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  1. Changed spark plugs , worse fuel economy

    He did save some money though! But now he has a 4 cylinder! mechanical-idiot
  2. Left rear turn signal light stays on

    Cut the power wire, or disconnect it. Adding aftermarket stuff to newer vehicles can always cause problems. I have a friend who had the same problem with an aftermarket towing apparatus on a ford truck. He was not as lucky as you because he spent over 600 bucks at the dealer trying to find the draw. mechanical-idiot
  3. Front end clunk, while braking

    Holy shit Johnny, it sounds like you actually built an entirely new car! I wouldn't dare tackle that stuff myself, so good for you! I am very glad that everything worked out for you. That is a very nice looking Journey - and I love the color. I hope it gives you miles and miles of trouble free service. You deserve it for your patience and perseverance. mechanical-idiot
  4. Trans will not catch any gear

    Well Steve, I hate to tell you this, but Crow does not taste very good. I have had more than a few helpings of it myself during my lifetime. In your case it might taste a bit better since your luck changed. Glad you had some relief from your stress. Journey on Steve, Journey on.......... Wantoo, please keep us posted on your progress. Hope to heck that you can get a good used one at a reasonable price. Best of luck. mechanical-idiot

    Congratulations! That is good news indeed. And good for Dodge for coming to your aid. I am impressed. Big expenses like transmissions and rear ends can be very frustrating and stressful for an owner to replace. I have been there and understand your need to vent. I wonder if they will cover my rear end viscous unit and steering angle sensor and differential seals and blend door actuator and hands free bluetooth module and front strut and rear toe links and upper control arms and 3 batteries and rear lift gate wiring harness and calipers and .......... probably not. It was good to vent, though. mechanical-idiot
  6. Finally got to wash and wax

    Love that blue. Very nice ride. mechanical-idiot
  7. New guy

    Welcome to the forum. Nice looking Journey, Gary - if that's your real name. mechanical-idiot
  8. 2012 Dodge Journey SXT Clicking Behind Glove Box

    Congrats on your purchase. Could be the blend door actuator. Check out youtube to see exactly where it is and then get down there and take a gander and a listen to it to confirm it. Hope you solve it soon. I am not great at mechanics, but there are a number of people on here who are a great resource and they love helping others. We are quite fortunate to have this forum and their help. Welcome to our world. mechanical-idiot
  9. Lift door tail light - see photo

    Shit, that is a great idea! Never thought of that. I will have to give it a try. Thanks. mechanical-idiot
  10. High idle + misfire + random codes

    Any luck?
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  12. Lift door tail light - see photo

    Break in rain tonight. Took it off the vehicle. Could not get it apart. It appears to be a sealed unit. Off to the junkyard. mechanical-idiot
  13. Lift door tail light - see photo

    I am going to pull it off the car and see if I can get into it. There are a couple of screws on the inside of the lights, so hopefully it comes apart. I looked at some photos on ebay. I will let you know if I am lucky. Rain here for next 4 days. Might wait for a dry day. No garage. mechanical-idiot
  14. Does anyone elses 3.6 feel sluggish?

    Our Journey is a 3.6 AWD and it has plenty of power for us. If I had wanted something to blow my hair back from 0 to 60, I would have bought a Viper. mechanical-idiot
  15. Cruise control inop. & Traction Control light on dash

    What kind of a Journey is this? FWD or AWD? Get a code read of the error. That will tell you what is wrong. Then you need to get it fixed and all the shit that is screwing up will work again. Sometimes some sensors work with/effect other sensors and functions. Did the dealer not do a code reading to determine why the Traction Control Light was on? That should have been done. Also, it is not a good idea to be driving the vehicle a lot if the traction control light is on. It is on for a reason. Something is wrong. The vehicle is trying to tell you to get a code scan and fix it. You can do more damage to the vehicle if you continue to drive it. mechanical-idiot