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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Avenger
The newly redesigned 2012 Dodge Avenger is a really impressive addition to the mid-size sedan market. This model is Dodge’s answer to the likes of the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, and...

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Engine replacements
Hi there. Unfortunately, engine swaps and replacement is not a mechanical mobile service that we offer. You might find it very helpful and useful to contact local machine or automotive shops that offer this service for consulting on which engine...
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Heat does not blow warm air
This may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this warm coolant to heat the inside of the...
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Oil Pan Gasket Replacement on a Dodge Avenger.
Hi there. If all of the bolts are out of the oil pan and the pan is not coming off the engine, then get a gasket scraper with a wooden handle and slightly tap on the end of the handle...
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My temperature gauge went all the way up to the red line and came down but then I pulled over 2009 Dodge Avenger
Hello - there are a couple of scenarios which could cause this behavior. If the thermostat fails - sticking shut, or the water pump fails, the engine can overheat very quickly (in seconds) and behave as you describe. A coolant...
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No heat coming out of vents?
Hi There, The leak coming from the cracked thermostat housing may have caused an excessive amount of coolant to be leaked out of the system which impacts the functionality of the heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator...
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Why does the side of my radiator back flow container say 4 cycle gas...
The part is designed for a gasoline 4 cycle motor and not the Diesel 4 cycle motor.
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Can I buy a replacement lens for a broken tail light lens, or do I need to buy a whole new light?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The plastic covers or "lenses" for the taillights are not sold separately. You will have to buy the entire taillight unit if you want to make that repair. Now, keep in mind that you...
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Anti theft system won't let me use my car
You will need to try a different key. If the second key works then you need to replace the key that did not work. If the theft system still will not allow the engine to start then you need to...
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Can't get my new cv axel to lock in place
You should first compare the shaft joint to the old one that came out. If it is the same then the small clip in the end of the axle shaft is not engaging the inside of the carrier due to...
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My car seems to be reheating as I go on the highway or pass around 50mph,after that the temperature gauge starts going up to H
Common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt. Certain engine faults, such as a leaking head gasket or poor engine...
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Having trouble with throttle does that mean my throttle going bad or does it mean I need to get it cleaned? 2011 Dodge Avenger
Hello - the required maintenance depends on which problem code is setting off the Check Engine light, and what the other symptoms are. A throttle position sensor failure will cause different behavior (and set different codes) than will a dirty...
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I need my window requlator fixed on 2008 Dodge Avenger RT
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you have a warranty, then you need to speak with the person who is backing the warranty. Typically a warranty is given out by the manufacture or the dealership. This means you need...
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My battery light came on its making a real bad whinning noise
Charging system output should be verified against factory specifications as the alternator may have failed which would account for both the noise and the battery warning light. It is also possible that the noise, and a charging failure, could be...
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My speed odometer is going up and down ...brake light and abs light keeps blinking ...What's wrong
Unlike older cars which used an actual cable to drive the speedometer, modern cars use sensors and switches. The speed sensor is typically located somewhere on the transmission. The speed sensor signals components like the speedometer as well as the...
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I just put in a new ECM in my 1999 Dodge avenger now it rough idels and shifts hard or lags
It is very likely that an ECM reflash will be necessary to resolve this issue. When the ECM gets replaced, the vehicle essentially loses all of its memory. The reflash will program the ECM to your vehicle allowing it to...
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Check engine light came on killed it now it won't start
If the same codes for cam and crank sensors are still present, there are a couple of other possibilities. The most likely cause is a shorted powertrain control module, or PCM. The PCM most likely will have an internal short...
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Inspection and emissions
Hi there. It really depends on which US state you live that will dictate what is causing the Dodge Avenger to fail emissions. Some states have a safety inspection along with an emissions test; like Utah for example. Both need...
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Engine temp goes down when I stop or turn the heat on. 2013 Dodge Avenger
Hi there - the symptoms you describe indicate a thermostat that is not properly keeping engine temperature at the correct operating level. The thermostat should restrict flow as necessary (stopping or running the heater) to keep the engine at operating...
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The coolant in my reservoir tank is hot and bubbling but i just my head gasket fixed a month or so ago. And while driving it gets
You should have the cooling system pressure tested to see if the system can hold pressure or the head gaskets are leaking again. The cooling system can be tested to see if combustion gases are getting by the head gaskets...
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Is there grease in the left side front driver side wheel bearing
The wheel bearings on the front of your car are within unitized hub assemblies and thus the grease that is placed within when the hub is manufactured is permanently sealed inside. It will not leak out. If the bearing has...

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