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#1255 of 1409 HELP Fuel Smell! 2001 Chrysler LHS
Jan 06, 2008 (9:28 pm)
When I start the car after it has been off for a few hours and have the heat or AC on it reaks of gasoline so much I can not stand it. Inside and out you can smell the overpowering fumes to the point I have to get out of the car. After the engine warms up the smell goes away and will not return until it has fully cooled down and needs to be restarted again. If I start the car and keep the blower motor OFF it does not smell, I simply have to wait for the motor to warm up and then turn the blower on. I checked for obvious fuel leaks and there are none. Why does the smell go away when the engine warms up? I am not losing any signifigant amounts of fuel so what could be the problem? Any help would be great, I can't stand the smell anymore!
#1256 of 1409 Chrysler LHS Light/electrical issues
Jan 09, 2008 (5:42 pm)
I HAVE READ MESSAGES THAT PEOPLE WITH CHRYSLER LHS' HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FLASHING DASH/HEADLIGHTS OR THE BATTERY LIGHT COMES ON THEN TURNS OFF AFTER RESTARTING. MAYBE STEPPING ON THE BRAKE CAUSES RADIO TO CUT OUT OR ABS LIGHT/TRACTION LIGHT TO TURN ON. I HAVE A HIGH END STEREO SYSTEM WHICH CAUSES THESE PROBLEMS. I HAVE HAD SYSTEMS IN MANY CARS, SO I KNOW WHAT I NEED TO DO TO FIX THE PROBLEMS. NONE OF THOSE SOLUTIONS HAVE WORKED WITH MY LHS. I HAVE BEEN TO THE DEALERSHIP, NUMEROUS STEREO SHOPS, AND HIGH PERFORMANE ALTERNATOR SHOPS. THEY ALL HAVE RUN TESTS AND ALL SAY NOTHING IS WRONG. I JUST TODAY FOUND THIS SITE AND I AM HOPING THAT SOMEONE HAS FOUND THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM. PLEASE HELP.... THIS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY IRRITATES ME.
#1257 of 1409 Re: 97 Chrysler LHS Engine... [portuguesepimp]
Jan 15, 2008 (8:28 am)
My advice is to drive it til it is undriveable -- then scrap it and look for a later model and have it checked out before you buy. A new/rebuilt engine will cost more than your ride is worth.
#1258 of 1409 Speaker Set in 2001 lhs
Jan 18, 2008 (5:03 pm)
I have a 2001 lhs with the upgraded infinity speakers. there is a crackling noise like one of the speakers are blown. all the speakers work fine, the sound seems to be comming from the center of the dashboard. vibration is comming out of it, so i think its a speaker. does anyone know anything about this?
#1259 of 1409 Re: Speaker Set in 2001 lhs [lhs976]
Jan 20, 2008 (7:58 am)
Yeah-- you need a new speaker.
Jan 30, 2008 (11:54 am)
ok so I just bought a 2000 LHS, love it!
but just yesterday, I noticed a few things on the drivers side only, first, the heated seat isn't working, which is fine cuz I don't really like them anyway, makes me feel like I soiled myself or something, but anyway....
next is the drivers side mirror(pass. side is fine and on the same switch), which isn't working at all
and then finally I changed out the 6 and 3/4 speakers in the doors, the outer foam on both of them had worn out, and come to find out the one in the drivers door is only minimally working, and I say minimally, because I can still hear the music if I put my ear to it but other than that no real sound! oh and before anyone says I hooked them up wrong, no trust me I tried a few different wires and setups, none worked.
I checked the fuses but there doesn't seem to be a problem, although I can't really seem to find one that would cover all of those things, I think maybe there could be some loose wires in the door?? but that wouldn't account for the heated seat, and I wouldn't be able to hear music through the speaker, and neither of the mirrors would work because they are on the same switch. maybe there is a power issue somewhere, but its not effecting anything else(windows, locks, seat functions)anyway I have no idea can someone shed some light????
#1261 of 1409 Re: electrical problem?? [noodlesknowles]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:17 am)
There is a tsb relating to defective amplification --- check edmunds.com. Had some speakers and the amp fixed under warranty and it did help. The radio system isn't that great but you can always replace it at any of the big box electronics stores and probably be happy. My heated seat went out and had to be fixed. The grid of wires breaks.
If you dyi be careful, you might get heat from the door and music from the seat .
#1262 of 1409 Re: electrical problem?? [noodlesknowles]
Feb 04, 2008 (11:32 am)
UPDATE: went to the dealership, all separate problems unfortunately The heating element in the seat went bad, unrepairable because a replacement seat is no longer available. the drivers side mirror was fine, the plug was only half plugged into the socket, they fixed it for free. the speakers are fine, the AMP went bad(see post above) $475 for a replacement, ugh. they did clean my fogged up headlights, which is a plus, it now looks like new again! thanks for the info, hope my post helps others
Mar 15, 2008 (1:03 pm)
I found this sight a couple of days ago and have been reading all the posts. I found this sight very insightful. I have owned a 1996 cadillac for about a year and wanted a car that was comparable to it. The 96 cadillac is a wonderful car but I just kept having to keep putting money that I didn't have into it. I went onto ebay and looked for a LHS and found a 99 for sale and it was rear ended and the owner lost her license and wanted to get rid of it. It has 170,xxx miles on it and drives like a dream nothing wrong with it except for the damage from the accident. I just wanted to say "Thank You" for this sight and for everyones posts. I know that when I have a problem I can come here like I did on the cadillac forum. Keep posting everyone....you don't know how many people you help!!!!
Yesterday, my husband and I bought the 99 LHS from the girl. I am a very happy owner of a 99 LHS. Sincerely LHSgirl
#1264 of 1409 Re: 97 Chrysler LHS Engine... [portuguesepimp]
Mar 27, 2008 (6:15 pm)
Hello! I have a 99 LHS and it has 175,000 miles on it and it is still running great. Better than my 96 cadillac sts. ...and the sts has 167,000 miles on it. I"m not sure about the tranny and stuff but I have a place in Montgomery illionois....called staffords and they have LHS engines with 80,000 miles and under for only 750 dollars with warrenty. If your interested let me know I can give you address and phone #.