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try spreying carb cleaner in the air intake- throttle body if it starts its a fuel issue just because you have fuel pressure does not mean it is getting into the cylnders i have seen on alot of these cars the crank shaft sensor is a issue to keys auto repair

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 29, 2012


Assuming indicator stick is not in up position thus activating parking light it'll be the switch control unit usually round or square unit in the fuse housing

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 21, 2012


There should be two 12mm or 13mm nuts. Then slide it off the bolts

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 13, 2012


It depends on the model of avenger you have, coupe or convertible. It can either be in the steering column with the multifuntcion switch(basically the turn signal lever and wiper control asembly) or it is in the center console behind the radio.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 26, 2012


The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems.


1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012


Its just the parking gear binding up on the slope. Try rocking the car back and forth in the drivers seat by throwing your weight unless ur way under a buck fifty. lol

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 18, 2012


more like what will happen if you continue to drive. get it fixed ASAP. I had that problem and you could lose control and the tires could go both ways and you crash.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 07, 2012


The tank is mounted low in the engine compartment out of sight.
Look for a yellow cap on top of the filler neck.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 28, 2012


It should have pipe threads and screw out after you drain the cooling system.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 26, 2012


sounds like you either need a new belt or your a/c compressor is starting to fail cause its causing a load on the belt from not turning freely...

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 06, 2012


you'll need a service manual

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012


The alternator and power steering are on one belt for a V6 engine, and on different belts for a 4 cylinder.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 03, 2012


It is common for some relay positions to not be used on many cars. These are places for relays that control things that your vehicle is not equipped with. For example, if your vehicle is not equipped with fog lamps, the spot where the fog lamp relay would go will be empty and there will be no connectors in that spot either.

As for your overheating problem, it needs to be properly diagnosed. Most Dodge engines are VERY unforgiving when it comes to being overheated. Even if it was not caused by a blown head gasket, there is a really good chance that it has one now.

Combustion gasses in your cooling system can keep your fans from running, because the gasses push the water down and away from the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor that tells the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) when to operate the fans.

Your Avenger is actually equipped with four different fan control relays. It is very unlikely that all of the relays would be bad (or missing).

Proper diagnosis required.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012

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