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Is there a smell which develops in a car when the catalytic converter starts to go bad?
Hi there. If there is a rotten egg or sulfur type of smell then most of the time this is caused by a failure in the catalytic converter. When these fail and become too hot they will smell like this....
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Changed out the alternator and battery. Car will not start without a jump.
This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. Often times this will result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to...
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Why does my interior lights flash on and off sometimes when I flip my dimmer switch?
Hello and thank you for contacting Your Mechanic. The dimmer switch has a connection for the dome light and controls the dash lights with using resistance. The problem is the dimmer switch contacts have corrosion inside them and have created...
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ETC Light
While the ETC Light is illuminated, there may be a fault stored in the transmission control module as well. A failed oil pressure sensor can definitely cause a no start condition, but further diagnostics will have to be run to...
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What is causing my car to overheat?
Hi there: There are several issues that could be causing your Journey to overheat. If the thermostat does not open when it should, it could cause the engine to overheat. Also if the radiator fan does not turn on when...
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Why is my car running hot?
That is a comprehensive exam that will deal with all of the typical cooling system faults. There are reports of cooling system blockages in Dodge engines due to debris, possibly in and around the thermostat housing (2.4 L 4 Cylinder...
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A loud 'pop' occurred, and car will not drive foreword or back. Did my axle break? 2012 Dodge Journey
Hello - this scenario seems to me to be a failure of a CV joint the axle, or the transmission itself. Turning and accelerating puts a great load on CV joints. If this is no longer a warranty-covered item, I...
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On the thermostat housing on a 2013 Journey, which way does the gasket end seal to? Does it seal to the part connected to the hose?
Installing a thermostat upside down will cause the engine to overheat. Although not impossible, the thermostat will fit better one direction than the other. The coiled or spring loaded end needs to go into the engine block. The end with...
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Throttle Body
Hi there: It really depends on what part of the throttle body he is quoting your for pricing. In general, the housing itself is what might be damaged or the electronic throttle control portion; which shouldn't be more than $400...
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Intake manifold gasket problem - 2015 Dodge Journey
Your vehicle has an upper intake manifold and a lower intake manifold. Both are injection molded plastic assemblies. It is not clear which one is leaking, but in all events the leak should be confirmed by a professional because your...
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Got hit in left rear and it looks like axle is bent.
Hi there. A vehicle collision can cause more than simple cosmetic damage, especially if the impact was at the right angle. If the tire is crooked, the damage may be a broken strut mount assembly or lower control arm. This...
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Vehicle started to overheat and shut off
Hey there. Are you certain the vehicle actually overheated? The gauge would have gone over to the red or H side and if bad enough, an overheating engine may expel very hot steam. The camshaft position sensor can fail and...
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I have a pink fluid leaking from the bottom of my vehicle. Don't know where its coming from?
Hey there. This may be one of three things. You may have a coolant leak, a power steering leak or a transmission fluid leak. If the liquid is a water like substance and consistency with a pink color, this suggests...
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Belt keeps on sliding off and breaking the belt.
Hello. Dodge unfortunately had a strange history with this issue in one way or another. The type and quality of belts you are installing may be playing a factor, and you may want to upgrade to a better belt. The...
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Can I drive 500 miles with a bad ignition coil?
Unfortunately, a faulty ignition coil is known for randomly failing with or without warning. There are usually indications that it may be failing, however, it is often times difficult to know just how long it may last once it begins...
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Engine will not turn over with FOB, electrical is working, but no dinging and starter doesn't click.
Hi there. Possibly when the switch was installed in line with the fan, the circuit now has too much resistance and the computer has cut out the ignition circuit to keep the engine from starting to prevent it from overheating...
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Looking for a price to replace primary and secondary thermostat and radiator flush. Just an average cost.
Hi there: For the services you listed, and the fact the quote is from a dealership, yes; that is about average for the two thermostats and radiator flush to be completed BY A DEALERSHIP. You can get a quote from...
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Can't start the car
There is a sensor mounted to the brake pedal assembly called a stop lamp switch, or brake lamp switch. It is mounted to the bracket that holds the brake pedal assembly to the firewall. There will be a three wire...
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Fuel gauge reads empty way too soon.
Hi there. The diagnoses and repair for the inaccurate fuel gauge should be entirely covered by the manufacturer's warranty. They have three chances to correct this problem, before it falls under the lemon law category. The most likely cause would...
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Throttle Warning light
Your vehicle is equipped with electric throttle control (ETC). Instead of using a traditional mechanical throttle cable, a motor is used to open and close the throttle. The control module receives input from the accelerator position sensor and throttle position...

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