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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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Taillight not working after bulb replacement
You may have a couple possible problems on this vehicle. The most common problem on these vehicles is the totally intergraded power control module not sending power to the rear lights as it should. Another possible problem is if you...
Heater not blowing hot air, only warm.
The most common causes of poor or no heat conditions would be (but not limited to) low coolant level, a restriction in the cooling system, faulty blend door actuator, or faulty heater control valve. I would recommend having the cooling...
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...
Air conditioner blowing warm and cool air
The A/C system on these vehicles may have a problem with the A/C controls that would require replacing the A/C control module, and then programming it to work on your vehicle and having an A/C recharge. This is all information...
Car making loud noise when idling
Hi there. There are many things that can produce a tapping noise when idling. It’s not always the engine internals, but usually. There have been cases of your serpentine belt tensioner making a tapping noise. Check your oil level and...
heater blowing cold air most of the time, possible coolant leak
A few different items can cause the heat to be intermittent. An air bubble in the cooling system, low coolant, a heater core failure, a coolant leak, and an AC actuator can all cause the heat to go in and...
My a/c suddenly stopped blowing cold air, i noticed the clutch on the a/c compressor isn't engaging
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Dodge Nitro. The clutch will not engage if the system is low on Freon. Your next step would be to have the system pressure tested to see if there is Freon...
Why is my brake warning on my dash on?
The brake light is an indicator that is used for many different reasons. The light can be for low fluid levels in the brake master cylinder, ABS backup failure light, parking brake light switch, and the dash test circuit. The...
hole in valve over??????/
I an sorry to hand you this news, but a loud boom followed by a stalled engine and smoke is not a very good sign. If the engine failed while low on oil and overheating at the same time, I...
07 nitro overheating on me... water pump? thermostat? radiator cap? best way to diagnose
Hello. There can be a few possibilities that can cause the overheating condition. Have the radiator and pressure cap tested to make they hold pressure. Look for leaks at the water pump. The pump will show leak coming front the...
How do I find the part number on a wiring harness?
Most wiring harnesses will have identifying part numbers in different places on the harness. The number will be on a piece of tape wrapped around the harness. If you cannot find any, then you will have to identify it by...
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...
No power at fuel pump fuse
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Dodge Nitro. It is probably a faulty fuel pump relay which is located in the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module). It is not removable as it is soldered in place. You...
Air blend door problem
Air will constantly flow through the defrost vents regardless of the mode setting chosen on your Dodge Nitro. There are four different blend doors on your Nitro and they all direct air in different ways. Three of them are a...
Lights come on but don't stay on while driving. They are the ABS, anti-skid, ESP/BAS lights
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the...
I have a 2010 dodge nitro and the air is only blowing from the feet not the main vents
Thanks for writing in about your 2010 Dodge Nitro. From what you've described, you may have a bad air control blend door actuator that is bad. The actuator needs to be tested using a scanner first to check for this....
Causes for heater to blow cold air
Hi...if you are referring to the passenger compartment heater, there are two possible causes of insufficient or no heat. The passenger compartment heater, also known as the "heater core", is essentially a mini radiator and the fluid running through this...
My truck been running hot for a couple months now I change the water pump and thermostat even the fan clutch but last week a hole
Hello. I will be glad to help you with your 2007 Dodge Nitro. If you have already changed the water pump and thermostat, one obvious thing to check is whether the radiator is blocked (internally or externally) or you have...
Unless the leak is large enough that freon 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 freon and...
The engine is hesitating when starting the vehicle.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be likely related to what is called an idle air control valve/module. This unit regulates the air flow into the motor at idle or low speeds as it is mixed with fuel prior...

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