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Dodge Spirit R/T Problems

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Most Common Dodge Spirit R/T Problems

A noise from the rear suspension may be noted at slow speeds over uneven road surfaces. This can be caused by a cracked or broken rear torsion bar. A damaged torsion bar will require replacement.
4 cylinder engines may develop oil leaks from the following areas: Camshaft plug, Camshaft seal, valve cover gasket, cylinder head gasket, and distributor.
The cylinder head may develop an external coolant leak with coolant ending up in the spark plug valley. If no cylinder head cracks are found our technicians tell us revised cylinder core plugs are ...
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0 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Brakes Problems

7 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Drive Train Problems

On vehicles equipped with manual transmissions a squeak noise may occur when shifting into or out of gear. Our technicians tell us that in most cases replacing the shifter assembly will correct t...
Automatic transmissions can exhibit a variety of shifting and noise concerns due to failure of internal parts. Our technicians tell us that a complete inspection of all internal parts should be p...
The connector on the input and/or output speed sensors on the automatic transmission may become damaged causing intermittent loss of speed control. There are wiring repair kits available to repair ...

8 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Electrical & Lights Problems

The manual transmission may become locked in neutral or reverse after shifting out of reverse. Our technicians tell us there is a stronger reverse detent spring available to correct this issue.
Engines may exhibit an erratic idle with the Check Engine Light illuminated. These conditions are most commonly present during cold engine operation in rainy weather. Our technicians tells us tha...
Erratic operation of the speedometer may be noted on vehicles equipped with a passenger side motorized seat belt. This is generally caused by a failed Passive Belt Control Module (PBCM). Our te...

9 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Engine Problems

4 cylinder engines may develop oil leaks from the following areas: Camshaft plug, Camshaft seal, valve cover gasket, cylinder head gasket, and distributor.
The turbocharger may fail resulting in any of the following: Excessive smoke from the exhaust, lack of power, or grinding or scraping noise from the turbocharger. Our technicians tell us the mo...
4 cylinder engine timing belts can be affected by driving in very hot climates. Our technicians tell us that replacement should be considered before the recommended 60K interval. Replacement ti...

6 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Exhaust & Emissions Problems

An exhaust leak and/or chirp type noise may develop from the exhaust manifold to header pipe connection. Our technicians tell us that replacing the exhaust seal ring and flange springs, along wi...
The fuel pump may fail resulting in a no start condition. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter whenever the fuel pump is replaced. Failure to replace the fuel filter may cause the re...
Engines may develop one or more of the following concerns: Erratic idle, hesitation, and lack of power. Common causes include: Faulty throttle position sensor, brittle or broken wires & c...

1 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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.

0 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Maintenance Problems

0 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Miscellaneous Problems

5 Known Dodge Spirit R/T Suspension & Steering Problems

A noise from the rear suspension may be noted at slow speeds over uneven road surfaces. This can be caused by a cracked or broken rear torsion bar. A damaged torsion bar will require replacement.
A squeak noise may be noted from the strut mount area when turning. The repair involves replacing the strut mount assembly.
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.

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Known Dodge Spirit R/T Problems & Complaints

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 dev...
4 cylinder engines may develop oil leaks from the following areas: Camshaft plug, Camshaft seal, valve cover gasket, cylinder head gasket, and distributor.
Engines may develop driveability issues and illuminate the Check Engine Light due to engine vacuum leaks. These vehicles use plastic vacuum lines which can become brittle due to heat and age. Care...
Engines may exhibit an erratic idle with the Check Engine Light illuminated. These conditions are most commonly present during cold engine operation in rainy weather. Our technicians tells us tha...
Vehicles with a hard starting condition when cold and illumination of the Check Engine Light may have corrosion build up on the engine coolant temperature sensor. Our technicians tell us that the c...
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 noise from the rear suspension may be noted at slow speeds over uneven road surfaces. This can be caused by a cracked or broken rear torsion bar. A damaged torsion bar will require replacement.
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 re...
Alternator pulley misalignment on 4 cylinder engines may result in belt noise and/or the belt "walking" partially off the pulley. Our technicians tell us that replacement of the AC and alternat...
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 tel...
The fuel pump may fail resulting in a no start condition. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter whenever the fuel pump is replaced. Failure to replace the fuel filter may cause the re...
Engines may develop one or more of the following concerns: Erratic idle, hesitation, and lack of power. Common causes include: Faulty throttle position sensor, brittle or broken wires & c...
Hard starting, rough idle, black exhaust smoke, or poor fuel mileage may indicate a fuel leak from the area of the fuel injector. Our technicians tell us that in most cases the injector o-ring is t...
The engine may develop a no start or stalling condition, most commonly caused by a failed distributor pickup plate.
A squeak noise may be noted from the strut mount area when turning. The repair involves replacing the strut mount assembly.
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