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  1. 3 points
    jkeaton

    Spare parts for motor boats?

    Join a motor boat forum.
  2. 3 points
    jkeaton

    1st oil change mileage?

    The days of engine “break in”are long gone. Like 3000 mile oil change intervals. But, do what you want.
  3. 3 points
    Armando G

    Car won’t pass 40mph

    UPDATE...he has the original DJ model. 40 mph is actually amazing...
  4. 3 points
    Armando G

    Car won’t pass 40mph

    Apparently he is still trying to drive home to respond...JK. Pretty vague posting. Maybe with more information, more help can be offered.
  5. 2 points
    2late4u

    sneaky leak

    well since you have a garage to get it out of the weather take it for a good ride then after putting it in the garage try taping a small sheet of clear plastic under where you think the leak might be and try to get it level so you can catch some of the fluid before it soaks into the concrete floor, should be able to determine if it is anti freeze or trans oil then next nite try cleaning off everything where it might be leaking and tape some white Kleenex around each tube and or connection to pinpoint where the leak is. good luck let us know what you find... plus after you shut the engine off the pressure and or heat on the coolant builds up more as it isn't being circulated as when the engine is running...
  6. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Rear view mirror vent?

    Government mandated spy cameras. They are watching you.
  7. 2 points
    BrianS

    Recent repair items

    Not sure if this is the correct place for this or not, but didn't seem to be anywhere else for it so here we go. Mods can move it if it's in the wrong spot. Recently, I had my blower motor replaced... that's covered in another section. While I had it at the dealer, the tech discovered a couple other items that surprised me so thought I would mention them so everyone could check theirs. The windshield washer nozzles needed to be replaced. Apparently, they are notorious for leaking under hood where the tubes connect. And, the washer pump was leaking, so it was replaced.This makes no sense, but it is what it is. I could see if I put water in it, and it froze but I kept winter washer fluid in all year so who knows. And, the last thing that really DID cause me a bit of concern was the rubber bushings (grommets? strut bearings?) that had to be replaced. I wasn't able to determine which.. will look at the service order again. I've only got 43,000KM on it, about 25k miles approx. and suspension parts are starting to wear? I thought that was a bit premature.
  8. 2 points
    DJDiggler

    New grill bought from ebay

    Just thought I'd let you guys know about a few decent grill mods I found on ebay. I live in canada (far from border) so options were limited for places that would ship to me. I found these grill inserts on ebay and shipping was pretty reasonable. The blue cross nicely matches the blue on the journey, I've seen other colors I think but didn't really look as I wanted the blue. Blue cross piece http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Blue-steel-front-grille-vent-hole-frame-trim-cover-for-2013-2014-Dodge-Journey-/152058791149? Billet Chrome Upper & Lower Grill http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GTG-2011-2016-DODGE-JOURNEY-R-T-SXT-5pc-CHROME-UPPER-BUMPER-BILLET-GRILLE-/351706326150? The cross piece is attached with 3m tape (continuous line around the entire outside edge), the grill is actually just zip tied to the existing honeycomb grill. Kind of getto, I know, but it works and doesn't rattle... (and my wife forbids me to do much of anything involving tools to her new car). Sorry, the Journey badly needs a wash but I wanted to test fit everything ASAP
  9. 2 points
    Armando G

    i have recieved a GENEROUS gift...

    Two things... Great product, mostly if you have a performance car that you want to monitor and tweak with the performance (had one previously). As far as having on a daily driver, for me too much information is sometimes not good. I personally start freaking out too easily when I see something not quite right, even though it is not a problem. Use it with a bit of discretion, but very nice to have. More importantly, your buddy offered you a free, pretty darn good item, and you got him to deliver it for free on top of that?!?! DAMN, he must be a nice guy...
  10. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Gassing up problem...

    Thats got to be the funniest thing I've read all day. Your dealer is counting on you to be that clueless.
  11. 2 points
    jkeaton

    underhood fuse box issue

    Who knows. Lol. What year? Any pictures? You buy it used or new?
  12. 2 points
    lmoore1436

    23k Mile review

    So I've now had my Journey for a year and have put 23k on it. Things have been pretty stable since I've bought it, but there are a few gripes... Definitely nothing major but they are definitely worth mentioning, and I'll be going in soon for my 4th oil change soon so I'm going to mention them to the dealer as well. Exterior: Everything has held up great. I mostly credit this to how far away I park in parking lots (Here in the northern virginia/DC area people are careless with their doors). No scuffed rims, no rock chips either which is surprising because I mostly drive on highways where the speed limit is 70. Trim is still where it should be, nothing loose or needs adjusting. Looks just as good as the day I bought it (when it's washed which isn't as often as I'd like it to be. Interior: Interior is holding up, I own a business and regularly transport cardboard boxes full of materials a few times a month. That being said the plastic in the back does get a little banged up but that is part of the reason why I bought it, so no surprise there and it would happen to any other SUV as well. I have noticed a few more noises/creaks when going over bumps. It is getting colder though so I can imagine the compression of cold air plays a role in that. The major interior gripe I have at this point is the passenger seat, the center console and the door trim. The passenger seat issue is more of a design issue than something that needs to be fixed. I sat in the passenger seat for the first time two weeks ago and it is not very comfortable. I'm not entirely sure how to describe it but the seating position is not height adjustable, and unless I put the passenger seat all they way back my knees come into contact with the dash. I'm sure it's a mixture of my height and the design (the dash slopes towards the passenger as it descends). The center console creaks, which wouldn't bother normal people, and honestly it doesn't bother me until someone else gets in the car and puts their elbows all over it and it makes noise. Also the passenger door trim makes noise when it's being closed. It creaks (much like the console) when someone is closing the door. These are very VERY minor things that shouldn't really bother people but I'm a bit of an oddball and have sonar dishes for ears. Performance: Engine is great still... Starts up right away, though the whine/hum noise it makes for a few seconds is kind of loud, but nothing is wrong at all, it's done that since the day I bought it and other FCA products make the same noise. My main issue is with the transmission. It doesn't do anything that shows signs of wearing, but it does act like a 5 year old who's been at the mall too long. It's always either tired or overactive and ready to go. Occasionally when I set the cruise control it likes to stay in 5th gear, but it shifts to 6th when I hit the + button on the steering wheel. Then, sometimes when I am braking it will shift into a gear lower than it should a bit too quickly and I can feel a jolt. It also hasn't learned my driving habits... at all really. At my next oil change I may ask if they can reset the transmission or something to see if that will fix some of these annoyances. Also, when driving it likes to shift into 3rd gear way before the engine is ready, there is a significant amount of power loss at this point. Honestly I feel like this transmission is the worst aspect of the vehicle, but again these are not issues with the vehicle, but annoyances. Every vehicle has aspects that don't exactly perform flawlessly and the DJ is no exception, but for the price I am not in the least bit upset. Comfort: It is very comfortable... and quiet. Especially compared to the Honda that I used to own this sounds like a Lexus inside. You can have a full conversation with someone in the back seat without yelling. The sound system is great as well, going 70mph I usually only have it on the 12 sound level... I am not too sure how high it goes (maybe 40?) but that is plenty high for me to hear. With plenty of 12 hour drives under my belt I can also say that the drivers seat is the most comfortable sea I have ever sat in for the long haul. There are tons of adjustments and if you feel a slight ache in your back the heated seat works it right out. I have a crossroad and the sport mesh inserts are also holding up really well considering how much use they've gotten already. The ride is still smooth, though the bigger wheels on the crossroad aren't as smooth and quiet as the SXT, they do help with handling in corners and emergency maneuvers. Problems: THE DEALERS SUCK. They broke a lug nut off on my first oil change visit and tried to blame it on me. I'm sure I have vented about it somewhere on here but it still was a definite pain. They came out, and I thought they were going to tell me my car was ready so I packed up to leave (after a 2 hour wait). He asked when I changed the tire on my car and I said "never, the car is only 3 months old, it has the factory tires". He proceeded to say it looked like someone had broken off the lug (the long windy thing that holds the tire on), but I found out when I left the service log says that they broke it off when removing the tires to check the brakes. Maybe they updated it before I left, or found out that it was their fault and corrected the log but I'll never know. They had one machined back on though, so other than another 45 minutes or so no damage was done. The front suspension creaks over speed bumps, and is becoming more present during regular driving. It used to only creak over speed bumps, but now uneven pavement, expansions joints, etc. make it creak as well. This will be addressed at my next visit as well. Positives: It's just a great car. I know I mentioned a few annoyances but I have never owned a car without one. It's a pleasure to drive and for the money I think this is the best deal anyone can find. It may not have all that fancy-schmancy driving tech like ACC or blind spot monitoring but I know how to drive, set my mirrors and check my blind spots before changing lanes. It looks great, and all the small features like storage compartments (the backseat floor coolers are great for stashing beers for tailgating at concerts) and the bright LED interior lights make everything so much easier for day to day use. The price was awesome, and the lifetime warranty coverage was the biggest reason I chose this over any other car. I hope I never have to use it but knowing that I can take it in at any dealer and get everything fixed keeps me at ease. Hopefully y'all don't think I sounded like I was complaining too much. Re-reading I noticed there are a few complaints, but they aren't really complaints as much as small things I notice once in a while. They are just drops in a bucket compared to how much I actually enjoy my DJ.
  13. 2 points
    OhareFred

    New Owner....Maybe

    Dont have diesel in the states so couldnt help you there, but if you downloaded the owners manual it should be in there.
  14. 2 points
    Spoke with the dealer just now, and was advised that they did find a fault in the sunroof module. Apparently, its part of the motor assembly, and not a part that can be individually replaced. Thankfully, its being covered under the 30-day policy, and does not require a warranty deductible. Once they receive the part and install it (later this week), I'll update the thread.
  15. 2 points
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you have lost reverse and having gear sticking issues going forward, there is something internally wrong with the transmission that probably can't be diagnosed over the internet. Get it to a proper transmission repair facility and at least have them perform an inspection that should not cost an arm and a leg, then you can decide if it's worth it to repair.
  16. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Question about tires

    Google is freakin amazing.
  17. 2 points
    DodgeCares

    Gassing up problem...

    Hi Minoch, Sorry to hear about this! If you need further assistance during your dealership appointment just send us a PM with your VIN and let me know. Andrea Dodge Social Care Specialist
  18. 2 points
    Likewise, message received. I think my frustration with what is almost a pretty decent car was showing! Happy thanksgiving to all too
  19. 2 points
    Just a follow up to my original post about the odor coming from the rubbery material below the carpets. After a long talk with the service manager and after he sat in the car for quite some time and understood the smell, they set an appointment to replace that material below the carper right across the front of the vehicle. The ordered the replacement and it took quite a while to arrive, but they replaced it and the smell is gone. The service manager at Windsor Chrysler was really helpful and I am happy that it's all corrected. It was an odd problem to have, but they took care of it. Thanks!
  20. 2 points
    This is a great idea! What would you need from us? Here is our typical introduction we use when joining a new forum: We wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. Our account, DodgeCares, is monitored by the FCA Social Connect Team which is a facet of FCA’s Customer Care Team. We are here to assist any U.S. customers who have questions or concerns regarding their vehicle. We will frequently reach out on threads we believe we could assist with, but please don’t hesitate to PM us for assistance. Andrea + Julie + Stephanie Dodge Social Care Specialist
  21. 2 points
    DodgeCares

    2017 dodge journey crossroad

    Hi Joshua, There is a TSB on some 2017 Dodge Journeys related to this issue: "NUMBER: 08-097-17 GROUP: 08 - Electrical DATE: September 28, 2017 SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements MODELS: 2016 - 2017 (JC) Dodge Journey NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA. NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX). SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb." If you would like to send us a PM with your VIN I'd be happy to check if this update applies to your vehicle! Andrea Dodge Social Care Specialist
  22. 2 points
    Thread cleaned up. Play nice folks.
  23. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Jouney Overheating

    Yes it can cause that. You will need to fight it’s out with the dealer. Go up the chain of command if you are not getting the results you expect from the local dealer.
  24. 2 points
    Johnnyh

    no airintake replacements?

    A K&N is a great filter. It is less restricting and will possibly increase MPG's. I have one on each of three cars and my Harley. Once you have the cleaner and oil it is effortless to clean and can last 50,000 miles between cleaning.
  25. 2 points
    Geez, read the post....
  26. 2 points
    jkeaton

    auto climate control

    Take it baaaaaacccckkk!!!!!!!!
  27. 2 points
    i would probably change the plugs as i said i once has a caravan that ended up being a bad plug wasn't throwing a code and most of the time it ran ok but then would mess up kind of like a hesitation , sorry dont have any other idea.
  28. 2 points
    is this the shop that owns the lot where you bought it? and if you let them tell you that is a normal sound then there is no hope for you. not trying to be an arse but i meant take it to a local shop not affiliated to the dealership where you bought it. they will tell you what they think that noise is as since we are just guessing here from what skimpy info you gave us.like miles on the speedo and what kind of service records, did you get a carfax on it(accident reports) no car should make dragging noises when turning that is not normal... good luck......
  29. 2 points
    2late4u

    2015 V6 FWD Acceleration Noise

    just do them all, and be done with it after all the car is going on 9yrs old........
  30. 2 points
    Rear view camera silly....
  31. 2 points
    How did you get the Journey home by driving in reverse?
  32. 2 points
    Going in reverse will make it easier to get it on the flatbed to get it towed to whoever screwed it up. Opening and closing doors has NOTHING to do with your trans. This kinda sounds like some b.s. but if you really have a problem tow it back.
  33. 1 point
    I got mine from AutoZone. Got the best one they had that fit, was about $170. Havent had an issue. Did not have to adjust anything.
  34. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Another leak

    Well, first thing you have to do is figure out what thew liquid is. Is it clear, red, oily, smell sweet, etc? Sounds like the transmission cooler lines to the radiator from your description. Is it safe top drive? Depends on what the fluid is, how long it's been leaking and how much whatever the fluid is remains where it's supposed to be.. I know on the later models, there is no transmission dipstick to check the fluid level. Dealer serviceable only. If your has a dipstick and it is transmission fluid leaking from those fittings, check your fluid level. If no transmission dipstick, well, then, my recommendation is to take it in for service.
  35. 1 point
    jkeaton

    LED foglights

    Twist the old ones out, unplug, plug the new bulbs in and twist them back into the sockets. Pretty simple. I did mine by raising the front end up a bit and reaching. You need to be able to work without actually seeing what you are doing though.
  36. 1 point
    Steven Harshbarger

    Hello Everyone

    Big congrats on your new CrossRoad. Welcome to the site!
  37. 1 point
    redtomatoman

    Hatch is stuck.

    Have you had someone push from the outside while you attempt to turn the white plastic screw? Maybe the latch is in a weird position and the plastic screw will not turn without some external pressure. Good Luck. Peace.
  38. 1 point
    OhareFred

    Recent repair items

    I’ve replaced all of that and more on mine
  39. 1 point
    Brent G

    2010 Journey R/T Front Grill

    Hello all! I am a new Journey owner. I purchased my 2010 Dodge Journey R/T, black in color, about a month ago. I am very happy with the SUV but I would like to upgrade the fron grill to the newer style. Anyone know if the black grill from a 2013 Journey would fit my 2010? I called my local dealer and they could not tell me. Thanks for the assistance!
  40. 1 point
    larryl

    8.4 screen protector?

    I've had one on since I purchased the vehicle..no issues
  41. 1 point
    Mark R. Monaco

    LED Lamp for Rear Reflectors

    Thanks @jkeaton, I tried searching the forum earlier, but didn't use "fog lights" in my search terms.
  42. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Rear blower motor

    Yup. You should still be under factory warranty. Use it.
  43. 1 point
    DodgeCares

    2015 Dodge Journey

    You can click on our user name "DodgeCares" to get to our page, and then select "Message". Julie Dodge Social Care Specialist
  44. 1 point
    larryl

    2015 Dodge Journey

    Just another POS Dodge lemon.....
  45. 1 point
    another tall tale from a dealership I'm in Canada and can change from Metric to Imperial with no issues- yikes
  46. 1 point
    Thanks a bunch for this, I may just do this and see what happens through a process of elimination! Cheers, will feedback if it fixes it.
  47. 1 point
    Hope you didn't pay too much for a 2009 Journey....at any rate, could be a caliper dragging or a tire rubbing somewhere that you don't see. Pull the wheels off and have a better look. Trans shifting could be anything. Did you get a warranty?
  48. 1 point
    First I educated myself with these videos Then I bought a tool like this After that all went easily :-)
  49. 1 point
    bramfrank

    Wheel Specifications

    If you buy the factory specified tire size the circumference will be within 1% of the factory 19 inch ones. I'd look it up for you but I'm using my phone.
  50. 1 point
    af3ll

    Extended warranty

    I think you're right bramfrank. Just to be clear, the warranties through the chryslerwarrantys.com site are official? I'm assuming so but just want to make sure. I haven't bought anything yet. I'm only putting money into an account for a down payment.
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