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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 or 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" from 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

Organizations

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

Education/Credentials

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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shevaughn03/21/17101010 
shevaughn03/21/17101010Responds back in a timely manner.
nick03/20/17101010very fast repily
John03/10/17101010 
James03/08/17101010Very thoughtful and knowledgeable Thank you

Recent Answers from Roland Finston

2017-03-21 Limp mode? '09 Challenger:

Hi Shevaughn,  This is frustrating because I just sent a lengthy answer about your problems but it was lost in the process.   Basically, I don't have the manual for your specific vehicle but I do have

2017-03-20 Limp mode? '09 Challenger:

Hi Shevaughn.  The first thing would be to get a fault code readout for anything that the self-diagnostic capability may have noticed. Try using the ignition key: "on-off-on-off-on and leave on" doing

2017-03-20 2008 dodge cailber r/t no starter motor:

Hi Nick,  The starter motor is activated by the main power module in the engine compartment which needs to get the ok from the transmission that you are in park or neutral gear. But the fact that the gear

2017-03-10 '06 Dodge Stratus 4cyl missing at idle/accelerating:

Hi John,  Now that you have a specific code I would forget about the egr valve. Rather focus on cylinder number 3. Check the spark plug wire from the plug to the spark coil for any sign of damage. Remove

2017-03-08 '03 Ram, code 0622,check guages light turns, voltage drops to 0 and truck dies.:

Hi James,  I am not clear as to what is the present status of the charging system. If there is still a problem tell me how it shows itself? Did you check out the wiring between the alternator and pcm based

 

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