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Chrysler Cirrus, Sedan
#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.
#31 of 80 2000 Chrysler Cirrus Problems
Jul 19, 2007 (6:22 am)
So, on 6/4/07 brought a used 2000 Chrysler Cirrus and a week later the check engine light came on. Of course the place i brought it from didnt want to help me. So since I knew the car need to be fixed I took it to a mechanic. To make a long story short the bill came to $1300. The car needed a new ECN and once they tried to replace it they found that someone tried to put a used/refurbished one in so then i needed another ECN (body module).
So I thought that was the end of things. My car was in the shop for 30 days. I got it back on July 13 2007 and after 1 day none of the gages didn't work. So, now its back at the mechanic and now they are saying something is wrong with the circuit board. So, I was wondering someone knows the price on this?
#32 of 80 Re: Chrysler Cirrus - Dying after long run [bailey3]
Jul 30, 2007 (3:48 pm)
I have a 95 Cirrus with factory alarm and lost the key less remote, all I have to do is lock all the doors then unlock with the key on the passenger side front door to disarm the alarm. not sure if it works on all factory alarms or not but hard to believe the dealer wouldn't know that, then again they never seem to get anything right.
#33 of 80 Re: Chrysler Cirrus no codes to read [laborpoor]
Aug 24, 2007 (10:15 pm)
i have a '98 that did most of what you have described, and have found that it is mostlikly a crankshaft position sensor, and or the camshaft sensor... if you have a mulimeter that has frequency detection option use it, probing the wires in need be, to pick up and see if the unit is bad, i think they are arround $70-$120...
#34 of 80 Re: 2000 Chrysler Cirrus Problems [poetry1mind]
Sep 19, 2007 (11:37 am)
The dealership misrepresented that car! If you can prove the ECN used, go right back and tell them to make good, or call direct to manufacturer, get a lawyer if you have to, but do not put more money into the car. Go on line and check out recalls, tech bulletins and then go back to dealership. These guys tried to rip you off!
#35 of 80 1995 chrysler cirrus
Sep 25, 2007 (6:47 am)
i have a 1995 chrysler cirrus and it started stalling at the beginning of spring. it stalls at stop lights, sometimes going under 25mph, and while warming up in my driveway. we took it to the dealers, and they had said that it was the main computer, so we got that fixed. right when we were leaving it stalled, so we brought it back in, they said it was the EGR valve, when we were leaving it stalled again. they had to call the chrysler company 4 times and ask what was wrong with it and they had no idea. they later figured out it was the wiring harness, one of the wires that controlled the manifold pressure was sending wrong messages. but the next day that i had it back it stalled. i know it is not the fuel pump, because we had that checked earlier.im clueless as to what it is. does anyone know??
#36 of 80 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [bsjoberg]
Oct 02, 2007 (4:00 pm)
To Any Chrysler Cirrus Owners or Dealers,
I have a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus. I will agree with others in the beginning the car looks great, drive great but the problems with the car is unbareable.
* I have also had to put sensors in for the car to change gears.
* For a 1999 that was only a year old with 52,000 miles and one owner...the A/C quit on me within a year...the switch to turn the heat/ac from high to low, now only works on High. So not to burn up during the winter I have to turn the heat to medium warm/cool. Great Heater by the way...but I like AC too you know!
* I had to get the 2 engine fans replaced
* And now, the motor is just GONE. Shot..Over Heated...Driving in ATL is not a good experience when white smoke is coming out during rush hour...just after I had gotten the car out 2 months beforehand.
I am wondering should I purchase a used motor or just give up...the money I am putting into this car, I could use on my other car. But the car is so nice and I want to give it another try; however, I can not continue to put that kind of money into this car. I do know that all cars are going to have its problems even when you keep the regular check up on it...But D*mn...from reading all the post, I am beginning to think the car looks good and that is it...
What would any of you do...Buy a use motor and run the risk of more problems or the used motor going out? or just sale it?
One Mechanic just laughed at me and said Chryslers are the last car he would purchase because of its ongoing problems.
#37 of 80 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [bmode]
Oct 02, 2007 (7:56 pm)
For four years my husband and I constantly replaced sensors and distributors, main computers and had preventative maintenance work done to keep our '95 Cirrus up and running. We spent thousands of dollars on this car and it drove like a dream up until the morning it just quit running at 3 am while my husband was coming home from work. At 3 am I had to get out of bed, climb in the truck (no easy feat when your 7 1/2 months pregnant), drive 18 miles in 15 degree temperatures to go get my husband before he froze to death. lol
The only thing I admire more than the way these cars drive, is the way they die. This car can die so smoothly, that at first you don't even realize what's happened. They are great cars if you have a deep billfold. After we had to have the local towing company tow the car for the third time in a year and a half we finally decided to sell it for what we could get.
If you can get a deal on an engine I'd say buy it, get the car running and then sell it for what you can. That was our plan, up until we couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. We eventually gave up and sold ours to an overconfident shade tree mechanic for $500.00. The man was confident he could fix it and that he was getting a deal. We tried to warn him otherwise. I still get phone calls from people trying to buy the car from me. Apparantly the car is still sitting out in his yard with my number on the windshield because he can't get it running. We took what little we made and put towards an Impala. It's not brand new, but it actually drives and handles better than the Cirrus.
Its really a shame tho, I loved just about everything about that car....except changing the battery. lol
#38 of 80 chrysler 2000 v6 lxi
Oct 31, 2007 (4:51 pm)
the car has 137000 miles it has it share of problems
lately if it rained the night before its hard to start.
once it starts I need to worm it up for approx 15 to 20 minutes otherwise once i start to drive the car it starts to hesitate and stalls then the check engine light comes on.
when you do a diagnostic check the code reader shows random cylinder misfire.what could be wrong.
#39 of 80 99 Cirrus, no heat
Nov 27, 2007 (5:06 am)
It's 4 degrees, windchill -15. And I have no heat. Blower fan works. I can feel a little warmth. The blower direction control seems to be off. When it's set for feet, it blowing through the defroster - Seems like it is off one position. I could live with that if the car got warm.
Only 290,000 miles on the car. Runs great. Where and what should I check?