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Today, when I was driving it the speedometer was not moving

Customer Question

Today, when I was driving it the speedometer was not moving pass 40 mph it seem to be stalling or slowing down.
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: No.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2008 Chrysler 300 Touring Someone told me it could be the gas I am using.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It happened today this afternoon. I was going to have someone look at it. What do you think it could be.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: What do you think the problem is do you think I need a tune up?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The problem would be deeper than just needing a tune up.

It sounds as if you may have felt the lowered rev limiter that is imposed when the cam or crank signal is lost or incorrect cam timing is perceived. It's also possible that you could have an exhaust restriction or low fuel pressure if no fault codes are truly setting.

Which engine do you have?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't know which engine I have. How do I find out?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

You could post the VIN, look at the engine or the emissions label under the hood.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok. How much do you think that will cost me?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How much do you think it will cost me to get my car fix?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

There isn't a way to know how much it's going to cost at this point with very little information about the problem. It could be as little as $1-200 but that depends on what is wrong.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
V6 engine
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

You could have a 2.7 or 3.5 each with their own possibilities. If it's a 3.5 you may have a jumped timing belt. The first step in diagnosing the problem is going to be to use a scan tool or code reader to see if any fault codes have set. If no codes have set then monitoring data while the problem is happening will be necessary.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I will text tomrrow ok. Thanks. I am going to take it to the dealership.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.
Let me know how it goes!

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