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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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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Delay lights stop working in the cab.
Hi there. Check the resister to the interior lighting of the vehicle. The resister will stay engaged for a while to keep the interior lights on. If the resister has failed, the lights will just shut off. They still may...
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faulty ignition coil
A faulty ignition coil is something that should be covered under your factory warranty. Generally, ignition coils are a fairly durable component and are not commonly prone to fail, however it is possible from time to time even for a...
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My car doesn't want to turn over at times unless I get a jump. Now when I try to turn it over it makes a clicking noise.
This is a common symptom of a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Is my broken radiator fan causing damage to my engine from overheating?
Hi there. Overheating to an engine will begin to cause damage as the cylinder cannot cool off enough and will begin to burn the head gasket or even burn a valve. Check the fuse to the fan and see if...
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Car stutters and makes a clicking sound
Hi there. There could be several different possible causes for this to happen and truly needs the eyes and ears of a qualified technician to pinpoint. It could be as serious as an internal transmission failure to something as simple...
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My windshield wipers only have one speed
Wiper speed not changing with settings can be caused by a couple of different things. The wiper switch may have broken mechanical contacts or broken electrical circuits internally. Also, the wiper motor may have electrical issues. AN internal resistor may...
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Should I replace both front struts at the same time?
Hi there. I recommend replacing both struts for the front at the same time, as they have springs that control the ride height and also have shocks that control the tire-to-road contact. Plus, you will not have to worry about...
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Where is the thermostat location for a 2013 Chrysler 200 2.4L
Hello, the thermostat on this engine is located at the "rear" (driverside of the car) of the cylinder head. It is somewhat covered up by the valve and cam housings above it, and is fairly difficult to access. There is...
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My key won't start the car
There are several reasons your key may not turn in the ignition. The first thing you should try is to disconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery, cutting power to the vehicle. The next step is to attempt to...
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Possible effects of a crash from the rear bumper
Hello. Wrecks are always unfortunate. Your fuel tank is located at the rear of the vehicle, and part of that system may have been damaged. There are wires, fuel lines, and the tank itself that could be damaged. The best...
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Should I flush previous antifreeze fluid before adding new fluid?
The antifreeze in the car now is most likely the original coolant. When changing your coolant you need to make sure that you are using coolant that meets or exceeds the vehicle specifications. Your cars antifreeze is a special long...
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Does ethanol hurt a motor?
E-15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15% Ethanol which is a fairly corrosive material which can cause damage to rubber parts and other critical parts over time. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that...
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Wrong Oil Change Filter
Hi there: If the wrong oil filter was used, and you changed from synthetic to conventional oil, it's a good idea to have the right oil filter installed and use a semi-synthetic blend oil. It's possible that the different oil...
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Lost both of my car key fobs, what is the cheapest and fastest way to get new keys and get them programmed? 2015 Chrysler 200
Hello - unfortunately, there is only one solution for this problem. Go to your Chrysler dealer, with proof of ownership, and your VIN number, and write them a check. The dealer is the only source of electronic keys and programming...

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