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hi I have a dodge avenger 2008 with the lightning volt light on? My car does not turn on
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Hey Patrick. My water pump went bad on my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. What's a fair price for this to be fixed at a local small mechanic
Hi there. Replacing the water pump at a local garage can range anywhere from $300 to $500 and more, depending on additional components of the cooling system that might also be damaged. You might want to request an estimate to...
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My right rear wheel on my rear wheel drive 2008 Dodge Charger sticks sometimes when I ty to accelerate
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I keep hearing a popping/clunking sound on the right front passenger side of my truck near the right tire.
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Does the whole steering column need to be replaced in order to replace a fried steering column module?
I would ask the mechanic for the exact part number of the electronic component that he believes has failed. Or, at least have him "name" the part and indicate where in the column assembly the part resides. The steering column...
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My air doesn't work all the time
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few more bits of information that we need to try and help guide you. If by not having air, you mean that the air stops blowing, then you have an issue...
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My cell only comes on when the fuel pump is on for low fuel, but I read two obd codes, p031and p0157
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When i turn the key in my 2000 dodge dakota, all the power comes on but the engine won't crank over.
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2010 Dodge Avenger ac
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Hi, was wondering if you can help out. I have a 2016 Dodge Dart with 31000 miles on it. When accelerating the car shakes. It also
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I have a 2009 dodge caliber with several issues that has happened progressively
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if car is leaking from over heating tank
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van loses power up big hills, dies when weather hot, when idling in gear. new alternator/batt/fuel cap.
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I'm working on replacing manifold gaskets on a 1500 Dodge Ram 2012. I drilled into the stud to reverse the broken stud with a extr
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My 2004 dodge stratus keeps over heating . I noticed a crack in the radiator hose do i just replace the hose or new radiator?
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I'm planning on buying an 1987 dodge truck as a first vehicle but I'd like to know what are the first things I should replace?
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In the Dodge ram 1500 4.7 engine does coolant run through the intake manifold so if that gasket is leaking I could see loss in pow
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