Chuck Dodge

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Question Asked: How heavy is the clutch supposed to be?
April 05, 2015, 10:11 PM
I bought this mustang a while back and loved how heavy the clutch was at first. Now after drivin for awhile its starting to get really annoying, especially in the city. I cant find another v6 manual for sale to just drive to compare. Is it supposed to be really heavy or is it some sort of funky aftermarket clutch in it?
Question Asked: Exhaust routing
February 03, 2015, 12:37 AM
I have single exhaust on my mustang and want dual exhaust with flowmaster 40, but I don't want to five hundred dollars to do it if I can avoid it. What id like to know is if it would restrict flow if I had a y pipe come off the pipe just behind the axle then bring it back around the gas tank between it and the bumper using a 90 to make the turn then another 90 to make the turn out the back. that's two 90s and a y. and bad would flow be restricted to that side?
Question Asked: Back up Lights not working
January 21, 2015, 02:00 AM
My backup lights on my jeep have decided to up and not work. Yes ive replaced the bulbs and checked all the fuses, by all I mean every single one because I know how they like to wire things stupidly. Any ideas on what it is?
Question Asked: Random radio power wires switch polarity
December 25, 2014, 12:59 PM
I was trying to install an after market stereo and had figured out which wires were which, then I cut and spliced as I needed them and no power.so I tested again with the multimeter and found the wires had all switched to negative.I have no idea what happened or how to make them go back. HELP thanks
Question Asked: Reverse Lights not turning on
November 15, 2014, 01:20 PM
My reverse lights quit turning on and I cant find why. I have checked the fuses, replaced the bulbs and still nothing. I know a netral safety switch controls this but I cant find anything on where it is or what it looks like. Any ideas
Question Asked: Turn off Traction Control
November 15, 2014, 01:15 PM
When I push the button to turn off TCS nothing happens. I suppose the switch is bad. is there a way to just disable it completely without using a tuner. I don't want the crap at all, its dangerous.
Question Asked: Constant brake thumping
October 29, 2014, 03:37 PM
My cavalier constantly thumps the brakes. I had the front brakes replaced rotors and all. Also had the rear brakes replaced about a year ago. This thumping is coming from the front. It gets better for a little while after I replace the brakes but goes back to thumping about two weeks later. I dont ride my brakes either. Is this calipers or the master cylinder or what. I dont want to start replacing stuff without a little insight. Thanks
Question Asked: Occasionally doesn't start, cant find problem.
April 02, 2014, 07:41 PM
This Buick randomly decides when it does and does not want to start. It seems to be getting spark. it gets fuel, I tested that by pushing the pin on the fuel rail. It does it spiratically and there doesn't seem to be any pattern to what I do as to when it doesn't start. I took it to a shop and he said that he couldn't say for sure what was wrong unless it acts up when he can put a computer on it. Any ideas?
Question Asked: Rear glass wiper fluid hose location
January 29, 2014, 04:00 PM
Somehow either the hose leading to the rear glass has broken or become disconnected, not sure which because I cant find any way to get to it. I know the leak is in the fender area somewhere but the only way I can find to get to it is by taking off the plastic in the wheel well, an di really don't want to do that if I don't have to. Any way I can get to it from under the hood or anywhere else that any of you guys know of? thanks for your help.
Question Asked: oil level sensor replacement
January 22, 2014, 08:54 AM
My girlfriend is getting a Buick LeSabre for free from some family and it needs a oil level sensor among other things. How in depth is the replacement of that on this for a guy with common mechanics tools, nothing fancy like hoists or lifts or anything. an dhow long do you think it would take. Thanks
Question Answered: Drivein down road started to cut out and died. Cranks won't start.
January 09, 2015, 10:17 PM
That could be the crank shaft sensor.I know the 3.8 from Chevy had major issues with that.a friend had one that was doing the same and after we replaced that sensor it was happy.Not sure what that entails on your car but it wouldn't hurt to look into it.it was fairly simple on the Chevy and they're bad about making things hard to work on.
Question Answered: check engine light is on pulled codes P0700 & P2767 what will fix this?
January 29, 2014, 04:12 PM
Both of those codes have something to do with the tranny. the p0700 is a transmission control system malfunction, or TCM. The p2767 is a speed control module malfunction. They more likely than not could be linked since the speed sensor is in the tranny, which would cause the control system malfunction code if the sensor is bad. Unfortunately the nest way to tell is have a professional with a scanner that can communicate with the TCM and pull the codes on that to see what the real problem is. Is the speedo working right?
Question Answered: how do you turn off service light whenb you do the service yourself
January 29, 2014, 04:05 PM
Take it up to oreillys and have them clear the code. Its free and they can also pull current codes as well. I do it all the time. They actually just hand me the scanner when I ask for it when I walk in now. I think auto zone does it too but not sure. Don't have one of those near by
Question Answered: What year used or rebuilt engines can I replace my Dodge Ram 1500 V-8's with?
July 05, 2013, 04:01 PM
94-01 should be able to go in it. but make sure they have the same engine VIN number. i think its the fifth character and the 5.2 is a x i think, but dont quote me on that part.
Question Answered: on the recall about the abs ,my light stays on and brake light ,is recalled
December 24, 2012, 12:03 PM
Not sure about the ABS stuff, but my shift down cable has been broken for months now. (My idiot of a freind was trying to jump his truck off mine and revved the engine slightly to get more voltage out of the alternator and broke the shift down plastic connector off, 160 dollars to fix it at the dealership, can't fix it myself without a computer to reprogram the module in.) Before i figured out exactly what was happening and the resoning it just wouldn't shift down, now the cable is held on to the throttle assembly by a nail and some duct tape. You can drive without it, just don;t expeect it to shift when you want it to. As far as the ABS stuff goes i would definitly take it in if there is a recall on it, i wouldn't pass up the free service on it myself.
Question Answered: Why does the heat turn off when I push on the gas pedal?
December 24, 2012, 11:48 AM
My 1999 does the same with all heating and cooling functions. I found this on a recall website, don't ask which i dont remember. What happens is when you get on the gas, the engine sucks more air from the intake, which is where your vaccum hoses for the HVAC run from. This extra pull to the engine takes away from the HVAC vaccum causing it to engage a different blower direction. It probably starts blowing out of the feet only or the defrost, thats what mine does. You can supposedly fix this by buying somekind of a bypass valve that goes on the T area up next to the firewall, however mine has it and it still does it. My truck came with it so I don't know how bad it was before this valve thing was put on but depending how how much it does it and if it only does it when you really put the petal to the metal like mine, I would leave it be instead of wasting your time and money on this valve thing.
Question Answered: my 1999 dodge ram 1500 4x4 when its idling it make a whining noise.
November 08, 2012, 06:25 PM
If the whining is intermittent like it goes for a few seconds then stops for a few then goeas again it would probably be your AC compressor, mine does it to. Try turning the climate controls to off and wait a minute to see if it stops. If it doesnt stop it is probably your power steering fluid or pump itself. Or worse but probably not your torque converter.
Question Answered: My 99 Dodge Ram will not go faster than 20 MPH and the RPM's
May 13, 2012, 05:15 PM
Your exhaust system might be clogged causing the engine a hard time in breathing. get that checked out
Question Answered: how come every now and then my truck kicks out of 1st gear.
May 13, 2012, 05:11 PM
You might need fluid check that and add if it needs, my car does the same sometimes
Problem Reported: Foam pad between inner door panel and door may stop buzzing
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
Installing a foam pad between the inner door panel and the door can repair a buzzing caused by the door speaker.
Problem Reported: Vehicle Drifts/Pulls to One Side When Brakes Are Applied
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>Some models could have a severe drift or pull to one side when the brakes were applied. If this is not caused by a dragging <a id="ce_5531" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/brake-caliper">brake caliper</a>, there is a service bulletin describing the step-by-step diagnosis and many possible solutions. Our technicians note the most common solutions are performing a <a id="ce_261" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/wheel-alignment">four wheel alignment</a>, checking torque on suspension components, installing shims between the wheels and hubs, and replacing the suspension arms.</p>
Car Review: 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
July 11, 2012, 07:23 PM
I inherited this car from my grandfather, he baught it new and being that he still lives in 1950 this car has absolutely nothing in it, I'm surprised it has A\C. The only realy good thing is the great gas mileage and the half way decent audio quality, that is if you can pick anything up in it, I only pick up about a quarter of the stations I can pick up in my Dodge truck or Jeep. Other wise I can't stand the car. It is entirely too small inside, sits way too low to the ground, hard to get in and out of and I'm young. The seats are very uncomfortable and the drivers seat hurts your back when the cushioning gets a little worn down, there is a metal bar int he back. The A\C never actually gets cold, I've recharged plenty of times, the heat takes for ever to get warm in the winter. Rides horribly, as though there are no shocks at all. The steering feels funny, not sure how to explain it. Brakes stop as though you are towing 7000lbs on a trailer that doesn't have brakes. Believe me, I know how that feels in a truck. The brights aren't bright enough to turn off when I come to another car. The engine has no power, my riding lawn mower has a bigger engine, this thing has no pick up power. Everything inside is in a horrible place, especially the cup holders, one time I had one of those big 46oz cup you get at the gas station in the car, long story mad short I had a lot of Dr. Pepper to clean by the time I got the drink in and out of the holder, the rear holders in the arm rest don't hold anything. Plus it doesn't help matters that everything is extremely flimsy and cheaply made. The engine of my Jeep alone weighs more than this car weighs it seems like. My father always bought GM vehicles for some reason that only makes sense on Mars, and after the experiences with all six of them, I will never buy another GM vehicle.
Car Review: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
July 11, 2012, 06:51 PM
I bought this truck as a third owner, this truck was driven to near death, literally. I have the Laramie SLT with 5.9litre 360 and 4x4 with an automatic transmission. This truck is almost fully loaded there might be two or three option it doesn't have. The only real problems are the feel of the brakes, their not as tight as I might like them but they do thier job. The A/C takes a while to get cold even after I recharged it, but once it gets there it is ice cold. The steering seem to be quite loose, not sure if that has to do with some kind of adjustments or not and it could some heavier suspension components for my liking. Overall this truck is very dependable and luxurious, will tow or haul anything I have ever wanted, (around 7000lbs on a trailer so far and around 1500lbs payload so far.) Great truck in nearly all aspects.
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