So, if the proper thread sealant is not used, leaks will probably occur after the cooling system heats up and becomes pressurized. The caliber was the smallest and the least exspensive vehichle in the brands line-up until it was succeeded by the smaller 2013…. First thing, if your belt seems soft or sloppy when you push on it or if it bounces at an idle. See sources and related links below for more information. I ordered a cheap replacement from Amazon and installed it.
I'm not sure I want to do that because I've heard bad things about oil treatments in newer cars. They stayedquiet for about a month then slowly the squeak came back. The check engine light can indicate any number of things and anyone answering the question the way … you asked it would be simply making a random guess. When I went to accelerate I did notice a loss of power, but it wasn't significant and I was still able to drive with safety. There's a little old Vietnamese guy a few blocks from my parents' house that did my catalytic converters on my '01 Sable a while back. This would be a good time to get up and go test the light to make sure it's working.
Mine needs replacing every 30000-60000 miles. I was very happy with him - he showed me the remnants of the catalytic converter and everything. This gives you more clearance to use the socket wrench or the vice grips. It began squeaking again in a week. In case it might have anything to do with it, I hit a pile of dirt driving on a dirt road to get out of the way of a road grader that was just over a hill so I couln't see it. Then lower the tool slowly until there is no spring tension felt. In a 2007 Dodge Caliber, it is located on the right-hand side of the engine compartment.
Any ideas what could be the culprit? I wouldn't be adding nothing to your oil. He also told me it puts my chain at risk for breaking, and if that happens I need a new engine. Registration does remove some of the ads! If you mean the check engine light, the general answer is, it means you should take it somewhere that can check the error code. It sounds just like a power steering pump going out, but the noise does not change when the wheel is turned. Since there are currently over 22 different wiper arm attachments, do not buy wipers just by length only - be sure to lookup exact wiper blade part numbers by vehicle make, model and year for the brand wiper you… The Dodge Caliber is a compact car that was produced by the Dodge division of Chrysler from model years 2007-2012. We have had no real maintenance in the 11 years we've owned it until this moment.
I've been looking at the possibility of replacing my chain dri … ven system with a quite type geared system. The one on top is fixed in place. Then proceed with replacing the belt. I agree with Brad that the noise is most likely your alternator. As for Timing chain , if it lost Oil psi that's not something that lucus or additive is going to fix! Who wants Teflon coating inside their engine just to flake off and screw up your oil pump? Not sure if this changes either of the previous thoughts? To much slack will allow valves to open to early and tap pistons causing noise and damage to piston top. I don't know where you are, but in my city, Autozone will do it for free. If this sounds like something you'd like to participate in, and become a Dodge Caliber Owners Club Member Today! If Timing chain is not kept tight then timing that is adjusted via computer incorrect! On this car I feel more secure using a pair of flat jaw vice grips extremely tightened on the bolt head instead of using a socket.
I took me way more time to drill and tapthe crank to fix the broken bolt than the pulley swap took. Tedious but possible for anyone with some mechanic experience. It's a little difficult with some of the engines 2. The boots on both front calipers tore. I just fixed this problem today. So the leak might have to do with that. I am in possesion of the last of the four.
Be careful when trying to relieve the belt tension to remove or replace the serpentine belt. On this model there is no adjustment on the belt tensioner assembly. I took it to a different mechanic who examined it more thoroughly and diagnosed it as the alternator. Before removing, clearly mark timing belt and pulley with paint marker because overhead cams will move it engine is not at top dead … center. If this happens to you, you will need to use a different email. The wobble was only about 1 mm. Both mechanics were at a loss.
The key to the operation is to know that the bolt is reverse threaded. Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. If that doesn't work at all, you can use a pair of pliers to firmly grip the head of the pin and pull straight out. Apply the parking brake and release the hood latch. The so-called tensioner is just a band aid fix that will probably cause the oil pump to fail once the timing chain eats through the plastic. The new one will end up very same way it you don't find problem. This is to allow some light to reach down into the engine compartment.
Yep, Common problem with no good solution. Apparently when I originally installed the after market pump with a gasket and adhesive there was just enough clearance. I have a bottle of Oil Honey laying around I could add if you think it will help anything. I never noticed any problems with this - I was told it's not a big deal and if anything it'll make my gas mileage a little lower and I'm at 25 city and 31+ highway right now so I can't really complain. Stay tunned for a better answer because I am with the thought anything but the quite type gear driven system will make the computer malfunction although even the quite gear system may cause issues.