Dodge Spirit Problem Reports

Most Reported Dodge Spirit Problem Reports

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An intermittent loss of speed control can happen soon after the transaxle input or output speed sensor has been replaced. The problem is most likely caused by spread connector terminals. Our technicians tell us the connectors should be replaced if this is the case.

The right power window and/or convertible top may stop working intermittently due to a connection issue at the switch. Our technicians tell us that a switch repair package is available to correct this issue.

Various electrical issues can be caused by a damaged or loose frame rail ground. Damaged grounds should be repaired as necessary to correct these issues.

Some vehicles may develop a condition where the accessories stay on after the ignition switch is turned to the off or lock position. Our technicians tell us that replacing the ignition switch should repair this issue.

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops.  There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.

The powertrain control module (PCM) may fail resulting in a lack of AC cooling. The lack of cooling could be caused by evaporator freeze-up due to the AC compressor staying on continuously or conversely, not coming on at all. Proper diagnoses of the PCM should be performed before replacing it for this concern.

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

A squeak noise may be noted from the strut mount area when turning. The repair involves replacing the strut mount assembly.

A slight creaking noise may be noted from the upper end of the steering column when turning left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair is to remove some material from the upper steering column shroud.

Some 4 cylinder engines may exhibit some fluctuation of the temperature gauge during cold weather conditions. Our technicians tell us this is a normal condition.

A squeak noise may be noted during front suspension jounce and rebound travel. Our technicians tell us that replacing the sway bar bushings commonly corrects this concern.

A clicking noise may develop from the left front of the vehicle that varies with vehicle speed. Our technicians tell us that the cause may be the output gear bolt and stirrup contacting the rear cover of the transaxle. The repair involves replacing the transaxle rear cover, fluid filter, and any damaged output gear retention components.

4 cylinder engines may develop a coolant leak from the water pump area. The sealant used on the water pump may degrade over time, newer models have an upgraded rubber gasket. Our technicians tell us that the o-ring where the water pump housing mounts to the engine block may also leak which can appear to be a leaking water pump.

 

The Anti-Lock lamp may illuminate with a "modulator fault" indicated by the scan tool. Our technicians tell us an open or short in any of the six solenoids can cause this concern.

A power steering leak may develop if the power steering pressure switch is serviced without replacing the o-ring seal.