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#20 of 81 Re: 2000 cirrus engine died while on driving on the freeway [spencers225]
Aug 08, 2009 (8:53 am)
I have a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus lxi which died suddenly on my way to work this week.
I have checked the coil and distributor with an ohmmeter and everything checks out. I can hear the fuel pump kick in when I turn on the ignition key, and have tested absolutely everything with no spark yet to the engine. 266 000 kms, no problems whatsoever and now sudden death. I will replace a few things in an effort to resolve this issue and post if anything works.
#21 of 81 Re: 2000 cirrus engine died while on driving on the freeway [wallymaven]
Aug 11, 2009 (11:00 am)
I had a mobile mechanic come out to my house and he replaced the curcuit that the fuel pump relay fuse plugs into. this seemed to fix the problem, but i was on my way back home from california and the car started blowing fuses left and right. I probably went through over 30 fuses just to get the car back to Las Vegas. It sounds like when the curcuit was wired it wasn't wired correctly, but the guy was just here yesterday and he says everything checks out fine. I would check the fuel pump relay fuse. Your curcuit could have blown just like mine did.
#22 of 81 Re: 2000 cirrus engine died while on driving on the freeway [spencers225]
Oct 23, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Tell me about it. I baught my 95 cheap cuz I was out of work but it's turning into a monry pit. The first time I sent it to a shop right away They said oil was leaking from my spark plugs and causing a conduit for crossfire which destroyed my distributer. I got one from a salvage yard which my shop bench tested a found it was bad. $1,200.00 later new plugs, wires, and gaskets and my car breaks again. I changed gaskets and used dialectric grease done the work myself. Seemed to work for a while but the car died again. I poured 2 gal of water over the hot engine waited 5 minutes and the car started but ran rough at first. Seems to be a heat problem. After further insp. the cooling fans were not coming on. I put in freeon and the fans came on only when AC is on. I changed Coolant sensor and fan work good. The car still stalls. I checked thermostat and water pump, all good. The problem is definately eletrical and I'm guessing sensor so dont go buying computers I'll try cam shaft sensor and will get back to ya. Tommy
#23 of 81 My Car keeps dying on me!! PLEASE HELP?
Nov 11, 2009 (8:14 pm)
PLEASE HELPOk I have 99' Chrysler cirrus, that i have just replaced the crank shaft position sensor, idle air control, and EGR valve, and its still not fixed. The rpms will go crazy, oil light & cruise control light comes on, and it will stall, but sometimes it will run for and hour or two with no problems but other times its irraitic..I have heard it may be plugs/wires, distubotor cap, coil pack,cam sensor,and battery(just bought a new battery).. Tired of the guessing game.. Ready to junk this POS!!! Any suggestions, would be greatly apprecitated..
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#24 of 81 My Car keeps dying on me!! PLEASE HELP?
Nov 15, 2009 (10:13 am)
Well i took my 99' Chrysler Cirrus to the dealership and found out that the crank postion sensor, was a bad one and that i have oil leaking down my distubutor shaft, replacing that sensor has takin care of some of the problem, but my oil light still comes on along with service engine soon light..taking back to the dealer Monday..
#25 of 81 1998 Cirrus won't start
Dec 03, 2009 (12:32 pm)
1998 Cirrus V6. 48,000 miles. No problems until now. Pulled into garage one night and won't start next day. No Spark. No codes set with test from Actron tester. Check all fuses. All OK. ASD voltage is correct. ASD relay checks OK with ohm meter. Replaced distributer with remanfactured. Still won't start. Testing crankshaft position sensor. 8 volts on unit (Orange wire) but no fluctuating voltage on output of sensor (Grey/Black wire). Bad sensor?? ($72.00 to buy) and look like a real bear to change. Could it be ECM?
#26 of 81 Re: 1998 Cirrus won't start [wjsandy]
Dec 03, 2009 (8:07 pm)
Have you checked the fuel pump? (I have a '97 V6 with 77,000 and it went out recently)...
#27 of 81 The common stalling problem...
Dec 03, 2009 (8:11 pm)
1997 V6 - 77,000 miles.
It has been stalling mostly when I come up to a light or stop sign, coasting in general.
So far I have replaced:
distributor cap, spark plugs, wires, CAM sensor, Crankshaft Sensor (is that the same?), both belts, MAP sensor, my fuel pump was replace 10 months ago...
What is next? I have heard maybe the idle air flow sensor? I know this is a common problem...has anything helped?
#28 of 81 1998 Cirrus won't start [wjsandy] Update
Dec 05, 2009 (4:41 pm)
I determined that the ASD relay was not engaging. The relay itself was good. I determined that the terminal 85 (a Dk. Blue /violet wire had the same voltage as terminal 30 the supply. That means that there was not a complete circuit to ground to energize the ASD relay. I pulled the large connector on the top and towards the front of the car on the PCM and found the Dk. Blue/violet wire and cut it about 3 " from the plug. I then grounded the end that goes to the ASD relay. The relay engaged, and I had voltage to the ignition coil primary. Upon cranking I did see several flashes on my spark plug tester, but still will not start. It looks like the PCM is not grounding the ASD relay coil. If the PCM is not supplying a complete circuit for the ASD relay, it's likely not doing other things. Going to order a PCM. Will advise.
#29 of 81 Re: 99 cirrus stalling after chaning almost everything!! [fsualumni93]
Dec 15, 2009 (3:32 am)
we have a 98 cirrus that is just over 2 yrs old now. Its been in the shop more than my driveway. We bought it used from a small garage and for some DUMB reason we keep bringing it to that shop for repairs. It was in the shop 7 times in a yr and a half. The check engine light was on steady for almost a year .. LOL good fn car eh? Anyhow, after changing several sensors and other parts with NO relief ... we finally had a pvt guy with good diagnostics check it out for a few days... replaces a map sensor ( thats what it sounded like he was saying ) its been stall free ( touch wood) for 5 months now. Thats the longest time so far ... sadly.. its in the shop again right now again, for a week again ... the stick shift cable broke, which we think the mechanic broke during one of his repairs and finally just snapped. this is our car from hell and we have now spent more for repairs than what the car cost us. We are in wayyyyyyy too deep to do anything but keep on repairing it, Eventually all the parts will be new anyhow. Anyhow... check that map sensor as a possible cure to the stalling. Its really scarey to have it stall while moving.