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Summer Solstice

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    2016
  1. 2013 Journey RT AWD Brakes

    Your dealership parts counter will have all the correct part numbers that are compatible with your Journey. Ask the service manager why they used the smaller brakes.
  2. uconnect

    Run, don't walk, back to the dealer. There has been a misunderstanding somewhere. They are obligated to show you how to use the features you bought. If they have misrepresentated the item for sale, or you misunderstood, most states give you a very narrow window to back out of the deal. Give them a chance to make it right.
  3. 220 miles a tank!?

    Check your brakes also. The dealership here does not check the brakes as part of a routine oil change without tire rotation. They mark off the blue (N/A) spot on the inspection sheet. You may have a slight drag on a brake. The front should make the car pull to one side, even slightly. The rear will not show in driving if very light but it will wear the pads and rotors noticeably and drop gas mileage considerably.
  4. Front end wobble/vibration

    Was the vibration there before you had the work done? What was mentioned above is good advice. I had two new tires and some front end work done on a different vehicle. Both the front end work and one of the new tires went bad. The tire had a bubble that caused vibration and was replaced. Once the vehicle was returned from the shop a second time, the vehicle had enormous torque steer that they told me was normal. It had 250.000 miles on it and had never done it before. Short story is I found that the 35lb max tire was inflated to 60lbs and I drove it like that for 2 months never thinking to check for that. Take it back to the shop and have them check their work. Check the tire pressures your self.
  5. Dodge Journey Tailgate FUSE location

    There is no separate fuse for the lift gate listed in the owner's manual. There is, however, a known and common issue with the wiring harness as it passes from the body to the lift gate. Perhaps there is a single wire issue there effecting your locks on the lift gate.
  6. driver lower door hinge

    No specific links to just the pin and bushing kit. Local auto stores here have generic kits for $15 There is also Summit Racing and Rock Auto among others online to try. All else fails, the junkyard or the full hinge. Can't say what the price would be to buy from the US and ship to Canada. Did you check the local dealer or area body shops?
  7. driver lower door hinge

    Search "hinge kit Dodge Journey" in Google. It will give you a number of hits including OEM from reliable sources.
  8. Rear hatch will not open

  9. Power steering cooler

    Yes, time to take it to the dealer. You did not say if you actually checked all of the pulleys and the belt as suggested in one of the other two threads on this. If the power steering pump has failed, and if it is a recall, then time to call the dealer and find out what they are willing to do for you. Otherwise, you are going to have to crawl into the engine compartment. A tow to the dealer may save you money in the long run and will give you a definitive diagnosis. It is also the quickest way to the other side of this and will relieve the stress and speculation.
  10. Power steering problems

    I see that this thread has been started in the wrong section. It will likely be shut down but you have already started a new thread in the right section. Good luck.
  11. Power steering problems

    It was not sarcasm as the two units are completely independent of each other. The only thing that they would share is the belt, assuming that it is a singular serpentine belt. Check the belt on the drive side for heat scoring. Likely if a pulley seized the belt would have snapped but maybe not, yet.
  12. Power steering problems

    It was not sarcasm as the two units are completely independent of each other. The only thing that they would share is the belt, assuming that it is a singular serpentine belt. Check the belt on the drive side for heat scoring. Likely if a pulley seized the belt would have snapped but maybe not, yet.
  13. Why the short plug change interval on the 2.4?

    Most modern cars now are using Iridium plugs which have a longer life span. The 3.6L uses them. The 2.4L uses copper core so has a change interval same as cars of the past. Compared to the 3.6, the plugs are easy to change. You can try a more expensive plug. No harm but the cost.
  14. New Family Journey

  15. quick oil change shop

    I have heard direct horror stories of oil plugs not tightened and having come out. My own experience with the questionable (ie: fraudulent) upsell led me to avoid our quick change places. My wife used the local dealer for a while and then transferred to a trusted mechanic. I use a dealership for my Journey. The cost, over a year's time, is not that much more but having it done right, including the additional free inspection, is worth it to me. My days of wrenching are mostly over, by choice.
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