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#994 of 1273 Must limit mileage
Mar 16, 2005 (10:03 am)
At 92,000 miles my 2000 Concorde LX developed uneven tire wear. Rick Hendrick, Charleston, SC dealership service then made the problem worse by damaging the steering rack while replacing all the bushings for over $1200. I paid another $900 to get the steering rack fixed someplace else. At 132,000 miles, I heard a tapping noise.
According the an independent mechanic I took it to this time, the noise was a bottom bearing in the engine. He says the 2.7 liter engines are defective and Chyrsler should have recalled them.
If you plan on trading in your Concorde b4 the mileage gets high, no problem; but if you commute to work like me - don't buy one. I now drive a 2004 Honda Accord and will never go back to Chrysler.
#996 of 1273 Multifunction (wiper/blinker) switch replacement
Mar 08, 2005 (11:47 am)
My multifunction switch which operates the blinkers/wipers & washer broke from the steering column.
Has anyone replaced one of these? Please advise the steps.
Thanks for the help.
#997 of 1273 Re: Multifunction (wiper/blinker) switch replacement [realtor2]
Mar 08, 2005 (2:01 pm)
I haven't replaced one but I do have a service manual that everyone should have, unless they want the dealer to do everything.
1. Disconnect negative battery cable
2. Remove the tilt lever
3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
4. Remove the switch mounting screws and connectors.
#998 of 1273 Just Purchased
Mar 20, 2005 (9:42 pm)
I just want to say thanks for all who have submitted questions and/or answers in this forum. I have learned a lot from reading these posts and it's greatly appreciated.
Yesterday I purchased a '99 Concorde LXi w/ 90k miles. I was going to buy a new car but my credit isn't the greatest right now so the interest rate on the load that I was approved for was too high for me to be comfortable so I moved to plan B.
Plan B is: A) buy a used car with cash. B) build up my credit rating. C) in about 1 or 2 yrs, depending on how well/fast my rating rises, sell or trade in the used for a new car via a low interest rate loan.
Good plan? I hope so! So before I bought the Concorde yesterday I was already aware of some of the problems that this model has. But since I only plan on having it for a year or two I hope to escape with little trouble.
The car has had one owner. Everything OK on Carfax. The previous owner lived in a small, somewhat isolated town..not sure what that means if anything. The car seems to have never been smoked in which is a big plus for me. I have noticed the rubber trim around the headlights separating, not too big of a concern for me as long as it doesn't get worse. Road noise is acceptable, ride is great, comfort is fantastic. Super, super clean car. Previous owner really took care of it.
I bought it from a small dealer. He had it listed for $6,299 a several days ago when he first got it then dropped it to $5,999 this last Friday. I showed up Saturday morning and took the car home for $5,000. I checked other Concordes in this area and I believe I bought it at a reasonable price.
I expect things to come up that need attention, I just hope it won't be too hard on my pocket book. I am hoping that many of the common things that happen on these cars has already happened while the previous owner had possession and have been dealt with. I am prepared for things to happen since it's reaching 100k miles but after all...this is Plan B!
Anything I should have done to the car at this point in it's life?
#999 of 1273 Re: Just purchased
Mar 22, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Sounds like you got an excellent price. You should probably have the transmission flushed unless a service record shows it been done recently. Every 40-50k is cheap preventative maintenance (~$100). I think that car has a rubber timing belt which is due for replacement if it hasn't been. At 100k there are several routine items, plugs, radiator flush that would be a good idea.
#1000 of 1273 Just Purchased
Mar 23, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Thank you for the advice. I will get the radiator and tranny flushed and have them check the timing belt and plugs.
#1001 of 1273 ATC Problem - 99 LXI
Mar 27, 2005 (4:42 pm)
Headlights were left on the other day (wife) and drained the battery. After charging, the ATC fails to function. Temp readout is 2 dashes, turn off and it turns itself back on, blows on high (hot) at all times and the AC icons bounces on and off. Get in today and the draw fan for the temp sensor was running with the car off and keys out (car had been sitting for at least 6 hours). Anyone have an idea? Thanks.
#1002 of 1273 Re: ATC Problem - 99 LXI [h31]
Mar 28, 2005 (4:07 pm)
You will need to look at the trouble codes with a DRBIII scan tool.
There are 16 codes for ATC faults.
If the temperature reasdout was working, you could put the ATC in dianostic mode w/o a scan tool and read the faults on the temp display.
There are four conditions when the draw fan for the in-car sensor will run: one is when the vehicle door is opened and closed w/o turning on the ignition switch - the fan will run for about 2 minutes after the car door is shut.
That is the best I can tell you!!!!!!!!!!!
#1003 of 1273 from a '94 to a 2001
Apr 04, 2005 (9:52 am)
I loved my '94 Concorde so much, never had a problem with it till this year when the air bag light decided to stay on (off and on) which switched the power steering to manual and the gas gauge stopped at a quarter of a tank. But, other than those two probs the '94, for me, was a very good car.
I did some research and found that the 2001 were the best over-all of the 2000's, so I bought a fully loaded customized 2001 LXi two weeks ago for $13,500. I feel spoiled driving this car, it's so beautiful from its looks to the performance. I still need the Owner's Manual and the only thing I noticed a difference is the size of the gas tank, which I have to fill more often than I did with the '94.