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Welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of thermodynamics. A volume of air has heat. For example a gallon of air needs a certain amount of cooling to drop from 87 degrees to 42 degrees. An AC evaporator can absorb heat at a constant maximum rate. When the blower is on low and lets say flowing one gallon of air a second, the evaporator is able to drop ...


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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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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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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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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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Set these test conditions: Engine set to 1800 rpm Recirulation air direction on Fan speed on low Windows up Temp set to max cold Air outlet to dash vents Vehicle in the shade Run for at least ten minutes, longer on a hot day. It can take much longer on in hot weather or if the vehicle is parked in the sun. Measure at least 3 inches into the center dash ...


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


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tl;dr: this might be as simple as a bad radiator cap. Funnily enough, I am currently experiencing similar issues with my (completely different) car. I smelled coolant, looked under the hood and saw this: Even with new coolant, I noticed that it was boiling out of the overflow pipe. So, what does this tell me? I'm almost certainly losing pressure ...


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


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I suspect your Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve. It's job is to feed enough air to the engine when you take your foot of the throttle. This is a 15 year old engine we are talking about, the valve may be too dirty to operate or may have simply broken. You may want to try one from the junkyard just for diagnosis purposes, and you should be able to do this yourself....


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A leaky brake cylinder is about an bad as it gets with regard to safety. I had a vehicle with the same type of leak. The moment the brake fluid gets low enough, the brakes stop working immediately without warning. For me, it was exiting an interstate highway in heavy traffic. The fix is relatively easy - if you can change the brake pads, you can change the ...


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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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As mentioned in my update to my question, I'm fairly certain it is a "glass to lift plate bushing", it's a 2-part bushing. Looks like a black plastic t-nut that screws into the middle of this white plastic piece. Then the screw from the window regulator screws into the black t-nut to hold everything together. I mentioned I was going to purchase one from ...


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Since you have replaced all the calipers, the most likely issue is that the slider mechanism that the caliper rides on is seizing. Each brake caliper holds 2 pads, if it is the slider that is at fault, then only one of the pads will be wearing down quickly. Is that what is happening?


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A worn camshaft would very likely cause low compression on a few cylinders, depending on which lobes were worn.And replacing a cam and associated lifters ( they ride on the cam) could be a 100 % fix. A traditional cam ( steel or cast iron ) is carburized to give a very hard surface and a low hardness / tough core. The thickness or hardness of the hard layer ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Where did you get your vehicle serviced? I am pretty sure that '94 Concordes don't have carburetors; so I am curious who charged you for this service and if it is a wise idea to go back to them. That year/model is fuel injected and they could have serviced your fuel injection system, but that is different than a carb cleaning; you should verify with your ...


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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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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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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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I posted this on Reddit, too and someone suggested just pulling the key out with pliers. I did and now the key goes in and out just fine! Who would've thought?


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If when you open the door and the radio shuts off, then this is perfectly normal. Most cars since the early '90 (maybe before that?) have what's called a Body Control Module (BCM - manufacturers may call it something else, but they all serve the same purpose). The BCM will keep some of the accessories on for a period of time after you shut the vehicle off. ...


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