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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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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...
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I pulled into a parking spot and put my car into park, when I lifted my foot from the brake the car continues forward.
The vehicle transmission did not get back to the park position due to the shift cable came off of the transmission shift linkage. You will need to have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check the...
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Had battery cables and ends replaced. They said alternator and battery was good, but sometimes it will not start and needs to be jumped
Hi. There is something still draining the battery. There could be an interior light staying on and you don't realize it. Car chargers can also drain the battery when the car is off. There is also the possibility that the...
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Flickering dashboard lights, total light outage that comes right back on. Burning smell in car.
You may want to find a local repair shop that specializes in electrical issues. While I can't say if you actually had a fuel pump issue, I doubt the fuel pump is related to the lighting issue and burning smell....
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Check Engine Light is on - 2008 Dodge Avenger
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your Check Engine Light is on for the intake manifold position sensor. Your vehicle is equipped with an intake manifold that uses butterfly valves inside the manifold ports in order to...
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Electronic Throttle Control Light comes on while driving but doesn't stay on
As you know, this controls the throttle plate inside the throttle body allowing air/fuel to pass through into the motor. Typically on start up, this light will come on for a few seconds as it performs a self test, but...
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Electronic throttle control light and dead battery? 08 Dodge Avenger SXT
Hey there. The only way to determine if the battery could be a cause (or part of the cause) of the engine stalling is to test it. Typically, a "load test" (very standard and reliable) would be applied to the...
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Location of crankshaft position sensor with pictures
Hi there. The crankshaft position sensor is located at the rear of the engine block near the transmission. Unfortunately I cannot send over any pictures. If you need to have your crank sensor replaced, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic...
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Overheating and heater not working
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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When the heat is on cold air comes out one side. And it also run hot when im driving
Hello. The climate control utilizes many "blend doors" and valves to control the cabin temperature. Its likely that one of these doors has failed to direct the heat from the heating system to the passenger's side of the car. This...
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Oil leak and cracked timing chain cover
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The best thing to do is give your engine compartment a really good cleanse - top and bottom. Now you will be able to inspect and see where the leak is coming from....
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The AC/heat blower fan - 1997 Dodge Avenger
Hey there. The most common failure where the fan only blows on high is the blower motor resistor. It is possible the blower motor switch is the culprit, and it can be replaced separate of the control module. Diagnosing...
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How long can I drive with a bad wheel bearing? How much does it cost to fix, not including labor?
Wheel bearing noise will always be dependent on vehicle speed, meaning as you speed up or slow down the noise should change frequency or loudness. Cornering may affect the noise from a damaged front wheel bearing and is usually more...
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Blinking Check Engine Light, issues with rpm, possible spark plug issue?
Hey there. The gas smell you experience is most likely due to the unburned fuel due to the engine misfiring. Since you smell unburned fuel, the cause is most likely spark-related. If any spark plug is not firing correctly, the...
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Throttle light keeps coming on even after I have gotten it replaced.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Electric throttle control light flashing
You should not replace the throttle actuator until you have had the computer scanned and diagnosed first to find the cause of the dash flashing failure light. The throttle will not be responsive when the computer has gone into a...
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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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Is there any reason that a mechanic would have put a MT58 battery in instead of a MT86?
I have verified with Interstate that your car does in fact use the MT-86 battery. It is unclear why your mechanic may have installed the MT-58, but this may very well be the cause of your batteries not lasting more...
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My car won't stop
Hi there: If your Dodge Avenger doesn't crank over, the issue is most likely caused by your starter or the starter relay being broken and needing to be replaced. If the engine cranks over but does not ignite, the issue...
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My car belt keeps cutting out every time I put on a new one
Hi there: In most cases when the serpentine or drive belt keeps breaking it's due to one of three issues. First, the belt is either too tight or too loose when it's installed; which is typically caused by a drive...

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