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A/C loses chill when turning on blower. Why?

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 ...
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How do automatic wipers work and how can they fail?

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 ...
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What temperature should the A/C blow?

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 ...
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High revs after changing spark plugs

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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Do the Check Engine and Oil Pressure lights have any significance when the engine is off?

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 ...
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Key Doesn't come out of Town and Country

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 ...
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Accelerator pedal goes to the floor sporadically while driving

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 ...
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Do the Check Engine and Oil Pressure lights have any significance when the engine is off?

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 ...
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2012 Chrysler T&C - Exterior mirror questions

The lens for the turn signal on the passenger mirror is missing
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The coolant is boiling when I shut off engine

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 ...
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engine stalling when coming to a stop

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 ...
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Rear brakes cylinder leaking; how bad and ok to sell car?

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 ...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Check Engine Light is on and has started regularly sputtering

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, ...
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What is this quarter window part called, and how can I get a replacement?

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 ...
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Brake pad wears faster than other three

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 ...
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Chysler Town & Country Cam Shaft and New Engine

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. ...
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Headlights have to be switched off twice when vehicle isn't running for headlights to actually turn off

A feature of many newer cars is for the headlights to stay on for a time after you get out of the car so you have some light to unpack, then the headlights go off after a time. The timer may be from ...
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Holes drilled in driver side Door Jamb?

They only reason I can come up with why those holes would be there is for paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repair is a process by which you manipulate the metal from inside a panel (such as the ...
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Defogger won't work in 2008 Chrysler 300

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 ...
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Bubbling sound from the cooliant area when I turn the engine off

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 ...
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Bubbling sound from the cooliant area when I turn the engine off

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 ...
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Car stalls after running

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 ...
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'95 Chrysler Lebaron Shifting

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 ...
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wont start only rapid clicking 2004 chrysler concorde lxi 3.5L

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 ...
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Key Doesn't come out of Town and Country

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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Radio lights are on

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 ...
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non reactive gas pedal

When you suddenly push the gas pedal and the car doesn't react well, doesn't pickup but hesitates it means that uneven fuel mixture is getting in. Or the gas line pressure is low (clogged filter, bad ...
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non reactive gas pedal

It could be a few things. airflow meter: could need a cleaning, most likely is partially disconnected or has a bad ground connection. Unplug it and replug it to verify the electrical connection, then ...
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2005 Chrysler Sebring coolant bubbling and leaking

I agree with dlu. I would check the radiator cap next if the thermostat is known to be good and the car doesn't show that it's overheating on the gauge. Here's a picture of the functionality ...
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Is an engine mount a "covered component" under power-train warranty?

I very much doubt it. I don't specifically know about Chrysler, but some manufacturers definitely don't cover the engine mountings due to it being one of the members under the considerable stress. ...
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