Question about 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT Sport Hatchback
Just tried to check the oil but not sure what i am looking at
NO , LOW OIL WILL NOT MAKE THE ENGINE RACE, BUT A VACUM LEAK OR A BAD IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR WILL. TAKE IT TO A TECHNICAN THAT YOU TRUST TO BE CHECKED. MAKE THEM EXPLAIN WHAT THE ARE DOING AND WHY
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
If caught fire "Check Engine" light, then it is only to specialists, as this internal error of the engine. Need to know the internal error code.
Posted on Dec 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the computer has a built in oil service light that will glow every 5k to remind you its time to have an oil service whatever oil you use.on this type of vehecle i have always reckoned using semi synthetic oil because of the cost.and changing it every 5k in heavy use.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
If it is the service engine light, go to Auto Zone and they will put a scanner on it for free and diagnose the code. I may have fixed the same problem with my daughter's 2004 Dodge Stratus 2.7L V-6 a few months ago. Is it the "Oil Pressure Light" or the service engine light? My daughter's car had a sporadic low oil pressure light. Checking the actual oil pressure is more work, so I guessed it was the Oil Pressure sending unit and it was. When I took it off it the electrical connection was soaked in oil due to some internal failure. I put a new oil pressure sending unit on and the oil pressure light has not come back on.
If you remove the wire connector and there is no oil on anything, try sparying it with electrical parts cleaner and putting it back together. If the oil light is still on you will need to replace the sending unit.
It is an easy job, but it must be done from the underside of the engine in a tight space. Make sure the enginer is cool because the sending unit is close to the exhaust. There is an aluminum heat shield with three (3) bolts that needs to be removed and is most of the work. You will need to plug the hole with a clean rag or wait for the next oil change to do the job and replace it after you drain the oil.
If the easy steps above do not solve the problem then you may have bigger trouble like a bad oil pump, or worse yet, a really worn out engine that needs a rebuild.
Just last week, I has a SEL scanned at Auto Zone and it turned out to be the Engine Coolant Temperatuere Sensor. I removed the electrical connection and sprayed it with electric parts cleaner and put it back together. No light since then. Good Luck!
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
SOURCE: Check engine light
RE: Check Engine Light
The check engine light may come on for several reasons
It is not necessary to worry as it may be as simple as putting the gas cap on without fully clicking it shut!. If this is the case it will go away by itself in about a week at most!
You can take your car to an auto parts store to have them run a diagnostic (Some will do this for free).
If your car is running fine, re-tighten the gas cap, give it a week or have it diagnosed if you still feel uncomfortable with it.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
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