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is the ecm the problem if battery light is on and the alternator isn't bad
This is likely a sign of a failing voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. In your case, it sounds like the voltage output from the alternator may be much too...
Check engine check battery leaking smoke
If it was leaking "antifreeze" or "coolant" on the freeway, that signifies a cooling system leak although it is also possible that your car is overheating (due to a cooling system problem like a stuck thermostat or an engine issue)...
Engine Flooding?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd by happy to help. The oil you put into your car will not create the problem you are experiencing. It is simply a coincidence that it happened after an oil change. I'm not...
new timing belt and new plugs it runs rough
If the rough running started AFTER the belt was installed, it is possible that the new belt is mis-positioned and/or the ignition timing adjustment at the distributor is wrong. Generally, rough running is due to a mechanical (e.g., uneven cylinder...
what is causing really rough idle.
Rough idling engines can typically be caused by ignition system or fuel system failures. This can be things like spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, distributor rotor, the distributor itself, fuel injectors, fuel filter, fuel pump, etc. I would...
Black/orange loose wire under my hood, think it's supposed to be plugged into ignition switch harness. Where is the ignition?
Hello there. If there is a loose wire on your 1996 Chrysler Cirrus, than there are a few potential things going on. If the wire is loose, there is a good chance it broke somewhere along the line or it...
Car won't go over 30mph - Check Engine light on and off, car shakes a bit 1997 Chrysler Cirrus
Hi there - first task to to extract the problem codes that are causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. This will guide diagnosis, and save time and money. Most auto parts stores will read codes for you for free....
Q: my thermostat housing is leaking
Hi there: Most of the time when the thermostat housing is leaking it's caused by dirt or debris that may not have been fully cleaned out when it was replaced. This will cause the gasket to not seal correctly. Other...
My engine's cylinder 5 is misfiring
Hello there. A cylinder 5 misfire is a common problem with your vehicle. There are a number of common causes for misfires, including the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the cap and rotor, the crankshaft position sensor, vacuum leaks,...
When my speed reduces to around 30 mph, I feel a semi heavy jerk.
Hi there. This is a normal condition to the vehicle. As the transmission wears and gets lots of miles on it, it will tend to make the downshift solenoid work harder and the return spring gets weak. Also, if the...
My car won't move when i press the gas pedal i have never had a problem before. I did notice a leak but i thought it was the oil from the transmission.
You should check for any codes that could be stored in the ECM (computer) as the check engine light is on. This will give you a starting place to check for the condition that you are having. Since the vehicle...
i replaced my input sensor and my output sensor and my transmission still doesnt change. Gears
Hi there. If you've recently replaced input and output sensors, it's possible that the electrical harness attached to these parts, the ECU or internal problems inside the transmission are causing this problem. Before you replace any more parts, it would...
Does the PCM in my 2000 Chrysler Cirrus have to be reprogrammed after replacement?
The repair information from Chrysler says an OEM level scan tool must be used to update the mileage and VIN number in the replacement PCM. If this is not done, a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) will be set. You'll want...
The Crankshaft Position Sensor broke at the block - how do i get it out? 1998 Chrysler Cirrus
Hello - I would soak it with penetrating oil (WD-40, PB Blaster, etc.) overnight, then try drilling the sensor for a screw/bolt extractor. If that fails, you may have to keep drilling with larger and larger bit sizes until, you...
New computer works fine, but the car is idling at 3000 rpm
Hi there. Anytime you install a new PCM or ECU, it needs to be reprogrammed by a dealership as they are the only ones with the correct software to complete this process any longer. If the relearn process is not...
Q: No spark
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
I'm trying to find out what is the cause is it a fuel relay is it the fuel pump or it seems electrical cuz it'll just died
Hi Leonard. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The only way to determine if it's the relay or the pump is to do an electrical test. But, that can only be done onsite. Generally speaking, if the pump activates and then...
I replaced the battery in my car because it wouldn't crank or anything and it still won't do it. There's no noise when I turn key
If the problem is simply no starter motor operation the fault is typically quite limited. With a new, fully charged battery and the immobilizer (security) system off - check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated - if the...
Get in the car this morning and started just fine but after a few seconds the car shut off and the oil light came on. What could p
Hi Raymond. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually, if the oil light is illuminated, it means that the engine is having difficulty gaining oil pressure or the ECU has detected a fault with the oil pump or oil sensors. This...
Where can I buy a replacement lock actuator for a 1995 Chrysler cirrus?
Hi There, Assuming you are referring to a replacement door lock actuator, these are available for most vehicles (including yours) at most local auto parts stores, such as Auto Zone, Napa, etc. In some cases, of course the stock supply...

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