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Locosiete last won the day on February 7

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  1. Service AWD strikes again

    I have an aftermarket alarm. The bypass module for ignition taps into canbus at the obd2. I just disconnected the power to thr bypass. Alarm itself still works if someone broke in but the keyless entry and remote start is not since the bypass module is not powered. If you have a aftermarket alarm i would try disconnecting power to the alarm. If you are referring to factory alarm only thing i could think of is to disconnect battery for 10 minutes and reconnect.
  2. 3.6L alternator stereo and controls

  3. Hmmm... When you do call i would call the company directly and not the agent. I prefer to hear the good or bad news directly from tje source. Less chance for info to be misinterpreted.
  4. Glad to hear everything was paid for. Again only thing i would do is confirm with your comany they show it as a claim against you and if it will impact your rates at renewal. The rear diff shouldn't but the "damage to rear bumper" even though there was none may rate against you. It never hurts to call and ask. I would especially since adjuster since adjuster had it was damage to rear bumper. If it does not impact your rates sounds like you made about $700 for your time and inconvenience. If the bumper claim does impact your rates i would return the check and tell them you want to withdraw the bumper claim since there is no actual damage. Otherwise over next 3-5 years you'll end up paying more then the $700 on average. All my point was from beginning is it is always in your best interest to ask questions.
  5. I only mentioned it initially so you didn't have any surprises down the road. I personally would contact the tow company and try working directly with them and leave the insurance company out of the picture. Assuming tow company will pay. If they just say sorry too bad then i would call insurance and see what they can do and then go from there. And confirm they won't list it as a claim against yourself.
  6. My point was make sure to ask if liability will show as paid $xxx by your policy or it was a $0 paid claim that another company paid. In this case state farm being the other company. The most common misconception is that since it wasn't your fault your rates won't change. At fault vs not at fault do rate differently but never the less do rate against you. Granted every State and every company has their own set of laws or rules but my point is it is always in your best interest to ask your insurance company what will happen rather then finding out when you get your new bill. I talk to at least 1 person a day who says "if i would have known my rates would have gone up i would have just paid it myself." Also i would ask the claims department how it will process not the agent. No matter how good he is he can't speak for the claims department. For that small of an amount they most companies won't sue since would cost more in legal fees and man hours. I am sure they will try to subrogate it but if tow company refuses they usually will just leave it at that. If you didn't figure it out i work in the insurance industry.
  7. Just something to mention if you file a claim against your insurance make sure to ask if it will counts as a claim. If you file a claim for $1500 against yourself it may effect your rates at renewal. So make sure to ask if it will count against you and if it could possible loose you an other discounts like claim free or something. Even though no accident happened if you claim is over $1000 some companies may remove some discounts. So sometimes for small things it's cheaper to pay out of your own pocket then submit a claim. All that said your insurance company shouldn't have to pay for a damage done by tow company even though your insurance company dispatched them to you. Tow company should pay for all damages.
  8. Performance upgrades

    As i told my wife "it's NOT a minivan!!" It doesn't have a sliding door is my argument. She just replies "yes dear" LOL
  9. I would go to nearest Dodge dealership you trust and have them look at it. If it was fixed corrctly shouldn't make a new noise. Warranty should be honored at any Dodge dealership even if you had it done in another state.
  10. Service AWD strikes again

    I know this an old post but found my alarm was the issue. It interfaces with canbus at obd2 port. Went crazy one night on me. When i went to start it it said push in clutch. That one had me scratching my head for a second. But disconnected alarm and all my gremlins went away.
  11. suspension kit and upgrades

    I know this is a old post but was doing some research and found by accident there are coilover kits for the dodge caliber. Not saying it's a direct fit but visually construction looks very similar so may work with some minor modifications. Biggest issue would be spring load would be my guess. I found a video where guy used coilovers for his brackets for his airbags which is what got me looking. They do make slip over aero airbags that are universal that could work. I haven't had the time to do more research to see if it can work. Only way to know for sure is buy still and try to make it work. Otherwise only thing i ever found for Journey is lowering springs but they were for 4bangers not the V6 models
  12. Full stereo upgrade

    Thanks. While i am at it here is the new system.
  13. Full stereo upgrade

    Thought i did before. Oops lol! Intial install before painting trim to match After painting to match
  14. Everything was working perfectly when uninstalled. Selling my alternator from my 2013 Dodge Journey 3.6L V6 SXT. $75 + shipping Also selling the head unit and controls heater controls together. Make an offer + shipping
  15. Full stereo upgrade

    New Mechman alt with smaller pully