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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Nitro
While the Nitro shares some typical crossover features with competitors like the Equinox and even Dodge’s own Journey and Jeep Liberty, what it doesn’t share is typical conservative styling. This boxy beauty (or...

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The temperature part of my air conditioning works but the directional part of it is stuck on defrost
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty blend door actuator. Inside your vehicle's vent system, there are small doors that open and close to change the flow of air running through the system. These doors are operated...
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My a/c will only come out of my defrost vents, and won't change directionally.
Hi there. If the blend door actuator was not damaged, the only other item I could think of would be an electrical fault such as a damaged relay or fuse to the system. It's also possible that the switch itself...
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Car Normally starts, sometimes cranks for about 3-4 seconds
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), air induction system problems such as a faulty idle air control valve, worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel...
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The etc light came on
Hi Daniel. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. The ETC light is an indication of a fault with the Electronic Throttle Control. This system is responsible for relaying your physical input when applying pressure to the throttle pedal and sending...
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My 2008 4.0 dodge nitro won't start.
This is an interference engine, so if the timing belt breaks the valves can hit the top of the pistons. The timing belt in this application should be changed every 75,000 miles or so, so if it has never been...
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My dodge nitro want accelerate at all
Hi Joseph. Thanks for contacting us today. If the acceleration issues started after replacing the sensor, then it's likely that a reprogram of the throttle body and electronic throttle control did not occur. If these issues happened prior to the...
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Q: Car will not stay running
It sounds like you may have some internal failure of major components that may be causing the knock. This could range from anything from rocker arms, to rod or main bearings. A "spark knock" is the result of combustion occurring...
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i have a 09 dodge nitro that died while i was driving down the highway but i waited a few minutes then started it again but it die
This can be quickly resolved if you request a no start diagnostic. Among the possibilities are malfunctioning throttle and air intake components, such as the idle air control valve, throttle position sensor. mass air flow sensor and so forth. There...
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Battery light came on, overheated, coolant sprayed everywhere
The noise you were hearing may have been the serpentine belt breaking. Once the belt broke completely both the water pump and alternator stopped turning, thus accounting for both the overheating and the charging light coming on. It's possible you...
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Car will sometimes stall when driving on freeway, just stall engine still running
Hi there. In most cases when this occurs, it'd due to a restriction of fuel pressure either caused by clogged fuel injectors, a throttle body that is worn out or dirty or mass air flow sensor that is causing problems...
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I have a dodge nitro 2011 well lately sometimes I when I go to put my truck in drive it won't shift at all so I'll put it in park
Hi there. It is quite possible that your Dodge is stuck in limp mode, which will occur when the ECU detects a fault within the transmission or drive system. The best way to determine what is causing your issue is...
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Q: Security indicator light
The keys are not user (vehicle owner) programmable. However, some pro locksmiths have the equipment to program these keys and their prices will be lower than if you go to a dealer. In addition, if you already have a functioning...
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On the Dodge 2010 Nitro 3.7...what should be the average cost to replace all 6 plugs and wires
Hi John. Replacing the spark plugs and coil packs on a 2010 Dodge Nitro V6 is a fairly easy service. However, I wouldn't automatically assume that the root source of your problem are the plugs or plug wires. In many...
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I have a dodge nitro 2011 , which gas should I use 95 or 91 octane? 2011 Dodge Nitro
Hi there - based on the Owners Manual (Pg. 351-353), the 3.7 L engine requires 87 octane, and the 4.0 L engine requires 89 octane. The manual also cautions against using higher octane fuel than required, as this provides no...
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Everytime I hit a bump while driving all my dash comes on, ven my gas gage down all the way down. No I cant use my turn signals.
This kind of problem sounds like a loose or bad electrical connection to the dash cluster and radio. I would recommend starting and running the engine and go to wire harnesses you can get to under dash and engine compartment...
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If you don't offer this service, it should be removed from your website. Point blank. No one in customer service knows about this
YourMechanic offers many automotive services in a mobile setting. If the service is listed on the website, it is very likely a service that is performed. Depending on which service you are referring to, if it is listed on the...
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Car lifted with jack but wheel did not. What happened?
You may have a couple different problems. I will start with the jack was not put in the correct lift area and jack will not lift vehicle high enough. Second is the jack is incorrect jack for vehicle or tires...
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Reverse no longer works in my car, is possible to fix just that gear or do i have to replace the entire transmission?
You can choose to have your transmission rebuilt, in which case the rebuilder will replace the parts that are broken as well as the parts that usually wear out like clutches and bands. But you have to shop carefully, because...
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My car will not shift into park. How do I turn it off without messing up my transmission? Please help.
Hi YJ. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It really depends on what is causing the shifter to not shift into park. Many shifters slide on a channel and items such as coins, and food can fall into it. This can...
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How do I get to the transmission speed sensor? 2007 Dodge nitro
Your vehicle uses the W5A580 transmission and the Service Manual shows multiple speed sensors on that transmission. The two input speed sensors are fixed to the shell of the control unit via contact blades. The sensors are pressed against the...

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