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#1366 of 1408 Chrysler LHS wont start
Apr 28, 2010 (2:00 pm)
My LHS wont start. I thought it was the starter and replaced it. the new one wouldnt work either. I took both of them back to the auto parts store and they tested them. they both worked. I gave them the new one back that i bought. I went to put the old one back on and a big part of the solonoid broke off. I just got the new solonoid and put it on. I also changed the connector on the small gauge wire that goes to the ignition switch I think.... Now when i connect the positive cable on the battery, the starter motor spins. I tried switching the negative and positive cables fro the battery around thinking that i had orriginaly hooked it up wrong. it does the same thing no matter how its hooked up. It sounds like the motor is spinning but the solonoid is not engaging and starting the car. before i fixed that green wire that connects to the starter as well i was not getting any thing before.
any Ideas? bad ignition switch? I am confused
#1367 of 1408 Chrysler LHS wont start
Apr 28, 2010 (2:15 pm)
My LHS wont start. I replaced the Starter solonoid, the Motor just spins as long as the battery cables are connected. If you pull them off the motor stops. The only other thing that i fixed was the green wire connector that goes to the clip on the solonoid. i think that wire goes to the ignition switch. I did replace the ignition switch a few months ago. Could the ignition switch be the cause of the problem.
#1368 of 1408 94 LHS Phantom Door Locks
Jun 03, 2010 (9:37 am)
On my 1994 LHS, the doors will lock or unlock by themselves and/or the trunk release will activate completely on its own. I've only noticed this when the car is parked and the engine off. I'll leave the car for sometimes only a few minutes, and when I come back, the trunk will be popped open or the locks will be unlocked (or they'll be locked if I left them unlocked). This also happens overnight sometimes when the car is in the garage.
Does anybody have any ideas on what may be causing this or how to fix it?
#1369 of 1408 2nd gear safe mode? 95 lhs
Jun 03, 2010 (10:49 am)
the past few days my 95 lhs transmission has been acting crazy, day 1 I left the house and noticed that it was'nt changing gears, 'I thought it was 1st' but after it sat for a while and i would drive around the block i would feel it shift from low to 2nd but just stay there. my buddy checked it-fluid was fine, he tried driving it to 45mph and shifting to park then to drive but that did nothing, day 2 it drove just fine for many trips, then i felt a little jerking in the tranny then it went back to 2nd and just stayed there. day 3 same thing just fine for half the day, but on the freeway doing 70 it went into a neutral with no gears catching until my speed dropped to about 40 then it jerked and went back to 2nd.. i will change the fluids and filter when i get some dough.. any ideas if that does not help? thank you in advance.. sorry the note is so long.
#1370 of 1408 Re: 94 lhs no heat [tuscanskipper]
Jun 28, 2010 (5:39 pm)
Could you tell me what a code 36 would mean? I did the test you mentioned on a posting in 09 since I'm having problems with my a/c coming on and cooling good then going off and nothing.
#1371 of 1408 Re: 94 lhs no heat [joey535]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:42 pm)
There is no code 36. Code 35 is the radiator fan circuit.
I would make sure both electric fans operate.
However I would bet that your problem is gradual loss of Sarn 5 refrigerant. These A/C systems are prone to that.
Now unlike the old Freon, Sarn 5 is a mixture of gasses and the low molecular weight gasses are lost preferentially. This means the refrigerant can not be topped up. You have to drain and discard the whole refrigerant. New Sarn 5 refrigerant is then replaced to the correct pressure.
Expect to pay about $100 for this service. Make sure the tech adds lubricant with the refrigerant.
#1372 of 1408 2001 LHS Help!!!
Jul 21, 2010 (2:34 pm)
Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me. I just bought my daughter a 2001 LHS two days ago. Seems great. Brought it home..sat 3 hours...didn't want to start until the third try. It was trying to...but couldn't. 2nd problem...while on the highway after about 10 minutes it started jerking (or pulling back like)...then it would stop and not do it again for awhile....it also stalled out on us while idling in a drive way and almot at a stop sign.
Uggg. The mechanic does't know what is going on at the dealership...but I'm still w/in my 30 days and I need to figure this out so I don't end up with a HUGE BILL. Any help from you guys would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Thank you in advance!!
#1373 of 1408 Re: Mystery of the rough idle on the Chrysler 3.5 V5 solved! [tuscanskipper]
Jul 21, 2010 (2:48 pm)
I know it's been awhile since you guys wrote this...but I'm kind of wondering if you might be able to help me figure out what is wrong w/ the car I just bought my daughter. Problems: Doesn't want to start until 2 or three times trying...then starts fine until it sits for a while...then same thing. Going down the road after 10-15 minutes driving it does like a pulling thing (jerky pull back) a couple of times...then it's fine for a bit...then again.
The more we drive it...the worse it gets. It has also stalled out on us just sitting still a couple of times.
I've had a few mechanics tell me they think it might be the fuel pump....but I don't know.
I'm still w/in my 30 day warranty and I can't have the transmission or engine dying on me any time soon. The car is a 2001 LHS w/ 95,000 miles. We paid $3800 +fees. Any help you can give me would be AWESOME! Thank you!
#1374 of 1408 Re: 2001 LHS Help!!! [rustyrose]
Jul 21, 2010 (3:10 pm)
I have experienced all three problems at one time or another on my '96 LHS which has only done 60,000!
Bought it 2 years ago and for no apparent reason it would not start...not a turnover, nothing and then suddenly did start....Chrysler put in a new ignition (in the wheel column, where the key fits in))...quite cheap and fixed that problem. Until several months ago the car ran like a dream but then, very infrequently, has done that "jerky pulling back thing", when cruising along at about 50/60. Also, occasionally....sitting at a light it just stops running....no spluttering, just cuts out. Often I don't even realise it until I hit the pedal to move off!!! Restarts straight away and that's it for a while.
Took it into Chrysler who said they could find no problem other than...."Don't let the fuel get too low"????!!!!
It still does these things, not often, maybe once every several hundred miles. But I am nervous about it now....so unpredictable, but seems like one of those things that the mechanics cannot see unless it occurs while in their possession. Which of course it never does!!!!
#1375 of 1408 Re: Mystery of the rough idle on the Chrysler 3.5 V5 solved! [rustyrose]
Jul 21, 2010 (10:18 pm)
1). Check engine codes.
If no codes: -
1). Change fuel filter.
If no improvement: -
2). Check fuel pressure and make sure pressure is not leaking down after shut down. These vehicles are known for fuel rail leaks. There was a recall on it. Make sure it was done.
3). If idle is rough change intake manifold gasket. They fail on all these vehicles.
4). Change spark plugs and wires this is likely due anyway.
5). At the current mileage it is due to have the timing belt changed.
Always assume the last owner was a moron. Every time you buy a used car that age at that mileage, assume it needs to have at least $2000 spent on it to properly set it up. Usually for a time before sale vehicles are neglected, at least that is my experience.
The LHS is a really great car, and if you spend the money to set it up or take the time to do it yourself it will be a good performer.
All vehicles have known issues and these have less than most and not as serious as most.
People these days are so daft they expect vehicles to run for ever without maintenance!