Last post on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:39 AM
You are in the Dodge Caliber
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Dodge Caliber, Wagon
#1615 of 1634 Re: Front spring isolators [mike299]
Jul 06, 2008 (6:38 am)
Sorry to hear of your suspension problem.
I have frequented a number of Caliber forums for over
2 yrs now and this is the 2nd post (doesn't mean there
aren't others) I have seen about that problem.
The other post was a '07 Caliber mfg'd in early '06.
#1616 of 1634 Re: 07 vs 08 [specked]
Jul 13, 2008 (3:43 pm)
I had an 07 caliber with the 2.0 litre with the cvt. I had an accident with it and wroite if off. I did end up buying an 08 se with the 1.8 5spd . I am much happier with my 08 with the standard trans. The gas milage is so much better than with the cvt. And with the standard trans the 1.8 seems just as peppy or peppier in some cases. I have seen know differences except the amber turn signals are gone on the back and the interior in the 08 is a darker colour .
#1617 of 1634 The Dodge Caliber isnt a wagon
Jul 30, 2008 (7:52 pm)
This is a great car,it has great gas milage and great looks but it isnt a wagon, thats saying the 4dr VW Golf is a wagon, there compacts have you seen a wagon, like take one of my favorite wagons for example, the Magnum, its a lot longer and alot more spacious
Aug 25, 2008 (9:28 am)
Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, does anyone know of a successful resolution?
2007 Caliber, R/T model, auto. transmission. 30,500 kms as of today.
In Oct 2007, I could not get it out of park no matter how much pressure I put on the brakes. I had to pop open the small access hole on the right of the tranny box and was able to manually get it out of park. Drove straight to the dealer and they replaced a relay switch that was defective. Ok fine!
July 2008, same thing. Drove to the dealer and left it there. They replaced this switch again, but said I had no brake lights. Later that day, surprise!, I had brake light. So I picked up the car - all is well.
Today, Aug 25th, same thing. Manually popped it out of park and straight to the dealer. This time I told him that there is no point in replacing a faulty part, with another faulty part ! Makes sense don't it? Service manager and mechanic mulled over my car, himmed and hawed a bit, then told me that they suspect it is a cellunoid switch in the shifter. Of course they don't have the part and it will be ordered in from Montreal and arrive early am.
Long story short ..... Any one else have this exact issue and have had a successful conclusion to the problem?
Roger in Ottawa.
#1619 of 1634 Re: Getting out of PARK [moparfancanada]
Aug 25, 2008 (3:42 pm)
A poster on another forum had a similar recurring problem and they finally
chased it down to the wiring on the switch that actuates the park lock
solenoid-it was rubbing and had frayed.
#1620 of 1634 UPDATE on my 2008 AWD Caliber:
Oct 20, 2008 (2:58 am)
I guess you gotta type these things QUICK. Been cut-off TWICE: My GERMAN's
horrible, so don't understand WHY:::> Anyway, got 19,000 miles on the car, now,
routinely driven at speeds between 80 and 125MPH. Interestingly enough, didn't
IMAGINE you could actually put the CRUISE-CONTROL on at over 100MPH-- but
you can. By the way, in Germany, in most places, there ISN'T a speed-limit, but
if you CAN'T maintain at least 85MPH, it's just SAFER to stay on the backroads.
I was passed one day by a collector's old VW-Beetle German Police Car (which,
originally, really DID have a Porche engine). It's NEAT to actually be able to speed
on down the road-- to and from work-- and TRY and keep up with a LOTUS. I've had
no problems with my car, other than having the ABS replaced. I had the snow-tires--
and the crappy rims put on the car till the spring thaw-- and my Chrome-clad
ones can resurface. Absolutely no problems-- well-- I guess I'll be honest and say
at MY height, I've replaced MOST of the wiperblades some a couple inches longer--
so I can see out the windows... and I keep the rearseats DOWN all the time... for
the SAME reason.
Oct 28, 2008 (9:46 am)
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Dec 03, 2008 (9:38 am)
Hey this is my first post, I bought an '08 caliber SE Plus for $15,320, with 17'' aluminum wheels. I have had no major problems. However we just had a big snowfall, the car DOES drive amazing in the snow, plows right through drifts, but the day after my car started shaking extremely bad, I called the dealership and they said they just had a caliber in that morning with the same problem. They said that it was hardened, impacted snow inside the wheels, that unbalanced the car. The fix? Spray water in the wheels to melt the snow. That DID work. But what I want to know is, does anyone else think this is ridiculous? And if anyone has the same problem, is there an easy fix?
#1623 of 1634 MP Cat back exhaust
Dec 03, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I was just wondering if anyone else has installed the Mopar performance cat back exhaust on there Caliber. I had it installed on my car two weeks ago and love it.
The sound is very throaty and gives the car a bit more power. And I think my milage is better as well.
#1624 of 1634 Re: [mprobelski]
Dec 17, 2008 (6:41 am)
They've got these 7-foot-tall orange and black poles along the sides of the back-roads, here, so the snowplows-- and me, I guess-- drive ON the road. My 2008 AWD Caliber drives G-R-E-A-T. Being the life of the party-- and prefering CATS over DOGS-- my curiousity got to me seeing your post. I figured I got All Wheel Drive, right(?), so I drove through a snowbank-- like YOU said. The car was a bit irratic; not undrivable, but reminded me of what happens if you drive a car over 55-MPH
after you used the stuff in a spraycan called FIX-A-FLAT. The car shook slightly.
After reading your post, I figured I'd go get a car wash at one of the places, here in
Germany, that also washes the undercarriage. Thanks! Works fine again. I'll make
sure to NEVER drive my car off-road through a snowbank again... dumb idea: unless you own a carwash!
" Big Mac "