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Chrysler 300M, Engine, Sedan
#18 of 33 300M Problems
Jun 18, 2008 (9:07 am)
I have a 2001 300M and never had any problems with it until recently. A few weeks ago it wouldn't start and the battery was draining. The mechanic checked alternator and battery and that wasn't the problem. He pulled fuses #7 and 19 and there was no drain and the car would start for a few days. He replaced the interior light switch and ignition switch as others suggested. The car would be okay for about 4 or 5 days and then againwon't start. Sometimes also the interior lights go off after 2-3 seconds while other times there are on the for 20-30 seconds and the manual describes them to operate.
It was working fine for a few days and then this morning my husband went to start it and it wouldn't start. He jumped it and let it run for a while. When I got in it this morning it barely started and all the cd lights were blinking for about 30 seconds. Also I haven't had a radio in about a year. I've read I got the bad radio for that year since it says RBB under the hour and minutes. Do you think the radio could have a short in it that's causing the battery drain?
Has anyone ever had a problem like this and know what it is? Our mechanic talked to a friend of his at a Chrysler dealer and even he has no idea what the problem is and suggested we bring it to a dealer.
The car is mint and only has 40,000 miles on it. I'd hate to get rid of it but I also don't want to keep putting money into it.
I'd appreciate any help of suggestions. Thanks!
#19 of 33 Re: 300M Problems [joeymoos]
Jun 19, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Could possibly be the battery...I had similar problems and it ended up being a "dirty" positive connection to the battery...since it was original, I just replaced it and poof...no more wierd light shows and starting issues.
Feb 22, 2009 (9:26 pm)
I have just replaced the cam in my 1999 300M after it ran hot. The cam was in two pieces and the car ran fine with a miss on one cylinder. The new cam from chrysler was just under $1000.00 so I am told. I got a used head for the cam and now then used the new found head and cam. Now the lifters are very loud, I have been driving it for two days now with no better results. Will driving the noise go away.
#21 of 33 2001 Chrysler 300M
Sep 16, 2009 (6:09 pm)
I need serious help.. i dont know what is wrong with my car. ok well i drove my car to my college the first time i drove it on a fourteen hour trip and when i got here it started to act weird. i was driving around town then when i went to park my car it would not go into park it wouldnt go past reverse. then finally i got in park then i drove it around again thinking it was fine when i went to park back at school it would not go it park no matter how hard i tried. then my shifter got really loose and the shifter would move to drive nuetral park reverse, but the car still remained in reverse so i had to shut it of because something was broke so now my car is stuck in reverse and i dont know if anyone possibly knows what im talking about or the problem with my car
#22 of 33 alternator problems on a 1999 300m
Oct 12, 2009 (3:26 pm)
today i installed a rebuilt alternator .when i put on the belt i could not tighten up on the belt. how do you tighten up the slack that is in the belt
#23 of 33 2000 300M Will not start
Oct 29, 2009 (1:52 pm)
I have a 2000 300m , 180,000 miles, while my wife was driving it cut off. Now it will not start. I was told the timing belt broke, and that I needed another engine..because the valves were probably bent.. Is it better to change the belt and heads or change the entire engine... Which would be cheaper!!!
#24 of 33 Re: Engine Jerking???? [ihelget]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:56 am)
i 'm having the same problem with my chyrsler 300m 1999, but it starts jerking when i'm driving with speeds 60-80mph..i let off the gas while slowing down and it stops (jerking)..what could be the problem?
#25 of 33 ENGINE JERKING
Jan 21, 2010 (9:30 am)
My chrysler 300m 1999 starts jerking when the car is at speeds of 60-80mph. The check engine light flashes, of course the car is jerking/knocking. I let of the gas so the jerking can stop. it does but i want to get to the bottom of the problem and fix it. What could be the problem?
#26 of 33 Re: ENGINE JERKING [meckeish]
Feb 12, 2010 (5:37 pm)
I had the same problem with my '99m.....one or more of your coil packs are bad
#27 of 33 Re: 2000 300M Will not start [ceverette]
Mar 30, 2010 (7:06 pm)
Cheaper: Used heads from good junk yard. Have machine shop check for cracks, and check valves. Buy head gasket set, and Chiltons. may need to rent cam shaft tool
Cheapest: Used low mileage, engine from good junk yard.