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Chrysler Cirrus, Sedan
#60 of 80 Daughters first car
Oct 01, 2009 (8:42 am)
I have the opportunity to buy a 99-00 Cirrus LXI V6 from my neighbor down the street. He bought it from an old lady who was the original owner. He is a car guy and he takes care of his cars, so I am sure it is in good shape. I can probably get it for $2,000-$3,000. But after reading all these posts on these cars I am very leary about buying it. It would be a first driver for my daughter. My question is should I keep looking? Thanks everyone.
#61 of 80 Re: Daughters first car [jspagna1]
Oct 02, 2009 (2:31 am)
I bought my 99 Cirrus at about 93,000 miles, and it has been a good car.
You should realize that the engine has a timing belt that must be changed at 100,000 miles. If the belt breaks the engine will be destroyed as it is not designed to be non interference. Other Xler engines are non-interference. If you are mechanically inclined, it will save you some money to do it yourself but it is not a job for amateurs either. I understand it is quite expensive to have it done by the dealer or professional. At the same time the idler and tensioner bearings should be changed, and the water pump. The theory is that it is an expensive/difficult job to do, so replace it all rather than have to go back in to fix a bad pump or bearing. It really does make good sense. Other than that, I find the car quite reasonable. I have also had to replace the fan thermistor that controls the blower fan speeds and the LH front wheel hub bearing. These are pretty common problems for any vehicle and these items were recent at around the 145,000 mile mark. My son drives the car and likes it. HTH One guys opinion.
#62 of 80 Re: Unknown problem with my '95 Cirrus...and trouble code 54? [lee03]
Jan 15, 2010 (1:50 pm)
u need a crank sener on it ok and it shounld start ok
#63 of 80 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [bsjoberg]
Feb 09, 2010 (3:56 pm)
OMG I have a 1995 chrysler Cirrus and im having the same exact problem describing exactly what you said about it stalling at stop lights and i almost have to ease the gas cause of that and when i get around 25 mile an hour is kind of stals and the car shakewses a littleand i have no idea what the problem is and i wonder is this is a malfunction where we should have to repair it cause its not are fault and it sounds like other people are having the same problem. Please let me know if you figured out what the problem is thanks you.
#64 of 80 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [tgcleader]
Feb 09, 2010 (4:10 pm)
First the basics, when was the last time you changed the fuel filter? How about Spark plug wires and plugs? Which engine are you talking about? If the fuel filter, etc; is OK, then I would look at the cam sensor as that sensor is most likely at fault given the problem you describe. Generally, the sensor plays a larger role at 2000+ RPM. You don't say which engine, so I am assuming yours has one. Have you gotten a check engine light,as that would store a code to check too. HTH One guys opinion.
#65 of 80 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [tgcleader]
Feb 09, 2010 (5:33 pm)
Hello.. my car stopped stalling out until recently. It started it again. WOW we may need to check the crank sensor. what do you think? Other then that, the car seams to run great.
#66 of 80 Re: 1995 chrysler cirrus [atfdmike]
Feb 09, 2010 (5:34 pm)
no check engine light
#67 of 80 Re: Daughters first car [atfdmike]
Feb 09, 2010 (5:44 pm)
question, you stated you had to replace the fan control that blows the fan speed? Mine stopped working the other day and only works on high. How do you change that and how much roughly is the part?
#68 of 80 Re: Daughters first car [leitheiser]
Feb 09, 2010 (8:52 pm)
Hi, i have been a Chrysler mechanic for 15 years. You need a blower resistor which is located on the passenger side under the dash or behind the glove box depending on the year. Lust look for a plug with about 6 wires going to it, and it is held down by two 8mm bolts. simple repair.
#69 of 80 Re: Spark Plugs?? [dflahe]
Feb 21, 2010 (2:29 pm)
according to my son who changed his spark plugs,you do have to remove the valve cover assembly to get to all of the plugs