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Get a Free Fast answer to your repair question about a Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth car, minivan, SUV, or truck. Problems with electronically controlled engines and transmissions as well as body wiring problems are my specialty. This free troubleshoot advice forum helps you diagnose faults, minimize repair costs or do-it-yourself.

I answer questions seven days a week and respond to you in about 30 minutes. "Maxed Out" means I am answering another question, briefly unavailable, so try again later.

I have do-it-yourself experience (50+ years) and a library of 100 1982-2012 Chrysler factory shop manuals and 20 multi-manual Chrysler Corp. CD's.

I was voted "Top Expert" 2010-2015, here at AllExperts, and have answered 20,000+ questions.

Experience in the area

Five decades as a 'do-it-yourselfer' on domestic and imported cars.


Yahoo Autos Group called The Chrysler Lebaron Club (co-moderator)


Advanced degrees in Physics/bruised knuckles

Awards and Honors

"Top expert" of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 here at Allexperts. Quickest "average response time" at Allexperts (currently no. 1).

What do you like about this subject?

Chrysler Corporation cars are well-engineered and therefore are repairable by the amateur mechanic given the necessary information. The service manuals too are excellent so I enjoy helping other owners fix their car's problems.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to learn from other owners' experiences so that I can apply this knowledge to my '89 Chrysler LeBaron coupe and help other owners solve their problems economically so they can keep these good older vehicles on the road.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

While there are many different domestic models from Chrysler Corp. they have relatively few different engines and there is much mechanical overlap in their chassis designs. The engineering of the electrical systems is very similar as well.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I was raised as a Chrysler 'kid' when my Dad bought a new '41 Dodge and used it to haul our family around Chicago during the war years. I recall one reason he bought a Chrysler product was he thought that Corp. was more non-discriminatory in its employment practices, compared to GM or Ford. He never bought anything but Chrysler and now I have inherited his last car.

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Recent Answers from Roland Finston

2017-03-22 '97 T & C: 3.8L codes 43 and 31:

Hi Renato,  I am glad that you made progress.  The codes are:  12 - which means the battery was disconnected sometime in the past 50 engine starts, and that is nothing to worry about.  55 - which means

2017-03-20 2012 Grand Caravan multiple DTC's after changing spark plugs:

I don't have access to wiring diagrams that are practical for me to use for the `2012 vehicle. All you might try is to check all the fuses in the hope you will find one that is blown.  You could verify

2017-03-20 2012 Grand Caravan multiple DTC's after changing spark plugs:

Hi Seth,  The three codes that you listed all have in common that they involve sensors whose voltage reading is too low. All three are based upon a 5 volt supply circuit and for some reason that circuit

2017-03-17 Fault Code 24 of HVAC unit on '00 300m:

Hi Linda,   The code 24 specifically points to the mode door's feedback signal being the problem. It is carried by a yellow/white wire which runs from pin 3 of the mode door plug to the pin 9 of the 24

2017-03-13 Overheating: possible causes:

Hi Manny,  Assuming that there system is properly filled with coolant, the causes can be:  a radiator that is partially clogged so that there is not good cooling of the coolant, the thermostat might not


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