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    Addicted to Dodge

    Rust in new car

    Sorry if I find your posts a little offensive. I was out of line. Sorry you've had problems, I wish you good luck in the future.
  2. 1 point

    help shifter is stuck in park

    What year and engine?
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    Thank you Debra and Addicted to Dodge for your kind words. I am passionate about our Journey and 300M and enjoy swapping stories and advice with other good people who feel the same about their cars. I also have easy access to lots of information about our cars that can be beneficial to everyone. Reading stories like yours, Debra, just eats me up because I know that your problem is repairable. To add insult to injury, some of the parties involved in trying to solve your problem have only created additional ones, which really kills me. You deserve to enjoy your beautiful, brand new Journey. A new car is a big thing for folks like all of us who work hard for what we have. The last thing you should have to deal with is a problem that not only is not in any way normal, but one that affects your health as well. And to have even the slightest hint of indifference directed towards your request for assistance is completely unacceptable. I look forward to the next update on the 27th!
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    Journeyman, I must say that you are one good dude!! After working on houses all day I must admit the last thing I want to do is go home and talk houses with other people. You are obviously a caring person and I would like to say "Thank You" for all your dedication to helping people in need. We need more people like you in the auto industry these days. Sorry to go off topic and sound a little sappy. Just giving praise where praise is due!!
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    I have, over the years, had them all...single rear drive, dual rear drive (positraction), fwd, fwd with stability (front axle locking), AWD, 4WD and full-time 4WD (Jeep QuadraTrac I and II). 4WD is fine, but, you have to shift to get into it, and not all 4WD units are on-the-fly shift enabled. By the time you know you need it, in some instances, it is too late, other times you have to either slow or stop to enable it and then continue on and then slow or stop to disable it when the roads firm up (most 4WD units lead very short lives if run on dry pavement). When the roads are variable, dry patches with slick intermixed, 4WD is less suitable for those changing conditions. The best in my book was the QuadraTrac system. Full time 4WD...all the time. My Jeeps have been like tanks; they just go, no pausing, no slipping, just traction if traction was available. For most of us, though, the modern AWD system is quite sufficient. Lighter weight when compared to 4WD systems and no thought involved. You get into a slippery condition where traction for each wheel is variable and constantly changing and the AWD is there to get you through the problem by putting the majority of the torque on the wheel that has traction enough to use it and being able to change the driving wheel almost instantaneously and seamlessly. You don't have to think about it, you don't have to plan around it, it is just there when you need it automatically, most of the time, you don't even realize it is happening. If you don't need it, the JD's AWD defaults to a standard FWD system for fuel mileage. Is it off-road suitable? No, 4WD is much better at rock climbing, mud, etc., but, most of us don't off-road (I have a 4WD truck for that) and most of us stay off roads that 4WD would prove more suitable than AWD. Having had both, I've not found a road condition that my AWD hasn't handled as well as my 4WD Commander did. Have there been roads that were better left to 4WD? Yep, but, when the roads are that bad, I stay off of them until they are plowed or the depth is 6 inches or less and my AWD is quite suitable at that point. I got rid of my Commander (full time 4WD) because of my confidence in the MOPAR AWD system and its ability to go when I need to go, tempered by my own sense of when to be on a road and when I should be parked at home. Shouldn't cause any driver confusion; the driver doesn't have to do anything (unlike 4WD) or plan ahead; they just have to drive with a modicum of common sense and the car's system will handle the "go" part. I know I don't even think about it; it is there when the road condition warrants it and I don't have to do anything to make it happen.