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Engine Cooling System Problems of Chrysler Concorde



Chrysler Concorde owners have reported 27 problems related to engine cooling system (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 1
Failure Date: 03/02/2010

I have a 2000 Chrysler Concorde with a 2. 7 engine, the vehicle is in perfect condion and the motor just started knocking, this is a common problem I'm told, I have a 114000 miles but it looks like 30000 miles. . Now I can't find a 2. 7 dohc motor for it because of all the problems with this engine, the prices are $3500. 00 for a new block installed. . . . Dodge and Chrysler know they have a problem with it why isn't something being done? I need help.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 2
Failure Date: 09/11/2008

Here is a copy of our sales ticket that explains all of the updates that we perform on this engine. Hopefully this will help you. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our customer service department at 1-800-827-7450. --oil starvation is a problem with this engine, so jasper installs the newest design oil line which has a larger diameter pipe to allow more oil flow and better lubrication. The newer design pipe has one gentle bend opposed to the original which had two 90-degree bends which tends to restrict to oil flow. --to prevent bearing failure jasper installs aluminum rod & main bearings instead of tri-metal bearings. The aluminum bearings conform to the mating surface more completely, which provides more exact clearances. The aluminum bearings are also more corrosion resistant. The original tri-metal bearings were prone to not conform well, which led to dirt and debris becoming lodged in the bearing due to excessive bearing clearances. --water pumps on this engine have been known to leak or fail. One of the issues leading up to this was due to the timing chain tensioner. It would apply more tension to the chain then was needed, causing stress on the water pump. Jasper installs a later design tensioner, which applies the right amount of tension on the timing chain and reduces the stress on the water pump. Jasper installs the newest design oe water pump & water pump gasket which will seal to the block better than the original oe design. --with the use of an mls gasket, the standards for machining on the head and block have been increased to insure that the gasket can seal properly. This is to help prevent coolant from entering the oil cavities causing damage to the engine. ----jasper does not install the cam gear balancer due to a bulletin from Chrysler effective 12/14/01 stating it is not needed and not serviced from this time forward. --do not remove from core and install on jasper's engine. --live run tested oil.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Chrysler Concorde 3
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

Own 1997 Chrysler condorde. Ac/evaporator odor. Technical service bulletin states going on since 1992 with Chrysler cars. Causing airborne pollutants mixed with bacteria and fungi growth. I have asthma, this is a health issue. Chrysler regrets that they have nothing to do with this since wart. Up . Issue is this is going on since 1992 why was this not addressed for safety of respiratory consumers. Health hazard to all who have immune problems. This would not happen in wart time period. This takes time to form. . End results microbial growth on evaporator core during normal operation, condensation forms in and around ac evaporator. When airborne pollutants mix with condensation, bacteria and fungi growth begins and odor results. This is the responsibility of Chrysler to fix and make consumer safe and not endangering their health. Why was this issue not addressed in 1992 on with all the reports showing this problem. Chrysler. . Cirrus,concorde, new yorker, imperial, labaron coupe,town and country sebring voyager . . . Something is wrong with this picture. Who failed to pick up on this and why should I have to pay to fix something that has been going on since 1992 . Just purchased a 300c spending $4,0000. 00. Now I won't know if this car will have the same problem in future and endanger my life as I have asthma and this is a respiratory problem. Disappointed consumer worrying about my health with this car. Please help resolve this problem.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 4
Failure Date: 06/27/2007

First ,heard noise coming form engine(rattling noise). Took to dealer to have them look at it. Was told by mechanic, that the engine would probably be gone in six months. That's all I was told. No reasons why. If the problem was fixable or anything. A week later the car cut-off on me right after I had exited the highway. If I would've still been on the highway, it would've definitely caused a terrible accident. Took car to my mechanic. He had to take the engine completely apart to find out what the problem was. Come to find out , it was the water pump that caused the timing chain to break in two places, causing the whole engine to lock-up! so I paid my mechanic $1,615. 20 to replace timing chain, gaskets,and numerous other things to try to get the car started just to see if the engine was gone. Guess what I found out? it was gone -dead). Now I'm stuck with a beautiful car , that's no good to me. And I'm still paying on it! this stinks.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 5
Failure Date: 08/15/2006

: the contact stated while driving 30 mph to purchase a replacement tire for the vehicle, a rattling noise was heard. While the vehicle was at the independent repair shop, the mechanic attempted to restart the vehicle, but it would not start and made a rattling noise. The mechanic determined that the timing chain was broken. There were no warning signals prior to the failure. The noise began on the day of the incident. The engine was replaced 2 to 3 years prior to this incident. Through research on the internet, the contact found many complaints regarding the engine for this year, make and model. There was a class action suit on the internet as well. The vehicle had regular maintenance and oil changes performed.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 6
Failure Date: 05/04/2006

: the contact stated while at an intersection, the temperature gauge elevated to the red area, and smoke came out from under the hood. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where it was determined the bleeder valve ab connector had melted. After this was replaced it was determined the engine needed to be replaced as a result of the failure. The manufacturer was alerted.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 7
Failure Date: 09/15/2005

Water outlet housing has began leaking. The part can only be bought from Chrysler. Just started to leak one day until it got worse and the car now sits in my drive way.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 8
Failure Date: 08/16/2005

The Chrysler 2. 7 engine. Mine ceased to exist August 16, 2005 CO-incidentally one month after I had the ac/evaporator, cooling system fixed. For the second time! after reviewing many of the complaints of numerous websites including consumer auto safety, I absolutely cannot believe Chrysler can still make denials about product liability and get away with it. For all the complaints in which the engine failed while on the highway and loosing power steering, a death would have to occur first in order for Chrysler to issue a recall. The damage to them would be tremendous having known all along about these complaints of faulty engines as other manufacturers have had to admit! I currently was offered by impartial services group hired by Chrysler a mere 5,000 for my dead defaulted engine. I denied it, because the estimates were over 7,000. And these "replacement" engines had the same miles as mine when it died, and I was given a mere 90 day warranty. This is the craziest thing I have ever heard of. Why cant one of these organizations enforce this recall? I currently have my dead vehicle sitting on a friends driveway by an intersection with a lot of traffic. Attached with a sign chyrsler engine oil sludge! and that is where it will sit until I have a full remedy. This is my right!.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 9
Failure Date: 06/23/2005

While driving the engine began to clang and the vehicle slowed down, all the engine lights went on, and the piston and engine blew out. There was a smoke color from the engine when I lifted the hood.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 10
Failure Date: 04/25/2005

Evaporator core is leaking. Car is a 2000 model Concorde lxi. Chrysler admitted that they know of this problem on these cars but refuses to do anything about it.


 
car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 11
Failure Date: 12/08/2004

Was driving north on mi 31 bypass heading for schroeder motors to pick up my Dodge ram pick-up truck that was in for service. Turned onto napier rd going west and heard a clapping sound like a baseball card in the spokes of a bike. I thought a piece of paper got into the fan blade. There were no warning lights that came on. Just as I pulled into schroeder motor mall the car died and that was the end. It rolled to a stop right into a parking spot. I had there mechanics look into it and he had told me that the water pump looked like it failed and caused the timing chain to slip resulting into warped valves. I was given an estimate to replace engine for about $6700. 00. They were going to allow me $1000. 00 for my troubles off of the bill. Mechanic put all of the parts in my trunk and I had the car towed home where it will set until I get some answers.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 12
Failure Date: 03/06/2004

Chassis integrity. The chassis mounts deteriotion in less than four years resulted in the struts malfunctioning, the transmission coolant lines leaking to the extent that the transmission could not be powered while driving on an interstate highway.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 13
Failure Date: 10/24/2003

Air conditioning/heating unit does not cool or heat properly. Has been investigated regularly without Chrysler dealer "finding" anything. On particular date below it was a very cold morning, used heat and drove 3 kids 20 miles. Stopped for half hour, got back in car and car sounds like a diesel engine - rough and loud. I was alone with the 3 kids. Asked a couple of men to listen, they thought cylinder(s) were gone as noise lowered when engine revved. (by the way, this car has had 2 transmissions already, with 73,000 miles). Limped home scared to death on interstate highway with the 3 kids. Stopped at service station, told not to drive as engine was failing. Called aaa and they came and towed to Chrysler dealer. Dealer was unable to replicate the diesel sound and "found nothing wrong. " today is Nov 24th 2003 and this morning the same sound is back in my engine. The heat only works when I am moving, not at idle, and leaves a very odd smell in the car if the car is left idling with the heat on. I have a 5 month old, a 5 year old and an 8 year old, I am getting very frightened to drive this car with them in it anymore. I did an online search and found that this ac/heat problem is prevalent in this model (Chrysler Concorde 1999) and can create sludge in the engine that causes sudden engine failure. I want this fixed and I want you to get after Chrysler about this!.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 14
Failure Date: 08/07/2003

I have a 2000 Chrysler concord that has needed repeated work. Some has been fixed and others not. My first complaint to them was the heater not cooling. Of course it always worked when the dealership looked at it. I have had the paint touched two times over the driver's door on the roof, the seal will stay around the head lights. The trunk leaked and had to be repaired. The oil light came on at random times and the car overheated on the 4th of July and again three weeks later. The dealership replaced an oil send receive sensor on the car but could not get it to overheat and told me to bring it back on a hot day. On August 8, 2003 I brought it back to the dealership hot and they have had it every since then. The car continues to overheat, yet they will not call it a lemon. I need a car to drive and I am making payments on something that I do not even have.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 15
Failure Date: 06/21/2003

Steering is very bad. Pulls to the left. Rack and pinion bushings bad, as well as a tie rod. Usually makes a popping noise when turning. Engine cooling system has malfunctioned. Continues to overheat. Replaced water pump twice as well as thermostat. Abs light continues to come on. Brakes are very bad. I've replaced them numerous times.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 16
Failure Date: 09/04/2002

Engine started making loud knocking noise. Had the car towed to Chrysler. Chrysler reports that the timing chain came loose and caused severe damage to the water pump and engine and the timing chain, water pump and engine need to be replaced. They report that there were no oil leaks and filter and plug were in place and dealer could not explain cause. I have spoken to Chrysler corp. And the dealership. Chrysler agreed to help with repair until they found out the engine was damaged and needed to be replaced. The repair will be 6,700 dollars. I see there are other reports of this same problem. Would like to know if others received any financial assistance from Chrysler and what my next steps should be.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Chrysler Concorde 17
Failure Date: 06/11/2002

In 2002 our car overheated we took it into a repair shop. Since the it it was bought in on four different occasions to repair the cooling system, over a span of less than a year. The entire colling system, except for the heating coil has been replaced. Then the check engine light came on. It has had a misfire in cylinder #5 and we have sunk in over a $1,000 and the problem is still not fixed. The mechanics have told us they can't find what is causing it. The light has been on for over eight months. It has been hooked up to computers and still it is a guessing game. We have had the egr valve replaced because this was another guess as to the problem. We have also replaced the fuel injectors, spark plugs, wires, coil, overhead cam sensor, idle air control valve and timing belt. We are sinking more money into this car than we can afford. If there is a problem with this car we should have been made aware of it before we purchased it. We have taken it to three different mechanics and still no-one can tell us what the problem is. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 18
Failure Date: 01/07/2002

My engine has been burning oil and I have to ad at least a ouart of oil or more each month 2. 7l engine all I have heard about these engines is bad they all blow up and also the cooling system were the bleeder is blew off and the guy at the auto junk yard says all the engines the get in have this replaced or already blowen off and their is a waiting list for these engines do to a large number of them blowing up.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 19
Failure Date: 04/02/2000

Within the next week, we will have the fourth water pump installed in this vehicle over the course of some 70,000 miles.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 20
Failure Date: 01/02/2000

Engine check light came on after driving about 25 miles. Engine stopped and steam came out from reserve no steam from the water pump area. Dealer and Chrysler say car was driven with no coolant and that water pump had failed causing the engine to blow. Chrysler will not help. Cost of engine is $4500+ similar complaints on this problem appear on your site. Somehow, coolant is being lost through the engine and not by any visible signs such as dripping on the driveway. . Coolant was checked three days before. No leakage or drips on driveway. Chrysler will not help. Found several other similar problems on the NHTSA site. Cost of repair is $4500+.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Chrysler Concorde 21
Failure Date: 10/14/1999

I was traveling to work at 4:30a. M. On 10/14/99. Upon the entrance to I-696 ( about 2miles from my residence) the temperature gage ran high and the high temmp light came on upon the entrance ramp. I drove approx 4 miles to my mothers residence which was on the way to work. . At that hour I must depend and rely on the safety of my vehicle. Thank goodness my mother lives on the way to my job 55 miles from my residence. When I drove it to the dealership at approx. 7am (when they open) the gentleman behind the counter said it probably wasn't a hose, ( which I thought because of the coolant loss and over heating) but instead a water pump because it is so common in that make of vehicle. This disturbs me because if he knew immediately what it was because of so many repairs why not a recall on the part? $:30 am is a scarry time to break down on a major highway. I paid for the repairs because I need my vehicle for transportation to and from work. It was 197. 60 for labor, 1. 60 for a seal, 11. 60 for coolant, and 94. 50 for the pump,15. 00 misc charge, and 7. 36 in tax total was 327. 66. I do have the part and the receipt of the bill if you need it . I did not receive my car back untill 6pm I was told it took so long because I didn't have an appointment. I wish I could plan and make appointments for emergencies.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 22
Failure Date: 04/01/1999

My car has been eating water pumps just about every 10,000 miles with didtressing regularity, starting with the original pump and now several other replacement units. There is either a design defect in hte pump, or there is something pecular to my engine that has not been discovered and corrected that keeps killing these pumps on a regular basis.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 23
Failure Date: 03/10/1999

Front sway bar bushings cracked and was repaired previously. Rear sway bar bushing cracked causing a rattle in rear sway bar. Water pump was leaking and was replaced. The steering pump was leaking and was replaced.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Chrysler Concorde 24
Failure Date: 09/01/1998

Two transmissions have failed. One transmission failed in heavy traffic at speed and put me at risk for injury in my attempt to get out of the driving lane. This vehicle has had multiple fluid leaks from the transmission, engine and cooling system.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 25
Failure Date: 01/16/1998

Water pump failure.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 26
Failure Date: 01/01/1998

This car has had three waterpump failures in it's first two years leaving the car and driver stranded.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Chrysler Concorde 27

Water pump failed. Nlm.


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