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  • NoelGarcia2012
    NoelGarcia2012 - 1999 Chrysler Concorde - Preventive Maintenance - 1/26/2012
    Check engine light on code P0455 , what would be the cause?
    I replaced the fuel cap. I'm having trouble finding the fuel filter locations. what else can i check? Thanks for any help!
    • Camarozen
      1/26/2012 Camarozen
      There are several places where you could have a leak in your evap control system. The purge canister, purge valve, fuel or vapor return line, tank vent line, or filler neck could all cause that code to set. Do you remember what caused the first occurance before you replaced the gas cap? Have you reset the computer (cleared the code) since installing the new cap? Was the new cap the EXACT same design as the old one?
      1/26/2012 NoelGarcia2012
      went to an auto parts store for the gas cap, which I didn't check to make sure it was the same design. I did clear the code and after driving it for two days it came back on. the check engine light came on just two days after I went to go get the car smogged, It passed.
  • al fein
    • RC
      1/24/2012 RC
      You'll need the necessary test equipment. What is the code?
  • larry
    larry - 2006 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 1/16/2012
    Cost to replace
    Valve stem sensor leaking air
    • yboy82
      1/16/2012 yboy82
      Try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
  • Judy
    Judy - 2002 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 1/14/2012
    Rear Heater is not working, not turning on or blowing air.
    Month ago, blew white smoke out of rear heater. Smelled a burning smell. Had hoses under van replaced, had a leak.. now the heater will not turn on
    • Spoon Sports
      1/14/2012 Spoon Sports
      "Had hoses under van replaced, had a leak" - I doubt ths has anything to do with the rear heater not working.

      Your problem sounds like the common blend door problem that got burned. The door is on a vertical axis and when it breaks, it can swing back and forth randomly giving heat or AC or nothing. The difference on acceleration is the force placed on the door swinging it one direction.

      You can check the operation by fully opening the glove box, removing the actuator motor on top of the plenum box and examining the blend door axle. Pictures of the common fail signature are available on the web site. There are several "free" fixes that mostly are worth what you pay for them. The solution on the web site is solid and proven over hundreds of vehicles and will resolve the problem once and for all.

      Spoon Sports
      1/14/2012 Judy
      Let me add on that the heat in the front of the van works fine, it is just the rear heater. I will look up what you suggested and see where that gets me. Though I will add that none of that makes sense to me but will go search for that website and see where that brings me. Thank you
      Spoon Sports
      1/14/2012 Judy
      Unfortunately HeaterTreater does not offer an option to fix my vehicle and due to the fact that I have heat in the front of the van it does not seem to be the issue. Thank you again
  • nardnuster
    nardnuster - 2002 Chrysler 300M - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2012
    Is there a forum?
    Forums can provide heads up on issues pertaining to a particular
  • Mike Fitzpatrick
  • doris
    doris - 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 12/22/2011
    Is it ok to drive when the odb light come on
    • doris
      12/22/2011 doris
      js it ok to drive when the odb lingt come on
  • gm mosleh
    gm mosleh - 2003 Chrysler 300M - Preventive Maintenance - 12/19/2011
    Why my radiator is leaking?
    165,000. they changed thermostat, engine sign on, oil sign on.
    • jlofwash
      12/19/2011 jlofwash
      dont worry about the temp IF THE OIL LIGHT IS ON!!!!!! make sure you have oil pressure 1st, then worry about the leaking oil will seize an engine.. check and repost
  • marcelli martinez
    marcelli martinez - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 12/12/2011
    My stick shift is not moving easily to shift gears....and there is a burning smell. What's wrong?
    The problem started a few weeks ago with the stick shift jumping out of third gear into neutral...I was told I need a new clutch...Does this sound right?
    0 answer
  • Craig
    Craig - 2002 Chrysler Concorde - Preventive Maintenance - 12/9/2011
    Where is the turning signal flasher installed
    I have the replacement unit but cannot locate point of installation ?
    • jdl
      12/9/2011 jdl
      Under the left side of dash, to the right of junction block.
  • jenn82
    jenn82 - 1996 Chrysler Concorde - Preventive Maintenance - 12/5/2011
    How to change a radiator on it?
    what needs to be taken off the radiator for me to take it out? Do I need special tools? Can you tell me what is all connected to my radiatior and what to pull off and what not to pull off?
    • Spoon Sports
      12/5/2011 Spoon Sports
      NOTE: It is not necessary to discharge air conditioning system when removing the radiator.
      Drain cooling system.
      Remove upper radiator crossmember.
      Remove hose clamps and hoses from radiator.
      Disconnect transmission hoses from cooler and plug off.
      Disconnect engine oil cooler lines (if equipped).
      Disconnect the fan electrical connector.
      Remove fan module. CAUTION: Avoid bending the condenser inlet tube. Care should be taken not to damage radiator or condenser cooling fins or water tubes during removal.
      Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator.
      Remove fastener attaching transmission cooler line bracket to left side of radiator.
      Lift condenser upward, only enough to clear upper mounting clips; allow condenser to rest on lower radiator crossmember. It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system.
      Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.

      Slide radiator down into position; seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mounting holes provided in lower radiator support.
      Attach air conditioning condenser to mounting clips on radiator. Install mounting screws and tighten to 5 Nm (45 inch lbs.) .
      Connect lower radiator hose and clamp.
      Install transmission cooler line bracket and attaching fastener. Connect automatic transmission hoses; torque hose clamps to 2 Nm (18 inch lbs.) .
      Install fan module.
      Connect fan motor electrical connector.
      Connect engine oil cooler lines (if equipped). Torque lines to 18 Nm (160 inch lbs.) .
      Install upper radiator hose. Align hose so it does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or engine. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere with the hood liner.
      Install upper radiator support crossmember.
      Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.
      Fill cooling system with coolant.
      Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels.

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  • 2009 t+c
    2009 t+c - 2009 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 11/26/2011
    Is throttle body and injector maintenace needed at 20,000 miles
    • Jimm
      11/26/2011 Jimm
      The maintenance is not based on mileage, though a periodic cleaning of the throttle body and mass air flow intake - using throttle body specific spray (around $6.00) - is advised. No regular scheduled maintenance is specified for the fuel injectors - as long and good quality fuel is used.
  • Nicole
    • Spoon Sports
      11/23/2011 Spoon Sports
      I would check sway bar links and the inner sway bar bushings, Ball joints, control arm bushings, axle shafts and wheel bearings. My first guess would be the sway bar links.

      Will your tire come off? I havent seen one yet that come off, but i saw something like this twice already (check picture)
  • johhny
    • Jimm
      11/22/2011 Jimm
      Try to have an inexpensive cooling system pressure test performed - with the engine cold - to help determine if there is any leaking, and where the coolant may be going.
      11/23/2011 johhny
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/22/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Not seeing it on the ground is not a sufficient not to attach a cooling system pressure tester when the engine is ice cold from the previous day. Buy or rent one if you will see this through yourself (they cost about $100) and check the cooling system cold and confirm that you can see no VISUAL leak. After that is ruled out (or in) you can proceed to suspect that the head gasket is allowing coolant into the cylinders. That would also then mean that at some point there will be visual white smoke exiting the tailpipe while driving. You are leaking it or burning it. There is no other choice. 5 gallons in two weeks is an awful lot of coolant.
      11/23/2011 johhny
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