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Chrysler Crossfire



  • All you have to do is use your other remote or take the remote off of your key ring and hit lock button on the remote.
  • I have never heard the noise you are describing when I put the top down. I have never had an automatic convertible top so I can't compare it to other cars but I hear the click when it engages or disengages the back window. The other sounds I hear are just gear type sounds.

    The first time I put up the top I banged it too so this is what I started doing - I put my left hand on the hinged section (kinda of to the upper left of where I am sitting) and my right hand on the front. I gently push up with my left hand and gently pull down with my right hand. I do it slowly so as not to get my right hand caught when that "flap" comes down. I find this works very easily for me - bear in mind that I am female and my hands might be smaller than yours but it should definitely work for your wife. Hope you can get the visual of this and that it makes sense to you. Don't you just love your car?
  • mebored,

    All Crossfire Roadster top latches are heavier and harder to close than most. Try this.......when closing the top latch pull it down so that it is about a half inch or so above the top of the windshield. Once positioned turn the latch a quarter turn and pull firmly and slowly down. In no time you will get use to it, just enjoy your top down day's.
  • There are none to be found for our cars. You would have something custom fabricated. There are not alot of aftermarket parts for the Xfire.
  • I prefer to do my own maintance on my cars, because I like tinkering with them. Does anyone know how I can reset the maintance wrenches on the dash when you turn the key to the on position.
  • There are instructions in the Owners Manual that tells you how to reset the FSS. If you do not have an Owners Manual, e-mail me and I will send you the instructions.
  • You can get them directly through any DChrysler dealer. Also there are a few on Ebay from time to time. You can also get illuminated door sill's from DChrysler at a cost of about $385.00 + labor for installation or DIY. The stock door sill's should not be that expensive, I think they are less than $50.00 for the pair from the dealer and usually about $25.00-30.00 used for the pair on Ebay.
  • Yes! I have a 2004 Crossfire LTD Coupe. It jumped so hard out of first gear I thought some one rear-ended me. They replaced the Synchronizers for first gear but this did not fix the problem. They finally replaced the Trans and put an upgraded one in. So Far all is good! Fingers crossed.
  • I am storing my Crossfire for the winter and am concerned regarding tire pressure. Should I leave the pressure at 32psi front and 33psi rear, or increase it to the max written on the sidewall of 50psi (Contintental All Season tires)? Hoping the higher pressure would reduce flat spots on tires. FYI I live in Ontario, Canada. If temp. has anything to do with storage.

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations for replacement tires other than the Michelin Pilot Sport that I have seen written here, or the Continental that came with the car. There appears to be some concern regarding tire wear and I am unsure whether this applies to the Michelin or the Continental.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  • I am considering a pre-owned roadster limited, 11000 miles.
    What is the Maintenance Schedule like for this car? It is a 6 speed.
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,221
    Hi, crossfireman,

    You can find the maintenance schedule at

    Maintenance Schedule


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  • I do not think that the one posted is very accurate...especially the projected costs...'
    What source data does Edmunds use for this?

  • I would remove the tires if possible and rest the car on jack stands. I would think that more or less air pressure will not make that much of a difference in the tires becoming "blocked".
  • Service is rated at 7000 mile intervals or when the FSS alerts you that service is approaching.
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,221
    The maintenance schedules are from the manufacturers. The labor costs, though, do seem low... or at least lower than what I've paid :sick:


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  • squat6squat6 Posts: 5
    I have a base model...anyone have any ideas on how to boost the hp output?
  • You can add a ECU performance chip, K&N Filters and change the exhaust and gain about 10-12 more ponies. Anything more will cost BIG BUCKS, and it would be cheaper to trade in your base model for an SRT6. With Renntech, Startech or Brabus you are looking at about $10,000.00-$22,000.00 to get in the 290HP 6cyl. range and at the high point 304HP 8cyl.
  • Chrysler announced yesterday that they have issued a Recall E-19 Radiator Cooling Fan Module for some Crossfires. This is for cars built between March 1 2004 and Sept. 14, 2005. Not all cars are effected in this run and they will be mailing out letters within one week. This is just a heads up for the members here. Call your Dealer and give them your VIN# and they can check it out for you.

    Check here to see if your XFIRE is included in this recall: untry=us&emailUrl=goToEmailForm%28%27R%27%29
  • fire4fire4 Posts: 2
    Same problem, have a 2004. Please let me know if there is a chip. The IHI supercharger is $3000 +++
  • fire4fire4 Posts: 2
    need more power-chip-supercharger IhI $3000 plus kit . Anyone know who make3s kit?
  • ECU Chips:
    Upsolute Tuning about $498.00
    PowerChip about $375.00
    Kleeman about $1600.00
    Renntech about $1295.00

    I am currently using the PowerChip Gold 93 Chip with great results.
  • I have a srt6 ragtop and it makes the same noise you describe. To keep the top from banging on the windshield , when you close it, use your left hand to assist pulling the top down slowly to the windshield
  • Just got my 2005 Crossfire Limited Roadster, first sports car since my 64' TR-4, since those tops leaked like sieves protecting the top from the sun and rain is important to me; also have heard the black bearing surface tape (under the top) on the rear panel needs protection...any suggestions on what to use?
    Since I was just at the dealers here is the latest info I heard...taking orders for 2006, $15,000 discounts on all 2005's in stock, 2006 will not have 7/70..only 3/36. Got mine for $15K off and extended warranty beyond 7/70.
  • I just priced a 2005 Limited Roadster and was given $5000. off. Can you tell me what city and state you got the $15K deal.
  • Not sure 1st response went thru...purchased at Maroone in Coconut Creek, FL. They have only coupes, SRT left, but with 15K disc.
  • Just came back from a blast of a test drive of an SRT-6 Roadster. Fast as a car needs to be and corners well enough, at least on the curvey back roads we drove.

    The Salesman said that according to his information (he's a fleet mgr.) there won't be any 2006's sold in the USA.

    Having said that my reality check was that the Crossfire doesn't come with a spare. Made sense I guess -- there's a fix kit int e trunk that will get you to a dealership where you can buy a replacement tire.

    I guess that's a good idea - would anyone want to drive a high performance car like it should be driven on a repaired tire?

    That snapped me out of my delusion -- I'm used driving an SUV and getting a minimum of 40,000 miles on a set of tires. I guess I need a different kind of car to bridge fill the gap between an SUV & a sports conventable.


    It woke me up from my delusion that I
  • Most Salesman and Managers (Fleet or otherwise) know very little about these cars. There will /are 2006 SRT6's, as well as Limited and Base models. There is no change for the SRT's and the only change for the Limited is the addition of 2 new colors and no change for the Base models.
  • Hey there, aren't these cars (Chrysler Crossfire) only available with candy-[non-permissible content removed] automatic transmissions? Where do we get off calling them "sports" cars? When did we as Americans get so lame that Nissan 350Z's, Corvettes, and Lexus SC430's even come with automatics? Give me a clutch and at least five speeds, and THAT makes a sports car!
  • All apologies on my part to think that any of the real enthusiasts on this board would own an anachronism like an automatic sports car. I was just told by my friend the Mopar enthusiast that the Crossfire is now available with a six-speed.

    Apologies to any of you who have the six-speed.
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