Repair and maintenance information for Chrysler vehicles
TOP 5 CHRYSLER REPAIR PROBLEMS
Solution: Use synthetic motor oil to reduce oil sludge since it is cleaner and more effective in lubricating Chrysler's engine than the traditional motor oil. You can also use high-grade fuel to reduce the contaminants that enter the engine. To prevent future oil sludge, one maintenance procedure you can do is frequent oil change. We recommend changing the oil every 3,000 miles or every three months.
Replace the water pump first, then the timing belt. Before you start with the replacement, make sure that the negative battery cable has been disconnected. Position a drain pan under the radiator and wait for the engine to cool. Once the engine has cooled, drain the radiator of its coolant. Remove the accessory drive belts, motor mount, power steering pump bracket bolts, timing belt, and tensioners. Now, you are free to take the stock water pump out of the engine. Before installing the new water pump and o-ring, clean all the mating surfaces. Also, degrease the timing area with a high-quality cleaner. You can also soak or hose down the timing gears to make sure that no debris is clinging. The gears need to be air-dried or blow-dried with compressed air after. Now, it is time to install the new pump and timing belt. Make sure that the cooling system has reached the pressure of 15 PSI and that there are no leaks. Reinstall all the components that were removed including the negative battery cable and refill the cooling system. Start the engine to check if the cooling system is working properly.
Solution: Locate the PCV valve and check if it needs to be cleaned or replaced. You can find the PCV valve next to the engine, and a small hose connects it to the intake manifold. To get started, remove the PCV valve from the valve cover by turning the valve counter clockwise. Next, detach the hose connected to it. Check if the PCV valve has any clogs by shaking it. If there's a rattling sound, that means it needs to be cleaned. Take the part and immerse it in cleaning agents such as carburetor cleaner and PCV solvent. Make sure that there are no gummy deposits or any discoloration on the valve. However, if the part does not create a rattling sound when shaken, it must be replaced immediately. Fit the new PCV valve and turn it clockwise until it is secured on the valve cover. Remember to put the rigged end of the valve into the opening while attaching the hose.
Solution: Replace the power window motor to make the power window functional again. Remove the inner door trim panel to access the wires and window motor. Then remove the electric motor and window regulator. Make sure to separate the window-switch control panel and electric motor. Replace the faulty motor and reinstall the parts in reverse order.
Wipe the glass surface as well as the window channels to remove dirt or moisture. And with a can of lubricant, spray it on the window channels to eliminate the squeaky sound.