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#7 of 81 Re: 1995 Chrysler Cirruht LXI - Engine Stall [rgorsky]
Sep 10, 2008 (3:39 pm)
Have you been able to get any more answers to your car problem. I have a 95 as well and I've recently ran into similar problems. My car will start, but up until 40 mph it's been choking like it's going to stall out on me. I've had three different mechanics look at it and since the diagnostic tests aren't returning any codes, they don't know what to do. IF ANYONE CAN HELP, PLEASE DO! I had my distributor and cap changed out last year, I'm not sure of the brand so I wonder if it has to do with the recall on the Cirrus and I also had the fuel pump, etc done last year (in the spring time I believe.) The day this all started I lost the power to my radio and clock light. I also was experiencing my dashboard lights going out, but I've heard mixed reviews about that even having to do with the larger problem at hand. The car only has 60 thousand miles on it, it'll be a shame if all the car experts of the world are stumped by this car.
#8 of 81 97 Chrysler Cirrus (check engine light)
Oct 07, 2008 (4:12 pm)
I recently bought a used 97 Cirrus. Car dies while driving and sitting at stop light, not all the time but getting worse. Check Engine light on and went to Auto Zone and code came up Intake Air Sensor, replaced that. Light still on, ran again, Mass Air Flow Sensor, didn't do anything about that but decided to run codes again, now fan relay malfunctioning, voltage low. Possible cause ECM, and several other things. Was getting sick of all the different readings. In the mean time I decided I would take it to Pep Boys for computer diagnostic. Fan relay showed up, abieant temp and motor temp both ran up to 150 degrees and motor shut off. Was told by Pep Boys that when I replaced the IAP that the computer should have been flashed (reset). Well they said they couldnt reset it that I needed to take it to the Chrysler dealer. After diagnostic from them and fixing several things bill ran $217. So when I paid and left and went to Chrysler dealer they now want me to put it on their diagnositc computer and a flash will cost $99 and the diagnostics $99. Then the service mgr. said it doesn't need to be reset. So now Im at a loss as to what to do, especially since I can't fork over $$$ after $$$ and still not get fixed. If I took the car back to car lot would lose my down payment, not sure if I should continue to spend money or just soak up my loss of the $700 total Ive spent on it and live iwth it. Any ideas?
#9 of 81 Re: 97 Chrysler Cirrus (check engine light) [cyoakum]
Oct 18, 2008 (4:44 pm)
Got my Cirrus from an auction resently so I don't know its history but I've got the same problem you do. Car had flucuation in RPM periodicly when driving or at idle but there was no service engine light until 1 day it had a fluctuation and stalled will driving and after that episode the perverbial light came on. There's something very strainge going on because when the flucuation happens (which could be at first start or after being driven for a while) the check engine light will go off for a second and then come back on. The kicker is the other night when stuck in traffic it happened again and the the check battery light came on. There has been a increase in the episodes of flucuating RPMs and get this, now when it happens not only will the check engine light go off the check battery light will go off and the both come back on. That's not all....now the RPMs constantly flucuate when at idle.
AutoZone did a ckeck and there are 4 codes, p1493 battery tempature sensor (never heard of such), p0117 engine coolant temp sensor, p0112 intake air temp sensor (I too replaced it and the code won't clear) and p1496 5 volt supply voltage low condition which references the input sensors of the onboard computer. I really like the car other than this and wouldn't mind putting a little $ into it since it only has 79500 miles on it but I want to put only what's needed. Any advise would really help!!! p.s. also the coolant sensor or relay swith is coded and my fan constantly runs and my cage has malfuncytioned. I hope the computer hasn't went bad!!
#10 of 81 Re: 97 Chrysler Cirrus (check engine light) [cyoakum]
Oct 21, 2008 (7:02 am)
cyoakum, i went to firestone where i've been doing business for a while and they did a diagnosis (99.00) and found out that all the codes are all inline with each other and that the is a short somewhere in the wiring harness and it could be a pinched wire. Norm said that all of the sensors are working which indicates current is getting to them but that the return notice to the computer is not being received therefore the light remains on and the codes keep setting immediately after they are reset. He pulled all of the wiring diagrams and traced the patterns to find out what he did but would need to pull out the harness and try to pattern it and find the short and that could take from 3-6 hours (83.00hr) depending on how fast he can find it. Also, there is more than a 50-50 chance that now that there are multiple codes that portion of the computer that handles these sensors may of been fried. At looking at what Norm was telling and showing me I tend to believe him because it looks like someone previously tried to locate the problem (hire harness cut open, wire coating peeled in some places) but they couldn't. For me i'm going to the junkyard to find what looks like a good wiring harnes as the dealer wants to charge 800.00 for it and if that resolves the problem good and if i need the computer i may go the same rount or maybe get it from autozone for 300.00. All your symptomes and mine appear to be closely related although my MAS is not flashing it is in line with the rest. If you find anything out please let me know and I will do the same.
#11 of 81 99 cirrus stalling after chaning almost everything!!
Apr 25, 2009 (4:58 pm)
this car stalls for any or no reason. it has stalled while on the highway and while parked in the driveway. sometimes it runs for hours, other times only minutes. the fuel filter has been changed, the throttle position indicator has been changed, the engine computer has been changed, plug wires, spark plugs, egr valve, and countless other items. former blogs suggest that the problem may be related to MAF or O2 sensor. it has been brought to my attention that this model cirrus does not have a mass air flow sensor. I have bought replacement O2 sensors for it, but the dude at the auto parts store said he doubts very much that this will fix the problem. hopefully someone in your circles can help out with this. i am at wit's end. a check engine light or error code would help, but no such luck, as no lights come on.
Apr 26, 2009 (6:06 pm)
i have a six cylinder chrysler cirrus that has around 150,000 km on it and its been running great up until about 2 months ago. About every three weeks or so, the car battery wears out without leaving the lights on or draining the battery at all, ive taken it to a mechanic and they just assume that the lights were left on. nobody can seem to figure anything out. can anybody help?
#13 of 81 Re: 99 cirrus stalling after chaning almost everything!! [fsualumni93]
Apr 26, 2009 (6:17 pm)
Join the crowd. I have a 97 Cirrus that is doing the exact same thing and changed all sorts of sensors. Finally I took it to a repairman and he has said its the ECM (computer), I have not replaced it yet, but will be doing so very very soon. The Chrysler dealer wants $388 for one and a local parts place wants $170. Other than that the car runs great, I just hate to replace the ECM and it not be the problem. That scares me since, I already had it at one repairman and they said they changed the ECM 2 different times, but.....they were out of cars from a junk yard too. If you figure it out let me know please, I hate to pay for the new computer when it could possibly not be it. But the last guy did put it on the diagnostics machine twice...Good luck.....I would love to hear from anyone else out there that might have had the same problem too.
#14 of 81 Re: 99 cirrus stalling after chaning almost everything!! [cyoakum]
Apr 27, 2009 (11:56 am)
we finally got this problem fixed. We had changed out the ECM, and it was not the issue. Spent 125.00 for no reason!!!. That brought the total tally up to over 1000.00. What we discovered was the Cam Shaft sensor had gone bad. That part cost 70.00 at AutoZone. When installed, the stalling issue was resolved (or so it seems at this point). We have run the car for a total of about 3 hours with no problem. Before, it was stalling within about 15 to 20 minutes.
#15 of 81 Re: issues--- injectors prevent start [jafender]
Apr 30, 2009 (4:18 pm)
What is the ASD? I have a 98 (6 cylinder) and it's been doing everything mentioned on this site and then some. I've replaced the throttle position and oxygen sensors as well as idle air valve and now the check engine light is back on! I'm willing to replace camshaft/crankshaft, but I need to know what the ASD is. Thanks for posting this information as I am ready to drive this car off of a cliff!
#16 of 81 Re: issues--- injectors prevent start [aseel513]
Apr 30, 2009 (7:39 pm)
Cliff heck, we need Death Valley high steep mtns........I wish just one time I could have a car that is not such a pain in the rear.....please if you fix it let me know what you did.