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Chrysler Concorde, Auto Repair, Electrical, Sedan
#6 of 45 more gremlins
Jul 27, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Hi I have a 98 concorde, after the 2.7 threw up I opted for a 3.5, was lucky to find a t-boned 300 donor,, that was 30,000 miles ago, car has run and still runs like a raped ape, but a month or so ago, my check engine light came on.. it was 1698 which is bad ground or no communication tween ecm and tcm, car runs and shifts fine.. My tach, speedo and temp guage sometimes work and sometimes not.. it has nothing to do with bumps.. I can be sitting idling in driveway, tach and temp will be working, then drop to zero, after a few minutes they will come back, while driving sometimes the speedo and tach will seem to get stuck,, and then increase to correct speed,, my cruise works fine when the guages are working, and it does not quit when the guages do.. But I cannot set cruise if the guages are off.. Also when the guages aren't working, my gas guage is off..Anybody have any clues!!!???
#7 of 45 Re: Electrical problems or ghost in 2000 Concorde [wheezingdogz]
Jul 30, 2007 (7:40 am)
No, I haven't had any success to date. The lights have stopped blinking for now, but now my cruise control light comes on at random. I am taking my car to the dealership this week and discussing the problem with them. I hope I can get a solution soon. I will keep you posted.
#8 of 45 Re: Electrical problems or ghost in 2000 Concorde [ellenball]
Aug 01, 2007 (8:13 am)
Thanks for the update. I took mine to a repair shop and they hooked it up to their diagnostic system but of coarse when I actually want the problem to occur it won't and therefore the system did not provide any direction on what the problem could be. So basically I'm no further ahead.
#9 of 45 Re: Electrical problems or ghost in 2000 Concorde [wheezingdogz]
Aug 05, 2007 (7:15 am)
Hi, I posted a message about our 98 concorde with electrical gremlins.. My solution came when one day the car would not start.. It turns out that one of the 2 bolts that afix the 2 red wires to the positive terminal was stripped, it would snug, but was not tight enough for a good connection,, I also had flashing lights, trunk light would not work, intermittent guages, shift indicator light would not work.. I had this at a repair shop only for them to tell me that the computer was fried.. Maybe this is not your problem,, but it would be a very cheap fix.. PS pull up the airbox,, it is a million times easier than pulling off the wheel and inner fender,, good luck.
#11 of 45 Re: Electrical problems or ghost in 2000 Concorde [mondo3]
Sep 27, 2007 (12:42 pm)
Hello, I had a 1990 chrysler new yorker 5th ave several years ago with the exact problem. It turned out to be the ignition switch. I had to laugh when I read about the ghosts because that is exactly what it seemed like!
Also, it wound up having to have a new motor put into it & luckily I had purchased an extended warranty so it was covered. I now have a 1998 chrysler concorde lxi that has 56,000 miles & the body is in showroom condition & it too needs a new motor. (of course the warranty expired 50K miles)I was told by the service tech that a new motor costs $5K which is more than the car is worth since it is 9 years old. Chrysler was no help when I contacted them. I googled chryser complaints & there were several web sites with customer complaints with the same problems on concordes & 300C's, some still new & under warranty & chrysler also refused to honor those warranties saying it was the customers fault. Go to www.mychryslersucks.com as it is the one with the most complaints. I know I will never own another chrysler!!
Thanks for letting me vent
#12 of 45 help 1995 concord
Nov 12, 2007 (9:15 am)
i will be driving and with lights,radio,heater or air on wipers and all at once i loose transmission gears so i pull over shut car off and restart and car works great what could be the promblem does not do it all the time
#13 of 45 either electrical... or i screwed up the brakes...
Nov 13, 2007 (6:43 pm)
yesterday i finally figured out how to change my brake pads on a 97 concorde lx..and since then the parking brake like near my speedometer turns off and then on for a while and then just randomly turns off....could i have done something to the brakes? they work fine to me...bled them and everything....
one thing it could possibly be is that the resevoir for the brake fluid isnt all the way filled up...but when i take the cap off it still has some in it. would i need to fill it up to the max line possibly?
also does the same thing with my brights near the speedometer...ever since i changed the bulb the light stays on all the time (which i did that maybe 3-4 months ago)
#14 of 45 not an electrical problem...but...
Nov 13, 2007 (6:54 pm)
ok....well...a couple of problems.. when i changed my front brake pads on my 97 concorde, all went semi smooth (minus the 4 hours it took me to figure out how to do it), all except for the screws and bolts on my car. for instance the two screws that hold the caliper to the rotor are severely rusted (pretty much all of them on the car are) and i really need to change my back pads (diskbrakes) but one of the screws that i mention will not come off for the life of me. also it is basically stripped almost.
so ya basically my question is that ive tried wd40 and that didnt work..not even the right size socket or regular wrench could do the trick, so what should i do if i didnt want to take it to the shop to have them do it? (keep in mind that im limited on tools, so if i need to get someone with a compressor socket, lemme know)
Dec 16, 2007 (12:48 pm)
Hey everyone! I have a 2000 chrysler concorde and recently the battery light has come on... Swaped out the altenator and checked the battery and it still registers a code. I wanted to know is there a fused link anywhere that would keep the car from keeping a charge? Please help me with this if you have any information!