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My '98 Cirrus won't start

archang3larchang3l Member Posts: 1
edited October 2017 in Chrysler
Sooo, I just bought this car off a lady on the 28th of March. $800 for a decent car. Had body issues, the brakes were okay and it seemed to run fine. Then, Thursday came. I had been driving this car all week and noticed a small sputtering at times like it was about to die, but it never did. Lucky me, I thought. But, this day in particular, it wouldn't start. At the last moment it did. And now, here we are on Monday and it's happened again! I dropped all that cash on this car for a job that DEPENDS on it, and now I'm out of a ride! It'll turn over just fine, but will not start! I can't have this! Help, please!


  • carless01carless01 Member Posts: 1
    My ex and I purchased a 1997 Cirrus brand new..... Same thing happened at about 16,000 miles.... We were having a birthday party for our daughter.... Pulled the car out of the garage and parked it on the front lawn next morning it wouldn't start. It was still under warranty at that time so the repair was free. Dealer said a sensor went bad.... Never said which one however..... Funny thing is about 8 years later had the same exact problem on a 2003 Ford F-250 super duty 4x4 with 7.3 liter diesel engine..... At around 60,000 miles it would just stall on the highway...... Scary with a 7,200 lbs truck and no power steering at 70 mph. It turned out it was the cam position sensor. Unfortunately, with computer engine management systems controlling just about everything in the vehicle these are common problems. It not just a Chrysler glitch. Planning on purchasing a 99 Cirrus it has low miles and it's really cheap. Overall it's a comfortable car. And with the 2.5 litre V6 it's no slouch. I will however invest the money in a very good diagnostic computer. Because I know what's coming with this purchase.
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