Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Dodge Repair Shop in Boulder, CO

Call (303) 449-8949 to schedule an appointment with a Dodge Repair Mechanic!

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Why trust us with your Dodge repair?

Dodge is a popular brand of American automobiles and a division of Stellantis, based in Michigan. Its vehicles include performance Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Vans and Minivans. We service Dodge automobiles from 1996 to new vehicles, including the following models:

  • Attitude
  • Challenger
  • Charger
  • Neon
  • Avenger
  • Caliber
  • Dart
  • Intrepid
  • Magnum
  • Stratus
  • Viper
  • Durango
  • Caravan / Grand Caravan
  • Dakota
  • Journey
  • Nitro
  • Power wagon
  • Dodge Ram / Ram Rumble Bee
  • Dodge SRT
  • And more.

To better serve the needs of our Boulder area customers, we’ve developed expert skills at maintaining the safety, mechanics, performance and durability of the entire line of Dodge vehicles. Learn more.

  • Our mechanics have over 36 years of combined Dodge service experience.
  • We’ve been repairing Dodge Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Vans and Mini Vans since 2010.
  • Our staff includes three ASE certified Dodge mechanics.
  • We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic software tools to ensure optimal results.
  • We commit to quality repairs by putting our words & actions into gear.

Top Dodge Repair Issues

Every Dodge has its own character, strengths and weaknesses. As a result, we’re experts in identifying and making some of the most common Dodge service repairs.

  1. Engine won’t start – this is an issue commonly found in the Dodge Avenger 12 affecting a number of models made between the years 1995 to 2014. In addition, the anti-theft system may result in a no start condition due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) affecting the wireless control module (WCM). An updated WCM is available to repair this issue.
  2. Problems with automatic transmission shifting – this issue is commonly found in the Dodge Avenger 13 models produced between the years 1995 to 2014. The automatic transmission may develop issues such as erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for the majority of these issues are outlined in updated service bulletins.
  3. Knocking noise from AC compressor – this is commonly found in the Dodge Avenger 8 affecting models made between the years 1999 to 2014. You may notice a knocking sound coming from the engine at times when the air conditioning is turned on. This may be caused from the AC compressor itself, for which an updated AC compressor is available to correct this issue.
  4. Power windows not working – the Dodge Caravan 11 model years affected are those from 1996 to 2007. One or more power windows may stop working as a result of a failed window motor and or regulator. Most times, these items are replaced as a set. If not, then a diagnosis is necessary to determine which is at fault.
  5. Noise in front suspension – the Dodge Caravan 9 with affected model years from 1998 to 2006. In most cases, worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links can result in a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension while driving at low speeds. In most cases, front struts are often replaced for this condition.
  6. Transmission failure – the Dodge Caravan 7 model years affected being a number of models built between the years 1991 to 2005. If the transmission is slipping in first gear or Reverse – or you are experiencing a delay or loss of gear engagement after initial startup – the transmission may need to be removed or disassembled.
  7. Transmission shift quality – the Dodge Challenger 6 models years affected are most models built between 2009 and 2016. A harsh 4-3 downshift or other shift quality issues may occur. Updated transmission control module (TCM) software has been made available to address these concerns.
  8. Engine check light on – the Dodge Charger 8 model years affected is those built between 2006 and 2013. The thermostat may fail or completely close, causing the Check Engine Light to come on. This issue prevents the engine from achieving normal operating temperature; thus, a new thermostat should be installed.
  9. No start or engine stalling – this issue affects the Dodge Dakota models years from 1991 to 2010. On the 3.7L, V6 and 4.7L and V8 engines the camshaft position sensor may fail resulting in the engine to crank but not start, or cause intermittent stalling. Replacement of a failed camshaft position sensor will be required.
  10. Ticking noise from engine – the Dodge Durango model years affected includes those built between the years1998 to 2012. A ticking sound might be heard, most noticeable when the engine is cold. This is usually the result of one or more broken exhaust manifold bolts. Our mechanics suggest replacing the broken bolts as required; also the exhaust manifold gaskets should be changed at this time.
  11. Engine overheating due to coolant leaks – this issue affects the Dodge Ram 1500, specifically model years made from 1994 to 2010. Engine overheating may result from coolant leaks, most often found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. We suggest a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.
  12. Catastrophic engine failure – this issue affects Dodge Ram Trucks (Valve Seats). In the manufacturer’s original design, the engine’s valve seats, which are pressed into the cylinder heads, are dropping and leading to catastrophic failures. Dodge’s valve seats are made of a powdered metal. As the metal expands the valve seats drop, resulting in contact with the valve & pistons. When this happens, the seat breaks into many pieces leading to piston, cylinder wall, valve and cylinder head failure. This metal has also been known to fly back into the intake manifold. If not properly cleaned, it can result in a failure in both new (and replacement) engines.
  13. TIPM ISSUES – this issue is known to be common among Dodge Ram Pickups made between the years 2009 to 2017. The Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) is a major issue for many with a modern Dodge Ram pickup. When it starts to go, it wreaks havoc on any and every function that requires electrical input. When the TIPM starts to experience problems:
  • Airbags may not deploy in a crash and/or may deploy at random.
  • The horn may go off at random.
  • Power windows will stop working or start opening themselves.
  • The fuel pump may not shut off when the vehicle does.
  • The starter may crank, but the truck won’t start.
    Doors may lock and unlock themselves.
  • Coolant fans may stop operating.
  • The ABS may have problems.
  • The A/C may go out.
  • The radio may randomly shut off while driving.

DODGE REPAIRS & COSTS: Repairs can be costly, especially if the recommended maintenance has been neglected. We help you cut costs by keeping up on your Dodge maintenance schedules and prioritizing repairs that need immediate attention versus ones that can wait. By sourcing the best parts for the money and by providing the best technicians to work on your car, we save you money! That’s what makes our pricing VERY competitive.

DODGE PARTS: We generally use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts ONLY if they are cost-efficient. Otherwise, we’ll source an equally durable aftermarket part. We’ll help you save money this way!

Need a Dodge mechanic to give it the care & service it needs? There’s only one number to call in Boulder, CO.!

Call Independent Motors today: 303.449.8949

Dodge repair for Boulder County, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot and Nederland, Colorado.