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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a City
Living Living and driving in the city means you’re faced with parking constraints, narrow streets, and the constant stop and go of traffic. With all of that said when you’re ready to purchase a used vehicle these are all things...
Industry News for Automotive Techs: November 5 - November 11
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Politics and Personal Driving Preferences: Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Cars?
Dodge Rams are the most popular car in Republican states; the Toyota Prius is the most popular in Democratic areas (as are hybrids and foreign cars).
The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Insure
Car insurance quotes depend on the car make and model. The Honda Odyssey is the least expensive and the Dodge Viper is the most expensive to insure.
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
Understanding the Dodge Oil Change Indicator and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Dodge Oil Change Indicator lets you know when and what service your car needs.
Ten Sports Cars That Double as Good Daily Drivers
The best daily driver is a car that's reliable, usable, and still fun to drive. Popular daily sports cars include the BMW M3, Subaru WRX, and VW GTI.
2011 Dodge Ram vs. 2011 Ford F-150: Which One Should I Buy?
Large trucks can be fun to drive, and even more fun to get dirty. Unfortunately, they may also cause you to get phone calls from friends who need to move into a new apartment. Fortunately, just having a truck may...
2012 Ford Mustang vs. 2012 Dodge Charger: Which One Should I Buy?
Technically these two vehicles have wildly different classifications: compact for the Ford Mustang and large car for the Dodge Charger. However, who would consider either one anything other than a muscle car? These cars are meant for speed, fun, and...
How to Get Dodge Dealership Certified
Dodge car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the MOPAR CAP (Career Automotive Program).
Dodge Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers Drivers who are shopping around for a used Dodge vehicle may want to consider cars under the Dodge certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have a Tiny Parking Space
In In many cities parking spaces come at a premium, so you only want to purchase one small space. This small space will end up dictating what vehicle you purchase, so we’ve rounded up some great candidates. Must-haves Arm yourself...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Dog Trainer
If If you are a dog trainer, you expect a lot from your vehicle. You want a ride that is safe, roomy, and of course, dog friendly, since your training operation will often mean that you need to transport the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Dog Owners
Dog Dog owners are a special breed of drivers. When they shop for a used car they have a list of requirements that can be quite different from other drivers, which tends to make the process a bit of a...
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...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 2011 marked the final year of production for Dodge’s venerable Dakota pickup truck. It was a compact pickup, not quite the size of the Ram, and competed with similar models like the Chevy S10 and the Ford Ranger (both...
2012 GMC Acadia vs. 2012 Dodge Journey: Which One Should I Buy?
The GMC Acadia is classed as a midsize SUV, which is able to seat between six and seven passengers comfortably. The 2012 Acadia offers three rows of seating, so passengers will feel the roominess that is typical in a true...
2012 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2012 Dodge Ram: Which One Should I Buy?
When you are looking for a way to get a load of mulch or gravel, or need to haul a large trailer or boat behind your vehicle, chances are you are looking for a truck. Trucks are not meant to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Interior Designer
As As an interior designer, you need to transport a great many different items, including fabric, paint and wallpaper samples and sometimes even furniture items. You probably don’t handle overly large loads very often, and when you have to, you’ll...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair bit of power, and possibly even towing...

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Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. First check all of the fuses on the fuse box in the cab for any of them that could be blown out. Sometimes fuses can pop when hooking up a fully charged battery...
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2007 Dodge Caliber jerking motion while driving new crank and cam shaft as well as tune up and oil change what could be the proble
It is possible that an issue such as this would be associated with a check engine light. I would recommend having any trouble codes that are stored in your system read by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause...
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i changed my 2012 dodge carvan battery and after that airbag light comes on
It is possible that this could be a fluke malfunction. It is also possible that there could be an actual issue with the airbag system. I would recommend having your airbag system inspected by a qualified professional to determine the...
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Head gasket or thermostatic car over heating 2013 Dodge Dart sxt 2.0
A faulty head gasket is not a common cause of overheating. The cooling system thermostat, or another issue, is much more likely. In any event, once a diagnostic is performed you will know the exact cause of the overheating. The...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 starter relay not getting power
In the starter circuit on your model, in addition to the "relay", there is a starter relay control in the PCM, and a totally integrated power module that has the neutral safety switch and the starter motor controller and of...
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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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Is shaking above 45 MPH signs of failing torque converter?
A shake at higher speeds can be caused by numerous different things. This could be caused by your engine running badly, out of balance wheel, or even loose suspension components. My best recommendation would be to have your entire vehicle...
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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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I have a 2005 Dodge Grand caravan. The horn does not sound when you honk, or use the key remote to lock.
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Does the crankshaft sensor have to be calibrated before putting into your vehicle
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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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After doing a head gasket on a 2002 3.9 Dakota, how long will it take after starting it will it take to start to run normally?
Unless your repair involved replacement or modification of engine controls, such as the IAC valve or throttle position sensor, the instant you start the truck after replacing just a, or both, head gaskets, the engine should operate normally. If the...
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Would leaking exhaust manifold cause truck to have vacuum leak?
The exhaust and intake manifolds have no connection. Therefore, leaks in one do not affect the other. The only "indirect" issue that might coincidentally implicate both manifolds is if the cylinder head were so warped, or damaged, that leaks developed...
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Would coolant leak out of timing cover?
Coolant should not be leaking out of timing cover. You most likely have a water pump or hose leaking. The cooling system should be pressure tested to isolate and locate the leak.
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Can we put a 2000 town and country 3.3 v6 into a 2000 dodge caravan that was a 4 cylinder
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I just recently boughta car and i want to make my car sound a little louder?
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I can’t find the factory amp on my 2007 Dodge Caliber
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My trucks cel is flashing and throwing p0300 Multiple cylinder misfire and I changed the spark plugs and the coil packs and cran
You were probably right to change the plugs and coils, they needed to be ruled out. But since you're not getting codes for a specific cylinder, your problem is probably a little more subtle. You might be having a problem...
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Hello my car is losing acceleration. It still runs I have a 2014 Dodge Charger se 3.6. My bank 1 oxygen sensor engine light been o
Inasmuch as the check engine light is on, the first thing to do is resolve all the reported malfunctions. Once that is accomplished, the engine will be re-evaluated and any remaining issue, in your case hesitation or loss of power,...

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