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DOES NOT START OR STOPS DURING DRIVE

2004 Chrysler Crossfire • 80,000 miles

My Crossfire does not start from time to time. It does not crank but just klicks. It takes exactly 1 hour until it starts again. It seems as nothing happend. Yesterday the motor died off while going at 100mph; now I am really afraid driving this car. There is no code in the DTC at all. I have the problem since nearly 1 year. Just on suspcion I could change the key or the engine computer, but this is very expensive if they do not cause the problem. Could anybody help on this problem?
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Dine
September 16, 2011.




Loud click? Like starter soleniod? That would indicate faulty connection/solenoid. Loud click from solenoid can also indicate bad battery post connection/low battery voltage. Battery can be low but "come back up some" from sitting awhile. Enough to run starter again.

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Fixitmr
Sep 17, 2011.
Dine -
It just might be the fuel pump relay. It'll die inexplicably, it won't crank, it doesn't store a code. Some of these cars sat in the dockside salt air a long time the first year, and that helped to corrode the relay's solder runs. The (unsealed) relay is a Hungarian bit stashed in the (unsealed) plastic box o' electronics under the hood, over the right tire near the firewall. Mercedes had the same problem, and it might be cheaper & quicker to order from them. Around a $250 part, and easy to replace.
Search it out at Crossfire Forums. It's a well-known problem.
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Tiny
Beezup
Oct 8, 2011.
Dine-
Mine has done something similar recently. The car wouldn't start (although there was no "loud click, " it didn't turn over at all) until it had been left for a period of time - about 20 minutes, in my case. Since I had made several very short trips before this happened and the battery was original I decided to replace it. A day or two later it also *thought* that it had died when I was driving down the road - thought meaning the tach needle dropped to zero, all of the warning lights came on like I had just put the key in, and stepping on the accelerator did nothing. However, the engine was still idling; it seemed like the car just didn't realize it. A couple of days later (yesterday) it did the don't-start-for-20-min-thing again. I'm assuming it's some sort of ignition control/cpu thing, but haven't done anything to check yet. Did you get anywhere?

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Jonleach
Dec 9, 2011.

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