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shifting stops when critically low on gas

I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota. It is a V6, 3.9 Liter, auto transmission. I have a weird problem that no one has been able to answer for me. HOW I CAME TO REALIZE THE PROBLEM: One day I was driving ...
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Is it harmful to drive at high rpms

Does driving at high RPMs (3000-3500) in a manual transmission car cause any extra wear and tear to any mechanical parts? It obviously hurts gas mileage, but does it hurt anything else?
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2005 Dodge Ram: easy way to diagnose code P0420?

My truck is reporting a code P0420, which apparently is "Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)" which can either be the catalytic converter or the rear O2 sensor. The code came on at ...
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Huge puddle of water under car

I parked my Dodge Viper after driving for about two hours (in July, ~90°F, AC at full blast). Half an hour later I noticed a huge puddle under the engine, on the passenger side. I am pretty sure it ...
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Can a head gasket leak cause the cat to plug?

Well, like the title reads ... I replaced the heads on a Dodge Ram V8 5.9L gas engine. It's now running like the cat is plugged. Can blowing the white plume of coolant exhaust out the tailpipe cause ...
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What causes mechanical odometer to switch from miles to kilometers?

My Dodge Avenger was made in 1996, and the odometer is currently showing 270K miles, just to give you a sense of the age of the vehicle. I've been getting suspiciously high mileage for at least the ...
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How do I go about replacing the head gaskets in my Dodge truck?

It's a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, Laramie SLT, automatic transmission, 5.9l magnum engine, and crew cab (222k mi). It seems to have some head gasket leaks, as there is some coolant burning. I have only ...
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What could be a likely cause of unusual “torque steer” after repairs?

I have a 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT. Recently, I had a collision with an inanimate object which damaged my front-right tire and rim and also caused some very minor body & paint damage. Immediately ...
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What makes a CV Joint make a popping or clicking sound?

I recently bought an "old" 1996 Dodge Dakota. When I turn left in a tight circle, I hear a pop or a click on the front-right side of the vehicle. I was told by the previous owner that it's the CV ...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan not starting, mystery wires?

1997 Dodge GC with 180k miles, has been sitting for maybe 6 months after being driven a little, and now it won't start. cranks fine, all electronics work, but doesn't fire. I checked there is fuel ...
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One brake light not working - 2001 Dodge Durango

I have a 2001 Dodge Durango, and the passenger-side brake light will not work, even after replacing the bulb. The bulb that I replaced was obviously burned out. I double-checked the new bulb, and it ...
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Heat blowing hot but only on low

I have a 2000 DODGE Ram 1500 v8. My heat only work while its blowing low and when I switch speeds it starts to get cold. I almost checked everything that could be check other than the wires.
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Red dot under Neutral symbol on 2012 Dodge Caravan

I've noticed there is a red circle showing up underneath my "N" on the dash. Dot is not flashing and has remained on for last couple of days. Can't figure out what it is from Google/manual. Any ...
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2010 dodge ram 1500 reg./E-85

I let my wife put gas in the car and she thought it was E-85. But she put eco-diesel gas (only) 5.00 dollars worth so my guess maybe 2 gallons now my truck smokes a lot and wants to shut off. I bought ...
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Roof paint peeling badly, with rust — what to do?

I've got a 97 Dodge Grand Caravan that's generally in pretty good shape, but the roof has started peeling badly, and a few spots have accumulated some rust. This is an old car with limited value, so ...
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How much horsepower to expect from a cold air intake in Dodge Ram

It's a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, Laramie SLT, automatic transmission, 5.9l magnum engine, and crew cab (222k mi). I have a friend who could put a cold air intake on it, with a new hood. But I have ...
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Dodge Ram blower motor works intermittently

I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 (5.9 L Cummins diesel). I’d replaced blower motor about 3 weeks ago and all was well until it started working intermittently. Resistor looked burnt and cracked so I’d also ...
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Dodge Stratus struggling to accelerate [on hold]

I have a '97 Dodge Stratus, 4cylinder 2.0L that I purchased nearly a year and a half ago. It has approximately 140,000 miles on it. It struggles to accelerate properly at certain speeds. The sound ...
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1987 Dodge D150 High Idle and Dieseling

Truck is the high altitude/California emissions model, 318. Carburetor has been replaced with a 4 barrel Holley 4160 I believe, although it might be a 4150, intake manifold was replaced to fit the ...
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2005 Dodge Caravan - Erratic Misfire

The engine was misfiring for quite a while. At some point, the battery went dead due to a bad alternator and all the electrical systems went nuts. I replaced the alternator & battery. At some ...
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Which oil grade and kind should I use on a sport car that does amateur drag?

The car is a Dodge Neon SRT-4 with about 81,000 miles that is used for amateur occasional drag. What grade and type of oil would be the best to improve my performance while still preserving the ...
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Our brand-new 2013 Dodge Caravan makes a terrible screaming noise when we start it in the cold

My family owns a new 2013 Dodge Caravan. We bought it this summer. Lately, as the winter cold has set in, each time we start the car in the morning, it makes this god-awful screaming noise. The ...
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Will brake dust corrode my wheels?

I've had my car for 1 month and 2,000 miles now and my wheels, which were once very shiny chrome, now look like I painted them gray because the brake dust is so bad. First of all, is brake dust ...
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How much should I replace in a motor swap? (Plymouth 440)

I am building a BigBlock Demon and have just bought the motor I plan to swap into it. It came from a '75 Dodge truck and is unmolested in terms of bores and modification. The motor was a '75 440 ...
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Abnormal wiper speeds and intermittent failure of wipers, 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

I just purchased a used 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi with 108k miles. I "tested" the wipers before purchase and they "Worked". "Worked" mean I turned them on they wiped a few times and I turned them ...
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Troubleshooting a Misfire

Car: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan In the past few days I started to feel the engine stumble. Yesterday the engine light came on and the error was a that cylinder 4 was a misfire (there was also a ...
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What is this squeak in my Dodge Ram 1500, and how can I fix it?

Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT, with extended cab. 212k miles on the engine, all original under the hood except for a steering box and steering pump (put in in the fall of 2014). The engine ...
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1999 Dodge Ram - New Mirrors, Weird Behavior

I recently purchased replacement mirrors for my '99 Dodge Ram 1500. When I put the door back together and tested, I found that when I tried to move the mirror leftwards or upwards, the mirror on the ...
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Tail light is intermittently out on Dodge Caravan

I have a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan. A couple of days ago, the right turn signal started flashing rapidly when turned on to indicate a burned out bulb. I checked and found the right tail light was ...
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Heater not getting very hot

I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota. Early in the spring I had to have my heater core replaced. Now it is starting to get cold outside. When I run my heater it is getting luke warm at best. Before the ...
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What do battery numbers mean? E.g., 26R-5N

I went to Walmart and put my car's information (2000 Dodge Neon) into the electronic battery selector, and it told me to purchase a 26R-5N battery (which matches my current battery). However, what do ...
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Cruise control not working

I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota. Roughly a month ago my cruise control stopped working. When I turn on the cruise control I get the light showing that it is on. However, when I try to engage/set the ...
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1995 Dodge Viper

So my friend is interested in this 1995 Dodge Viper he's seen on a pre-owned showroom and I have some questions that I'd like to ask. What kind of questions related to that specific car should we ...
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Inspecting and reparing third generation (1996-2000) Dodge Caravan heater mode door

How can I inspect or repair the Dodge Caravan heater "mode door"? How much must be removed beyond the glove box? The mode door directs air to defrost or the heater vents, and it is controlled by an ...
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Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds

I recently noticed my car is making a barely-perceptible, low-pitched, buzzing or droning sound at highway speeds. It kind-of sounds like some cars' exhaust, but it's quiet enough that I seem to be ...
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Why would the steering be intermittently very heavy in a 2001 Dodge Caravan?

The steering wheel is very hard to turn immediately after starting the van when the engine is cold. This only happens intermittently (maybe 1 out of 30 times) After a few seconds it becomes easy to ...
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How is Dodge Spark Advance Controlled by the PCM if there is a Distributor?

The Chilton manual for the late 90s and early 2000s Durango and RAM says that PCM controls ignition timing and spark advance. I don't understand this, because these motors are equipped with a ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 won't idle

The battery died last week. After I jumped it I noticed the truck would only stay running if I was revving the engine. As soon as I take my foot off the gas rpm drops to 0 and the truck dies. ...
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How do I retrieve the check engine codes without a scanner for a 1999 Dodge Ram Van 3500?

I'm sure the answer to this applies to many models of Dodge and probably Chrysler, Jeep, and Plymouth, too. I found the answer for newer (2001 Ram truck) vehicles but nothing I've found works on my ...
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RPM jumps up & back down at 40mph

My question is for a 2006 Dodge Magnum, 2.7 liter engine. Just over the past month or so, I noticed when I'm cruisung, just coming from a dead stop, when I'm at 40 mph my car kinda feels like it ...
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Different heads on Dodge Magnum 360

I'm working on a 98 Dodge Ram 2500 with a Magnum 360 V8 (roller cam shaft). It had a cracked head on one side, so I purchased a pair of remanned heads from an eBay retailer. These heads are the ...
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Battery light comes on after starting the car. How big of a problem is this?

On my way to work this morning, the battery light came on. I would say it was about 2-3 minutes after I started the car. My drive to work is only a 10 minutes drive, and the light was on the whole ...
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My brand new car is shaking while steering wheel is not

I have bought a brand new Dodge Ram 1500 2015 model. The car is shaking at low speed 80km/hr (50 mph) while the steering wheel is not shaking. I can feel the vibration in the seats, however the ...
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Transmission sometimes downshifts forcefully with a clunk when I let off the gas 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

As the title mentions, I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, and my transmission sometimes downshifts forcefully with a clunk when I let off the gas. It will do this no matter what gear I'm in (except ...
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Diagnosis: Gasoline leak

My grandmother has a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L. Observations: It is leaking gasoline fumes (not liquid; that I have found) after running the vehicle for some time and for about 30 mins to an hour ...
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What Do I Use for a Thrust Plate After Double Roller Timing Chain Swap

History/Background of This Engine The Magnum 3.9 V6 was introduced in 1992. In 1997, a TSB was issued to fix excessive timing chain noise. The fix was to remove the cam thrust plate and chain oil ...
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Broken tubes underneath 2000 Dodge Ram 1500

2000 Dodge Ram 1500, Laramie V8 - 5.2L While trying to figure out why the 4WD light flickers on and off (when in 2H, it is off while stopped, will come on or flicker after 15-20mph, may randomly go ...
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2011 Grand Caravan only blows hot air to the rear and passenger

I bought a 2011 Grand Caravan last November, maybe that was my mistake, buying in the winter. It has the dual climate control (one driver, one passenger) and a rear control as well. Fast forward to ...
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Dodge Caravan 2000 sudden rev

My Dodge Caravan 2000 suddenly revs at high speeds. When travelling at 70km/h, the rpm would suddenly go from 1.5k to 2-2.5k instantly and jerks afterward. I'm not really a car guy so if you guys ...
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Mystery rubbing or slapping noise while driving

My 2005 Dodge Caravan makes a strange rubbing or slapping noise under the hood that is quite loud and has to do with rotation of the tires or front axle. As you slow down it slows down and vice versa ...