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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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bobby01/15/17101010thanks so much
bobby01/12/17101010thanks i know it will be hard .....
bobby01/11/17101010will try tomorrow THANKS
Ken01/08/17101010 
Trevor01/03/17101010 

Recent Answers from Roland Finston

2017-01-14 no start: '02 Dakota:

Hi Bobby,   I don't see an egr valve on the 4.7L engine in either the '01 or '04 manuals so I doubt there is one in your '02. That being the situation, then without a fault code I have no idea what may

2017-01-12 no start: '02 Dakota:

Hi Bobby,  The 'pdone' means there are no fault codes recognized by the engine control module. So it is likely a loose connection/poor connection but I don't know where to start. The check engine light

2017-01-11 no start:

The first place to start is with a diagnostic fault code readout. Try using the ignition switch: "on-off-on-off-on and leave on" doing that in 5 seconds or less elapsed time. Then watch the odometer window

2017-01-07 2001 Dodge 2500 diesel 6 sp. vin. 7... dash:

Hi Ken.  I have the '01 Ram service manual and it shows a 15-step procedure for removing the instrument panel I can copy that and attach it to an email I would send to you directly. Tell me your email

2017-01-03 Anti-Theft: '08 Caliber:

Hi Trevor,  There are about 60 possible fault codes related to the theft/security system, so  I can't offer advice about those issues you listed without a known code. I do have the circuit diagram for

 

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