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Chrysler 300M

L8_ApexL8_Apex Posts: 187
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  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    just my pompous, highfalutin, in your face attitude, taking over the first spot...yes and i'm successful and i have great style!!!

    Racefan9's 300m
  • Hey there all M'ers,

    Can anyone recommend a good Five-Star Service Dept. in the Northern New Jersey area? My dealer is about 50 miles from home, and I wasn't thrilled with the service there at any rate.
    Thanks in advance.

  • lflowerslflowers Posts: 155
    I can tell from your post......that you're modest too!!!

  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    Texas modest!!! hee hee hee, what color is your m??? so where is everyone are they completely lost now that we went to XX??
  • Does that mean we're soft core? Do we have to get to XXX to be fully hard core??? ;-)
    Colors-What about slate? Do we combine the attributes of both gray and black? I wonder why green isn't mentioned?
  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    looks like we'll never see XXX, i think the malibu topic is getting more action than we are!!
  • lflowerslflowers Posts: 155
    My M is silver, with roof hole, spoiler, chrome Razorstars, big stereo. I LOVE IT!!
    I even like my 5* (so far)!!!!

  • tj300mtj300m Posts: 31
    Post 3273 by Beach15 stated, and I quote: "Matter of fact, the handling is very much like our previous 97' Grand Voyager" WHAT!!!!! I have had a couple of Voyagers in the last ten years, and that has to be one of the most incredible statements I have read on any posting board. Were you kidding, It didn't seem like you were, but since no one else has responded they either didn't read it, chose to ignore it, or thought it was to ridiculous to respond to.
  • Where the heck is everyone at, since they moved the board over to XX, the posts have fallen way off.
    Oh well, had the borla installed Saturday, there is a resonating humm at 2000 rpm, I don't mind it too much but my wife sure noticed it. Oh well like she said, its your car.

  • mmcccmmmcccm Posts: 19
    Somebody on the board (racefan?) has a Borla system and mentioned on their web page that there are some resonator inserts that are supposed to take care of the 2000 RPM resonance you mentioned. Sorry, I don't have a URL for you, but maybe someone else has it bookmarked.

  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    i don't have borla Ray(mugwump) does, he hasn't been around for a long time, but i have his website bookmarked, his wife is happy, here is what he did:

    Ray was getting a low hum from the Borla exhaust at cruising speed.
    Here is how it was fixed:
    I installed the resonance venturi's supplied by Borla & they made a difference. No more low hum at cruise. Same noise is there but when accelerating. Behaves like it should, sounds pleasant and Wife is happy, the main issue. Anyone ordering one should get them installed at Borla.
    They are a 3" long tube, the dia of the inside of the pipe. They are rolled into a smooth annular venturi about 1/4" in smaller in dia in the middle. They slip inside the pipe and do need to be tack welded in or they will/could migrate. One is installed after the first muffler at the outlet end and the other between the second and third muffler. Both at the joint. Borla claims no flow degradation and from my somewhat limited knowledge of acoustic physics I tend to agree. My installer commented that the system was too open for the size of the engine.
  • Which 5* dealer is this?
  • mmcccmmmcccm Posts: 19
    Thanks, race, that was the reference I was thinking of for the Borla hum issue.


    I'll bet the dealer lflowers was talking about was El Dorado CPJ in McKinney, TX. That's where I bought mine, too, but I haven't used their service dept. yet. Nothing has needed fixing!

  • lflowerslflowers Posts: 155
    mmcccm is correct. The 5* I've been using is El Dorado Chrysler in McKinney, Texas.
    My M seems to have been repaired (alignment, bad window motor, and loose wiper arm) correctly by them and, so far, they have been friendly and courteous every time I've had any dealings with their service department.
    They even throw in a free car wash when they service your car.

  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    anybody home??? did i run everyone off with my pompous introduction to XX??? hmmm
  • I have a '99 300M with 17k. My problem is a slight vibration at low speeds (30/45 mph). I've had the tires balanced three times under warranty and still have the problem. Service Manager at my dealership referred me to the manufacturer for resolution of this problem. Claims that Good year 17" tires have been troublesome. Has anybody else had this problem?
  • grunschevgrunschev Posts: 106
    Monday afternoon both front window motors failed on my 99. I tried to get an appointment with my 5*, but they told me it would take two days! I will take the car in next week when it's not my turn to drive the carpool. But this morning it was a bit chilly here so I used the butt warmer. Later I tried my window and it worked.

    When I left the office I got the bright idea to have my passenger try the window (it didn't work) then turn on the butt warmer and try the window again. It worked. So can anybody tell me how the window is connected to the seats?

  • I guess I'm the only one with Good Years that behave. I've had the tires rotated, and still haven't had any problems yet. Of course I hardly drive at 35/40. I make it a point to drive as fast as I can (yea right). Actually, I haven't noticed any problems at any speed. This car definitely requires more effort to keep in a straight line though. It's not alignment because if I'm in the left lane it drifts left. In the right lane it drifts right. Maybe it's a side effect of the extra wide stance of this car.
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Grunschev, You might try lubing the inside rubber mouldingthat presses against the top inside if the window. I had the same problem with my Intrepid in the summer and thought I had the dreded window motor disease. It turned out that the motor has kind of a built in circuit breaker? that will trip if the motor has too much resistance. I gave the window a light rap near the top, turned the ignition off for a few minutes and voila! the window worked! the lube could be as simple as talc or silicone spray, that rubber moulding seems to hold soapy water after a wash and leave a mark on the top of the glass. Thats what caused the problem on mine, since I lubed the rubber it has not happened again. If you live in a warm place and get frequent washes, try Lowering the windows a tad after the wash.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    No you are not the only one. My Goodyears have not had the dreaded vibration problem. I rotated the tires myself and still no vibration. Life is good.

    Grunschev, I do have to work on Saturday so my chances of meeting you are very slim. Still trying. I use my butt warmers almost every night, but will have to check the window thing. There is a thought, maybe the car thinks if it is cold enough to use the seat heaters you should not be having the windows open so it will not let you freeze yourself. Expecting a freeze tonight (what ever that is :) )

    racefan, ever since the XX was added it is a little harder to get on.
  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    ok my fellow 300m owners i have heard your cry, and i have took action and developed a plan to get us all out of this edmunds confusion...
    want an easy way to post with organized topics, no more repeating ourselves day in and day out, and no logging on and off??? simply bookmark the page and wow it appears, there are no hi-tech graphics or flashy ads (yet) but this my friends is hassel free...and you can post pics and links with little effort, hell you don't even have to sign up to post!!! It's too good to be true, come on over...

    Chrysler 300m Owners Board

    A New Way A Better Way!!!
  • tictac3tictac3 Posts: 78
    I have had my year old 2000 I to two dealers on several occasions because the car drifts slightly to the right. They have re-aligned the car and rotated the tire and it still happens. Their diagnosis -- road crowning! Has anyone else had this problem? What was the fix?
  • Do this test yourself. It requires a second jack. Jack up the front right, & the front left sides. Remove the right tire. Remove the left tire. Swap them. If the car now pulls left, it's the tire. Move that tire to the back right side. If the car still pulls right, it's something in the car. If that's the case, put the wheels back to where they were, & check the tire pressure in all 4 wheels, try adjusting them to 35psi. If car stills pulls right, then return to the dealer. Tell them what you did, & demand another set of tires from another 300M on the lot be swapped on to see if the pull is still there. If it's gone, It's the tires for sure. Have the dealer replace them. If the pull is still there, then it's the damm car, & that dealer has to fix it.
  • rogor2krogor2k Posts: 385
    Your ez board forum will complement the already existing ez board forum at But thanks for coming to our rescue.

    I wonder if Edmunds would let us start another 300M forum? Whaddya think?

  • Ok now, everyone sing along with me..." The butt warmer's con-nec-ted to tha win-dow, the win-dow's connected to tha..." :-) Sorry. Someone had to sing it!
  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    thank you for bringing that to my attention. i had not realized that rscheller had already came to our rescue back when edmunds was working fine. oh well, it took me all of two minutes to construct the ez board. btw, i have asked the controlling members of the newly formed to add some type of message board to the site, so that their members can leave messages, but they simply don't want any other type of message board conflicting with edmunds, which is ironic seeing that they themselves post on multiple boards, if they are so committed to edmunds why do they have to stray???

    Racefan9's 300m
  • grunschevgrunschev Posts: 106
    Nice try, but I don't think my window failures match what you're saying.

    1. I haven't washed the car in at least 2 months.
    2. I use the windows almost every day.
    3. The windows worked on Friday, didn't work on Monday and Tuesday.
    4. Wednesday morning I used the butt warmer and when I tried the window again it worked.
    5. Wednesday afternoon I had my passenger try the window (fail), turn on the seat heater, try the window again (success). No tapping on the glass. No secret incantation.

    Before I get castigated for abusing my M by not washing it, let me say this: It almost never rains here and my car is garaged at home and at work. I promise I'll wash it this weekend (it rained this week).

  • racefan9racefan9 Posts: 120
    you mean castrated for abusing your m!!!

    don't mess with Igor, he'll come after you, he reprimanded me on yahoo today, and it was painful!!!
  • That's ok. I have water restrictions in my area, & can not wash my 300M at all. I will not pay someone $15 for a hand wash, & would never get a machine wash(bad experiences) The last time I have washed my 300M was the begining of December! My 300M is dirty, but doesn't look it from afar. Stand next to it, & the dirt just gleams at you :)Thanks God for Zaino.
  • grunschevgrunschev Posts: 106
    You may mean "castrated", but I mean "castigated". If you want to castrate me you'll have to catch me first, and I won't be so easy as that broken down Grand Am you beat. ;-)

    Main Entry: cas·ti·gate
    Pronunciation: 'kas-t&-"gAt
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): -gat·ed; -gat·ing
    Etymology: Latin castigatus, past participle of castigare -- more at CHASTEN
    Date: 1607
    : to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or criticism
    synonym see PUNISH
    - cas·ti·ga·tion /"kas-t&-'gA-sh&n/ noun
    - cas·ti·ga·tor /'kas-t&-"gA-t&r/ noun

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