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Wont Start
Make sure the battery cables are clean and tight. You need to make sure you check ALL fuses to see if there are any that are draining the battery. Crank your car for 15 seconds. Do this 3 times. Check...
Diagnostic code p2096 what does it mean and what steps do i take to fix
Hey there. The code could have been caused by an exhaust leak, clogged injectors, or intake vacuum leak. If problems just happened to start after getting fuel, then you may have a purge valve leaking excessive fumes into the intake...
car over heating within 2 miles and using all the water in the radiator
A thermostat that is stuck closed will cause the engine to overheat quickly. Do not drive it or engine damage will occur! I suggest having a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come out and diagnose and repair your cooling...
New battery & fuel pump. Hours later car starts and shuts down 3X in a row. Finally it starts, 48 hours later, won't start at all
Checking all the fuses was a good move. I would also want to put a scan tool on it and check for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) as well as seeing the data that the computer is seeing. A fuel pressure...
lights and cluster flicker and go on and off automatically
You should contact your nearest dealer and see if your vehicle has had the recalls done to your vehicle for battery cable studs loose in the firewall of the vehicle behind the dash. There is a recall that may apply...
Mechanic says I need a new alternator but I don't have any problems with car starting. Should I wait until there is a problem ?
The STS mechanic may not be as qualified as a Dodge trained mechanic. I cannot be sure but most if not all oil change only places do not employ master mechanics. I can understand the reasoning for the gaskets, hoses,...
Car won't start
You need to make sure the shifter cable is engaging the transmission into park or neutral. Have someone look at shift linkage on the transmission to see if it is moving when you shift the shifter. The cable ends can...
changing timing belt on 10 year old car with 52k miles, not required till 102 k but decade old belt= bad?
My suggestion would be to take a close look at the belt for microscopic cracks or signs of deterioration. If anything is noted, I would spend the money and replace it as this is a relatively cheap "insurance policy" against...
Car starting intermittently
There can be a few reasons why your Dodge Magnum is experiencing intermittent starting problems. A faulty starter is a common component to fail, however a failing ignition switch or a failing starter relay can also be the culprit. To...
Blown head gasket
It appears that your Dodge Magnum has a blown head gasket. In most cases, when a head gasket blows, it is due to the engine overheating or contamination of coolant. The coolant mixture should be 50% coolant and 50% distilled...
it takes several times for car to actually start and wen it does start I put in reverse or drive and it quits y
Hi there. This sounds like most likely a transmission speed sensor problem. Your car has a sensor on the transmission that detects the car's gear ratio and relays this information to the car's computer. If the car has trouble starting...
Axle boot
You would need to have the axle replaced or the boot replaced if there is no joint damage. The joint will get damaged from dirt and debris getting in it when the boot is torn. The labor to replace the...
Engine lights on and engine shaking
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to try to help. The misfire can be caused by a few things that may be faulty: The spark plugs, ignition coil, fuel injector not firing, mechanical damage to cylinder #4, or...
I have a 2005 dodge magnum, I have a new battery but something drains it overnight where it does not start in morning, what could
Hi, This could be a few things. This is called a parasitic load where something inside the vehicle is causing a load on the battery while the key is in the off position. Most of the time this is caused...
Gas cap warning light stays on
I would take it back to the dealer that put the tank in and have them check their installation of the fuel tank. The lights should be off and no leaks detected with the new fuel tank. You may have...
Car idles and stalls; scan shows P0137
This engine has had many technical bulletins for stalling or idling rough and most called for the engine control module (ECM) to be reprogrammed. I recommend having the engine scanned to check for any codes, the engine checked for...
Mechanic said to use 32mm nut on wheel, but it doesn't fit
It sounds to me that you may have overtightened the nut or the bearing has gone bad and this is why it was loose in the first place. I recommend having the front end checked to see if the bearing...
Where are the asd relays located?
The relay is in position 21 in the integrated power module (IPM) in the engine compartment. Check to make sure the ASD relay connections are not brown looking indicating they got hot. You may need to replace the IPM of...
Car won't turn over but has new battery
YourMechanic next door was most likely correct and you have a problem with the key anti-theft system disabling the vehicle. You will either have to have a specialized locksmith come to you, program the key and make new ones, or...
Wagon stops after cranking it and in traffic
The vehicle may have a defective fuel pump. The best thing to do is to have a mobile mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, come to you and check the computer for codes and also check the fuel system to see...

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