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Why does my heater only blow warm and not hot on my 2000 Dodge Stratus
Hello. It does take some time for the coolant to get hot enough to blow hot inside of the vehicle. I usually start by checking the coolant level. Low coolant will cause this. If the coolant level is fine then...
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Why are my windshield wipers not working on my 2004 Dodge Stratus
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the wiper switch itself. This arm tends to fail internally and not make good contact which will cause the system to not work. Before replacing it though the...
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My car won't start 2001 Dodge Stratus
Hi there - your problem may be a weak fuel pump, and a bad starter solenoid (relay). The whine you now hear while the key is turned on is probably the fuel pump - a good sign. The fact that...
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Car was low on oil and the engine locked up while driving.
Hi there: Oil is essential for keeping all the moving parts "moving" inside a combustion engine. When the oil level is low or pressure is low, it can cause metal parts to create excessive heat or friction. If this occurs,...
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Why is my car still running hot?
Hi there. The radiator cooling fans are designed to come on with the air conditioning turned on. They are not designed to come on with the heater turned on. The fact the heater is not working leads me to believe,...
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How much can I expect to pay for a crankshaft position sensor repair? My car won't start now, and when it did, it cut back off sho
Hi there. No, this is not an accurate diagnosis. This is simply a guess related to the code that is stored. The ECM stores a code when a fault is detected. It does not know what, how, or why the...
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Car won't turn over
Hello, thank you for writing in. From the sound of it, the vehicle's battery is likely dead. It is not uncommon for the vehicle to have enough power to work electronics, but not be able to work the starter motor...
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I bought a new battery and my car worked at first, but now it won't even start?
This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Serpentine Belt Keeps Breaking
The serpentine belt is driven by the crankshaft pulley and, in turn, that belt drives a variety of pulleys and accessories, such as the power steering pump, alternator, a/c compressor and so forth. The belt rides along one or more...
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Loose electrical wire that i dont know what it connects to.
It is hard to say what could have been damaged during the collision considering that certain parts are no longer in their correct position. If you say that everything else is working fine other than the horn, I would recommend...
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No power steering with full fluid
Hi there: Most power steering pumps have a "shelf life" of about 10 to 15 years. If yours has not been replaced, then it's more than likely that this is the reason why your power steering is not functioning correctly....
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Is it worth fixing or just junk it?
The sales tax alone on a $20,000 new car amounts to about $1,400. Inasmuch as $1,400 will buy a lot of repairs, you'll obviously want to give serious consideration to fixing what you have. I would first check and make...
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Is it worth buying it for 800 even with a broken control arm?
A vehicle of this age will require some maintenance and repairs if they have not been kept up with over the years. Since the vehicle was in an accident, there may be other damages unknown at this time that will...
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Idling issue
This is a common problem when the idle air control valve is dirty or faulty. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds...
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When replacing my ball joints on my 2005 dodge Strauss do I need to replace the control arms as well
Hi there. When changing out the ball joints, you don't need to change the control arms if you have a replacement ball joint. However, if you are wanting to replace the bushings and the ball joint, then you may get...
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transmission not shifting and the rpm's keep climbing up.
Hi there. It seems that the gears are slipping and causing the rpm's to climb up. Check the transmission fluid and make sure that it's full and red in color. Very dark red or black transmission fluid is an indication...
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need help with my car I don't know what to do or how to fix it please help
Hi there: In most cases, an engine knock is caused by cylinder head hardware being loose (such as valves, lifters or rocker arms), low oil levels or loose belts or pulley's that power many of the vehicle's components. If the...
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My car radio and inside light will not turn on. Then, I went to get a diagnostics but the place they attach the machine to
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing an electrical issue. You will want to start by testing all of the fuses and relays under the hood, in the inside fuse box, and under the driver's dashboard....
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My car over heats when it comes to a stop just changed my thermostat fans only come on when ac is on8
You will need to have the cooling fan system checked to see if the fans come on without the a/c being on to see if the engine computer [(ECM) is activating the low speed or high speed fan relays. The...
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The clutch went out and i cant find one. Can I convert my transmission to an AWD?
Hi there. If you wanted to convert your transmission from a manual to an automatic all-wheel drive, then you will have to change the transmission from a manual to an automatic and change out the shifter from a manual shifter...

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