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  • alanj344
    alanj344 - 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 11/17/2012
    Oil light comes on and goes off
    • Jimm
      11/17/2012 Jimm
      First step - check the engine oil to be sure it's filled to the correct level. Next step, check the engine oil pressure switch and pressure sending unit. Also, check the oil warning light, switch, sensor and wiring / connections.
  • boss1_44
    boss1_44 - 2001 Chrysler 300M - Preventive Maintenance - 11/14/2012
    Is there a way to get to the fule pump with out taking the tank out
  • lraddison87
    lraddison87 - 2001 Chrysler 300M - Preventive Maintenance - 11/10/2012
    Why does my car have a slow startup in the morning after a cold night
    • CVO
      11/10/2012 CVO
      Prime a starting fluid through the throttle body, if the engine starts, check the fuel system pressure.

      The Fuel System Pressure

      50-60 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)Vent the fuel tank vapors by loosening the fuel cap then disconnect the electric fuel pump relay plug, and start the engine . Allow the engine to run until it runs out of fuel and stalls.After spinning the engine over for a period of (3) to(5) seconds, turn off the ignition switch and reconnect the electric fuel pump relay . Install a fuel pressure gauge in the fuel rail test port, and secure the fuel tank cap.With the ignition key in the on position, verify that no leaks are present and utilize the scan tool to energize the fuel pump. This will bring the system to a stabilized fuel pressure that can be visually verified on the gauge.

      If the fuel system pressure isn't in the specifications, replace the fuel pump.
  • velma12
    velma12 - 2000 Chrysler Cirrus - Preventive Maintenance - 11/7/2012
    The hole that goes from radiator to alternater
  • velma12
    velma12 - 2000 Chrysler Cirrus - Preventive Maintenance - 11/7/2012
    The hole that goes from radiator to the transmission
    • Ray
      11/7/2012 Ray
      Transmission cooler line?
  • MissMarlie
    MissMarlie - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 10/30/2012
    Engine light is on constant...
    I press and held button to reset kms and turned my key over to get codes. I got codes. Where do I find out what these mean?? I just had an oil change less than 2 weeks ago, any suggestions? I can't afford to take it in for a diagnostic check. I have a 2003 gt pt ...
    • Jimm
      10/30/2012 Jimm
      Plug in a code reader and post a reply with the specific fault codes. If no codes are stored, state that.

      Any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA - as example - can scan the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system for free for you.
  • wind1
    wind1 - 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 10/16/2012
    Shifter stuck in park , won't start
    car has 51,000 miles this is the second time this happened first time was able to get car out of park after shaking the shifter back an forth but this time pulled in drive way brake became very hard shifted to park and it was stuck after much work finally got the ...
    • CVO
      10/15/2012 CVO
      See this Stoplight Switch
      For your 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L SFI DOHC 4cyl

      Stoplight switch directs current to the stop lights, cruise control, and shift interlock to turn them on or off
      When not replaced, stop lights will run continually or not function, potentially causing premature bulb failure, safety issues and/or the transmission will not shift out of park
      10/16/2012 wind1
      thank you for your feed back i will it out and let you know what I find out tyvm
      10/18/2012 wind1
      ok here's the deal stop lights work but my back up lights do not its is out of park but when turning the ignition on there is absolutely nothing
    • JustAGirl
      10/16/2012 JustAGirl
      Try starting in Neutral. Check to make sure you have brake lights when applying the brakes (brake switch could be failed) This is Chryslers listed part number #4659676AC for the neutral safety switch, sometimes called a range switch. It would be listed under transmission sensors.
      10/16/2012 wind1
      still won't start in neutral i will ck the brake light tyvm for your feedback wll also let you know how it comes out
      10/18/2012 wind1
      ok here's the deal stop lights work but my back up lights do not its is out of park but when turning the ignition on there is absolutely nothing
      10/18/2012 CVO
      Follow Mrs JustAGirl to a letter.It's a problem with the neutral safety swtich...See this link,parttype,4584
  • KT
    KT - 2000 Chrysler Cirrus - Preventive Maintenance - 10/16/2012
    Recommended oil? Has 192,000 miles
    0 answer
  • declester
    declester - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Preventive Maintenance - 10/7/2012
    I believe my breather hose on my 2003 pt cruiser needs replaced not sure if that is the hose. Filter box to sensor
    Hose is dry rotted. Goes to emissions sensor. Breather hose?
    • Bill
      10/7/2012 Bill
      Easily taken to an auto parts store and have them look at if not sure.
      10/7/2012 declester
      Cked with one. Didn't have
  • Gerard B
    Gerard B - 2006 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 10/4/2012
    Is it harmful to the car if you get it dyno tuned?
    Considering getting car dyno tuned
    0 answer
  • reollo
    reollo - 1991 Chrysler New Yorker - Preventive Maintenance - 9/29/2012
    Windshield wiper cleaner does not release cleaner, seems clogged.
    wiper cleaner refill container is full, cleaner dispursment stopped working a week ago. No cleaner is coming out on windshield anymore. Light on dash does not show no cleaner in refill container, it is full. Do not know how to unclog tubes, if needed.
    • CVO
      9/29/2012 CVO
      I'm assuming the washer pump is working. The clogged part is from the tiny washer jets. Use the paper clip and try to dislodged the residue.
      10/1/2012 reollo
      I will try that, don't know for sure if the washer pump is working or not. Might have to have it checked out. Thanks, though.
  • Danny
    Danny - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/27/2012
    Headlights turn off and on when you first start car, also they will turn on in the off position and off in the on positi
    This all happens right after car is started foe the first 5/10 minutes. 164,000 milkes this happens when driving and parked
    0 answer
  • big mike
    big mike - 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 9/21/2012
    I need to know how to get the spark plug out on number five it has the solid coil boot
    I put it on the computer an it said that it's misfiring on spark plug number 5
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/21/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Probably not the spark plug, probably a bad coil. The spark plug comes out after the coil is unplugged and the retainer bolt removed and the plug comes out with an extension and spark plug socket.
      9/21/2012 big mike
      But there's no room too get the boot off its rite at the fire wall
      9/21/2012 big mike
      The boot fills like it might be ceramic
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/21/2012 HouseCallAuto
      If there is something in the way that does not allow clearance, move it. In many cases it looks impossible to gain enough clearance to remove a coil and boot but it can be done. Remember, most coil boots have some flexibility to increase your angle of exit. Obviously, the firewall can't be moved, but maybe the thing that is interfering is just attached to the firewall and it can move?
  • Mike
    Mike - 2002 Chrysler Concorde - Preventive Maintenance - 9/21/2012
    What do I do to maintain my vehicle?
    How to maintain my vehicle
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/21/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Do you do your own repairs and oil changes. My answer will be drastically different depending....
  • Libby Freeman
    Libby Freeman - 1999 Chrysler Sebring - Preventive Maintenance - 9/16/2012
    Why does my fan blade on passenger side hit and make noise?
    • CVO
      9/16/2012 CVO
      The fan motor shaft was wobbled and caused the fan blade to hit the fan shroud. Check the fan motor.