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Chrysler LHS, Sedan
#1376 of 1408 94 lhs sometimes sputters so bad it wont even accelerate
Sep 30, 2010 (2:04 pm)
#1377 of 1408 94 lhs sometimes sputters so bad it wont even accelerate
Sep 30, 2010 (2:04 pm)
i just bought this car and thought i was getting a good deal but if you press the accelerator too hard it chugs and will barely go.. if you lightly step on the pedal it does not do this. when it is chugging the check engine light is flashing and so is the cruise control light.. i have a baby on the way and cont have this continue??? and clues as where to start?
#1378 of 1408 Re: 94 lhs sometimes sputters so bad it wont even accelerate [crimfisch]
Nov 19, 2010 (7:15 am)
I would replace the Idle air control valve and the throttle position switch. Most people can do them with very few tools. they are about 50 dollars when you get them both together.
hope this helps
#1379 of 1408 Re: 94 lhs sometimes sputters so bad it wont even accelerate [crimfisch]
Nov 20, 2010 (9:02 am)
I would really doubt it is either of those issues. The idler motor failure would cause stalls coming to a stop. The check engine light should stay on with a bad throttle position sensor. Any how check the OBD codes.
To me this sounds like classic fuel starvation.
I would replace the fuel filter, so you know it is not plugged, then do a fuel pump pressure test. There is access for a gauge on the fuel rails.
My guess is you will most likely find it is a bad fuel pump.
Now lets see how I do on stump the chumps. Please post back when you know what it is.
By the way vehicles like the LHS are far too complicated for shot gun repairs, like was suggested to you. You have to be certain of the problem before changing parts.
#1380 of 1408 Re: 94 lhs sometimes sputters so bad it wont even accelerate [tuscanskipper]
Nov 20, 2010 (10:11 am)
One other thought, it might be a bad fuel pressure regulator, but that should drop out on pressure analysis.
Dec 04, 2010 (12:32 pm)
my alarm is constantly going off. ive tried starting the car and locking unlocking. now just want to take the fuse out so it'll stop. which fuse will stop the alarm. also wat else might be affected.
Dec 04, 2010 (2:59 pm)
Check the engine codes.
I had that once and it totally puzzled me. For some reason I checked engine codes. The code was for a bad vacuum line. I found the line and replaced it and the horn stopped going off!
So there must be an interaction deep in the BIOS of the computer board between some codes and the alarm.
That is one of the weirdest problems I ever encountered on a vehicle.
#1383 of 1408 Re: Chrysler LHS wont start [tsurnick]
Dec 06, 2010 (5:25 pm)
I am posting this way too late. Sorry it took me so long to get back.
The solution to my car not starting was a bad starter, but it was also the one wire that clips to the starter solonoid with a little clip that kind of looks like a speaker connector, just bigger. I actually could not find a replacement connector that was good. I went to a couple junk yards but they didnt have the starter or wiring harness. I called the Chrysler dealership and they said that they didnt sell that little clip by itself, but you could buy the entire wiring harness for about 400.00. This is the clip that hooks to the solonoid next to the battery cable. I think it goes to the ignition. What happend is that it got hot and melted a little and with some oil from the engine, the connector went bad. I found a 90 degree speaker connector and it fit perfectly. I did use some zip ties and criscrossed them to help hold the connector on. its been on there for about 6 months and holding now.
I hope this post helps someone even though its way late.
I will try to keep up with the posts better.
anyone know how to get scratch's out of a windshield from the windshield wipers?
their not real bad, just drive me crazy after a while.
#1384 of 1408 Chrysler LHS Shaking
Mar 18, 2011 (8:21 pm)
I just purchased my 2001 LHS a month ago, and I'm already having problems. I was driving on the interstate, and all of a sudden the car overheated and died. I had the car towed to a mechanic, and they told me that the timing belt needed replaced, along with the water pump and the tensioner pulley. $547 later, I had all this replaced and I thought everything was going to be fine. The day I took it home, the check engine light started blinking on me. I noticed that when I was in park or stopped at a light, the car would start shaking a little as well. When I got out of the car, I smelled a very faint burning smell as well. I plan on taking the car back to the mechanic, but it's Friday and the shop doesn't open again until Monday. Anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong?
#1385 of 1408 Re: Chrysler LHS Shaking [diciembres]
Mar 18, 2011 (8:37 pm)
It needs new intake manifold and fuel rail gaskets most likely. It is also possible because of the overheating there are cylinder head gasket problems and possibly cracked or warped heads.
This vehicle will need very careful assessment. Over heating is a very serious problem in modern vehicles since going from cast iron to aluminum heads.
When a modern vehicle over heats, there is usually another shoe to drop and often a closest full of shoes to fall.
Timing belts and water pumps need changing preemptively. For that vehicle every 90,000 miles.