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To answer your question: Tools that check the code normally can also clear them (some handheld ones are cheap). However they only stay cleared until the next warm up cycle that takes the measurement. (Note: emissions testing machines will realize if the code has been cleared and if a good measurement has not yet been taken). However, the bigger problem is ...


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The problem is, the crossfire isn't just high compression, I believe its supercharged as well. Forced induction motors like octane - the high pressure, high compression, and most importantly high combustion temperatures make you more prone to detonation. There are enough electronics in the engine (knock sensor for one) to realize that something is amiss ...


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A defective ignition switch, which has been attributed to several deaths, and caused several models of GM cars to spontaneously shutdown during operations. These reports very accurately describe what we noticed. The purge valve solenoid and vapor canister were contaminated with fuel. Update: So the above is what the dealership said was wrong, and we got ...


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As for the blower only working on max, that screams resistor pack. It's usually in the passenger foot well near the blower motor itself. Sounds like it's held in by two 8mm bolts in your case. Shouldn't be too terrible of a job, but you might want to avoid it if you've got back or neck problems. I usually put the seat back down as far as it will go and ...


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How does an Rain sensing wiper work? Most modern cars have a device called a Optical Rain Sensor fitted onto the windscreen to detect rain and other obtrusive material. It simply works by firing an infra-red wave at an angle (45 degrees) from one side towards a receptor. When there is nothing on the wind shield the receptor picks up the infra red wave and ...


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It sounds like your shifter may not be seating into park correctly. You may want to try moving it back and forth from gear into park (occasionally, with a slight amount of force; you don't want to break anything). Verify that the key is not in the accessory position, and each time you switch to park, try to remove the key. I've also seen the key release ...


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From your description, it sounds like there is an issue with the cruise control. If the cruise control "thought" you wanted to accelerate for whatever reason, it would do exactly as you stated and peg the gas to the floor. Then, when you apply the brakes, it would tell the cruise to shut down. I don't remember how the cruise is actuated on the LeBaron, but ...


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You mention two issues: fast idle hard brakes Both of these point to a vacuum leak. Inspect the brake booster vacuum line; it might have been compromised during the spark plug swap.


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Offhand, sounds like something is bad in the system for delivering power to the starter motor. It could be a blown fuse, damage to the wiring, or a bad starter relay/solenoid. If you don't hear any click when you try to start, it's probably not the starter motor itself that's bad.


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This is normal behavior - When the engine is not running, there is no oil pressure, so when the ignition is turned on, that light will be on. As Larry says, this functions as a bulb test so that you know that it is working. When you start the engine, the oil is pumped round, the pressure goes up and the light goes out.


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This is one of those eternal debates that have very few definite answers. My view is: Try lower octane gas, if you notice either knocking or decreased performance then you should stick with the higher octane fuel. Try midgrade first, then if everything is good, try regular. My mother had a Mazda Miata that recommended Midgrade but would run fine on ...


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I answered this same question here: Kia Soul aftermarket headlights bottom line: HID retrofit = bad idea unless your projectors are made for them. You WILL blind oncoming drivers. If HID is an option from the factory for the Sebring, I would get those housings rather than retrofitting your existing halogen setup. Here is a good (though exhaustive) read ...


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The lens for the turn signal on the passenger mirror is missing


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The heat problem sounds like poor coolant circulation, possibly due to low fluid level or partial clogging.


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Speaking to the asker: From page 158 of the 2005 Crossfire Owner's Manual: "DaimlerChrysler Corporation requires the use of 91 octane or higher premium fuel to minimize the potential for engine damage." Spend the extra $4 per fill-up and get the 91 octane. Speaking to the question itself: Without specifics, and without defining "high" and "high ...


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Similarly to NoCarrier, I answered a similar question on Upgrading a Jeep Wrangler to HID lights. In my experience, those HID lights that "blind you" are the ones done aftermarket and I don't believe they're legal. If your friend has a factory kit, you will likely notice that the lights have a very strong cut-off point, they really only illuminate the road ...


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These are two very separate problems, though you could try just having the codes cleared first (since they have been read, hopefully they have already been cleared). With the brevity of the question, I'll assume you did this and these are the two codes which have remained. Soooo ... The P0340 has to do with the cam position sensor. This seems like a fairly ...


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Check to see if there is a recall. Ford Contours came from the factory with a resistor blowing feature. The fix was new wiring, a new resistor, and a new climate control switch. I fixed one that had a resistor that looked like it had been in a toaster. Wires were melted, too. And of course, the recall had just expired. Ugh. Do your resistors just ...


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I eventually discovered there are basically two ways to do this. One is to use the part FossilizedCarlos mentioned, but you must also get an alternator spacer set, or else the brackets do not help much. I had previously purchased the bracket set but couldn't figure out how it was supposed to help. The spacer set is the missing link, although they are hard ...


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The defrost setting (left most position on the right knob) should cycle the a/c and blow dried air onto the windshield. The a/c should dehumidify the air the result of which is less fog. The recirc function you are looking for is the two right most switch positions. This is not the selections you want for defogging. The humidity in the cabin will not be ...


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I have the same problem with my 2010 300 and I now think it is a design flaw. Later models have fixed the problem with door vents that help. I am also in Ontario and this winter <2015> is proving to be tough for fogging the windows. What seems to work is running the defog on full blast (which is noisy, unfortunately) and keeping the temperature inside at ...


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Basically this is a bulb test. The CEL and Oil pressure light stay on until the engine is cranked. Air bag lights, ABS lights as well as others flash a certain number of times or stay on for a few seconds then turn off. This is normal operation for those lights.


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This doesn't sound like fuel injectors at all. My first to suspects are the IAC (Idle Air Control) and the AC compressor. Does the AC work fine otherwise? When not at idle. If so I am leaning more toward the IAC. The computer on the car maintains idle speed by opening and closing a small air passage with a stepper motor. When you turn on the AC and put the ...


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Bubbling probably means that air pressure is building in the coolant. This is often caused by a blown head gasket, where coolant leaks into one or more cylinders in the engine, and is simply burned off, so you don't see any leaks or coolant on the ground, as it's leaking internally. Compression from the cylinder forces air back through the head gasket into ...


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If you're lucky like I was, it simply means there's a leak in one of your pipes or the coolant bottle is cracked. This would allow air to escape, meaning you lose pressure, which in turn allows the coolant to boil. Look for a tiny leak in the pipes or bottle somewhere. When the engine is hot and the coolant is boiling, open your hood and have a look around. ...


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I think the problem is, one or both of your battery leads are not connected properly. You need to do two things when you installed the new battery. Ensure the leads are completely clean of any type of debris or corrosion. Second, ensure they are tight enough to have a proper and secure connection. I believe the Concorde has side posts on the battery. These ...


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Many things can lead to this condition. For a home mechanic to diagnose, some possibilities include: Low ATF level. Worn engine/transmission mounts or shift cable can also cause the shift mechanism to "downshift" one notch. Clogged ATF coolant hose or filter. Other possibilities are harder to diagnose without specialty instruments, including: Sticky ...


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They might have been trying to save you money, but in the long run it's always best to have rotors and pads replaced at the same time. To explain more, cheep rotors are very common. What makes them cheaper? They are thinner and often softer, which means they wear faster and are easily warped. Resurfacing them is often a waste because the process of ...


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Possibly could be that the switch pack attached to the gear selector is faulty. That could explain all the faults, especially that the car wouldn't start without moving the selector, since this switch ensures the car wont start in anything other than neutral or park.


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If you dumped the oil into the surge tank, you need to drain it before you run the engine. You could possibly run it without issue. The problem would be the cleanup. It comes down to cleaning the surge out only, or having to have the entire cooling system (radiator, engine block, reservoir, hoses, etc.) cleaned out, which is a lot of work.



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