2007 Dodge Caliber Engine quits while driving

Tiny
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  • 2007 DODGE CALIBER

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2007 Dodge Caliber 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 15678 miles

While driving on the freeway the engine just quit, after a few minutes I was able to restart it after about 100 more miles it quit again this time I wasn't able to get it to start, all the electrical seems to work the starter won't engage and when turning the key whith the lights on they don't dimm as when power is pulled for the starter.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 9:05 PM

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Tiny
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Did you find out what was wrong with your Caliber? I had a similar issue today. I went to Autozone to get a diagnostic on my vehicle because my transmission felt like it was shifting funny. The car was running fine and I never had a problem before, but as soon as they hooked up their machine my car died abruptly. It shut off right there and will not turn on for anything. When I turn the key nothing happens at all and it doesnt pull the power for the starter either. I wound up having to get a tow back to the dealership but they are closed until Monday. Any insight on what this is or if it is similar to your scenario? What was your outcome and what was the cost for this computer repair?

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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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I haven't found the problem yet, I am trying to find someone who makes house calls to repair vehicles.

Did you resolve your problem, if so what did you have to do.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 9:29 AM
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The car starts and then shuts off.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Try resetting your anti theft unit first should be in manual

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
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I drove about twenty minutes on the way to work with no problems. I was stopped at a light and my car was shaking and felt like it was going to stall. I went to go and it didn't want to go but it did. I started driving and it felt like it was going to stall. I pulled over and it shut off. A mechanic came and said I need a throttle body. I had that installed today and I still have the problem! In park it is fine. I had to drive it home. The RPMs were high. When I was stopped at a light, the RPMs were so low and I thought it was going to die. I went to go and it had no power. It look about 5 seconds to get it to go. The RPMs were so high on the way home, the temp light came on and I had to pull over and let it cool.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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I think you need to get a new mechanic lol. To be honest, I don't understand why the TB would all of a sudden go bad. Was the check engine light on? Was he able to get any trouble codes from the computer? Did you ever have an overheating problem in the past?

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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  • 50,000 MILES
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Ive got a Dodge Caliber 2.0 Diesel se Engine management light comes on and off not flashing and when accelerating over 3000 revs the engine dies until engine turned off and re started the runs ok but engine still dies at 3000 revs

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Check engine light on
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Have the computer scanned for code/s-you have a problem within the engine management system that caused the CEL to turn on-This is your starting point of diagnosis,finding out what's going on.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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  • 2007 DODGE CALIBER
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  • 76,000 MILES
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I was driving and the lights went out for 6-7 seconds, then it began to loose power. It never cut off and I was able to cruise the rest of the way to my destination before I cut car off. After which the car never started anymore

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Sounds very much like the battery went dead due to a non functioning charging system. Charge your battery fully and check your alternator.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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While driving home last night the battery light came on then all the gages went crazy and it was like the car stalled, but the engine was running wide open so I pulled over and the car died but it restarted and I drove a while longer and it done it again.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Start with alternator and battery check. It sounds likel low voltage

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