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Chrysler Cirrus, Sedan
#46 of 81 sell sell sell UR POS
Sep 09, 2010 (8:24 am)
Mine shut down and would not restart 18 months ago. I put in a distributor and it ran awesome. 2 months later it started the stall and restart bit. I dealt with it until winter. It ran great the entire cold season. When temps warmed up the car was back to stalling. I replaced the the cam/crank shaft sensor $70 at autozone. That fixed it! I live in 117*F temps and the car ran great all summer. It has now stalled 5 times in the last 15 days meaning the cam/crank shaft sensor is out again. Not only that but yesterday It stalled again and will not restart. Awesome! This means the distributor is out again. If I don't pawn this car off to an asshole like myself or the rest of you, I will be buying a distributor and a sensor every summer. I will never be able to let my guard down in this car.
#47 of 81 Re: My Car keeps dying on me!! PLEASE HELP? [wattsgirla]
Sep 09, 2010 (8:32 am)
I changed the Distributor and the cam shaft sensor. The distributor lasted a year and the position sensor only three months. Your car will break again. This sucks but if its running good its time to let it go.
#48 of 81 We need a class action lawsuit
Sep 26, 2010 (9:07 am)
We need a class action lawsuit against CHYSLER with all these complaint of these cars shutting down in traffic they should have recalled those cars a fix the problem. I alomst got hit by a tractor trailor on the expressway the first time this happen to me with my kids in the car. These cars a crap!
Now my car is stalling again and no mney to fix it OMG!
#49 of 81 HOW WOULD WE GO ABOUT IT
Sep 26, 2010 (12:55 pm)
I LIKE THE WAY YOUR THINKING .ALL MY PROBLEMS STARTED AFTER I PAID THE CAR OFF SOME YEARS AGO. BUT ILL BE WILLING TO PUT MY HAT IN.
#50 of 81 Re: We need a class action lawsuit [feliweeks]
by kirstie_h HOST
Sep 27, 2010 (8:39 am)
While I appreciate the frustration, please note that our Membership Agreement prohibits using the Forums to organize lawsuits. I realize you didn't go that far, but I wanted to mention it before others might have started trying to collect names/contact info.
#51 of 81 Ok Got it figured out.
Oct 17, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Here's the deal:
If your car stops but will start again change your crank shaft position sensor.
If your car will not start again and your check engin light is on then you need a distributor.
If your car's engin light does not appear when you turn the key to the on position you need a computer. AKA PCM or Most commonly known as ECM.
Crankshaft position sensor sucks to get at. Way down under the distributor. The entire intake must come out. It's only $70 but find yourself a sideshow mechanic coupled with the book($30) and you'll save money.
Before you change the distributor: Pull the cap and check your rotor. Most likeky it's just burned up. Pull it straight out and slip in a new one. ($15)
Distributor is not easy. It's about $120 on eBay. The book tells you two methods. Use the Top Dead Center method by aligning your timing lines. This will remove all doubt. You don't need a shop but buy yourself a backyard mechanic to help. The distributor has a mark that aligns with the rotor. There is a reason for the wierd looking key. The key slops around so put some heavy grease in it to keep it centered.
ECM is super easy. You can do this yourself. Remove the filter portion of the intake. The filter box just pops out. Pull hard it will come. Disconnect Neg and Pos cable. Remone computer cables. 1 screw on each side and it pops straight up. The best thing is that the ECM is only $140 on eBay.
I did all this myself. I've been through it all. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I'll check in if you have questions just post them.
#52 of 81 Engine I know
Oct 17, 2010 (6:59 pm)
I cant spell but my car runs.
#53 of 81 Anti Theft More problems WTF SOB POS Car Realy
Oct 18, 2010 (4:31 pm)
So I just put this new computer (ECM) in my car. It was running great. The first time I locked it and tried to reenter the anti theft comes on? I cannot get it to stop honking and blinking. Somebody said to try the key in the passenger door. Not working. I think my computer is for a later model with keyless entry?
#54 of 81 Re: Ok Got it figured out. [tommy666]
Oct 18, 2010 (10:46 pm)
You do not mention what year Cirrus you have. I would like to expand on what you have noted, but need to know which year we are referring to first.
When you say "If your car stops but will start again change your crank shaft position sensor." Are you saying that the car stalls, like when coming to a stop, and then will restart when you crank it over? Know of any test that you can run on the sensor?
Have you ever experienced a sensation like a momentary power loss, but the engine doesn't stall, only jerks once?
Any problems with excessive parasitic battery current draw, and the solution?
#55 of 81 Re: 95 chrysler cirrus will not fire [angeladp]
Nov 19, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Anyone with a 95 Chrysler cirrus and has stalling problems I have found solution after replacing fuel filter Crankshaft Positioner and some sort of air filter and 2 exams I have found out My cars alternator is to weak! The 95 Chrysler cirrus has so much eletric and it has to have a good battery and a good alternator in it to send enough voltage to certain parts of car 4 example my cars fan wasn't getting enough voltage so evreytime car fan turned on car stalled afterward because it took all that voltage alltenators are 130 at shops like Kragen & Autozone if you bring old one in