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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 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" 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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Recent Answers from Roland Finston

2016-12-07 '05 Dodge Neon Won't Crank:

Hi Brian,  If you are not getting 12v to the starter's solenoid switch, and yet the starter relay is clicking, then check whether you have 12v on the brown output wire at the relay when it clicks, and

2016-12-01 '05 Dodge Neon Won't Crank:

Hi Brian,  The starter relay clicking means that the safety switch is good. So if the red wire at the relay (25) has 12v on it, and the relay is good, then when the relay clicks the brown wire should show

2016-11-30 2001 Ram Van 1500 check gauges problem:

Hi Glenn,  I agree with beginning by checking the battery cables, not only the clamps, but also the other end of the cables. There are either 2 or 3 wires on the - clamp so check the far ends of those

2016-11-29 2001 Ram Van 1500 check gauges problem:

Hi Glenn,  There are no violet/white or purple/white wires associated with the alternator circuits, only red/white. But if you can follow that wire to determine where the other end is attached let me know

2016-11-29 '04 Ram emissions issue:

Hi Rick,  These systems are complicated but fairly well monitored. I suggest that you reconnect purge solenoid and any other part that is not connected. Then disconnect the battery briefly to ideally erase

 

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