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  • valdezsteve
    valdezsteve - 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 3/24/2015
    At stop light car idle skips
    When my foot on the brake at stop light idle skips
     
    • Jimm
      3/24/2015 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.

      Do not skip this important first step - there are literally hundreds of possible fault codes. Avoid wasting/ throwing money at the problem.

      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
      Jimm
      3/24/2015 valdezsteve
      Thank you
  • Rich
    Rich - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 3/21/2015
    Engine shut down @ 65 mph, no warning. will turn over normally. no ignition.
    My guess is the crankshaft position sensor???
     
    0 answer
  • blossomb92
    blossomb92 - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 3/19/2015
    Why when i try to start my car, it makes a clicking noise but wont start?
    When i try to start my car, all the lights come as normal but makes a clicking noise & will not turn over. Ive replaced the starter already but still wont start.
     
    • Bulletman
      3/19/2015 Bulletman
      More than likely you have a bad starter. Clicking when attempting to start is a classic symptom of a defective/worn starter. However, sometimes the battery is low on charge. In some Cars the battery being low on charge will cause a clicking noise because there is not enough cold cranking amps to turn the starter fast enough. Good Luck!
  •  Roger Kincaid
    Roger Kincaid - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 3/17/2015
    While driving vehicle lost power due to overheating. I replenished water and started motor & malfunction light flashes
    CAN I DRIVE IT ? WATER PUMP IS FINE.. IT BLOWS HOT... I RECENTLY NOTICED IT GETTING HOT...
     
    • Jimm
      3/17/2015 Jimm
      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.

      1. Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.

      2. Air pockets trapped in the cooling system can cause the engine to overheat. Some cooling systems have air bleed valves built into the system to aid in the removal of air pockets. Advice: For many cooling systems, the method of removing air pockets is to start the engine and allow it to run with the radiator cap off or loose until all the air escapes from the neck of the radiator. For some systems this method is not sufficient, and the manufacturer has installed air bleed valves usually near or on the thermostat housing.
  • Kat
    Kat - 2008 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 3/16/2015
    Issues with the electronic modules.
    We have 2008 Chrysler town and country, the dash warning lights, headlights, wipes, beeping have been going off intermittently. We took it to a dealer, and they kept wanting more time and money because they could not find the issue, they changed the drivers door ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/16/2015 Jimm
      Common and well known issues with the body control module (BCM) on Chrysler TC minivans.

      Try this website for more detail; www.carcomplaints.com/Chrysler/Town_Country/2008/electrical/intermittent_electrical_failure.shtml
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 3/14/2015
    Check engine light comes on with p code p0302
    p0302 is cylinder no. 2 misfire detected
     
    • AutoMD Member
      7/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      The code P0302 means that Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected.Welcome to our website www.diyobd2.fr and get the best product and service.and i believe you will be satisfied.
    • Jimm
      3/14/2015 Jimm
      P0302 - Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected. P0302 means that cylinder two is misfiring. A misfire occurs when there is incomplete combustion inside the cylinder.

      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
  • steve
    steve - 2000 Chrysler Concorde - Engine - 3/12/2015
    Fires only 1 cylinder
    "i just replaced head gaskets and timing chains and waterpump in a 2000 concorde with a 2.7 also put new plugs in it car wont start and now can only get 1 cylinder to fire? injectors are all working checked with diode lights and i checked and have 150lbs compression ...
     
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  • steve
    steve - 2000 Chrysler Concorde - Engine - 3/12/2015
    Fires only 1 cylinder
    "i just replaced head gaskets and timing chains and waterpump in a 2000 concorde with a 2.7 also put new plugs in it car wont start and now can only get 1 cylinder to fire? injectors are all working checked with diode lights and i checked and have 150lbs compression ...
     
    0 answer
  • steve
    steve - 2000 Chrysler Concorde - Engine - 3/12/2015
    Only fires 1 cylinder
    "i just replaced head gaskets and timing chains and waterpump in a 2000 concorde with a 2.7 also put new plugs in it car wont start and now can only get 1 cylinder to fire? injectors are all working checked with diode lights and i checked and have 150lbs compression ...
     
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  • steve
    steve - 2000 Chrysler Concorde - Engine - 3/12/2015
    Only fires 1 cylinder
    "i just replaced head gaskets and timing chains and waterpump in a 2000 concorde with a 2.7 also put new plugs in it car wont start and now can only get 1 cylinder to fire? injectors are all working checked with diode lights and i checked and have 150lbs compression ...
     
    0 answer
  • Donald
    Donald - 2001 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 3/8/2015
    Car is not blowing heat
    Removed a upper radiator hose to remove the alternator and lost coolant. Forgot to replace it and ran the engine for a while so I could utilize then controls for the convertible top. I realized the vehicle was not blowing heat. ( I live in Vermont and its cold here) ...
     
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  • chavezey18
    chavezey18 - 2000 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 2/20/2015
    Why is my van going into limp mode?
    If I start it cold and drive, it drives and shifts fine. After a couple of minutes, it goes into limp mode. What could be causing this. What can I check?
     
    • jdl
      2/20/2015 jdl
      Check for applicable trouble codes. Some of the national brand auto stores will check codes for free, if you can get the vehicle down there. Or get yourself an obd2 code reader and check codes, yourself.
    • Jimm
      2/20/2015 Jimm
      he check engine light is located on the dash and stays on if the computerized engine control system detects an engine performance or emissions problem.

      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.
      There are literally hundreds of possible codes - so this first step is important to begin any diagnosis.
  • L80K8
    L80K8 - 1980 Chrysler LeBaron - Engine - 2/17/2015
    The D side of the Alt guage lights up when I am sitting at a red light, then goes off again when I accelerate.
    We replaced the alternator and the battery.
     
    0 answer
  • Dave Lefebvre
    Dave Lefebvre - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 2/15/2015
    Cold starting requires turning it over for 4 to 5 seconds before it starts. Sensation of engine lopping for some time.
    After heating, up marginal acceleration. After stopping and parking for some time it starts immediately, no hesitation but a very strong gasoline odor is now present.
     
    • Jimm
      2/15/2015 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