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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Caliber
If you’re looking for a compact car that offers a bit more space with acceptable fuel economy, the 2012 Dodge Caliber is a worthy target. The hatchback design is versatile, while the cooling storage compartment,...

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Car will not move in gear after we bleed the clutch slave cylinder 2011 Dodge Caliber
Hello - if releasing the clutch pedal with the car in gear does not produce forward motion with the transmission in a forward gear, then yes, the clutch has likely failed. This would be a failure of the clutch disk...
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Caliber turns over but won't start?
Hi there. Assuming, you have reinstalled the original PCM (powertrain control module) and still won't start, circuit tests for the crankshaft position sensor need to be performed. A poor connection or broken wire could be the cause for the no...
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Will this service remove my check engine light and allow me to pass emissions?
The answer is "not necessarily" because the Codes you are reciting, P2004 and P2017 do NOT necessarily mean that there is anything wrong with the intake manifold runner control valve itself. The only way to determine if that valve is...
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Car wont maintain consistant speeds. Try doing 30km, 50km or anything.
This vehicle may be having issues with the throttle position sensor on the throttle pedal binding. This may cause the throttle to not react the way you would want it to. There is a recall that may apply to this...
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My car likes to swerve out of nowhere. I have good tires and they have air. What could be wrong with my car? It's a Dodge Caliber
Hi there. Your description of your vehicle swerving out of nowhere is an indication that something in the front end is loose. It could be worn ball joints. Worn ball joints will cause the vehicle to track/veer with any rut...
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How bad is it to repair a ball joint and CV axle?
You are looking at a lengthy repair. There are several components that will need to be replaced. It is hard to say how rough the removal and installation of these parts will be, because the amount of damage that has...
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Shaking engine - 2007 Dodge Caliber
Motor mounts are a possibility, and should be tested but engine vibration can also be caused by uneven cylinder compression (i.e., too much variance from cylinder to cylinder) and a variety of ignition and fuel system faults. Engine ignition and...
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I have gotten my ball joints replaced and a new spindle and my wheel still keep coming off the ball joint keep coming apart
Hi there. Something is apparently being overlooked, concerning the lower ball joint replacement. The lower part of the ball joint is inserted into the control arm (retained by a circular clip) and the upper part is inserted into the steering...
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Squeaking sound from the rear on and off
Hi there - many things can cause squeaking in the suspension - dry rubber suspension bushings, metallic sliding surfaces such as the brake calipers, spring mounts, and so on. I would recommend having a Car is Making a Noise Inspection...
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Fans stop working
The braking and cooling systems are separate components. Low brake fluid will not cause the vehicle to run hot or overheat. Low brake fluid will make the brake pedal feel soft or even go to the floor. This is a...
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The mechanic said my son's car is leaking grease. What does this mean and what are the dangers?
Hey there. Your son's car has something called a constant velocity (CV) joint which is essentially the drive axle that transmits power from the transmission to the wheels. These CV joints have rubber boots that surround them to keep dirt...
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When I drive a lightning bolt light comes up on the dashboard and the car loses power
The lightning bolt symbol comes up when the computer detects that there is an issue with the vehicle's electronic throttle system. Your vehicle is equipped with a throttle plate that is controlled electronically, and receives its input from the accelerator...
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I was driving on the highway and I lost power and the car cut off. The car will not start back up and it has gas in it has coming through the gas line.
Hi there. Check the ignition system and see if the spark plugs are sparking. If the spark plugs are not sparking, then check for power to the ignition coil. If there is no power to the ignition coil, then check...
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Is there a specific exhaust manifold type/shape/brand I should be looking at ?
Hello there, a cracked exhaust manifold is a common problem with your 2007 Dodge Caliper. When looking for replacement parts the best bet is always a OEM part, or an aftermarket OEM replacement. These labels mean the part is meant...
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Unable to shift while the car is running. Able to shift when the car is off
Hello. Your clutch hydraulics have possibly failed as you suspected. Given the suddenness of the failure, however, it is possible that something as simple as the clutch linkage above your foot has failed in some simple fashion, or possibly the...
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Need cv axel half shafts replaced.
If a mechanic shows up with an air tool to apply torque to a CV axle nut, run for the exits. The ONLY tool that can be used to tighten that nut is a carefully calibrated torque wrench, preferably one...
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Car is losing and acquiring power sporadically. Electronic Throttle Control Light is illuminated.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor (also known as an Electronic Throttle Control). The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body...
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My car idles high in drive while the brakes are applied.
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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I have a light on my dash that my manual calls the ETC, or electric throttle controller.
Anything to do with electronic throttle control should be inspected as soon as possible. Today's vehicles no longer have a mechanical connection from the gas pedal to the engine.- throttle cable. A series of sensors, switches, and motors are used...
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The check engine light often comes on and goes off after a well.
When the Check Engine Light comes on, that means that Trouble Codes, likely identifying the causes of the issue you are having, have been stored in your car's computer. The fastest way to resolve this is to have a Check...

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