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#1046 of 1273 1999 Chrysler Concorde Dies when hot
Jul 22, 2005 (1:21 pm)
I purchased a 1999 Chrysler Concorde with a 2.7 engine, I now know I should have gotten a 3.5 engine instead, not long ago with 76,000 miles. I have not used it much but am starting to. When I have been driving it for a while & gets hot it will 'die' or 'stall out' at the light or when I slow down. Sometimes it will start back up or I will have to wait a few minutes before I try again. It makes no difference whether I have the A/C on or not. I have put a new battery in it and have had the positive battery cable checked. Another computer was installed and it made no difference. Can you give me an idea what I can do now.
By the way I had trouble with the AC not working only to find out that the driver side front fan motor went bad and knocked out the current needed to get the compressor to work. Once I replace the fan I have had no problems.
#1047 of 1273 Re: 2000 Concorde Transmission [gvsulakers07]
Aug 02, 2005 (12:36 pm)
You may have the problem fixed by now. If not go to message 1023
#1048 of 1273 right turn singal won't work
Aug 05, 2005 (11:32 am)
1997 concorde .. right turn signal went out.. replaced fuse still won't work, sounds like a buzzing in steering column. they want 350 to put in a kit. I can not afford this! Someone .. help
#1049 of 1273 Re: CD CHANGER [fitethefires]
Aug 07, 2005 (8:33 pm)
Did you ever figure this out? I just started having the same problem, but I can not find a fuse specifically for the CD Changer.
#1050 of 1273 Re: 96 concord v6 ralph [rschelle]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:08 pm)
I've got a '96 with 130,000 on a 3.3. I love this car, but I'm having fuel-line problems, too. I've been told to change the pump, but this doesn't seem like a mechanical problem to me.
I can drive 70 miles without it acting up, then it'll start giving me fits. I can shut it off for 60 seconds and it'll stop with the fits. It's like rebooting a computer that gets jammed up.
And it seems like it gets worse when the outside temperature -- not engine temp -- is hotter. Here's a for-instance: I work evenings. The outside temp is way up when I leave for work, I have to stop at least once and "reboot." Then it drives just fine. On the way home, after the sun goes down and the temp is down 15 to 20 degrees, I have absolutely no problem. I just don't understand this.
The codes say I've got a downrange O2 censor failing. I don't know if this is related, but this seems more like a vacuum prob to me than a mechanical prob. A certified Chrysler mechanic friend says it's the pump. I just don't see it the same way. And here you've replaced your pump and the car still acts up. I don't want to spend a couple hundred, too, just to find out the pump wasn't the prob.
Did you ever get a helpful response to your query, Ralph?
#1051 of 1273 Car shutting down while driving
Aug 09, 2005 (5:50 am)
I've already spent 2,000 dollars on a concorde '93. The evaporator was replaced and( I suspect either the mechanic is stupid or the car is just old) driving became hell. First, the car shuts down while driving, evaporator still didn't work, check engine comes on and disappears, the C, H , meter is in the middle is this safe? I just don't know what's wrong and I don't want to be taken as a sucker anymore by preying mechanics. Sorry Im woman and I really look dumb when I talk to them even if I pretend I know something. PLS HELP! btw, the gas balancer if that's what you call it was replaced, ignition was replaced, I already used fuel injector/booster. and still the engine shuts down. ">
#1052 of 1273 Re: Car shutting down while driving [castor]
Aug 13, 2005 (11:58 am)
well it all starts with information... go to the auto parts store and buy a good car book based on your year and model. Or better yet buy a dealership repair manual for your model and year. Then buy a plug in computer reader $50. Then you can read the computer fault codes. Next you will most likely start replacing sensors. Starting with those called out in the fault codes. Your manual will tell you where they are and exactly how to replace them. I found a bad crankshaft sensor in my car doing what you described.
#1053 of 1273 Re: Car shutting down while driving [castor]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:48 pm)
Yip. A good manual is key. I like Clymer manuals: they tear the car down and record everything as they go, then print it for us backyard mechanics. They are money- and timesavers, and cost between $10 and $15. I will purchase one for my '96 this payday.
Of course, Christian is right about the real shop manuals. I have hard time reading them, though.
You seem to be experiencing the same probs with the car shutting down as I am. My engine light never goes off (a guy I work with has a '97 and THAT light never goes off, either).
And fuel-injector cleaner, as well as STP-type stuff, didn't help at all.
Questions: What's this evaporator you had to replace? And what's this "gas balancer"?
If your temperature gauge is in the middle -- preferably just below middle -- you're fine. Mine stays just below middle unless I'm stuck in traffic, but I've never seen it go above middle.
Also, every now and then when the engine gives me fits, the fuel gauge will just stop working. It will go to E and the little fuel pump will light up on the instrument panel and I'll be able to drive. It's friggin screwy.
#1054 of 1273 -=- 1995 Concorde Dash Problems -=-
Aug 16, 2005 (2:05 pm)
My mechanic is having problems and I am too! I took the car to the shop to fix the AC. This required them to take out the entire dash. When I picked up the car, none of the dash gauges worked at all - no tach, fuel, speed, engine temp, etc. They have had it for a week and have not been able to determine the problem.
#1055 of 1273 Re: -=- 1995 Concorde Dash Problems -=- [slashdot87]
Aug 21, 2005 (8:51 pm)
None that would be of benefit to you, sorry, except one you've certainly already thought of: Try to make those idiots cut some biiiig slack on the cost of repairs b/c of their screwups. Good luck.