Last post on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:39 AM
You are in the Dodge Caliber
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Dodge Caliber, Wagon
#1605 of 1634 Re: [chris65amg]
May 23, 2008 (7:22 am)
I just purchased a Jeep Patriot and I've noticed that the interior is pretty much the same as the Calibar.
#1606 of 1634 Re: [pmccord]
May 28, 2008 (8:58 am)
I read that Chrysler intends to upgrade the Caliber platform interiors starting with the Jeep in 2009. The Caliber will be upgraded later in the cycle.
The Caliber platform vehicles are the Caliber, Avenger, Sebring, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass.
Jun 08, 2008 (4:11 am)
Our 2007 Dodge Caliber RT, 13000 miles has developed a leak into the interior front passenger compartment of the vehicle. It "appears" to be AC related? Water is visibly entering the passenger compartment and can be seen more predominantly on the passenger side but also in the area of the gas pedal. There is also a distinct sound of water running when turning at a slow speeds to the left, with the sound coming from the right front area. The problem continued even after shutting the AC off for 30 miles.
Emailed dealer today, Sunday of course so no answer. Will follow up after repairs, hopefully?
#1608 of 1634 Re: AC Leak [gman64]
Jun 08, 2008 (10:46 am)
Your probably right on with your diagnosis because that's where
the AC evaporater overflow drains out in the gas pedal area.
I have seen 2 or 3 posts in the past two years about the drain in the engine
compartment becoming clogged and creating this problem.
If you lift the carpeting up in that area you can see the hose and the hole
it goes thru.
#1609 of 1634 Re: AC Leak [gman64]
Jun 08, 2008 (4:24 pm)
Gman64, check your condenser drain tube. My 89 Shadow (many years ago) had a condenser tube that was plugged up. Because it had not been used in a long time, (2.5 years or so), the rubber just sealed itself shut. After about an hour of highway driving, I noticed the water on the floor, got out, looked for the drain tube to be leaking water and it didn't happen. Crawled under side of vehicle, squeezed the drain tube together and broke the temporary seal and lost at least a quart of water. I would assume either it's that or drain tube has separated from the drain pipe. It's a simple fix, just access might be difficult. At 13K miles and roughly a year old, it's not your problem.
#1610 of 1634 Re: TSB# 18-031-07 [ghs]
Jun 30, 2008 (7:04 am)
Did this cost you anything? Because i have the same prob.
#1611 of 1634 Re: TSB# 18-031-07 [gbanker_33]
Jun 30, 2008 (3:58 pm)
If your are still within your warranty coverage TSBs are to performed
free of charge.
I had 18-031-07 done on mine over a yr ago and it made a noticeable
There is a procedure you can do yourself that may help and this is
a proven method tested by many Caliber owners.
1-Turn the ignition to RUN but DO NOT start.
2-Depress the gas pedal to the floor SLOWLY while counting to 15.
3-Release the gas SLOWLY again counting to 15.
4-Turn ignition to OFF and remove key.
5-Restart and take a test drive.
This procedure recalibrates the linarity of the fly by wire accelerator.
You can do this as often as you feel needed.
#1612 of 1634 Re: TSB# 18-031-07 [bigtsr]
Jul 03, 2008 (6:19 am)
That is very helpful and would make a great guide if you have time to post it! Find the link to Guides at the top of the page!
#1613 of 1634 Re: TSB# 18-031-07 [bigtsr]
Jul 04, 2008 (6:56 am)
Thank Man I'll give it a try.
#1614 of 1634 Front spring isolators
Jul 06, 2008 (5:09 am)
Hi this is my first posting,
Has anyone ever had this happen. My front coil spring isolator came apart on me while driving down the highway and after that happened my steering would make an awful grinding noise. I have had it repaired under warranty but just thought it odd that that would happen. I drive an 08 caliber s/e .