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  1. 3 points
    OhareFred

    Considering Dodge Journey R/T

    Let’s get this straight...your going from a BMW to a Dodge Journey and think your going to be happy?! Try a Lexus or other high end suv. When you get in the Dodge after being in the BMW you won’t be happy, but that’s just my 2 cents.....
  2. 3 points
    bfurth

    2013 RT Seized Calipers

    That requirement for you to pay for the flush isn't outrageous. You paid for a maxcare warranty, brake calipers are a covered component. If you bring them an opened brake hydraulic system, they're going to charge you to fix it (unless it was caused by a failed caliper piston seal). You took it apart, they would have to put it back together, and "user interference" is not something covered by the warranty.
  3. 3 points
    redtomatoman

    ewwww flying ants love my journey

    Wash it. Then give it a good coat of wax. Maybe they won't like it or they may not be able to crawl on the paint with the wax coating. Dunno. Worth a shot. Peace.
  4. 2 points
    jkeaton

    Considering Dodge Journey R/T

    Check with your dealer for the best deals. Deals are different everywhere. I agree though, going tpfrom a BMW to a Journey yiu are setting yourself up for disappointment.
  5. 2 points
    redtomatoman

    Tire Advice Needed Please

    An alignment would be a good idea. Rotations every 7-10 thousand miles is good too. Have them check your donut spare while they're installing your new tires. peace.
  6. 2 points
    Eduardo831

    Custom exhaust question.

    So basically you want to do a custom exhaust like this? I did this when I first got it. Sounds nice start up and take off. As far as actual hp gains I cannot confirm but the wife and I like it so that’s good enough for me. Mufflers 30 each and labor was $50 total custom cost $120. Good luck in what you are looking for I provide pics of my set up. 4 inch slant burnt tip mufflers don’t remember the brand sorry.
  7. 2 points
    Armando G

    ewwww flying ants love my journey

    Apparently this is mating season for them and they are leaving 'love marks' on your car. Never had this issue thankfully, but showed the picture to a friend and he was familiar with it when he lived in your area. Supposedly it gets this bad every few years when certain things all line up (weather, moisture, heat, etc). I can just imagine my wife's reaction if this ever happened to her
  8. 1 point
    bramfrank

    Cruise control

    You can't just wire up a pushbutton because it isn't a straight wire to the ECU that controls the cruise. You will need to replace the clockspring.
  9. 1 point
    2late4u

    2014-2018 cruise control recall

    oh well havent had any problems so far guess i wait for the letter.....LOL
  10. 1 point
    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, the gas mileage is horrible, but my plan is to convert it to use natural gas, which further reduces fuel economy about 20% -- but it costs about $1.20 a gallon here or about 70% cheaper than normal gas, so I get myself the biggest tank possible, and LNG is so cheap -- I couldn't care less about mpg.
  11. 1 point
    Gatriel

    HATE THIS CLUNK OF JUNK!!

    Can anyone explain to me what a "clunk of junk" actually is? I am familiar with the term "hunk of junk", but a "clunk of junk" is a new term to add to my lexicon.
  12. 1 point
    2late4u

    Considering Dodge Journey R/T

    at least he not asking for us to put a down payment for him...
  13. 1 point
    2late4u

    2012 2.4L jerks in 4th going uphill

    so have you switched to the full sny fuild instead of replacing hoses, also instead of replacing with oem hoes go to your local hyd hose shop and have some good ones made up, shouldn't be to expensive and save the aggravation of replacing them.
  14. 1 point
    2late4u

    2010 Journey FWD Transmission Shutter

    yep he should have went with the copper plugs that are oem......he will be posting down the line.
  15. 1 point
    2late4u

    2010 Journey FWD Transmission Shutter

    some posters dont listen....LOl
  16. 1 point
    jkeaton

    2010 Journey FWD Transmission Shutter

    Bad choice of replacement plugs. Good luck.
  17. 1 point
    Yeah, I don't think it was 25 minutes ... that included spreading anti-seize on the threads and adding some di-electric grease to the electrical connections. EASIEST plug job I've ever done, and I used to think the old 1960s inline sixes were da bomb for plug changes. Upgraded the old plugs to platinums, took her for a drive, shuddering problem is gone. I'm going to have to check my service records, but I'm suspecting these were the original plugs.
  18. 1 point
    2late4u

    Need help with 2009 Journey 3.5L SXT

    its amazing what you can find out by actually using google..
  19. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Need help with 2009 Journey 3.5L SXT

    Focus on fixing one problem at a time.
  20. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Need help with 2009 Journey 3.5L SXT

    Google gave me this.
  21. 1 point
    lmoore1436

    Dealer mechanics and their BS!

    Yeah, this is normal for the DJ... Whenever I start mine (since brand new) it has a loud whine from the steering pump warming up. Usually goes away within 10 seconds. Nothing to worry about unless it doesn't go away at all. Most FCA vehicles fitted with the pentastar have a steering pump whine, all the DJs that I test drove before I picked mine had the same sound.
  22. 1 point
    Picking up new plugs tomorrow after work. Might not get to actually touch them until Thursday though ... committee and board meetings won't give me time to let the block cool down, and I'm told changing plugs in a hot aluminum block can go badly. Last time I changed plugs in a car was a good old cast iron block ... and it didn't much matter back then.
  23. 1 point
    I do believe that’s been suggested at least once......
  24. 1 point
    2late4u

    2010 Journey FWD Transmission Shutter

    change your plugs
  25. 1 point
    my 2014 had a bad oil sender at about 45 k all i seen was the Gage was pegged at highest it could go, i was on vacation and as i have the max care warranty , i took it to the out of state dodge dealership they gave me a free rental and it was ready the next day ,cost me my ded of $100. otherwise with the rental the dealer said it would cost about $450 to 500. good luck on what ever you decide to do
  26. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Tire Advice Needed Please

    Make sure you check the dates on the tires. A lot of reviews I've read on them are they try to sell you old tires. That plus premature belt breakage. Don't rely on consumer reports as your only source of reviews. They are known to be biased to whomever pads their wallets.
  27. 1 point
    Hankster

    2012 2.4L jerks in 4th going uphill

    My 2013 used to do that and also when doing a quick stop and go at stop signs. It went away when I put the new factory old school copper core spark plugs in. Hank
  28. 1 point
    Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. I have had something similar to this happen. When my phone was connected to Uconnect via Bluetooth playing audio, the radio wouldn't turn off even when the car was off. I had to toggle airplane mode to get it to turn off. Not saying this is what is happening, but something to keep an eye on.
  29. 1 point
    cheapest way to go is check your local recycling yard ( junk Yard) for org oem. should be cheaper than new from dealer
  30. 1 point
    jkeaton

    ewwww flying ants love my journey

    That's an ant.
  31. 1 point
    jkeaton

    Need help with 2009 Journey 3.5L SXT

    Cargo beep beep....
  32. 1 point
    tjboston5676

    Stripped lug nuts

    ive never understood why most lug nuts come with a cap. ive had issues with and replaced every set ive came across
  33. 1 point
    2late4u

    Stripped lug nuts

    these are solid lug nuts from a quality manufacture, you would need 5 packs times $11.49 there are also some cheaper ones that most people think are 1 solid piece but the manufacture says no they are 2 but they wont come apart like the oem ones do,,, they run about $ 25 for a set...........this is from amazon McGard 64012 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts (M12 x 1.5 Thread Size) - Set of 4 4.4 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews | 29 answered questions List Price: $13.83 Price: $11.49 Free Shipping for Prime Members You Save: $2.34 (17%) Your cost could be $1.49. Eligible customers get a $10 bonus when reloading $100. In Stock. Want it Friday, May 18? Order within 19 hrs 17 mins and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Color: Chrome $11.49 $15.99 1.45" Overall Length M12 x 1.5 Thread Size 3/4" Hex Size Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts Set of 4 Lug Nuts
  34. 1 point
    mechanical-idiot

    Stripped lug nuts

    2late4u is right again. I replaced all the crappy lug nuts on our Journey with solid nuts. 40 bucks including taxes. All the caps were peeling off the old ones. Your problem nut could be stripped because it might have been put on crooked with an air gun. Not fun to take off. If the cap was rounded, it would pull right off the nut. The nuts are easy to take off when the caps are missing. It has no effect on the nut if the cap is missing. Good luck with that bad nut. Most tire shops have a special socket that can catch the nut and take it off for you. mechanical-idiot
  35. 1 point
    2late4u

    Stripped lug nuts

    use to have problems with the caps coming off the lug nuts (cheap nuts from chry) mostly caused from air guns over torquing the lug nuts. you might have to drill it out. before doing this go on amazon and order you a complete set of solid lug nuts cost is quiet reasonable ( $ 20-30)and also use a torque wrench from now on when putting the lug nuts back on.
  36. 1 point
    redtomatoman

    Custom exhaust question.

    Third row seat delete and custom carbon fiber hood if you want to lose weight. Peace.
  37. 1 point
    jkeaton

    How do you close an account?

    How to close your account: Step 1: Log out Step 2: Don't log back in. It's really that simple.
  38. 1 point
    DFW Rusty

    HATE THIS CLUNK OF JUNK!!

    Actually the car down shifting going down hills is normal. Your not thinking the cruise control all the way through. Cruise control is design to maintain a speed and maintain a speed it does. Any newer vehicle will do the same thing. That is one of the reasons why your supposed to turn off your cruise control when in the hill country.
  39. 1 point
    I'm confused... Don't all Chrysler product use AFT+4 for their power steering fluid? I thought it was made from a group III base, meaning it is synthetic... Or, at least semi-synthetic. What "synthetic" fluid is being used as a replacement?
  40. 0 points
    Had a meeting cancelled tonight, so had time to change the plugs. Let the engine cool for about an hour and a half .. hood up, engine cover off. It was still warm, but I could lay my hand on the engine for a good 30 seconds without getting hot. I upgraded the old plugs from the stock V-groove copper to platinum, ($11/pair) took her for a drive, no more jerking on hills, nice smooth downshift when it needs extra power. Makes me very happy to have this fixed so cheap - and before we do about 2,000 miles to kick off June with a little vacay and to bring our daughter home for the summer. Makes me even happier that it was a $32 fix, including the anti-seize and di-electric grease. w00t! WAY better than the $3k I'm putting into a transmission rebuild for my old truck this week.
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