FAQs—Dodge A108 Van
The tires of my Dodge A108 Van seem to be losing air fast. Why is that? What could be causing the leak?
The tires should be checked for leaks. See if there's an embedded nail or any similar object in the tread. This can be fixed using a patch if the puncture is small and on a repairable tire area. An ill-fitting rim can also be the cause of the leak. If you can't find the source of leak and the rims seem to fit well, chances are, you have a busted tire valve, which allows air to escape. The faulty valve needs to be replaced right away. To find a compatible valve, use the number etched into the tire valve base as reference.
I turned on the electronic components of the Dodge Van. This time around, I noticed that they're not functioning as well as they used to. They're not that stable. When I switched on the stereo, the headlights seemed to go dim all of a sudden. What could be the problem here?
If you're having problems with your vehicle's electronic components, one of the things you need to check is the car battery, which supplies power to various electronic components in the vehicle such as the radio, wipers, headlights, dash lights, and power windows. See if the battery terminals are dirty. This may cause power loss, so have these terminals cleaned. If electronic components still work erratically, such as your headlights getting dim as your turn on the radio, it may be time to have the car battery replaced. Have the rest of the electrical and charging system checked as well.
How do I check the transmission fluid of the vehicle? Should I do it with the engine on or off?
Assess the condition of the fluid first. If the color is brown-ish or darker, then chances are the fluid would need to be changed. Aside from the color of the fluid, also take note of burnt smell. If the fluid is burnt, then this may no longer have the ability to disperse heat from transmission. This should be taken care of right away to prevent hassles. As you change the fluid right away, you can save yourself from costly repairs such as total transmission rebuild. Be sure to use the right type of transmission fluid. For the specs and other important details, use your vehicle manual as reference.
You can easily check the level of the transmission fluid of the vehicle through the dipstick. Insert the dipstick and then wipe off the film before re-inserting the clean stick. The fluid should be anywhere between the two marks. If fluid level is low, then this should be topped off. Make sure that you won't add too much. If you add more than what's needed, there's the risk that the fluid would churn and aerate. The air bubbles created from this will trap heat, which will result in the fluid running much hotter. When checking the fluid, don't turn off the engine.