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#40 of 79 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [bsjoberg]
Dec 06, 2007 (11:53 am)
Sorry to hear you are having some problems with this vehicle, unfortunately that very common. The EGR can be tested its a shame they replaced it. the cirrus
is overloaded with technology the car is basically one big circuit board requiring a lot of juice to keep its functioning correctly many times the ground is the problem a bad ground can chorus the computer ECM - PCM to malfunction decreasing the electronic ignition course of a weak spark allowing the car to stall. The solution is to add direct ground to these components they actually sell ground kits on eBay.
A easy test is to use a jumper cable connected to the negative terminal and then the outer case of ECM - PCM if it does not stall you have found your problem
#41 of 79 Re: 2000 Cirrus [sbaughman]
Dec 06, 2007 (12:24 pm)
Transmission went into safe mode will only allow the car to work in first and second
there is a OUTPUT SPEED SENSOR on the transmission body that made of went bad my best advice is that you need to bring it to a service technician plus there is a recall on this transmission to replace a cable that I believe also contains a sensor that can cause problems
#42 of 79 Oil Pressure Light
Dec 06, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I have a 99 cirrus that had an oil change about a month ago. Since then, whenever I idle or when I am at low speeds, the oil pressure light comes on. I checked the oil and it is at full. This has happened before and eventually the the problem just goes away. Otherwise the car runs fine. Has anyone had this problem?
#43 of 79 Re: Oil Pressure Light [kevin2009]
Feb 23, 2008 (2:49 am)
"...oil change about a month ago...whenever I idle...oil pressure light comes on..."
I bought a 97 Cirrus used in 2002 with 25K. Shortly after purchase I got a flickering oil light at idle as you described. The problem was an oil pressure sensor located at the bottom of the engine. Fixed for $35 ($15 if I did it myself). Now years later at 101K it seems to be doing it again so maybe this time I just fix it myself, it just screws in.
For what it's worth here is everything I have had to fix on my 97 with 2.5L--
Transmission shift solenoid--$250
Everything else has been routine stuff like brake pads, tires, oil etc. I think it's getting time to replace the struts and maybe the timing belt but you would expect that. All in all a pretty good car.
#44 of 79 Re: Oil Pressure Light [kevin2009]
Mar 11, 2008 (5:34 pm)
Kevin I have the same problem, the car idles, it dies while slowing down and the oil pressure light will come on but go off after I pull over and restart the car. I checked the car and it's diagnosed with the crankshaft position sensor. I haven't replaced yet but I'll rpobably will get to that later on this week, I was wondering if anyone else is having the same problems or knows anything about the crankshaft sensor because I'm trying to do it myself since a mech. shop is charging $160 just for part itself. Can anybody help? Also I'm having problems with the fuel consumption, I had a tune up done a week ago but the problems are still there, can anyone help?
#45 of 79 Got me thinking...
Mar 22, 2008 (6:13 am)
At what milage should I change the timing belt on the Cirrus with a 2.5L V-6 engine. There is nothing in the owner's manual on the V-6 only for the 4-cyl. which says change at 105K. I currently have 102K.
#46 of 79 Re: Got me thinking... [oldfarmer50]
Mar 25, 2008 (4:30 pm)
right at that mileage would be good. I had my car looked at by a certify mechanic and he suggested do it now but I'm only at 91000. So it's up to you, but it could hurt you if you don't take care of it. Hey have you had any problems with your Oil pressure light?
#47 of 79 Low Mileage '98 - To buy or not to by
Mar 29, 2008 (11:37 am)
I'm in the market for a car for my college-aged daughter. Needs to be reliable and safe. I was looking at Toyotas and Hondas, but a co-worker has a very low mileage '98 Cirrus that's well within my price range. It only has 28,300 miles on it, one owner. It was his elderly father's and he only drove it around town - mostly within a few mile radius of his home. No accidents.
I'd appreciate any comments on the reliability and safety of the '98 Cirrus. Even with the low mileage, will old-age give me problems? All belts were just replaced and it has a new battery and new front brake rotors and disc pads. It's the 2.5L V6 engine.
#48 of 79 Re: Got me thinking... [mikey8302]
Apr 12, 2008 (12:59 pm)
"...have you had any problems with your oil pressure light?..."
See post #43. My light flickered a few time this winter when I was driving over some real nasty salt covered roads. Hasn't come back on in months. I'm figuring just some salt messing with the sensor. If it starts up again I'll change it.
#49 of 79 Re: Low Mileage '98 - To buy or not to by [camurphy10]
Apr 12, 2008 (1:05 pm)
"...I'd appreciate any comments..."
The Cirrus has been one of my best used car purchases and has never let me down. That's great milage but any 10 year-old car can have problems related to age. If the price is right go for it. That 2.5L engine is made by Mitsubishi and it is a very smooth long-lasting motor. An enhanced version powers the Mitsu Eclipse.
Edmunds says that the private party price for that car is around $3400.