Last post on Oct 13, 2006 at 4:47 AM
You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#178 of 621 Re: 1999 chrysler 300m [eric22054]
Jan 02, 2005 (3:48 pm)
Believe me, I am not an expert on these matters...
I think a new replacement battery should have started your car in the first place. However, in my experience, a weak battery will gain power if the car is left running and the alternator is working. A bad alternator will drain the battery and the car will stop running.
I would guess it to be a bad alternator (or whatever they call them these days), but I would have thought you would have gotten a dash light if it wasn't charging properly.
Do you recall any dash lights during the process?
#179 of 621 Starting failure
Jan 04, 2005 (4:33 pm)
Change the ignition relay [$10] and then go to the starter switch. [$36 + Labor=$110]. If those fail, and the battery is not a bad one off the shelf, consider the alternator, but do that as a last resort. I don't know if there is a solenoid in there somewhere, but in the old days a clicking noise usually meant a bad solenoid. I do know that the relay and starter switch replacement solved a failure to start problem for me.
Jan 06, 2005 (11:20 am)
Hey did u ever find out what was wrong with ur car!! I have a 99M and when i turn it on and take off the speedometer dont move, it makes a funny sound, the check engine light is on, and the car turns off every time i stop, ie: at a light, turning corners, stop signs, but not the fwy, so i took it to the dealership and they cant find out whats wrong with it. they said it might be in the wiring or a sensor or something. Can anyone plzzzzzzzzzzzzz. help
#181 of 621 Re: no start [angel_girl_252]
Jan 06, 2005 (1:11 pm)
What has the dealer done?
I suggest having the fuel delivery system checked (filter, injectors), check the air filter, and check the throttle position sensor.
Are you getting any rough vibration before it stalls? If so, I'd also recommend having the transmission checked. Get up to normal speed, put it in Autostick mode, then come to a complete stop to see if it automatically shifts all the way down to first gear.
#182 of 621 Re: no start [angel_girl_252]
Jan 07, 2005 (5:52 am)
Sounds like the output speed sensor on the transmission - a common problem.
#183 of 621 Re: Creaking Noise in Front Suspension/Dash [greg0ry]
Jan 11, 2005 (10:37 pm)
I have 2004 300M Special. Have experienced same problem at about same mileage (8500 KMS) Took to 5* dealer. They removed complete front cowling, wiper assembly etc. Found poor weld and repaired.
Have not had a relapse and KMS at 18000. This is not a common problem as suggested by dealer. I know a number of 300M Special owners here in Canada and they have not had this problem. Hope this helps
#184 of 621 Accelerator Pedal Sticking
Jan 21, 2005 (12:17 pm)
2001 Chrysler 300M w/ 78,000 miles
Here's the problem; this has shown up mainly since the weather has gotten colder. When cold starting and attempting to back out of a parking space, when the car is placed in reverse the accelerator pedal cannot be depressed. If its put back in Park and the pedal => forced <= down, it will free up and you can return to reverse and drive/back normally. This has happened a few times now. I've searched TSBs and don't find anything similar. Anyone else experience this or know what the problem might be. It will go to the dealer, but would like to be informed.
Jan 21, 2005 (5:37 pm)
Never heard of your issue in 6 years on this board. Doesn't sound like just a lube problem. Must be something really messed up in there. Let us know what the resolution to the problem is.
#186 of 621 Re: Accelerator Pedal Sticking [jchambers]
Jan 25, 2005 (10:56 am)
You've got ice forming in the line that holds the accelerator cable. With the engine off, squirt some WD40 in it from the engine end and work the accelerator several times. Do it after you've driven the car for a little while, but after the engine has cooled down a little bit and before the cable has time to freeze again.
#187 of 621 Autostick problem
Jan 26, 2005 (1:01 pm)
I have a 2000 300M, the shift lever seems to be off a little to the right so that the Autostick downshift move to the left travels very slightly. It works, but I wondered if anyone has experienced anything like this before. Dealer or tire shops haven't mentioned anything out of line during alignments or other checkups.