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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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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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Heater
Hi There, This is a sign of a faulty blower motor resistor. Blower motor resistors are resistors which are used to control the fan speed of automotive blowers. The fan speed can be changed either by switching the blower resistor...
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A/C Constantly Blows On Feet When A/C Is Off.
Hello there. It's difficult for us to give you an accurate assessment on what might be causing your AC issues on the Dodge Nitro since we're not sure what you may have removed in order to replace the blower motor....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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