Ok. Let me start by telling you that before the end of this story you will think I am an IDIOT. Well, I am.
Back in 1999 I bought a 1999 Concorde Sedan. It was a farely good ride. Little noisy but ok. Changed its oil regularly. I left the country and while away my brother in law drove and cared for the car. In March 2001 brother took it in for its 25,000 mile tune up and oil change. In april 2001 there were problems with the car slipping out of gear, not going into reverse or park. At that time the car had 28,213 miles and the dealership sighted internal parts in transmission faulty..The dealership replaced the transmission and changed the oil at that time.
The concorde came up for lease renewal in 2/2002 and I was going to turn it in. It passed Chryslers inspection but my husband and I were returning to the states and figured we would hold onto the car for 6 months more. BIG MISTAKE.
So... I am sure you are thinking many things at this point. Well in February my husband checked the oil...routine. No oil. That is funny the oil light never came on. Brother said last oil change in October but has no receipt. Went to have oil changed- mechanic said yikes. Need to have it changed again in two weeks to clean it out. We did. But last monday this noise started going. Yep folks at less than 45,000 miles and no warranty the engine is going to blow.
So please stop shaking your heads and let me know if this transmission and oil gussling problem could be related to my engine (hey I am a girl) and is it really possible that in 14,000 between the last oil change on record and the current that my engine tanked?
I ask this because my parents 1992 Olds Cutlass only needs its oil changed every 10,000 miles and has 165,000 miles on it and runs like a freaking top!!!
I need help so have pitty. Chrystler is pointing a finger at me. My
THE ONLY WAY TO ENJOY A MOPAR IS TO BUY IT NEW AND BEAT IT INTO THE GROUND IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS. A HELL OF ALOT OF FUN FOR THE $$$$.
I have owned them since my first new one, a 69 Charger I bought new $4000.00 cash when I came back from Nam. They didn't hold their value then and they don"don't hold their value now but they look great and go fast what more can a man ask from his car.
My warrenty has just ran out and my passenger door window motor fried. Good timing. Can anyone tell me how the door panel comes off. I don't want to break something and have my attempt at saving money back fire. By the way it's a 1999.
There are a bunch of screws and push in clips holding the panel on. It would be imposable to detail the job in this posting. Why don't you get a service manual from a library or a aftermarket manual from your local auto parts store . This book will show you step by step on how to do the job. Spending a few bucks for this book is money well spent. As you are in Canada, try Canadian tire for the book .
I just recently purchased a used 1998 chrysler concorde LXI. I noticed a button on the dash below the radio that reads "Traction Control" I notice that when I initially start the car it lights up on the dash "Traction On" and "Traction Off" then they both disappear. However, when I press the button I'm referring to, it lights up on the dash as "Traction Off" I guess my question is, do I have to press this button every time I start the car or just don't press anything? What is the correct way? Any help would be greatly appreciated. One more thing, I also understand that the car can be programed to open the garage door. How does this work, do you need a special gadget to program that option? I'm waiting to recieve an owners manual from the dealer.
You can leave the traction control button on or off to start the car, the dash light only comes on when it is switched off. I leave mine on all the time.
The HomeLink garage door opener system works by learning the code from your systems transmitter. Hold the button down while holding the button on the transmitter--the light will flash at a different rate (slower or faster I don't remember) when it has learned the frequency (10-15 seconds ususally). Some newer garage door systems have a button that must be pressed (on the opener) that allows the HomeLink system to learn the code. This requires two people to perform this task.
#700 of 1272 02 Concorde LXI vs Olds Intrigue GL vs Mercury Sable LS
May 01, 2002 (8:51 pm)
Need new company car and thinking about the Concorde LXI. Test drove one today and was not happy with wind noise and road noise at highway speeds. It had Michilin tires and not the Goodyears. I had a 99 Intrepid ES and loved it until about 65k and things started going out. Drove it until 90k and would not have wanted to buy it off company.
I saw some post here that say the new 02's have had some additional sound deadening but I am not convinced. Anyone out there with 99 vs 02 experience that can chime in and any former Intrigue or Sable owners comment would be appreciated.