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  1. 5 points
    Cars come with a parking/E brake for this reason. Use the e-brake pedal (left side of driver's foot well) to prevent the car from moving. Doesn't hurt to use brick behind/in-front of the wheels too. Can you turn off, and take the key out of the ignition when the shifter's is in park? (with your foot on the brake): Can the car start? Are you sure the car is in true neutral, and not still in drive? with the engine off, the torque converter will feel like neutral at low speeds. Does the dashboard indicate the PRNDL changing, even though the car seems in neutral? is the electrical system working (radio, headlights, ect) Just for fun, try the old' trick of disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes; See if this gives the transmission a second wind... If it was me, I'd get it on a tow truck and take it to the nearest decent family-owned transmission shop. Might be big repair, but if the car didn't indicate any issues, it might be a issue with the shift lever, or it's push-rod that move the transmission in and out of gear.
  2. 3 points

    Ticking noise and rough idle noise

    Might be a valve. Might be normal valvetrain/timing chain noise, might be low on oil, a pulley going bad, AC compressor, etc....kinda impossible to diagnose a ticking sound over the internet. Mechanics stethoscope will help you isolate exactly where the sound is coming from.
  3. 3 points

    Transmission knowledge

    Why not ask a dealer or wreckers? They would be able to tell you for sure but I think the bell housing might be different on those two engines though
  4. 2 points
    You should get the fluid and filter changed as a first step and use Mopar...but it could be several things TCM ,solenoid pack,clutch pack and on and on
  5. 2 points

    Relocating the battery

    beside the cost of the cables and also losing space inside the vech, i wouldn't bother with it as i just replace it every 4-5 yrs and i always pick nice weather as i choose when to replace it
  6. 2 points
    Check all of your power connection also, including battery cables, alternator connections, and grounds. Make sure they are tight and corrosion free.
  7. 2 points

    CAI and caliper paint

    The intake tube is RPM motorsports out of Arizona. The ported throttle body and upper/lower intake manifold were from Modern Muscle Extreme out of Virginia. I was actually looking just looking at there site and now they have a 80mm hemi throttle body kit. Now that’s exciting! I wish I still had my RT Journey.
  8. 2 points
    They should have offered to replace the sensors when changing the tires. You don't mention the age of your vehicle. It could be time to replace them, At any rate, I would take it back to the tire installer and question them.
  9. 2 points
    Summer Solstice

    Chilton Manual

    Could it be that the Dodge Journey is so trouble free that there has not been a need for a manual?
  10. 2 points

    Is anyone going through what I am?

    if its just the radio that is a piece of cake you can watch u tube videos on how to do it very simple to do...the problem is knowing if that is your problem and not something else causing it? you might want to go to a stereo install and repair shop and get their opinun and see what they would charge to help you fix the problem, i think that would be your best bet since you seam limited on your skills also check out the salvaged yards/junk yards for a good radio and or the touch screen which is a different part than the radio.good luck and report back what you find
  11. 2 points

    Is anyone going through what I am?

    Hi Jelyn scott We are sorry to hear about your radio concern. We recommend visiting your dealer to get the proper diagnosis. If you are interested we can get you connected with a Case Specialist to offer further assistance. We are available through private message! Laura Dodge Cares
  12. 2 points
    no it wasn't me but some one on the site was saying they had one,, best bet would be go aftermarket thur a stereo install shop or pick one up at a salvage yard /junk yard might just be a loose connection or shorted wire on the back side,,,might just want to try the disconnect the battery for 15 minutes and reboot it ...good luck and report back what you find out
  13. 2 points

    CAI and caliper paint

    I actually made my intake with 3.5 inch diameter tubing to get more air than that of the smaller diameter tubing eBay and K&N intake. K&N does not make an intake set up for the 2018 Dodge Journey. Later I actually went away with the “CAI” set up for a aftermarket tubing that runs from the stock air box to the throttle body. Eliminating all that restrictive black plenum before your throttle body. I also added a ported throttle body and upper and lower intake manifold. That’s where the noticeable throttle response and power came into play. I’ll take my setup over your proven K&N CAI any day. Lol
  14. 2 points

    Switch from LED to incandescent

    wonder if enough power is being sent thur the wires for it to brighten when the brake is applied as he is going from led to incandescent lights,when you get it figured out please inform us in case someone else wants to do this...
  15. 2 points
    I noticed this issue too when I changed my rear brake pads. When I bought the car, there were no issues (that I noticed). After I changed the rear pads and rotors, I noticed immediately the same issue- exactly as OP describes. I thought the cause to be one of two things: 1) When compressing the rear caliper, I used a c-clamp... and really pressed it hard. it wasn't till later I rented the turning brake tool. 2) after the job, I decided to bleed the brakes with my dad. We ingested air at the reservoir, and re-compressed the caliber to force the air out the top, which seemed to work. Took the car on the road for the first time and knew something was wrong. Exactly as described- derivable with no issues, but the pedal just slowly sinks to the floor if i press my foot on it while stopped. I've just learned to ignore it. I'll bleed the whole system one day via a mechanic, but until then it's so subtle I'll just keep driving it.
  16. 2 points

    Electrical Issues

    This very well could be contributing to your other issue regarding the driver's AC not working. Electrical issues are where I just sit it out. was this car in a flood?
  17. 2 points

    New Member

    i believe he clicked on your fuelly.com link
  18. 2 points
    It could be so many things.........
  19. 2 points
    Even though this hasn't been mentioned, I'd replace your current battery with a quality new battery. Find a good dealer and be nice. You may need them some day. Good luck. Peace.
  20. 2 points

    CAI and caliper paint

    Nice hot air intake!
  21. 1 point
    William Burke

    2010 r/t drivers side door issue

    Thank you everyone. I replaced the tipm with remanufactured one. Solved all my issues, just now have all error lghts on dash. Any ideas? All car functions work now except door lock buttons, but keyfob works on all locks.
  22. 1 point

    2010 Facelift?

    just check with your local dealership on the frt end change and if the parts are interchangeable and just change your bulbs out to led will be the cheaper solution than buying the whole units themselves as they are Expensive and when they quit working they have to be serviced at the dealership only..good luck
  23. 1 point
    since this is in Km is this outside of the power train warranty that is offered by Chrysler?if you are still with in the limits i would take to a different dealership as they should be required to fix it. as you suggest i dont believe the fluid and filter change will solve the problem. maybe dodge care will chime in on weather you are in the warranty range?
  24. 1 point

    Adjust brake pedal height ???

    Got into situation where DJ is our first car where my wife with small foot cant drive it nicely. She got many cars before and never ever had any issues. So the problem is that brake pedal position is much higher than gas pedal, so to push brake pedal she has to take her foot completely in the air. This is absolutely inconvenient and unsafe. Asked friend who has DJ for years, he has big foot size, but he mentioned same issue for his wife. I am seriously looking for ways to lower/adjust brake pedal position. Dealer told me this is impossible.
  25. 1 point
    There was a post awhile back about the hands free module not shutting down causing the same issues. Maybe check that....
  26. 1 point
    So the switch on the door isn’t working correctly either? There is a way to set how the doors lock/unlock. My 09 has that option anyway. I don’t have my owner’s manual available right now. Take a look in yours, might need to be reset. This is something you can do at home, no dealer visit needed. If that doesn’t work you’ll need to check the door module, in the drivers door I believe. I recall some conversations about that here....
  27. 1 point
    I'll replace but the strange thing is that the lights flash as if locking
  28. 1 point

    CD stuck in player

    sounds like the ejection assy. is out of alignment if you still want the cd player to work run by a stereo shop and let them work on it otherwise you will probally mess it up more yourself by pulling the cd out. the assy get out of alignment over time from having a cd in 24 -7 and the vibrations of the road traffic
  29. 1 point
    I too ignored the prejudiced opinions, did the research and extensive testing, and am happy with my 2016. I knew the documented problems going in. I have also had experience with the other manufacturers. I knew what to realistically expect. Welcome to the forum! May the ride be smooth!
  30. 1 point
    Armando G

    New member and owner of 2014 R/T

    Welcome aboard, hope it's as good to you as mine had been to me.
  31. 1 point

    New member and owner of 2014 R/T

    Welcome to the forums. I was discouraged from buying mine too early on by the internets mob mentality for hating the DJ -- but in the end, it was the test drive (and the price tag) that sold it. My wife likes it a lot too, but she's always thinking it's too long for her to easily park it in reverese (ours doesn't have a backup camera). Not a bad for the 'only complaint'.
  32. 1 point
    Seems that disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes is like FCA's cure-all fix: Brake pads shuttering when used at high speed? - - try disconnecting the negative terminal for 30 minutes. low of wiper fluid? - - just disconnect the negative terminal, the warning light goes out. That other driver gave you a dirty look? - - tell them to disconnect their negative terminal, and shove it up their bum. Anyway, dumb jokes aside Hope your issue is resolved soon. Best of luck OP
  33. 1 point

    CAI and caliper paint

    I pieced together an air intake and primed and painted my original calipers. The intake was pretty easy. Items needed were the pipe, filter, coupler and hose clamp, and brass fitting for the small hose coming from the motor that was connected to the original air cleaner box. I went with a 3.5” pipe, coupler and clamp. Painting the calipers was easy. Take the wheels off, put a couple coats of VHT caliper primer on, and then a couple coats of VHT black caliper paint on the calipers and anything else you want to spray while your down there. Lol. I can honestly say, the caliper paint made a big difference visually.
  34. 1 point
    Jelyn scott

    Is anyone going through what I am?

    I actually did try and disconnect the battery and unfortunately it did not work I would take it out and replace it myself with the same one but I am not handy like that!
  35. 1 point

    Can't Unlock Maps

    Hi Jerry and all, I wanted to post that I tried to order the map at the beginning of Sept but noticed they are all sold out!!!!! But Chrysler in their apologetic way has graciously extended the offer. PLEASE NOTE: This product is currently out of stock. This page will be updated with an in-stock date as soon as we have more information. Please check back soon. The $99 promotional offer will be extended through December 31, 2019. Thank you I have until Dec 31 to buy the updated map!
  36. 1 point

    CAI and caliper paint

    The intake kit I have is actually for the 2011-2104 dodge avenger with the 3.6L or the chrysler 200 but cant remember the year range on that
  37. 1 point

    Open air filter

    Ok. You don’t need to post this in every thread on the forum. We get it. You are proud of it. Lol
  38. 1 point
    Armando G

    Transmission knowledge

    Make sure it says "will fit" as opposed to "should fit"...CYA.
  39. 1 point

    Caliper Bracket Craziness

    did you buy from rock auto? i usually only buy mopar and or local parts store so i can verify before or after and easier to exchange .good luck finding out what you need, why not run buy a local parts store or dealership with your old part in hand
  40. 1 point

    Transmission knowledge

    If the mechanic says it will fit, get that in writing and go for it. If it does not fit, he's (she's) on the hook for finding one that does.
  41. 1 point

    Air Conditioning

    I'm no expert, and I'm unfamiliar with the 2010. I don't have a solution, but what I'd do is systematically troubleshoot the problem with the following methods to see if you can isolate the issue: Assuming you're referring to thermal issues: Is the heat fully controllable on both sides (when the A/C is off)? With the A/C off and the temp selectors both at cold and with a hot engine, are you able to get ambient temp air out of all vents? can the heat be controlled manually at all temp levels levels (when with no-AC, no-Auto). If it's not uniform, then the issue may remains blend valve; maybe there is derbies preventing it from closing all the way. With the AC-ON and Auto-OFF, can you get all the vents to blow cold air at max setting with a cold engine... how about with a hot engine? try this: with the engine COLD, turn AC-on [max cold], Non-Auto. does it produce cold air at all vents?, - - now, with the engine hot, try AC-on[max cold], Non-Auto: Does this produces uniform cooling? If it's uneven, then it's still likely a problem with the blend valve. does this issue only happen when AUTO mode is on? if only when auto mode on, then I think it's the driver's side cabin thermometer is faulty or may have cold air blowing on it causing it to incorrectly guess the cabin temp on the driver's side. Good luck!
  42. 1 point

    radiator cap hose

    I have one, I got in the mail after the van was in the shop. And the shop told me there is no combustion gases in the antifreeze. So if I check it myself I should get the same results......
  43. 1 point

    Backseats Mod for Comfort?

    Any credible upholstery shop should be able to modify those seats to your liking. Good luck. Peace.
  44. 1 point
    Armando G

    New Member

    Welcome. Do the regular maintenance and most cars will do well for you OR buy an extended warranty and not worry about it... peace of mind and good choices out there.
  45. 1 point

    Open air filter

    i have the 2014 crossroad with the 3.6 just got back today from a long trip avg 28 mpg with 2 adults and carrying my wife's medical scooter on the rear traveled around 70 mph
  46. 1 point
    It never hurts to do preventive maintenance. It is cheaper to change the transmission fluid than to change the transmission. Go ahead and do it. The coolant is extremely poisonous to animals. Make sure that you do not have any of it on the driveway or garage floor. Your pets love the taste of it. Only problem is that it kills them. It is also bad for children. Be careful. It is recyclable. Just needs to be cleaned. Any radiator repair shop will probably accept it. If it was my vehicle, I would take it to a shop and have it flushed. That way it cleans all the sludge out of the system. Might as well get it done right and not have to worry about disposing of the material. Good luck. mechanical-idiot
  47. 1 point

    CAI and caliper paint

    Snacka Snacka WHAT?????? I'd agree whole heartedly. Didn't know there were any more of us on this forum(admittedly, I didn't look too hard).
  48. 1 point

    Navigation Upgrade

    If you are in North America the non-nav radio is the RE2 and the Nav radio is the RB5. If you don't have a 'Nav' soft key next to the phone icon on the lower edge of the display you have an RE2. I installed the OEM backup camera - I bought the 2011 kit which came with the wiring harness; good thing, since try as I might I was never able to find the back end of the video cable that I am certain was installed at the factory. I had the dealer make the connection to the rear of the radio when I took the vehicle to them to have the sales code for the camera applied. It was essentially free, since they were going to carge me for an hour of service to flash the code an they claimed it was a 20 minute job to insert the pins in the connector. I was there for 2 hours because the tech/mechanic had to work harder than he expected doing the pins, but the dealer still only charged the one hour.
  49. 1 point
    I have a 2017 Journey Crossroad and I have a noise similar to what you are describing. It happens mostly when I'm going slow over a speed bump. There are tons of topics on this and I can't believe the dealer doesn't have a TSB to look at for this issue as many people have the same one. It doesn't bother me much, and I did have them look everything over and they said it was fine so I'm not too worried. The dealer here said that a lot of the Journeys make that noise, and they haven't found a definite solution to it, but also reassured me that the performance/safety of the suspension isn't compromised. Take a look through some of the forum topics and maybe you'll find one where they got the noise solved, then you can see if the dealer would be able to try the same to rectify the noise. Sorry about your experience, and I hope you get it solved!
  50. 1 point

    Head Restraint

    If you sit in the seat, you'll notice that there is a space between the headrest and the back of your head. In a severe enough accident, that space can turn into an impact zone and serious injury by impact (concussion) or whiplash. The new headrests are designed to deploy and give your head nowhere to go; your head gets "sandwiched" between the new style head rest deployment and the air bags (the one in the steering wheel and the curtain back in the upper rail). Very similar to the system first used and, now improved, by the NASCAR racing circuit. They even go so far as to strap the driver's helmets to the headrest/cradle so that they can't move away from it. Concussive blows to the head are just now being recognized for how much more serious they are than what was believed in my "younger days" (pre-dinosaur if you ask my son...).