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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Nitro
While 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 beast, depending upon your point of...

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Knocking from the engine
Although it is unlikely to be the cause, I would recommend checking your engine oil level. If your oil level is low, the engine will not be lubricated sufficiently enough to function properly and will therefore make knocking sounds as...
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Gear shifter stuck.
I have seen this before. Dodge has a safety device that keeps the shifter from being moved into lets say "Drive" if the brakes are not applied. If this electronic lock fails, the shifter will not be released and will...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Front windshield wipers do not work--washers still work, fuse is good 2010 Dodge Nitro
Hi - the sudden nature of this failure would suggest a fuse or other electrical link, but you have checked the obvious. Further diagnosis is needed to determine which component in the electrical power chain has failed - switch, electrical...
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My engine is about to kill itself.
If the vehicle transmission has entered limp mode and the engine is really misfiring, these faults have to be diagnosed separately. The engine misfiring should be dealt with first. Typically, the engine is scoped to look at secondary firing patterns...
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Car won't shut off when I turn key off. I have to bang the steering wheel hard for it to turn off.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When the vehicle fails to shut off after turning the key in the ignition, the ignition or the alternator are not "turning off". Although it is a bit more technical than that, these are...
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Where is the thermostat on a 2008 dodge nitro 4.0l
Hello, thank you for writing in. The thermostat is located under the coolant reservoir at the front of the vehicle. There are diagrams available in the service manual. To start the process you need to access the thermostat. This is...
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A/C is not blowing cold air - 2007 Dodge Nitro
Unless the leak is large enough that refrigerant is just blowing out or somewhere obvious and all at once, the system has to be recharged with a dye installed with it. The dye will leak out with the refrigerant and...
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Where is located input speed sensor
Hi there: The transmission speed sensor is connected to the transmission on most Dodge cars, including the 2007 Dodge Nitro. This video is a good one to show you how to replace the input speed sensor. If you review this...
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How do I stop my car from overheating?
Once the car is completely cool, check the coolant level in the radiator. If low, that will cause overheating. If it is low, you might have a leak that should be diagnosed. If the level of coolant is correct and...

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