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Hi there, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, this is an issue that is still somewhat unresolved to the car community. I would recommend taking the car to the Dodge Chrysler dealer to interpret these codes, as these are not readily...
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My car is blowing white thick smoke from tailpipe.. I just replaced the pcv with a new hose because the hose was bent .
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Rough idle.
The manufacturer has a technical service bulletin that calls for all spark plugs and plug wires to be replaced and then the engine computer reprogrammed to a new level using the factory DRBIII scanner. It is also possible that your...
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The cam sensor may be causing the problem but it should be setting a code when it does not start. The engine needs to be scanned when the no start is happening to see if you are getting a cam...
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Possible vacuum leak on my 2005 PT Cruiser. How bad is it?
You may have a vacuum leak in the intake air tubing between the turbo and the throttle body or mass air sensor. I would recommend having the engine checked and diagnosed by a certified mechanic from YourMechanic.
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Unknown oil leak in a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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My car isn't starting up after it overheated.
Based on your story it sounds like your engine may have suffered some serious damage after overheating. The engine in your vehicle is well known for having the head gasket leak after overheating. When the head gasket leaks it is...
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Check Engine Diagnosis - Transmission controller Communication error codes
Hello there, many different faults can cause this combination of codes on your 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. When we see loss of communication codes with Transmission Control Module (TCM) internal faults, this usually means one of the following: ...
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Hello there, clutch replacement on your 2005 Dodge Neon is a large job. If the rattle started after the repair was performed then it's likely the repair caused the rattling. The throwout bearing slips over the release lever and should...
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The best way to approach this unfortunately is by using a timing chain tool retainer/holder tool. You may consider having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home replace the timing chain.
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I got into an accident the other day and I missed my turn and when I went to pull into a drive to turn around it was like I really
The wheel speed sensor does not have anything to do with the vehicles ability to turn. The wheel speed sensors help to control the traction control and ABS systems. When they detect a wheel speed beyond what the ECU knows...
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Engine running rough and won't accelerate
Hi, thanks for writing in. The camshaft and crankshaft position sensors are a possible cause of the symptoms you described. Having these sensors tested professionally using the manufacturer's recommended procedure would by my best recommendation. If one of these two...
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I can't figure out why there's a leak coming out of the coolant reservoir tank
Hi there. Check the radiator cap to see if it is sealing. Put a pressure tester on the radiator cap and pump it up till the pressure spits out, then let it sit. If the pressure drops down, then the...
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Heater and oil light issues.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing two separate issues. Problems with the heater can be caused by a few different things. The first thing I would check is to make sure that the...
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Car is giving codes P0032 and P0038 and stalls
Hi there. Diagnoses needs to be performed. As you already know, replacing components can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The P0032 and P0038 codes could be the result of a blown fuse, a wiring issue from the PDC...
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I can't tell if the lower or upper front control arms are going bad
If you have doubts as to any diagnostic that a mechanic offers, the fastest way to learn the truth is to simply ask the mechanic to show you the failure; that is, prove it to you. If he does, great...

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