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  • Chefjoek
    Chefjoek - 2000 Dodge Durango - Engine - 6 hours ago
    I would like to know what I HAVE to fo before starting truck if engine has not been turned over in about 5 months?
    Battery dead want to charge and resolve that issue but truck engine has not been turned over in about 5 months. Not sure if I can just jump battery and start truck without causing damage since all fluids have obviously been not circulating and pooling for the whole ...
     
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  • Phil
    Phil - 2005 Dodge Neon - Engine - 9/30/2014
    What's could be wrong I turn the ignition on and the acc comes on but will not start or even try
    I pull the key out and the acc stays on
     
    • Jimm
      9/30/2014 Jimm
      If the battery is OK - tests good (no shorted cells), then the issue is likely related to a faulty ignition / starter switch (located behind the lock cylinder) - especially if you can remove the key and it stays in the 'acc' mode.

      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 starter switch from around $12.00 for your vehicle.
  • AllMyCrayonsAreDull
    AllMyCrayonsAreDull - 2000 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 9/29/2014
    Engine is still Overheating. Serpentine belt broke, replaced belt, tensioners, water-pump, thermostat. Why is this?
    My serpentine belt broke on the highway, my temperature gauge went into the red as I was pulling off. The upper radiator hose had burst as well and one of the two pulley wheels on the tensioner pulley pair had broke/melted. I replaced the serpentine belt, pulleys, ...
     
    • Jessie
      9/29/2014 Jessie
      Try this test make sure your radiator is full of water/coolant. Then pop the hood and take the radiator cap off. Next have someone start your vehicle while you stand in front of the radiator. Let me know if you have bubbles coming out of the coolant in the radiator
  • Ptr Pan
    Ptr Pan - 2009 Dodge Caliber - Engine - 9/29/2014
    Why do the RPMs race, temp light comes on and goes from 75MPH to nothing? This happens in trips over 40 miles on the hwy
    The problem started about 2 years ago, no one has been able to tell me why. I pull over, shut it off and let the car 'think' it's cooling off. This can take 5 min-30 min. then it will go another 10 mi and do it all over again. There are no codes that come up other ...
     
    • Jessie
      9/29/2014 Jessie
      The only thing I can think it could be is there might be a a sensor in the thermostat housing called the coola nt temperature sensor it could be malfuntioning causing the computer to think the car is overheatin which is why your temp guage is coming on and your computer is shutting down your car I've only heard one other.. t case of this that's the only thing I think it could be
  • Kay
    Kay - 2003 Dodge Caravan - Engine - 9/29/2014
    Eng. light on dash in 2003 dodge caravan sxt
    I am interested in buying a used 2003 caravan sxt with 3.3 eng.....I noticed the eng. light on when I started it and the seller seemed surprised when's said engine. light is on!!!! The van looked to good to be true but what got me thinking it could be a head ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/29/2014 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.

      This is an important first step - do this before considering any parts replacement. Wise step not to purchase.
  • Kay
    Kay - 2003 Dodge Caravan - Engine - 9/29/2014
    Engine light on dash for 2003 caravan sxt
    The eng.. light is on in my 2003 caravan sxt? The previous owner said the thermostats are known to stick in the 2003 caravans and don't let it run in one spot for a long time??? That sounds like could be a head gasket problem , not a sticking thermostats...In the ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/29/2014 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.

      This is an important first step - do this before considering any parts replacement.
  • Jessie
    Jessie - 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 9/28/2014
    My truck has a touchy gas pedal when I start it sometimes, other time a go to start it its like its sluggish.
    179,000 miles on engine, transmission, differential. engine was internally rebuilt 2 and a half years ago. transmission is in excellent condition, differential has no problems. new radiator,180 degree thermostat, new ignition system, new tps and iac sensors, new ...
     
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  • Jessie
    Jessie - 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 9/28/2014
    Why does my truck have a touchy gas pedal one start and then next start it doesn't almost as if its sluggish?
    179,000 miles on transmission and engine and differential. no transmission problems whatsoever, took it too a well trusted shop. has new fluid and filter ,bands adjusted also. Engine was rebuilt a little over 2 and a half years ago. also new plugs, wires, accel ...
     
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  • Martin Cobb
    Martin Cobb - 2010 Dodge Journey - Engine - 9/27/2014
    I have a "PO301" code for #1 cylinder misfire. Looking at the transverse engine in the engine bay, which cylinder is #1
    2010 Dodge Journey RT, 3.5L, 99895 Miles. P0301 code. I want to change the plugs since they have not been changed yet. If this does not solve the problem, I think I may need a coil pack. Any suggestions? Martin
     
    • Jimm
      9/27/2014 Jimm
      P0301 - Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected (The number one cylinder is located on the left side as you face the front bumper)

      Possible Causes:

      Vacuum leak
      Defective fuel injector
      Defective ignition coil pack
      Insufficient compression
      Defective high tension wire or spark plug

      Possible Solutions:

      Repair vacuum leak
      Replace defective injector
      Replace defective ignition coil pack
      Replace burnt exhaust valve
      Replace defective high tension wire or spark plug
  • rickmac1
    rickmac1 - 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 - Engine - 9/26/2014
    Put new fuel pump in fuel wont stay in fuel rail engine light will not come on when u turn key on wont start until light
    comes on turn key off on 2or 3 times will come to fuel rail than starts why don't it stay up to fuel rail
     
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  • AllMyCrayonsAreDull
    AllMyCrayonsAreDull - 2000 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 9/25/2014
    Engine Overheating Still. Serpentine belt broke, replaced belt, water pump, tensioners, thermostat, hose. What gives?
    My serpentine belt broke on the highway, my temperature gauge went into the red as I was pulling off. The upper radiator hose had burst as well and one of the two pulley wheels on the tensioner pulley pair had broke/melted. I replaced the serpentine belt, pulleys, ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/25/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner
    • alex
      9/25/2014 alex
      could also be a blown head gasket. could also bad 02 sensor or spark plugs causing the engine to run lean and overheat. i every once in a while have new water pump impellers spin on the shaft.
  • shill69ok
    shill69ok - 1995 Dodge Neon - Engine - 9/24/2014
    Was drivin car quit checked spark /no spark / checked with ob2 scan and no power to ob2 scan plug
    i thought it was scan tool put on other car and it worked i checked timing belt ok / i check fuel tryed to run but didnt sound to good / the no power to ob2 confused about that
     
    • jdl
      9/24/2014 jdl
      Can you get codes from mil on the dash? Turn key just till dash lites come on, no further. Cycle key on--off, on--off, on, then the mil on the dash starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes. Your looking for two digit codes.

      With obd2 connector pin 16 is hot all the time. Voltage shows to come from fuel pump fuse.
  • jrg5122007
    jrg5122007 - 2005 Dodge Viper - Engine - 9/23/2014
    Dodge Viper with 13,000 miles needs new engine
    Hi, I have a question relating to an auto repair. I have a 2005 Dodge Viper with 13,000 miles on it I recently too into the dodge dealership for repair. The Vehicle was running but noticably bouncing and jerking around when shifting and had a major loss of power. ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/18/2014 Jimm
      Is there any question in regard to this detail?
    • jrg5122007
      9/19/2014 jrg5122007
      Yes, I am trying to determine if what they are telling me is true, what recourse I have and what steps i should take as i have contacted a 3 different online mechanics and explained what was going on and none of them have believed what the dealership is telling me who is working on it.
    • Jimm
      9/19/2014 Jimm
      Have an independent, trustworthy repair shop perform a cylinder compression test to determine the engine condition and sealing capability. Have a very hard time with the dealership experimenting to solve the issues using your money in the process.

      Any fault codes retrieved from the OBD diagnostic system?
    • jrg5122007
      9/23/2014 jrg5122007
      Thanks, There was no fault codes I wasnt told of any fault codes by the dealership who is repairing it. Thanks for your advice I am taking it out of there to a new repair place to let them do the Compression test. They have already stung me for $5000 repairing the clutch and cad conv., I just consulted a lawyer today the lawyer didnt like the sound of either.
  • Paul
    Paul - 2006 Dodge Caravan - Engine - 9/23/2014
    Was driving van then oil light came on and then check engine light came on, i added oil but engine would not start,
    i disconnected battery for a few and connected back still it would not start, checked all fuses and relays there ok
     
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  • autotechintraining
    autotechintraining - 2000 Dodge Stratus - Engine - 9/23/2014
    Car is idling really rough, what could cause this?
    ive checked compression to see if its a belt valve. also cleaned the throttle body and intake air control valve.
     
    • alex
      9/23/2014 alex
      tune up or stuck or leaky injector also check the ohms of each injector they sould all be really close to each other. if one is off replace the one also pulling spark plugs will tell you if one is geting alot more gas than the others.
    • Jimm
      9/23/2014 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