It seems to be surging or stuttering at any constant speed. There was no unusual noise preceding the disengagement except that the engine revved, of course. This is located in the main wiring harness comming from the trans. I called some places, and found an alternator for 127. We took delivery of the car on May 27, 2001 and it only has 37,230 miles on it. I hate to see people spend big bucks for parts swapping when the real problem is a loose or bad connection. Hell, I think we are their own personal stimulas package.
And besides, I did the key dance again and still no fault code. I posted this here a couple months back. I've been buying new cars for nearly 40 years and the last mechanic, dealer or otherwise, I took a car to was a fuel injected 1972 Volkswagen wagon because I just didn't have time to spend adjusting the valves every time I changed the oil. Just a bit more than a little confusing for an old school hotroder? If so, It will be sooner since she insist on driving it. If anyone out there has the resources, contacts or avaiable information to explore the possibility of filing a Class Action Suit against them, I myself would give a 110% in fighting this justifiable cause!! Car losing its turbo power, gas consumption and milage horrible. I will be trying this tomorrow.
There are still one lingering item from this thread that no one, as best as I can tell, has answered. No further assistance was offered. If we have to replace the little car now, we will have to trade it in. I wuz wondering if it is simple for anyone to find the 3 wires and the ground themselves. The pump and pickup screen sit inside that little tank. At 51K with no warning the tranny died! I may even install an access panel under the back seat while I'm at it in case I end up needing to replace the fuel pump it's self. The first time it took me four hours to nurse it through all the road construction in Minneapolis, but once I made it to the open highway, it ran fine the next four hours to home.
Engine compartment smokes and smells hot. You know i will never buy another chrysler vehicle. By the way, not sure it makes any difference, but I wrote that it's an '03 Cruiser and it's actually an '06. I turned around and took it right back to them, and left it there. Then, after throwing parts at it, they said come get it, it's fixed. The temperature bulb faces the block. The suction of the air flow, and the big guy behind him pushing him out! The powertrain control module has been replaced twice.
But Chrysler is not listening. All to make chrylser more money. Have a good day well. Even these are suspect with their connector and for corrosion internally. I have purchased my last Chrysler product, and told them so after back to back deductible payments on my drivetrain warranty on a 2005 Gr.
You all have received enough complaints where something should be done immediately. Chrysler knows full well of these garbage cars. Find the transmission shift lever at the other end of the shift cable on top of the transmission. It is the 12 volt supply to the solenoids. I know the grounding of these transmission a ground wire comes loose and that is always important to check.
I'm a bit tight on money right now. But the new one is still exhibiting that slow surge and loss of power at part throttle and failure to shift under heavy acceleration. Did they show any concern???? She drove it a few times, the check engine light went out and all was well. Using a flat screwdriver, pry up on the lock then press the lock back down until it is completely seated on the cable housing. Especially after cleaning the old one last weekend had an effect on the stumbling.
Check the chassis ground that goes from your batteies - post to the frame chassis and clean that too. Of course that doesn't mean anything given how fine the mesh is. In the injector, when you're coasting, vacuum goes way up and pulls really hard on the fuel to pull it out of the injector. I friggin hate my chrysler!! I will try to dig up more info tomorrow at work. How do you get to them. It switches into neutral then when i slow down it switches to second and stays there. Install the bezel and tighten the screws securely.
So I replace the Solenoid pack on the side of the tranni. Was able to get to side of road but not fully out of traffic lane. Install the bezel, center console and shifter handle. The second one, last summer, looked perfectly fine but a new one solved the stalling due to low fuel pressure after prolonged pulling a tandem axle enclosed trailer that's bigger than the van. Does anyone here a high pitched whine with all of this? The water must have caused a short. That's why a plugged screen will cause stalling when coasting, but not during acceleration or cruising. Found several web site listing this same complaint some with catastrophic failures on the road.
I didn't autopsy my old tank enough to see how that is designed, but it must work. I would be ashamed to be a Chrysler worker with all this allegations If you want more horror stories just do a www. Been in limp mode ever since. There are still one lingering item from this thread that no one, as best as I can tell, has answered. Where is the splice and ground strap?!?!?!? You know i will never buy another chrysler vehicle.