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#21 of 80 1995 Chrysler Cirrus RPM problems
May 19, 2006 (2:43 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 80 1995 Cirrus Wiper Arm
Jun 07, 2006 (7:16 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 80 99 cirrus
Jul 24, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Does anyone know where the expansion valve is, on a 99 cirrus?
#24 of 80 95 Cirrus burning oil only while idle or city driving
Aug 04, 2006 (7:56 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 80 Fuel Filter 2000 Cirrus
Feb 16, 2007 (12:02 pm)
Can someone tell me the location of the fuel filter on a 2000 Cirrus.
#26 of 80 Re: Fuel Filter 2000 Cirrus [jken]
Mar 02, 2007 (9:40 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 80 Unknown problem with my '95 Cirrus...and trouble code 54?
Mar 02, 2007 (10:09 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 80 Unknown problems with my '95 Chrysler Cirrus
May 31, 2007 (9:13 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 (1:54 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!
#30 of 80 Re: 2000 Cirrus [sbaughman]
Jul 09, 2007 (12:57 pm)
What you describe is a failed output speed sensor. Very easy and cheap fix. I have a 99 cirrus and had an input sensor go at 10k miles. Replaced under warranty. The sensor runs around $15-20. It can be replaced in about 5-10 minutes from under the car. It is the outer most sensor on the drivers side. The input sensor is in between the cooling lines and the output is to the right side of that. All you need is a 1" combo wrench.
Any questions email me.