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Why is a mechanic telling me he has to flush my throttle body assembly replacement after installing a new one
Things like this are most often a product of miscommunication. Not all mechanics are good at communicating what they are doing or what needs to be done with these complicated machines. For this reason, I can't be certain what exactly...
2012 chrysler 200 won't start after replacing alternator which was bad after testing.
Hi there. It sounds like something may have shorted during the alternator replacement. If the positive cable going to the alternator made contact with anything metal, then it may have blown the main fuse. If not, then the battery should...
windshield wipers will not turn off.
Hi there. Thanks for writing in about the windshield wiper issue on your 2013 Chrysler 200. It's pretty rare that this happens with a newer vehicle like yours, but there are a few potential issues that might be causing this....
Anti Brakes light comes on and cruise control quit working at the same time.
Hello there, the ABS and cruise control systems work together and any fault with the ABS will disable the cruise control. The most likely causes of the ABS light is an issue with the control module, ABS sensor, or low...
Is it normal when I'm driving that my steering wheel has a little tilt.
Hi there: First off, thanks for contacting us about the steering wheel issue with your 2011 Chrysler 200. Your dad is partially right, as having a steering wheel with a small "tilt" to one side is not a serious...
Sluggish feel in gas pedal
Hi there, thanks for writing about your 1979 Volvo 244. First, you should confirm there is good spark at the spark plugs to eliminate ignition as a problem. Then, check fuel pressure for the correct pressure - it is likely...
The brake locks on me and won't let me start my car.
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2015 Chrysler 200. You may have a problem with the master cylinder or with the brake pedal assembly itself. The brake pedal needs to be pushed to start the vehicle, so if...
difficulty factor replacing thermostat and censor for a 2012 Chrysler 200. do I need to drain the radiator
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2012 Chrysler 200. As long as you reduce the coolant level below the area you will be working in, you don't have to completely drain the coolant. However, be sure not to...
Car tries to pull forward after coming to a stop.
Hi and thanks for your question. Check the brakes to ensure that they are adjusted and are in good condition. The brakes should be 3 times more powerful than the engine. For the engine not having any acceleration, there could...
How do I know my engine mount needs to be replaced
If your engine moves excessively and you hear a noise when accelerating or letting off the gas pedal, then you may have a broken mount. These types of noises could also come from other components in the suspension, steering, or...
Crankshaft position sensor. 2012 Chrysler 200
Hey there. The crank sensor is at the rear of the motor. You have to remove the heat shield to get access to the sensor. If you need assistance with this repair, an expert technician from YourMechanic can come to...
What brand of oil is recommended for my Chrysler 200?
There is no particular brand that is recommended. I have never seen any vehicle recommend any oil other than Mobile one. You should use only recommended weight oils and this vehicle is recommended to use 0w20 unless you see a...
Car is pulling like it wants to keep moving when at a stop
Hello and thank you for your question. This is a symptom of the brakes not being applied correctly. Check the condition of the brakes for proper adjustment. Also, look at the rpm's of the vehicle and make sure that the...
Knock sensor how long can I driver it knowing the issue
It all depends on the problem the knock sensor is causing. If your engine is pinging when you accelerate then you may damage the piston and valves by driving it. It is not a matter of giving a time but...
Replace brake pads and rotors - 2012 Chrysler 200
Hello. It is unusual but not unheard or to see brake pads wear so quickly. A number of things could cause that. A lot of stop-and-go traffic, driving hard on the brakes in stop-and-go traffic, a hydraulic issue like calipers...
I just put on new rotors and brakes. I was a little shocked it had shoes inside (the emergency brake!) I am not sure aobut this
Unfortunately, the description of this job is not sufficient to diagnose properly. The emergency brake is in fact a drum assembly (which does have shoes), however this should not have anything to do with the brake job you are describing....
My temperature is reading cold, almost to the bottom. Is this normal?
Hey there. The cold reading could mean that your thermostat is stuck open or the cooling fan is running all of the time. It could also mean a problem with the sender or gauge. Have a mechanic diagnose the cause...
P2173 error code related to AIR DOOR ACTUATOR?
Hello. The ETC and ESC lights are likely not related to your air door actuator. The air door actuator is an AC component, and not really connected to the electronic throttle control or stability control systems. The ETC light usually...
Issues with heating in the car
The problem is in the air flow control in the evaporator case. The case has multiple actuators that control the air temperature and air flow to the different vents. One of these actuators that controls the air flow to the...
Preferred oil for a 2016 Chrysler 200
The type of oil that should be used for a specific application depends largely on the driver's driving habits, the environment in which the car is driven, the mileage on the car's engine, and the limits that the engine may...

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