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Bubble in the side of my tire.
When you get a bubble in the side of a tire it is caused when the tire side wall inner and outer wall is separated or damaged. The inner part of the tire is allowing air pressure to reach the...
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Power windows
Hi there. It definitely sounds like a broken master window switch. The internal components of many of these switches are made of plastic and, over time and use, face the high possibility of breaking. The switch will need to be...
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I'm doing a timing belt on my car.
Hi there. The 2.5L is identified as an interference engine. This means turning the crankshaft or camshaft(s), out of time, will bend cylinder head valves or possibly damage pistons, as the piston head comes in contact with the valve(s). Rotating...
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Why does the car stop suddenly?
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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Weird sound from air filter
Hello. You are going to want to inspect the vehicle for a vacuum leak. These can occur in several places. Secondly check all of the hoses involved with the PCV. These may be cracked or damaged. Gasses can build up...
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When replacing the harmonic balancer do I need to or is it recommended to replace the crankshaft seal or anything else with it
Hi there: In short, yes; when you replace the harmonic balancer you should always replace the crankshaft seal and timing cover gaskets as well. This will help reduce the potential of leaking oil after the service has been completed. I'd...
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Wipers stopped working while driving in the rain.
Hi. The first thing to check is the fuse. If the fuse is good, you can use a test light to make sure there is power at the fuse and to the wiper motor. Simply touch the test light to...
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Engine turns over but won't start. Could it be a sensor and how do I check?
Hi there. There is a possibility that no power is being supplied from the ignition switch to the power distribution center fuse. The ASD relay fuse may have blown on the ground "control" side of ASD relay. Circuit tests need...
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Rear end feels unstable.
Loose or worn suspension components can make the car feel unstable. Worn shocks or struts can make the car feel "bouncy" or unstable over bumps. If the struts/shocks are worn badly, chances their upper mounts may also be bad, causing...
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the back passenger floor gets wet nothing else, what is the cause and what to fix?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The windows have drain tubes and holes that take trapped water from the windows and doors and channels it where it can drain. These drains can become clogged over time with dirt and debris....
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A "No Buss" signal appeared on the dash of my 2006 Dodge Stratus
Hi there. Your vehicle has lost the communication buss; the line that all the computers communicate on. This buss originates in the body computer in most dodge vehicles of this year. Check all fuses, including the fusible links in the...
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Car won't start and clicks when the key is turned
Hello - you may have already diagnosed the problem yourself - well done! By that I refer to your comment that if you jiggle or bang on the shifter, it sometimes makes the difference in starting or not. The neutral...
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Check engine light on flashes five times stays on
Hi there. If the same code is returning, check to see if the new pig tail is installed correctly. If the wires aren't in the right position, you will have the concern you're experiencing as it could be shorting the...
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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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Loud noise and tire locking up while driving. The left ball joint control arm is bad.
Hi there. Knowing the lower ball joint is bad leads me to believe that the really loud noise and wheel lock-up may be related. A bad lower ball joint typically will cause the vehicle to track (veer) towards any groove...
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Car stopped working - 2002 Dodge Stratus
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2002 Dodge Stratus to die while running and not restart. There two types of problems that will cause this, they are either electrical, or fuel-related. Common fuel problems are the fuel pump, fuel...
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car jerks sometimes but this last time it jerked and stopped
Hi there: At first when I read the question, I immediately thought you might have a fuel delivery or engine ignition issue. However, when you indicated you added 3 quarts to the transmission, it's pretty evident that you've got a...
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Does the 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L water pump run on a timing belt or drive belt?
The water pump on this engine is turned by the timing belt for the engine. Anytime you need to replace the water pump you should also replace the timing belt.
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My car won't start; the lights work, but the radio doesn't
Hi there. It appears as if you might have a battery that has lost it's cranking amps and thus can't start your car. Over time, the battery in your vehicle will wear out, causing it to lose amps but still...
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Dodge stratus 99 isn't wanting to shift and the engine dies out when stopped.
Hi there. This seems to be an issue with the idle air control valve (IAC) and a possible mass air flow sensor (MAF) that is dirty. Even though the valve and sensor can be damaged or dirty, as long as...

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