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  • Shane
    Shane - 1987 Dodge Diplomat - Engine - 1/24/2015
    Acts like it is running out of gas let up a little bit it stops
    over a period of a couple weeks it got worse finally it wil crank but u mash gas it dies
     
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  • pph
    pph - 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 1/24/2015
    Is it normal to get 5.3 solid volts on both outside wires going to the crank sensor?
    Vehicle has 73000 miles. Quit running while driving 65MPH on interstate. Has not fired once since. While checking crank sensor with volt meter I noticed a solid 5.3 volts on each outside wire going to the crank sensor. I disconnected the connector to see if the ...
     
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  • tom
    tom - 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van - Engine - 1/24/2015
    Problem with oil pressure
    check gauges light come on, and oil pressure gauge falls to zero for one or two seconds , then comes right back up. this happens once a day or maybe once every second day I feel no loss in power.. This only happened one time last year when the cold weather started, ...
     
    • Jimm
      1/24/2015 Jimm
      First step - check the engine oil level and refill as necessary. Next,check the oil pressure sending switch - located on the engine block next to the filter. Replace as necessary. Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the oil pressure switch from around $15.00 for your vehicle.

      How many miles are on the engine?
  • nick
    nick - 1999 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 1/24/2015
    I was sitting at a stoplight and it just died and wouldn't start for 15 minutes
    it's got a hundred and ninety five thousand miles 4 by 4
     
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  • nick
    nick - 1999 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 1/24/2015
    I was sitting at a stoplight and it just died and wouldn't start for 15 minutes
    it's got a hundred and ninety five thousand miles 4 by 4
     
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  • nick
    nick - 1999 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 1/24/2015
    I was sitting at a stoplight it died I couldn't get it to start for 15 minutes
    it has 192 307 miles on it just change the oil
     
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  • Cds609
    Cds609 - 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 - Engine - 1/23/2015
    Abs light and brake light comes and goes
    I have a 2000 dodge 2500 I have three problems maybe, abs light and brake light come on when I go over bumps, and when I shut the truck off and turn it on again they go away but as soon as I hit a bump it comes back on, also speedometer goes up and ...
     
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  • plucious
    plucious - 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan - Engine - 1/22/2015
    HELP coolant leak !!
    Trying to figure out why and where coolant leak coming from that soaking driver side floor and fogging up the windows. We flushed out radiator which seem to stop stinky steam but we are losing coolant still on to the floor ,what and where could this be coming from ? ...
     
    • Jimm
      1/22/2015 Jimm
      Replace the leaking heater core - along with the heater hoses and all clamps at the same time. The heater core is located under the instrument panel - passenger side.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the heater core from around $45.00 for your vehicle.
  • sin703
    sin703 - 2008 Dodge Caliber - Engine - 1/22/2015
    Repair estimate not found in categoires
    im trying to get a repair estimate for what i should be looking at when i need to replace the entire intake on my dodge caliber 2008 2.0 sxt and i cant find it
     
    • Jimm
      1/22/2015 Jimm
      The estimates and listings accuracy are driven by demand= more repairs for certain parts based on popularity or request frequency.
      Generally, the intake manifold is the same as the intake manifold gasket (parts cost = $6.00) replacement estimate around $148.00 - except add the intake manifold (upper) cost of around $112.00 as new part (Source: www.moparpartsoverstock.com
      or around $85.00 as used part. Sources: www.hollanderparts.com/used-auto-parts or www.partshotlines.com/parts/dodge/caliber/intake-manifold
  • mike
    mike - 2003 Dodge Caravan - Engine - 1/21/2015
    Cylinder 4 misfire, done changed plugs wires seems to have made problem worse. Can the parts store check coil pac
    also upon changing the plugs in this vehicle I noticed the outer surface of number 4 plug was a bit gummy with oil. whats your best answer/ solution to the problem
     
    • jdl
      1/21/2015 jdl
      I'd check fuel--spark--compression on that cylinder. How long since a tune-up? Visually check for spark on that spark plug, then check fuel injector. Sometimes you can switch fuel injector to different cylinder, see if the problem follows the fuel injector.
  • Daniel
    Daniel - 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 1/21/2015
    Why is my spark plug fouling out every few weeks?
    My Truck vibrates between 35mph and 50mph. Been told its a misfire which I know I keep replacing one spark plug in it. Trucks check engine light is also on and will blink like 6 times if I am on the gas more than an 1/8 of the pedal in 3rd gear. Truck also blows ...
     
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  • Daniel
    Daniel - 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 1/21/2015
    What causes my spark plug to foul out every few weeks?
    My Truck vibrates between 35mph and 50mph. Been told its a misfire which I know I keep replacing one spark plug in it. Trucks check engine light is also on and will blink like 6 times if I am on the gas more than an 1/8 of the pedal in 3rd gear. Truck also blows ...
     
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  • Greg Paulson
    Greg Paulson - 2007 Dodge Caliber - Engine - 1/20/2015
    My car horn won't work work when I press the steering wheel. It does honk when I use my key fob to lock the car. What
    Since the horn works with the FOB, I'm wondering if it's a connection that's not making contact, but am worried about taking it apart because of the airbag is located there also. Please help.
     
    • GT500Knights
      1/20/2015 GT500Knights
      Most likely the clock spring is worn out. Constant steering over time causes this conception to break. To be on the safe side, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least 20 minutes prior to work. I'm unsure if your vehicle requires a special tool to remove the steering wheel, but otherwise it should be pretty simple
  • bob
    bob - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 1/19/2015
    Oil is disappearing, city driving
    every 3 wks or so I have been putting in a quart of oil, there isn't any puddles under the truck. is the engine burning this up, or where is it going
     
    • CVO
      1/19/2015 CVO
      Any blue smoke came out from the exhaust muffler ? If it is then the oil cylinder rings are worn out and it will cause the loss of oil.
      Also, the oil could penetrate through the worn valve stems into the combustion chamber and flushed out to the exhaust.
  • tim
    tim - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine - 1/19/2015
    The best spark plugs to run in my truck took out bosch 4301 replaced it with champion 7318
    check engine light came on comp said # 8 plug miss firing is why I was replacing it just with that1 new plug runs a lot better should I use the fancy plug that was in it or go with the champion
     
    • Jimm
      1/19/2015 Jimm
      A P0308 code means that the the car's computer has detected that one of the engine's cylinders is not firing properly. In this case it's cylinder #8.

      Symptoms:
      Symptoms may include: the engine may be harder to start the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate other symptoms may also be present

      Causes: A code P0308 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
      Faulty spark plug or wire
      Faulty coil (pack)
      Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
      Faulty fuel injector
      Burned exhaust valve
      Faulty catalytic converter(s)
      Running out of fuel
      Poor compression
      Defective computer

      Possible Solutions
      If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back. If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problem was faulty fuel injectors.