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  • kent
    kent - 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 8/12/2012
    Where is the battery?
    Where is the battery?
     
    • Jimm
      8/2/2012 Jimm
      Raise the hood, and it's located just behind the radiator to the front of the vehicle.
    • Kennyk
      8/12/2012 Kennyk
      Don't know about a 2007 but my 2002's battery is in front of the left front tire in the wheel well. It can be changed without taking off the left front tire. Ah yes, modern engineering.
  • William Boomhover
    William Boomhover - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 8/11/2012
    What does TSB stand for?
    I understand what a recall is but I don't know what TBS means. Can you help me?
     
    • Jimm
      8/11/2012 Jimm
      Technical Service Bulletins - TSB
      A bulletin issued to an auto dealer by the manufacturer detailing a fix for a known concern. The bulletin is for informational purposes only. It is not a recall. The dealer is under no obligation to make the repair or notify customers. TSB's are intended to assist dealers in ongoing repairs.
      Jimm
      8/11/2012 William Boomhover
      Thank You Very Much. My Concern Was "Am I Running My Car With Something The Dealer Should Be Taking Care Of". Your Response Was Very Informative. I Appreciate It. Sincerely, William

  • Zack
    Zack - 1996 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 8/9/2012
    Why is the gas meter level indicated on the dashboard very inaccurate?
    For example, I'll start the car and my gas tank will indicate that it is half full. After driving approximately five miles, it'll drop to the red where it is close to empty. Later when I return to the car and start it up, the meter will be just below the half tank ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty fuel sending unit, faulty fuel gauge relay, faulty fuel guage. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts.
      Jimm
      8/10/2012 Zack
      Thanks, I'll check it out
  • Dyestro
    Dyestro - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Preventive Maintenance - 8/4/2012
    How do i find and repair an a/c leak?
     
    • Jimm
      8/4/2012 Jimm
      First step - the a/c system must be fully charged with refrigerant. Next - start and run the engine with the a/c system operating. Using one of these tools; a/c system dye, a/c leak detector - trace each of the a/c fittings - at the major components; compressor, condensor, evaporator - and each hose fitting - look for dye evidence and scan with the a/c leak detector.
      The actual repair will vary - depending on which component may be leaking or at fault. Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for more specific steps - including photos.
  • glenda
    glenda - 2003 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 8/2/2012
    My car won't start, it don't do anything.
    I have 120 mileage,I have had the car for 4 year never had any problems out of it, the lights come on,but some of the lights on the dash board don't come and the radio don't come.
     
    • CVO
      8/2/2012 CVO
      Check the ignition starter switch, replace it as needed.

      Ignition starter switch directs current from the fuse panel to other systems in the vehicle
      When not replaced, vehicle may experience no-start, intermittent shut down and/or current will not flow to all systems
  • tomhoang2008
    tomhoang2008 - 1992 Chrysler Town & Country - Preventive Maintenance - 7/23/2012
    What dimension of radiator ?
     
    • Jimm
      7/23/2012 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts. They will list the specific radiator and dimensions for your vehicle and application; with max or heavy-duty cooling, for example.
  • Brian
    Brian - 2000 Chrysler LHS - Preventive Maintenance - 7/21/2012
    Why is my car over heating?
    The radiator keeps overflowing into the reservoir and reading hot on the gauges
     
    • Jimm
      7/21/2012 Jimm
      Overheating possible causes;
      A low coolant level, a coolant leak (through internal or external leaks), poor heat conductivity inside the engine because of accumulated deposits in the water jackets, a defective thermostat that doesn't open or does not open fully, poor airflow through the radiator, a slipping fan clutch, an inoperative electric cooling fan, a collapsed lower radiator hose, an eroded or loose water pump impeller, a defective radiator cap, or incorrect coolant mixture (not at recommended 50/50 water and anti-freeze).

      * Cooling system leaks -- Loss of coolant because of a coolant leak is probably the most common cause of engine overheating. Possible leak points include hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and block.

      Make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then PRESSURE TEST the cooling system and radiator cap. A pressure test will reveal internal leaks such as seepage past the head gasket as well as cracks in the head or block. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak (most likely a bad head gasket but possibly also a cracked cylinder or engine block).

      It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating will not allow the cooling system pressure to properly build to prevent overheating.
  • plknox
    plknox - 1994 Chrysler LHS - Preventive Maintenance - 7/13/2012
    My control swicthes work itermittenly sometimes,it works then it just blows and I can not turn off or on .
    sometimes you can see the temperture numbers and sometimes you can not, they light up sometime then they do not
     
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  • sharon
    sharon - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 7/5/2012
    Car is over heating,changed the therostat,and still over heating,and full of water and coolent
    the engine light not on but the add water light comes on
     
    • Jimm
      7/5/2012 Jimm
      Possible causes of overheating; low coolant level (refill to proper level), incorrect coolant mixture (not at 50/50 mix of water and anti-freeze), faulty / clogged radiator, faulty water pump, faulty /clogged radiator hoses, faulty thermostat, clogged engine cooling passages, engine cooling fans not functioning, fan drive belt slipping / worn, fan clutch (if equipped) is faulty.
      Jimm
      7/5/2012 sharon
      changed all these thing,but the belt,when i cut on the heater it goes to normal
      Jimm
      7/5/2012 sharon
      now it wont start and key is stuck in stering wheel
      Jimm
      7/6/2012 sharon
      we got the key out,and wont start
  • bobby d
    bobby d - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 7/4/2012
    Why does my auto stall after a fill up? After a few minutes the stalling stops.
    I have installed a charcoal filter and fuel pump but the problem remains.
     
    • jlofwash
      7/4/2012 jlofwash
      Possibly because the tank pressure has been released,and it takes the sys a few minutes to repressureize the tank
  • wilfred Richardson
    wilfred Richardson - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 7/1/2012
    My dash broad and radio lights keep on blinken I Donot no if it is a sensor or the position sensor or the pressure senso
    Or a short circuit condition
     
    0 answer
  • Twilbert
    Twilbert - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Preventive Maintenance - 6/30/2012
    A/C : Air is blowing from my rear vents and floor vents but no air is coming out of my front vents. What could this be
    My husband was told it was the blower motor resister, could this be it and if so is that expensive to get fixed?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/30/2012 HouseCallAuto
      No, the cause is NOT a blower motor resistor so don't replace it. Try this simple thing first: Remove both the pos and neg battery terminals from the battery, hold them together for a minute and then reattach them and see if the issue is resolved. If this does not do it, have a local shop scan the HVAC system for fault codes as the system will set codes when there is a fault. Knowing the code makes all the difference for continued diagnosis. The cheap code readers cannot read the HVAC system fault codes, only the expensive shop grade scanners can.
      HouseCallAuto
      7/1/2012 Twilbert
      Ok, my husband will try that. Thank you very much.
  • brittnayann89
    brittnayann89 - 1999 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 6/27/2012
    Noise from driver side front of car
    167,*** miles has new battery, oil change, fuel and intake cleaner, serpieten belt(spelling)....there are no lights on in the car...i noticed it bout four day's ago comming from the front of the driver side of the car when i first start the car and take off it will ...
     
    • RC
      6/27/2012 RC
      Should check the brake pads and wheel bearing.
    • brittnayann89
      6/27/2012 brittnayann89
      trying to get some idea's on what could be causing it because to get the tire off i have to go to a shop because a normal jack won't fit under the car because it sits way to low to the ground and thank you for your answer
  • prad
    prad - 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 6/26/2012
    Why my a/c stop cooling when i come to a complete stop?
    Hi my a/c works fne when the car is running, but when i come to a complete stop, the cool air stop and the car shakes.
     
    • CVO
      6/20/2012 CVO
      Check the radiator cooling fan and condenser fan ( if equipped ), they have to be ON in order to remove the heat from the A/C condenser.
    • Chris @ Motech
      6/26/2012 Chris @ Motech
      I agree with CVO. Check the fan. There are 2 speeds. The low speed should be on when the A/C is on. This is a common problem with these. If the problem has gone on for a while it can cause the A/C system to overpressure and bleed off the excess pressure (along with Freon). This will make the A/C work even less. Fix the fan first, if the A/C still sucks then check the charge on the A/C system.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 6/24/2012
    Will Northwestern Chrysler accept MY Mopar Spark plugs for this service
     
    • Jimm
      6/24/2012 Jimm
      You will have to contact the dealership or repair shop to learn of their policy of repair parts - it's up to the individual dealer or shop to outline their acceptance or not.