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If someone has a power train warranty on their motor and the secondary thermostat goes bad and is was misdiagnosed by an ASE cert
Hi there. This is a very difficult answer directly. In general, the parts that mechanically propel your vehicle make up your powertrain. It includes your: Axles (on most vehicles) Differentials Drive shafts Engine Transfer case (on all-wheel drive and four-wheel...
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Check engine light
Hi There, This code relates to your Evaporative Emissions system. Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you...
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My interior rear-view mirror broke off... How can i re-attach it or is it even possible?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The mirror will can be reattached. The main question is if you can remove the part of the clip that is broken from the mirror itself. If you cannot, you may be in a...
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Car's interior-rear view mirror broke off from the windshield. How do I reattach it or is it even possible?
Hi there. It seems that the base may be cracked and not fitting on the support base that is attached to the windshield. You can try putting Gorilla Glue on the mirror bracket to make it fix the crack and...
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Car will not crank or start
A no crank situation can be caused by a couple of different components. The ignition switch may be shorted or worn internally. It may be able to power accessories in the On position, but the Start position within the switch...
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installed new throttle body and drove car for about 5 miles and the lightning bolt indicator came on again.
The pcm - powertrain control module - should have "learned" after driving, that there was a new throttle body in place and corrected itself. If the light is back on and the same code for throttle body / throttle position...
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If I replace my air temp I think it's call ambient temp sensor do I need more freon? 2011 Chrysler 200
Hello - you don't indicate what specific code was extracted, but I believe you are referring to the engine intake air sensor, usually in the air cleaner box or air inlet housings. This sensor is not related to the air...
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Car won't start but lights turn on Chrysler 200
First thing to check would be the battery. While it can have enough power to turn accessories like the lights on, it may not have enough cranking amps to start the engine or allow the security system to trigger start...
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engine light on for thermostat or temp sensor, EVIC falsely states engine hot due to bad thermostat, also service throttle control
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. It is indeed true that the thermostat and coolant sensors are built into a housing, which will require replacement of the entire...
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Is it possible to take used key fob and reprogram it?
Hi there. You could reprogram a key fob to a different vehicle as long as the key is the same for the vehicle. In this case, if the key can go into the doors and unlock them, then you would...
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Not heating very good
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are two separate issues at hand here. The first is the leak. Check the level of coolant in your radiator (when you open the cap it should be full), and in the reservoir....
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I have a 2015 Chrysler 200. I bought it in Oct 2016 so its been just about 3 months. Oil is at 22℅ and tomorrow morning I have to
Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil life on the display is telling you this is how long the oil is good for. It is not a measurement of how much oil is in the engine. If the oil...
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My car want start
Hi There, As you may know, there are several possible reasons that may cause your car not to start. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are all components that may cause...
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At what temperature should my thermostat operate for a 2015 Chrylser 200 LX?
Hello. The thermostat on your vehicle should open up between 190 and 200 degrees. Being that your vehicle is a newer model you may have to get the thermostat from the dealership. I checked with AutoZone and Advanced Auto and...
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Can a shop repair one side struts only or do they have to do both front
Technically, it is possible to have just one strut done at a time. But, I don't know of a single mechanic that would advise having one strut done. Struts are replaced in pairs for several reasons, the most important of...
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Oil change
Hi Candice, As you may know, there are a multitude of engine oils on the market all claiming to be the "best" and prolonging the life of your car's engine. One of the main questions you will be asked...
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How much is it to replace the engine in a 2013 Chrysler 200 2.4 L
Hello - hot enough to melt a sensor is possibly an exaggeration, but it does sound like the engine needs a careful "going over". I recommend a thorough engine inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from...
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Can i use 10 w 30 oil in my car
The required oil for your engine has a viscosity specification of 5W-20. You cannot use 10W-30. If you are in need of an oil/filter change, performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request an...
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What about for the 3.6 L Is it the same oil specs
Hi there. In regards to the viscosity of oil that should be used, SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for both vehicles. Most brands are equal in regards to quality and durability; however, Valvoline and Pennzoil are exceptional in my...
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I've been told I have 2 thermostats on my 2013 Chrysler 200 touring?
There are two separate thermostats in your application, a primary and a secondary. The primary and secondary thermostats have different temperature profiles in terms of their opening temperature because they are located on different areas of the engine. The primary...

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