1985 Chrysler Cirrus DOES NOT ACCELERATE AND CHECK ENGINE L

Tiny
TERESAMCCRAW
  • MEMBER
  • 1985 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 14,534 MILES
SOMETIMES WHEN I STOP AT LIGHT OR STOP SIGN THE CAR SHUTS OFF THE IDDLE SEEMS VERY LOW IT HESITATES OFTEN WHENTHAT HAPPENS THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON NOW AFTER STOPING AND TAKING OFF IT WONT ACCELARATE IT GOES VERY VERY SLOW LIKE IM OUT OF GAS THEN AFTER AFEW MINUTES IT CATCHES AND GOES WHEN IM DRIVING I CAN FEEL THAT IT WANTS TO SLOW DOWN AGAIN JUST BOUGHT THIS CAR 4 WEEKS AGO MECHANIC SUGGEST DIANOSTIC FOR ENGINE 85.00 SAID MIGHT BE SENSORS WHAT SHOULD I DO
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 9:21 AM

6 Replies

Tiny
JDL
  • EXPERT
Hello, are you sure about the model year? If there is a problem the vehicle may go into limp home mode. It won't run worth a darn.

You should be able to access troublecodes, yourself, by cycling the ignition switch. I'm not sure about your model year?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
TERESAMCCRAW
  • MEMBER
Im pretty sure of the year 1995 that is what the title says what is limp mode home
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
TERESAMCCRAW
  • MEMBER
Oh im sorry its 1995 not 1985 chrysler cirrus will a tune up help my situation or should I go with the dianostic since the engine light come on does a tune up have anything to do with the engine light coming on
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
JDL
  • EXPERT
Hi, you should be able to chek codes yourself. You cycle the ignition switch, on--off, on--off, on, then the cel starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes.

You just cycle the key till the dash lites come on, no further. Limp home mode, means something is wrong, but the vehicle should get you home, won't run very well.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
TERESAMCCRAW
  • MEMBER
Ok I followed your instructions the engine light blink 1 time then paused 2 times then paused then 5 times paused 5 times then stop what does that mean and what do I do now
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 8th, 2009 AT 6:08 AM
Tiny
JDL
  • EXPERT
Well, the codes weren't much help, code 12 means at some point the battery was disconnected. Code 55 is end of message.

There have been problems with the distributors on the 2.5, I'd have to do further testing. Can you rule out a fuel pressure issue.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 8th, 2009 AT 8:53 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides