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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would have the cooling fan checked, and have the thermostat changed. An overheated thermostat (overheating caused by something else) will cause problems in the future.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Your oil is a little low, and the timing may be off a bit but if it smooths out after warm it is probably ljust
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
go to autoparts store and use their scanner to scan the computer and get the code. you may have to wait until you can catch it back on again. You can try resetting the computer by disconnecting battery for 30 minutes and see if that works first
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Testimonial: "I knew that but thanks for the help. I,m way out in the woods too far to autozone or anywhere else without a good reason forgot about the Batt. reset"
Increasing the weight of the oil by a shade will get rid of the problem, and adding a high-zinc motor oil will eliminate any possibility of sludge in the pan (with proper oil changes). However, as mentioned before, it is a band-aid fix. It will work indefinitely, if you are diligent with changing your oil every 3000 miles. Use 3.8 quarts of Rotella T 15w-40, add one quart of Lucas oil stabilizer, and use a WIX filter with an anti-drainback valve (which isn't really necessary since the filter hangs upside-down on a 2.7, but it's a good habit to use one on everything you drive). Do not use a Fram filter, Valvoline oil, or STP... or anything else. The three I mentioned above are the only ones to use, and DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC OIL/ADDITIVES. I bought a 2004 Intrepid for the whopping sum of $250 that had the oil light/idle/low RPM issue because the owner was told by Sternberg Chrysler Center in Jasper, Indiana that the engine was going to grenade in short order. He wasn't going to pay them in excess of $2000 to replace the engine. I've put tons of miles on it since, and absolutely NO sign of the light, even now with the 2/1 Oxygen Sensor bad (which lowers the idle down to 600 instead of 750-800 where it should be). I'd trust the car cross-country. It's an expensive oil change at around $40 instead of $20 with cheap components, but what's saving your engine worth to you? A heck of a lot, I'd hope!
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
SOURCE: DIRTY TRANSMISSION OIL .
yes- the computer is picking up a problem in the transmission [which has about 20+ codes of its own]trans fluid is a reddish burgundy color like power steering fluid when brown means burnt something slipping-or overheating- or clogged filter -change fluid and filter can b an easy fix if caught in time
Posted on May 05, 2010
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