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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
This topic covers any issues related to hard starting, no starts, stalling and erratic idling problems.
#1 of 232 Starting problem
Sep 16, 2006 (2:05 am)
Hello there, I own a 99 300M with 207,000 kms on it. A 2.7 model for Belgium. My problem is on starting. For a few days no problems. Then when I turn the key some of the warning lights will come on some not,they flash all over the place, but just a click no fire up.The over head interior lights glow but very dimly. The battery is just fine so thats not the problem , but what is the problem ??
Any help for mthe other side of the pond would be appreciated. Basically I think the 300M is one of the better big cars I have owned in terms of looks space etc. However reliability does not seem to be its strong point. Kind regards Kevin
I will probably leave the car for a few hours maybe a day and it will start. Then it might work for a week without problem maybe less.
#2 of 232 No fuelpomp running and no ignition
Sep 16, 2006 (4:43 am)
I have a Chevrolet Trans Sport 3.4 V6 from 1999. Recently I put in an other engine and transmission. After that both cooling fans did not work. To find out where the problem was I checked all the fuses (remove and put them back). After that I checked the relays first outside the car later inside the car by activating them making contact to the frame. At that time the fans start working . Then I needed to move the car and found out that a new problem was there . The engine was turning but the fuel pump not. Also I had no ignition on the spark plugs .
Does any one have an idea how to solve this problem? Did I make a mistake by removing all the fuses one by one? If I mixed up the computer, is there a way to rest the computer of the car? As far as I know all the other electrical equipment is working.
#3 of 232 Re: Starting problem [kevkev57]
Dec 07, 2006 (10:11 am)
I have a '06 300C and it has stalled three times in 16 months. The first two times, I was able to re start the car. Yesterday, it stalled and could not get it started. The dealership claims they cannot duplicate the problem, now they have the car unable to start. Maybe they can find the problem; however, it is very unsafe to drive. All three times it stalled on busy highways, I have been very lucky.
#4 of 232 Re: Starting problem [fewp]
Dec 13, 2006 (4:55 am)
You may get an answer on this group but you really need to post your question on the 300C group. This is for the 300M model in production from 99-04.
#5 of 232 99 300m starter mystery
Jan 29, 2007 (1:30 pm)
My battery went dead about a month ago, i replaced it. about 3 weeks later the starter went out and had it replaced. The mechanic had to try 3 different starters before one finally worked. 3 weeks later we are back in the shop and they have no idea what the problem is. They have now gone thru several starters, replaced ground wires from battery and turned crank manually to make sure that the engine has seized. no answers, no ideas, no car. HELP!
#6 of 232 2000 300M Total Blackout
Jan 30, 2007 (4:09 pm)
Over the past month, my 2000 300M w/about 70,000 miles has gone completely dead three times. I drive for a while, park, and shut it off, and there is no power at all. When I try to restart it, some of the instrument panel indicators come on but the interior lights, locks, etc. are dead. I installed a new battery after the first episode, but it is still acting up. The first two times, I tried several times over about 15 minutes and it just started. I did not wiggle any wires or move the shifter or anything. Today, I tried for about 5 - 10 minutes and still nothing, then I wiggled the battery cables, shifted in and out of park several times, and still nothing. Finally, I held the key in the start position and wiggled the shifter and it started. Maybe coincidence, but I suppose it could be related to an interlock, but why would it cause a total power outage? Any Ideas?
#7 of 232 Re: 2000 300M Total Blackout [clarkw]
Jan 31, 2007 (5:07 am)
Bad relay or fuse block?
#8 of 232 Re: 2000 300M Total Blackout [tayl0rd]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:07 pm)
Not sure, but it happened again today. I parked the car and when I went to get out, I noticed the interior lights did not come on when I opened the door. I noted the time on the analog clock and left it for a few hours. When I came back it was fine, but the clock had lost 15 minutes. While driving home, the fuel gauge kept dropping to zero and back to 3/8. Almost like a loose ground somewhere. Guess its time to start checking connections.
#9 of 232 Re: 2000 300M Total Blackout [clarkw]
Feb 01, 2007 (6:55 am)
Yeah, have that checked and also have the dealer check the Body Control Module (BCM). That might also be the problem. A few '99 and '00 Ms had the BCM go bad.
#10 of 232 300M RANDOM STALLING
Mar 06, 2007 (1:17 pm)
My 2004 300M has stalled twice in the last few months while my wife was driving it. She stated that when it stalls, the steering wheel locks up and the vehicle will not start until it's back in park. This has only happened twice, but to me, once is one time too many. If anyone has any info on this issue, please advise on what it may be and how to fix it.