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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Avenger
The 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 while it may not have quite...

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My car runs fine I maintain certain speed but after a while when I accelerate it hesitates a little like the gas is low or somethi
A scan tool needs to be applied to view actual (real time) engine operating parameters. "Something" will appear out of range during such a test and then a more detailed probe will pinpoint the fault. Typically, loss of power on...
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Heat wasn’t working, Changed thermostat, heat won’t work, temp gauge goes to H.
Hi Eric. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically when you have an issue where the vehicle is running extremely hot and the heater does not work, it's due to an obstruction of debris inside the heater core, or coolant isn't...
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My Dodge Avenger is running hot intermittently. New thermostate, coolant has been flushed for air pockets.
A scan tool should be applied to measure the actual engine operating temperature. Gauge and/or temperature sensor/sending unit malfunctions have to be ruled out. if the car is in fact overheating, a plugged radiator, a faulty radiator pressure cap, collapsed...
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Windshield wipers not working properly
Hi. To get a better understanding of the window wiper system, the wiper motor is controlled by the switch on the steering column through to the integrated control module. The system would need to be tested to see if the...
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Window not going up or down
Hi. This issue is common on Dodge Avengers. A malfunctioning master switch or an open circuit along the lines of your power windows is the culprit. Have a mechanic such as one from YourMechanic correctly diagnose the window issue more...
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Why is my trip meter not working?
The trip odometer display typically allows you to track an A or B trip on a 2015 Dodge Avenger. If you've referred to your owner manual and followed the instructions for resetting the trip odometer, and it's not working, it's...
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Why does my car overheat at idle
Your car is only three years old and so should not need transmission fluid. If the level was low, you should check to be sure there is not a leak. It's very easy to overfill the transmission so it would...
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Transmission in Limp Mode
Based on the service information I have, it seems like the most likely cause is an internal failure of your powertrain control module. Your headlights getting brighter when the engine revs higher indicates a charging system problem. The problem is...
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Transmission
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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My passenger window goes down but not up.
Windows motors are designed to move in both directions and if you operate the motor in both directions and hear the noise inside the door like a grinding noise, then you have a bad window regulator. It is possible that...
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My car alarm is going off for no reason
Hi there. Check the sensibility of the car alarm. If the car alarm is set to a slight vibration and can pick up light vibrations, then check around the garage that would contribute to a light vibration. That may be...
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Idle issue
The low idle may be contributing to the flickering of the lights in the dash due to low charging output by the alternator as a result of the low engine idle. The low idle may be a result of a...
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Charging system light.
The charging system light will illuminate when the vehicle control system detects a problem with either the battery or the alternator. Typically, the alternator is the cause for the light. If the alternator is not able to maintain the battery...
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Car won't start
The battery may be discharged due to the alarm going off for a long time. You can use a voltmeter to get a rough idea of the battery's condition but technically a load test should be performed on the battery....
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Car stalling
Hello there. A few different malfunctions could cause this: Fuel pump failure Alternator fuse failure Ignition switch failure Any of these items could cause the fault. A qualified technician such as the ones at YourMechanic will...
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Brake noise
Hi there! Noise when braking usually indicates that there is low friction material. There is a little noise maker that will begin to scrape the rotor when the pad level becomes low. This noise serves as an audible warning to...
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Low/rough idle, issues accelerating, jerks after slowing down then speeding back up
There could be multiple deficiencies that, added together, create the poor operation. You can look at short and long term fuel trim on a scan tool and make some inferences as to the condition of the fuel injectors. Given the...
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I just chang my battery and alternator car still would not start have no power at all in the car nothing comes on.
You will need to first check to make sure the battery clamps are clean and getting good contact to battery post. If okay then check all major fuses are not blown and if they are all good then you may...
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2008 Dodge Avenger red lightning bolt!
The lightning bolt warning light alerts you to a fault in the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. This may be a faulty throttle body, the throttle body sensor or possibly the throttle body control motor which is what...

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