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  • David Atkinson
    David Atkinson - 1993 Chrysler New Yorker - Engine - 8/24/2014
    My cooling fans won't shut off when the car is turned off
    the fans for the radiator keep running after you shut the engine off.
    0 answer
  • crlynsaunwms
    crlynsaunwms - 2012 Chrysler 200 - Engine - 8/20/2014
    What is wrong with my car,it has a code PO441.
    my check engine light is do I fix it?
    • CVO
      8/20/2014 CVO
      P0441 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times.

      Here are some things to try:

      Common Chrysler fix - Replace Leak Detection Pump / LDP
      Repair damaged EVAP lines or canister
      Repair open or short in voltage feed circuit to Purge Solenoid
      Repair open in PCM purge command circuit
      Replace purge Solenoid
      Replace vacuum switch
      Repair restriction in Evap line or canister or solenoid
      Repair resistance in purge connector
      Replace PCM
  • tony
    tony - 2004 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 8/13/2014
    Why my check engine light keeps coming on.
    after replace coils, plugs, fixed the miss firing, intake manifold gasket,
    • Jimm
      8/13/2014 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
  • Philip Fernandez
    Philip Fernandez - 2004 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 8/10/2014
    I have a misfiring cylinder does that mean I have to replace the spark plug
    the check engine light is on and a mechanic told me that my engine is only running on 5 cylinders instead of 6
    • CVO
      8/9/2014 CVO

      Faulty spark plug or wire
      Faulty coil (pack)
      Faulty fuel injector
      Burned exhaust valve
      Poor compression
      Defective computer
      8/10/2014 Philip Fernandez
      how can I determine if its a faulty spark plugand where is the spark plug located on my engine
      8/10/2014 CVO
      First, you'll need the diagnostic trouble code such as P0301 or P0302 etc..are the misfiring from the cylinder 1 or cylinder 2 ( the last digit is the cyl. # ). Unplug the spark plug wiring on that spark plug and if it doesn't upset the rpm's, then that plug may be bad ? Also, it could be one of the failure I mentioned above.
      8/10/2014 Philip Fernandez
      okay that sounds great but I'm not sure which cylinder it is I believe its cylinder for I would have to plug up my diagnostic machine machine to find outand if and when I do do where can I locate the spark plug wiresthanks again for your help

    • Philip Fernandez
      8/10/2014 Philip Fernandez
      okay that sounds great not really sure which cylinder it is but I believe it's cylinder 4 I would have to plug up my diagnostic machine to find out for surebut when I do find itwhere are the spark plug wires located thank you so much for your help
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 8/3/2014
    Why does the dashbord gauges go out when ihit a bump or on cool am stert
    water pump replaced resently and after driving a while all comes back and engine lite does off
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 8/3/2014
    Why would the dash board gauges go out when i hit a large bump or 1st thing starting on a cool am
    just had the water pump replaced and after i drive it for a while everything comes back and the engine lite goes off
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 7/28/2014
    Car won't start after battery change!
    Car started doing clicking sound.i had the battery checked it was bad and leaking.i went and bought a new one put it in and the car did nothing not even the radio came one not even the clicking sound. We checked the fuses n switched them around Car crank but ...
    • jdl
      7/24/2014 jdl
      Some makes and models can go into theft lock when battery voltage is lost. So can the radio? I'm not up to speed on Chrysler security systems.

      Check for applicable trouble codes. At the least, you need an obd2 code reader to check codes.

      If you think it is not security issue, check for voltage at the fuses, some go hot with the key on, some are hot all the time. You can check positive and negative cables at the battery.

      I will check for relearn procedures for your security system? can't guarantee anything, you may have to take it to shop?
      7/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      Put a new, relay fuse and still nothing.cranks but
      But won't turn on.
      7/24/2014 jdl
      If the security system is the issue, it may take a manufacturer specific scanner/drb3 to fix this? Talk to your local dealership/service department.
      7/24/2014 jdl
      If it cranks good but won't start, have helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If spark everywhere, check for injector pulse. If you neither, I suspect the security system.
      7/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks jdl.i checked for spark and I didn't get anything .going to
      Junk yard tomorrow.
      7/25/2014 jdl
      If your security has a problem, going to the salvage yard won't help. You have to rule out the security system, first. My info for your security system says it can disable ignition and fuel.

      Unless you can rule out the security system, I can't help you.
    • AutoMD Member
      7/28/2014 AutoMD Member
      check the battery wire to starter maybe loose or bad also check the nav wire too
  • Felicia
    Felicia - 1999 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 7/26/2014
    Car is overheating, when idling in a drive through or when air conditioner is on
    125000 miles on a car bought 1 week ago, previous owners told us nothing. Overheats when idling in traffic or drive through, also when air conditioner is on. Thermostat has been removed. It might need a water pump or I hear weak cooling fans that don't turn on ...
    0 answer
  • Felicia
    Felicia - 1999 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 7/26/2014
    Overheats when air conditioner is on or when just idling without air conditioner, after car is warm
    125000 miles, bought used 1 week ago, previous owners said nothing. It happens when the car is already warmed up, I could go for a while, then I went through a drive through and it went to hot. Thermostat has been removed, I think it could be water pump or the ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/25/2014
    Why is my engine overheating when I drive for more than 20 minutes and especially when i drive uphill?
    Since i bought the car 4 months ago, the engine has had overheating problems. The temperature guage on the dash is constantly rising, often almost to the red zone, and i have to blast the hot air in my car to take the engine temperature down. i replaced the timing ...
    • Chevy doctor
      7/25/2014 Chevy doctor
      More than likely the head gasket is starting to go. You need to test for hydrocarbon gases making into coolant system with a tester and special fluid that turns color if the gases are leaking BY gasket, if it doesn't turn color your in the clear. Other option is to blow compressed air known as a cylinder leakgage tester through each cylinder spark plug hole until you see bubbling coming up through radiator or reservoir.

      One other thing you can try first is to back flush your heater core with a garden hose and blow out you condenser/radiator fins with a garden hose. See if this reduces your temp.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/24/2014
    Where can I find a diagram for the vacuum hoses.
    car misses as if its out of gas and bucks and jumps when you step on the gas pedal.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/23/2014
    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 and get the best product and service.and i believe you will be satisfied.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 7/21/2014
    Work done on a wiring harness by dealership damage some power control modules?
    i took my car into the dealer about a month ago and they did some work on a wiring harness. They had it for about 2 weeks. They kept getting a short on the harness and now it's in again and the say the front control module is frying my power distribution module. ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/15/2014
    Why will my car not start????
    2005 chrysler pt cruiser base 4cyl does nothing when turn key all lights radio windshid wipers and dashlights work. Also when turn key I noticed the red light in the cluster stays on also?!..tried all the basic things battery cables starter ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 7/15/2014
    Why does all the dash lights come on and all gauges go 0 when I am driving
    The milage is 77040 The problem occurs when I drive for about 2-3 minutes and staring it up .It stated about 3 months ago.I had the knoc sensor and EGR replaced and that did not solve the problem.The code is 132 -02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 PO 300 The chech ...
    • jdl
      7/15/2014 jdl
      I saw a service bulletin talking about instrument cluster reset, caused by static electricity. The fix was to use a ground strap from seat cushion support to seat rail support. I don't know if that will fix your problem?