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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, or asleep overnight, 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

2016-12-05 '07 Pacifica: Backup lights, rear camera, park assist:

Hi Matthew,  I don't have a similar plug to try it on. So alternatively, don't remove the plug, try simply removing the bulbs at the back-up sockets, then pierce through the white/green wire with a pin

2016-12-03 '07 Pacifica: Backup lights, rear camera, park assist:

Hi Matthew,  As I mentioned earlier, I have the park assist fault codes for the '09 minivan, but not for the Pacifica '07. The Mitchell '09 manual I have seems to be confined to just showing what to do

2016-11-29 '05 Chrysler 300 3.5l: oil light:

What is in there now? 5W-20? Then use 10W-30, for example.  Do also check that the oil now in looks normal. If it were frothy that would mean some water is in it due to a leak. But otherwise, just go up

2016-11-29 '05 Chrysler 300 3.5l: oil light :

Hi Mickey,  I believe that wear has lowered the oil pressure at idle rpm. The easiest way to fix this is to increase the oil "weight" one step from what it is now when the next oil change is due. That

2016-11-28 '08 T&C: dash gauges/illumination issue:

Hi Dana,  That on its face says there are no codes related to the engine, and perhaps none related to the body controller, but it is not certain that latter is the case. You can positively know about body


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