters sold to and branded by the affinia group as carquest p/n 86523, napa p/n 3523, and wix p/n 33523 for use as replacement equipment on the vehicles listed above. These filters may develop a leak in the hose assembly and/or connectors due to improperly adhered line connectors.

      Consequence: This condition may result in a vehicle fire.

      Remedy: The affinia group will notify owners and the filters will be replaced free of charge. The safety recall began on august 1, 2009. Owners may contact wix filter return center at 1-704-869-7411 or import products at 1-508-279-8207.

      Notes: This recall only pertains to affinia group aftermarket fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the listed passenger vehicles. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www./ Safercar. Gov.
  • michael jackson
    michael jackson - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 3/30/2012
    Map sensor estimate
    Car cuts off. Engine idles high
  • RandaK
    RandaK - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 3/18/2012
    My car will start ok, but will stop while driving. Poss its the alternator?
    • CVO
      3/18/2012 CVO
      Local auto parts stores will test this vehicle charging system with their mobile analyzer for free of charge and they will determine an exact answer.Give them a call.
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Please expand this with more detail. "will stop" is not sufficient for me to work with. Please be explicit, there is plenty of room here to write. You are driving along and then....................??? And then...............? And then..................?? It restarts OK or not? All detail before, during and after. If the cause is an alternator, then that would mean that at the time that it "will stop" your car battery would have gone dead and would restart only with a jump start from another battery.
  • John Noonan
    John Noonan - 2002 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 3/2/2012
    Windshield wipers, tackometer, and speedometer dont work.
    One day they randomly just shut off all at once and turned back on briefly and now dont work at all.
    • Spoon Sports
      3/2/2012 Spoon Sports
      Found an older post from last year that contained the fix. Press and hold the odometer reset until a diagnostics begins to run. After the diagnostics completed, both gauges worked fine.

      If the simple trick doesnt work...

      I would first remove the IOD fuse to reset the BCM, clean the terminals on the battery, and trickle charge it to full capacity over night. This may solve the problem. If it doesn't...

      It could be the solder joints are cracked on the instrument PC board. I would say that was gordonblackler's problem. The negative terminal overheats, melts the solder joint, which cracks as it cools. it then makes contact intermittently or becomes intermittent when it heats up. Slapping the dash top sometimes fixes the problem temporarily.

      For your wiper, i would first check if it works when i use the washer, i mean the wiper has many modes and depending on what doesnt work, it has another solution.

  • Mark McClellan
    Mark McClellan - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 2/28/2012
    In a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4 cyl 2.4L, I want to change plugs, etc. What is the easiest way to get to them?
    They are blocked or covered by the intake manifold?
    • yboy82
      2/21/2012 yboy82
      You have to remove the intake manifold to access the spark plug wires and to remove the spark plugs.
    • robert
      2/28/2012 robert
      what dose the throttle position sensor do.