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#20 of 79 Re: 1995 Cirrus revving to over 6000rpm at >50 mph [sheila6]
Mar 31, 2006 (10:38 am)
I had a Cirrus the first year it was made- 1995, LXi- with the V6. The first time I test drove the vehicle I knew I needed to have it. The suspension was firm, the handling tight, the V6 had adequate power to pull strongly through the gears, the Infinity Sound system was decent.
The first day out of the dealership, I took the car to my uncle's home, he warned me about Chryslers, "buy a GM, but never Chrysler or Ford." He reluctantly got in for a test drive, and actually enjoyed it. He rescinded his comments about buying the Cirrus. As we are opening the door to exit, the drivers side door panel falls off, somehow all the clips were not fastened or had come undone. That is some great quality, I must say.
The following week, as I am driving back from the office, the battery light comes on- Chicago bumper to bumper traffic. As I try to make my way to the shoulder, the car completely quits on me, I just barely make it to the shoulder, and have to push the car to allow traffic to flow around me. It was the alternator, it had failed.
As I am waiting for my family to get into the car on a hot Summer day, I have the A/C on so that its not so hot in the car, the next thing you know I have a "CLOUD" of white smoke and a hissing noise. At first you'd think there was a leak in the radiator- as I shut off the engine, and take note the temp. is still normal, I open the hood- to my dismay its not the radiator or its hoses, its the A/C unit, one of the fittings had failed, again, exemplary quality.
Six months of ownership, transmission gets stuck in 3rd gear, Limp Home Mode. Dealer ship replaces transmission, prognosis: the transmission was installed with return line kinked, insufficient cooling, burned clutches. Covered under warranty- again I cannot begin to comment on the absolutely Honda Slaying Quality of Chrysler.
The car was returned to me 3 and 1/2 weeks later, the car drove very very rough, checked the oil, and it was fine. The car one day seized on me- the engine had a oil line problem, and since I had the oil changed while the car was getting its Tranny changed out, it was ultimately the technician that installed the tranny, had done something to prevent the flow of sufficient oil to the engine. Great training comes from great companies.
I dropped the Cirrus and traded it in for a Volvo 850 GLT... If you are considering a Cirrus, please be forewarned, the 1995 Cirrus has a lot of problems, make sure the work that was performed has and is being documented, make sure all the RECALL work has been done. I would stay away from 95-97 Cirri and stick with models after those years.
#21 of 79 1995 Chrysler Cirrus RPM problems
May 19, 2006 (3:43 pm)
Have had relatively few problems until several weeks ago when the car would almost stall at stop lights. Putting it in neutal would help. But while driving 65 MPH on the interstate, the car jumped forward without warning. Took it to the repair shop and had the distributor replaced for nearly $900 including labor. Car is still exhibiting the same tendencies...RPM's will jump even with foot off the pedal. Any ideas from anyone as to what is happening? Thanks.
#22 of 79 1995 Cirrus Wiper Arm
Jun 07, 2006 (8:16 am)
The tab on the driver side wiper arm has broken repeatedly, disabling the arm. The nut remained tight. The gap between the bottom of the wiper arm and the locator is about twice the gap on the passenger side. I have had it inspected by a dealer who could find nothing wrong. Anyone have similar experiences or suggestions?
#23 of 79 99 cirrus
Jul 24, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Does anyone know where the expansion valve is, on a 99 cirrus?
#24 of 79 95 Cirrus burning oil only while idle or city driving
Aug 04, 2006 (8:56 am)
I have a 95 Cirrus which runs great except that it has started to burn oil only while idling or city driving. On the freeway it does not burn a drop. Could this be the valve guides?
#25 of 79 Fuel Filter 2000 Cirrus
Feb 16, 2007 (1:02 pm)
Can someone tell me the location of the fuel filter on a 2000 Cirrus.
#26 of 79 Re: Fuel Filter 2000 Cirrus [jken]
Mar 02, 2007 (10:40 am)
I think the fuel filter is tucked up behind the fuel tank, mounted to the frame above the rear suspension crossmember. At least that's what my repair manual is telling me. How accurate it is I'm not sure, it ranges for cirrus's 1995 - 2000.
#27 of 79 Unknown problem with my '95 Cirrus...and trouble code 54?
Mar 02, 2007 (11:09 am)
All I can tell you about the car is it's a '95 Cirrus with a V-6 and about 160,000 miles. When we first bought it four years ago we had to replace the main computer, three or four sensors, but that was it. The car has driven like a dream up until about two weeks ago when it just quit running. It didn't run or sound rough or give any indication that something was wrong.
My husband was on his way home for work and the car just died. The only warning he had that something might've been wrong was a belt that he started hearing that night when he went on his lunch break. Considering it was 17 degrees outside we thought it might have something to do with the cold weather and didn't pay it too much mind. That was until the car made some faint knocking noise and then died on a back country road at 4 in the morning. Now I've heard this knocking noise before. It happened to me shortly before the distributor started going out about 7 months ago. A year before that the distributor went out for the first time and the car had to be towed over 500 miles to get it home.
Considering the distributor has given us so many problems here recently I just assumed that was the problem. But a distributor is a part that you can get a lifetime warranty on, so it shouldn't go out that often unless something else is wrong.
We had an automatic start/ car alarm installed on the car about six months before the distributor first went out, and the dealership didn't reattach the wire that was supposed to run the automatic start to the distributor. After about 6 months we had it reconnected, and lo and behold 6 months later the distributor went out again.
I thought maybe it was the automatic start that was causing the problems, but I ran a diagnostic on the car and it gave me trouble code 54. 54 is supposed to be no camshaft position sensor signal from the distributor OR problem with the distributor synchronization circuit. We were told the camshaft position sensor was located somewhere in the distributor assembly itself and to replace it we'd have to replace the distributor. Money's tight so we just swapped out the old distributor (we have a lifetime warranty on it), and installed a new one.
The car still doesn't run. It doesn't even try to turn over. At least before when the distributor'd gone out it tried to turn over. I'm really at a loss for what to do next. I'm not entirely sure what the distributor synchronization circuit is or where to find it. I don't even know if I replaced it when I replaced the distributor. I'm trying to avoid taking the car to the dealership seeing as how they overcharge so ridiculously. (The 1st time they wanted $900.00 for the distributor, the 2nd time $450.00...whereas Autozone has sold it all along for 2 something.) It surely can't be the starter can it? Not if the car died while running and the car gave us a trouble code...
#28 of 79 Unknown problems with my '95 Chrysler Cirrus
May 31, 2007 (10:13 pm)
Got a Cirrus, 3 weeks later it died constantly at stop lights,signs,and driving under 30mph. Took it to Dealer,very horrible experience. They didn't care, acted like it was my fault(I'm female), talked to me like I'm stupid!!! Horrible customer service!!! They replaced the computer system, when I got my car back it ran worse than before I brought it in. Took it back, still dying they said it was distributor. $1200 to replace. I'm a college student I don't have that. My Dad said," he'd pay for it one of my friend's put it in". $400 distributor, it still dies just not as bad.
So now I'll try the Throttle Position Sensor.
It revs really high a random times and I have to shut my car off.
A/C Unit gone $1500 to replace(CA doesn't get that hot)
2 sets brakes(I need a third)
Electric driver's seat doesn't move(glad I was driving, it's set for me)
I'm still grateful I got or I wouldn't have a car at all:)
Jul 08, 2007 (2:54 pm)
I've had my Cirrus for one year. No major problems untill today. Driving at about 45mph, it made a "klunk" noise and wont shift into drive or overdrive. It also made the speedometer quit working and the little squares around the gear that show what gear you are in on the dash have a square around all of the gears. Usually when the tranny goes, you only have your direct drive gears ( 1st and reverse ) but I have 1st,2nd,and reverse. I'm stumped!