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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T throttle hesitates

Dear Doctor: I have a 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T still under warranty that the dealer “updated” with the latest computer software. Immediately after that update the car developed an intermittent throttle lag. When stepping on the gas, the car hesitates … Continue reading

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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 shuts off for no reason

Dear Doctor: I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. For the past couple of weeks while driving in Florida it shuts off for no apparent reason. If I try to use the hazard lights they just grind without working — … Continue reading

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1998 Dodge Stratus Car Horn Blows Off-On

Dear Doctor: I have a 1998 Dodge Stratus with 84,000 miles on it. The horn has started to blow at odd times. I removed the fuse for the horn, but discovered the back lights and cigarette lighter are on the … Continue reading

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1999 Dodge Ram – gas mileage drop

Dear Doctor: My 1999 Dodge Ram with the V-8 engine used to average 9 to 10 mpg around town and 14 mpg highway. But now the gas mileage has dropped down to 12-mpg highway. I use synthetic oil and keep … Continue reading

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2001 Dodge Dakota poor performance

Dear Doctor: I own a 2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 4×4 automatic with 74,000 miles. I get poor performance when the engine is not up to operating temperature, including backfiring from the engine. I have replaced the IAC, TPS, MAP sensor, … Continue reading

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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 door lock lubricant

Dear Doctor: I own a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. I cannot open the door with the key in the cold winter months. I’ve tried all kinds of oils, but none seem to work. Do you have any ideas? Bill … Continue reading

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2001 Dodge Caravan transmission makes thud sound

Dear Doctor: My wife has a 2001 Dodge Caravan that has 118,000 miles on it. Recently, the transmission started making a thud sound when slowing down. As soon as it drops to 25 mph there is a thump sound and … Continue reading

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