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Chrysler Concorde Problems

Can a stored error code be determined when a scan tool is not available? What do you need to check when your Chrysler Concorde does not start? These are some typical questions asked by Chrysler Concorde users. The quickest and most reliable way to get an answer is to ask an Expert.

Read below answers to these and other Concorde related questions by Experts.

If a Chrysler Concorde was jacked up from the oil pan could it restrict oil flow and cause the oil pressure light to flicker?

If the weight was distributed, like with a 2 x 4 wooden piece, it is very unlikely that the oil pan would have sustained any damage likely to cause a restriction in oil flow. If the oil pressure light flickers this could be coincidence, or an indication that the oil pressure sending unit is faulty. There is nothing unusual about a failing unit and replacing it should solve the problem. When replacing the oil pressure sending unit replace the filter and change the oil as well.

How to troubleshoot a ’94 Concorde which turns but has no spark?

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause as there are multiple reasons for a no-spark condition. A diagnostic scan will need to be performed to see what error codes are stored. If a scan tool is not available for a diagnostic scan then put the key in the ignition and turn it ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON without turning the engine. Now count the number of times the check engine light flashes which indicates the code. Convey this information to an Expert who will interpret the code and provide an appropriate solution.

Why does a Chrysler Concorde’s electrical system go haywire when the engine becomes hot but temporarily returns to normal once it cools down?

To know exactly why this is happening would require more detailed electrical testing but from the description is would be fair to assume that the ignition switch is failing. The exact reason for the electrical to go haywire could be a defect in the power distribution center, wiring or even a junction block issue but all signs point to a faulty ignition switch.

How to troubleshoot a Chrysler Concorde engine which does not start?

Any engine requires a fuel pressure of around 58 psi, a good injector pulse and a reasonably powerful spark to start. If any one of the three are lacking, the engine will not start. These are the areas which need to be looked into to determine what is deficient. Once that is known an Expert will be able to provide a troubleshooting solution.

Why does a 2000 Chrysler Concorde need to be cranked several times before it starts?

The most common reason for multiple cranking is:

  • A bad battery connection not able to supply the power needed by the starter. Check the connections and ensure that they are tight and clean. If any of the cable terminals are badly corroded, clean or replace them.

  • A bad negative connection to the car body under the hood on the fender. Check the mounting bolts and nuts and ensure that they are clean before replacing them.

  • A failed starter motor. Starter motors are generally robust but after several years are prone to failure. Also check that power is reaching the starter terminal when the key is turned.

What could be wrong with a Concorde which is making a whining sound from the front?

A whining sound from the front is generally indicative of failing water pump though it could be caused by other reasons. Check the cooling system to know how effectively the water pump is working.

Why does a 2003 Chrysler Concorde overheat?

There are multiple reasons for an engine to overheat. Some of the most common are:

  • A stuck thermostat which does not open

  • Lack of coolant

  • A failed water pump impeller

  • A defective cooling fan

  • An engine restriction which impedes the flow of coolant

Most commonly however the problem is due to a defective water pump or thermostat.

From the foregoing it is clear that many typical Chrysler Concorde problems can easily be repaired if they are correctly diagnosed. The key is in determining the exact cause and its solution. Here is where it helps to ask an Expert. If you need assistance in troubleshooting, ask an Expert and await a customized answer to your question.

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