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Division of the Chrysler Group, which is a subsidiary of Fiat S. p. A.

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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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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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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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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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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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Why are the spark plugs from the same 2 cylinders corroding faster than the others?

On my engine ('99, 360 v8 Magnum), I replaced the spark plugs less than 15k miles ago, because of misfires in cylinders 2 and 8. Those two plugs were badly corroded. Today I had to replace them again, ...
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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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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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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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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 overheating

I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 two wheel drive with a 4.7 liter engine. It's been overheating so I replaced the whole cooling system: I replaced the condenser cooling fan because its not coming on ...
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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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2000 Dodge Neon P1390 Cam/Crank Correlation

Car comes in with a P1390 Cam/Crank Correlation code and note about adding coolant recently. The Neon 2.0 doesn't have timing marks on the front cover. You guess at cylinder 1 TDC using a rod through ...
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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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Persistent squeak and transmission issues

1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie. Fixed a pulley tensioner and belt. Still a loud squeak and sound. Could it be bad pulley? ....and 4WD worked when bought the truck. Now the light wont turn on and it ...
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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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Why are my new tie rod ends or ball joints sticking?

A mechanic replaced the ball joints and tie rod ends on my 1994 Dodge 1500 and now the steering sticks so badly that it's dangerous to drive. What could be the cause and solution?
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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 a ...
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Can't find out a correct fuel pump for my vehicle

I have a 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1l. The trick is, that I need a fuel pump replacement for that vehicle and I can't find the appropriate part. Fuel tank capacity is 72 liters (22 gallons)... On the ...
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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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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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How come only one piston was damaged?

This is a 2007 Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD (which uses a VW Golf 5 TDI engine). The valves on only 1 piston have come into contact with the piston, causing chaos in that cylinder. The other three are fine. ...
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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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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 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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The ac clutch kicks on and off in sync with the radiator fan. This is definitely not right. Whats wrong?

The clutch on the AC compressor and radiator fan seem to kick on and off at same time with a 2 to 3 second delay. I suggested maybe a relay fault or a faulty connector. Please help, mom has dialysis ...
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2004 Dakota problems

I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7. My truck started to shake going down the road. I heard a pop unsure if it was metal slapping or a backfire. Had it towed home and hooked it up to a computer. The codes ...
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Engine hesitates and sometimes stalls after filling gas tank

On my car (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan) when I fill up my gas tank, almost immediately afterwards pulling out of the gas station my van sputters, misses, hesitates, call it what you will. The past couple ...
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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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'06 Charger Broken Glove Box Latch

So my brother borrowed my car, and tried to open my glove box in my 2006 Dodge Charger SXT. The glove box was locked, and he tried to force it open thinking it was jammed. I unlocked it later but he ...
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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 be ...
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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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Mystery Coolant Leak

1996 Dodge Intrepid 350,000 km 3.3L V6 As per the picture below, coolant is oozing out of the front of the engine, above the water pump (replaced last fall) and below the thermostat. I removed the ...
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Oil in the cooling system due to failed oil cooler

My 2014 Ram Eco Diesel's oil cooler failed and injected 1 to 2 quarts of oil into my cooling system. The dealer flushed the cooling system several times and replaced all hoses, oil cooler, radiator ...
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checking the transmission fluid

I put transmission fluid in my 2002 dodge 2500 van transmission. It keeps reading the same, but when I look at the back side of the stick after adding fluid, it looks like it is going up. Really odd.
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 engine knock

My truck has been making a knocking noise upon acceleration. Today the knocking is constant and louder. What could this be? Pistons? Oil sludge? New motor?
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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan will not shift out of park

I was wondering if anyone know where to start a repair on a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan that will not shift out of park? • The “Malfunction Indicator Light” is currently on • The “Electronic ...
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Dodge Stratus struggling to accelerate [closed]

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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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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Wheel stuck to Rotor

My 2000 Durango 2 wheel drive front tire is seized to the rotor, I tried the heating method and hitting but still seized, how can I get it off without damaging the wheel?
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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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Rotors - Slotted and cross drilled, are they better than OEM rotors?

I have a 2010 Grand Caravan which eats brakes. In 75.000 Kms they have been done three times. I'm wondering if slotted and cross drilled discs may be better than OEM? It is mostly city driving ...
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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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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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Water bogged and now I'm stranded

I just water bogged my truck and now it runs really rough. When I put it in drive it dies any ideas on what to do to get home?
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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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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 ...