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Chrysler 300, Sedan
#4869 of 4908 2005 300C shimmies in park - creates sick feeling
May 08, 2008 (1:05 pm)
Whether in park or foot on brake while idling shimmies to point of almost vomiting. Anyone else having problem or have solution. Dealer said they can't do anything about it yet if you start up another one in there lost it won't shmmie.
#4871 of 4908 Re: 2005 300C shimmies in park - creates sick feeling [tlj1]
May 09, 2008 (5:28 am)
Go see another dealer. This one is incompetent.
#4872 of 4908 Re: 2005 300C shimmies in park - creates sick feeling [tlj1]
May 12, 2008 (7:59 pm)
My car never vomited.
#4873 of 4908 Re: 2005 300C shimmies in park - creates sick feeling [tlj1]
May 12, 2008 (8:03 pm)
OK, I was just kidding. I had a similar experience with a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 that had a 390 HP T-Bird engine and a 3 speed auto transmission. Turns out the cause was a broken right motor mount and a failing transmission mount. The engine and transmission were trying to leave without me! After the mounts were replaced, I took it easy from a dead stop to prevent the damage.
#4874 of 4908 Front End Issues w/ 2005 Chrylser 300
Jun 23, 2008 (10:45 am)
I purchased a 2005 Chrysler 300 last October (2007) from day #1 I had problems with several "noises" in the front end. It has been in the service garage numerous times. They think they've fixed the problem, then another one occurs. Now the steering column is frozen. They replaced some of it, but now they think it's the rack and pion. I'm confused ... doesn't anyone have information on problems with the 300 front end?
#4875 of 4908 Interesting views in this forum
Jul 14, 2008 (9:03 am)
Looking back through this forum has been a hoot. From early doomsaying about the 300C's expected service longevity based on the flexible plastic nose & tail, to comparisons of NASCAR performance as if it related to the real world.
I've had my 300C since June of 05 & it just now ticked 74,000 on the digital odometer. Three years without a significant problem (biggest bug is that silly auto-trans inspection plug that leaks periodically). This is good & bad news -- I sprang for the 7 year 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper extended warranty (although I got it at dealer cost).
The Conti tires suck, but Chrysler doesn't make those. Eventually there were a few rattles in the back end -- I found that the plastic fender liners can flex sufficiently to hit the exhaust pipes -- the home made fix is rubber stoppers stuck onto the metal underbody & the fender liner with industrial contact cement -- no more rattles.
With good winter tires the car is really good in snow & way more fun than front or all-wheel drivers. I have never been stuck & I have never "lost it".
The much-maligned soft plastic body parts are still in perfect shape & the car still could pass for new -- gleaming paint, tight body, smooth running, still-perfectly supportive seats.
My old 99 Concord LXi now has 237,000 showing & is beginning to give trouble -- I will replace it with another 300 -- maybe a Limited this time -- or even a yr-old 300C at a lower price than a new Limited. Whatever I buy to replace the Concord, the 05 300C stays -- it is an awesome ride, has been a tremendous value & is still like a new car.
#4876 of 4908 Re: Interesting views in this forum [brit5]
Jul 16, 2008 (8:27 pm)
It is refereshing to hear from someone who truly knows what they have. Although I only have about 25,000 miles on my two 300C Heritage Editions, they are beyond a doubt the best cars I have ever owned. Good for you!
#4877 of 4908 Re: Interesting views in this forum [coolrunning]
Jul 17, 2008 (4:07 am)
I also agree; I have no complaints or no problems. I love my car and call her PureNRG (Pure Energy).