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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 1982-2011 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


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


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

2016-10-20 Interchange engine:

Hi Tambria,  I believe that they would be interchangeable, but I would nonetheless check out that question at a Dodge dealer parts department just to be sure as they have the parts catalogs for both years

2016-10-15 '98 minivan: shuts off intermittantly:

Hi Kasadee,  What you described seems to point at the battery wires rather than the battery itself. The loss of power steering happens when the engine stalls because that steering assistance is powered

2016-10-08 A/C condensation leaking onto passenger floor:

Hi Mike,  I checked the '04 manual and could not find a drawing which shows the evaporator pan drain tube. However in most vehicles you would find it under the truck, coming through either the floor pan

2016-09-26 '06 Ram: Speedometer intermittent (all wheel ABS) when cold/bumps struck:

Hi Brandon,  There are two different abs systems, one is rear wheel only the other is all wheel. I suspect that you have the all wheel type. Have you checked the wires from the speed sensor at the rear

2016-09-26 No speedometer in cold temps.:

Hi Brandon,  That is interesting. Let me make and finish breakfast and do a few other necessary tasks, then get back to you with what I can find out from the service manual.  Roland


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