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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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Car is idling at 1100 rpms
Hi, thanks for writing in. High engine idle can be caused by a number of different things. A stuck/binding throttle, vacuum leak, bad throttle position sensor, coolant or air flow sensor all can be the cause of a high idle...
Electronic throttle control not working
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. This sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle or shaft so that it can directly monitor the position of the throttle. It relays the position of the throttle...
Battery or alternator problems?
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the car runs fine once it is started, then the alternator should be fine. I would replace the battery because it is not holding a charge. Once it is replaced I would check the...
After changing the upper radiator hose, my car won't start (2013 dodge avenger).
Without additional detailed info this may be difficult to diagnose without visually inspecting the car. If the radiator hose was disconnected, this may suggest potentially an overheating issue which could trigger a blown head gasket (worst case scenario which will...
My car periodically starts with a high idle.
This is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
Radiator blew
This can happen for a number of reasons, however, the smoking and liquid leaking is a sign that your car has overheated. This can happen when the thermostat is not working properly or the coolant fans are not coming on...
Check engine light. Code P2004 (Air Intake manifold. Runner control stuck open, bank 1.)
As you know this code is related to the intake manifold and may be caused by several potential issues such as the following: Intake Manifold Runner Binding Or Sticking Faulty Manifold flow valve Manifold flow valve harness is open or...
I found a small puddle of coolant underneath my car. Today I opened the hood, and I see a puddle of coolant.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If you are finding puddles of coolant underneath your vehicle then there is likely a coolant leak somewhere on the engine. A few places that leaks can occur at are at the hoses, the water...
Why are my wipers going off when I turn the turn signals on?
Hi, thanks for writing in. It appears that there may be an issue within the column. The controls for the wipers and turn signals are separate units, but are connected by a series of wiring within the column, and there...
how do i replace or reprogram the etc?
Hello. This is either a failure in the module or a blown fuse. Both of them can occur if the vehicle was improperly jumped. I usually check the fuses first to see if they are all fine, especially those that...
Possible electrical issue - 2008 Dodge Avenger
Hello, thanks for writing in. A battery at 45% power is a bad battery. If it takes a charge and then is back to "45%" within hours, the battery is not holding a charge correctly. There is possibly a parasitic...
I was stopped on the freeway, started to go about 5 mph, the car jerked and stop without warning like the wheels locked up.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to try to help. It is hard to definitively diagnose what the issue is. At first it seems like a transmission issue. Automatic transmissions are rather complicated and can do strange things...
Driving with the parking brake on
Hi, thanks for writing in. As long as your brakes feel fine, I would say there is no immediate need to replace anything. It would be a good idea to have a mechanic check to make sure nothing is damaged...
My car over heats now and then took it to garage they said they can't find nothing wrong I no my car to well light and chimes come
One of the more common reasons that newer vehicles like your 2011 Avenger will overheat occasionally is due to a damaged or faulty coolant temperature sensor. This is located on the top of the radiator and is designed to monitor...
Does the O2 sensor make the engine check light appear?
Hi, thanks for writing in. To answer your question simply-- YES, it is very common for the check engine light to illuminate when the O2 or air/fuel ratio sensors are acting up. When the sensor detects an issue inside the...
No throttle response on 2012 dodge avenger
In the future, please include the motor size. Thanks. Your electronic throttle system consists of the throttle pedal assembly with an accelerator pedal position sensor, the throttle body which consist of a TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), throttle plate actuator,...
Disabled the alarm
Unless the alarm is an aftermarket system that was installed you would have no choice but to have the vehicle taken to a dealer to reprogram a new remote for you. The factory alarm cannot be disabled and a new...
Driver side tire makes small scrapping/metal noise
Noises like these can be caused by a few things, including worn wheel bearings. A worn wheel bearing usually gives off a groaning noise that may or may not get louder as vehicle speed increases. In most cases, a scraping...
2014 Dodge Avenger SE Exhaust Sound Fix / Upgrade
Your car should not have any type of silencer on it other than the factory muffler and catalytic converter. In terms of giving it a more impressive exhaust sound, there are certainly options for exhaust by performance exhaust manufacturers such...
Noise coming from rear wheel area
This kind of hum sound generally comes from tires that may be out of balance or which need to be rotated; however, if you have just rotated them recently, this should not be an issue unless you have an odd...

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