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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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1997 Dodge Stratus — car bucking issue

Dear Doctor: I own a 1997 Dodge Stratus with 225,000 miles. I have a bucking problem with the car. When driving say 65 mph, and lightly letting off the gas pedal, and then lightly applying gas again to maintain speed, … Continue reading

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2004 Dodge Caravan

Dear Doctor: I have a 2004 Dodge Caravan 3.3L V-6 with the automatic transmission and 57,600 miles. Something new has been happening when I go for a gas fill at a local brand name station. After filling up my minivan … Continue reading

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2008 Dodge Charger

Dear Doctor: I own a 2008 Dodge Charger with the Hemi engine with 18,000 miles on the odometer. I change the oil every five months with synthetic oil and quality filters. The owner’s manual requires that the spark plugs (16) … Continue reading

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