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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

2017-01-17 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan no acceleration:

Hi,  I wonder whether the OBD II reader that was used was powerful enough/recent enough to obtain the fault code. According to the 2010 service manual that warning light remaining illuminated is based

2017-01-17 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan no acceleration:

Hi Khalid,  The most efficient way to solve this is to try for a fault code readout of the powertrain control module. Try first using the ignition switch: "on-off-on-off-on and leave on" doing that in

2017-01-14 '06 Jeep Commander horn problem:

Hi Shari,  I have the '06 Jeep service manual and the horn circuit is a bit complex in that there is a "steering column control module" which among other things "monitors" the horn circuit by being connected

2017-01-11 '91 3.3L: Exhaust popping:

Hi Jen,  I can't know whether the mechanic checked for fault codes, but you can so that is why I told you how. If the cam sensor or the pcm is bad a specific fault code will appear for each.   The reason

2017-01-10 '91 3.3L: Exhaust popping:

Hi Jen,  It is interesting to learn this history but very difficult t draw any conclusion from it. The best thing to try for diagnosis would be the self-diagnostic ability of the powertrain control module


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