1996 Chrysler Concorde

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Just bought used concorde w/ 62,000 did an oil change and disconnected batery to get to filter. When I hooked all back up, engine will start, very rough and will die if foot is taken off gas. Check engine light is on. Car ran smooth and beautifully before. What haPPENED?

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 2:46 PM

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Disconnecting the battery and not keeping power to the pcm will erase it's memory. You may need o go through a drive cycle to get it back to normal.

Try this:
Let it idle until it comes to temperature and the cooling fans run once.
Accelerate at normal throtle position (20-50%).
Cruise at light to medium throttle.
Decelerate to a stop, downshifting and using brakes normally.

Turn the engine off and repeat a few times if necessary. Post back if it isn't better.

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 8:30 PM
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Problem is, it won't idle. If you aren't giving it gas it stalls.

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 8:40 PM
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Each consecutive key start should give it some improvement. It needs to rebuild it's idle memory. If you had a compatable scanner scanner you could run through a quick learn procedure.

Have you been able to get the engine warmed to operating temp, if not keep feathering the pedal until you it does, then tyr the drive cycle.

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 8:55 PM
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Thank you so much, that worked great!

Now one last question, where is the ***beep**
is the fuel filter located on the 96 chrysler concorde?

I cannot find it anywhere
thanks

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Monday, June 4th, 2007 AT 9:31 AM
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Those Mopar engineers are real jokesters eh? IT's in the fuel tank essentially. It's part of the fuel pressure regulator......in the tank. At least tey didn't put the battery in the left front wheel well like the intrepid has!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_einstein_2.jpg

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Monday, June 4th, 2007 AT 5:01 PM
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I have a 1996 chrysler concorde. I am having trouble locating the thermostat. Can you tell me where it would be?

Thanks

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 7:00 AM
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3.3 or 3.5 motor?

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 10:15 AM
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3.5 motor

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 10:54 AM
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I believe if you follow the top radiator hose on the drivers side back to the engine, it attaches to a 90 degree neck called the t-stat housing. It is inside of that neck.

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 2:37 PM
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Not to be a but head but the battery is in the right way down the damn bottom where you can barely see it. I know this cuz I own one and its deader than dead.

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 8:00 PM
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Pull off the left front wheel, the access door is in the well.

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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 7:38 AM
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I have a 1996 chrysler concorde 3.5 engine. The water pump went out the other day. Waited for for to cool off put water in and drove it home 3 miles with temperature gauage never going above 3/4 way. No white smoke no water in oil. When I pulled in driverway, car started running reaL ROUGH. Now car won't start, cranks but won't turn over. Friend of mine says timing belt is connected with water pump and when the pump went out the timing belt probably went to on the driver home. Is this a resistor engine where if the timing belt goes out the pistons can be bent up, or am I lucky and I can just change the water pump and the timing belt and be good to go?

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Sunday, July 15th, 2007 AT 5:57 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/diagrams

It is an interference engine. You may be lucky regardless. You may replace it and it may be normal, may be bad or may just run rough. Obviously don't crank it anymore until it's replaced.

I do recommend that you start a new post instead of adding onto this one.

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Monday, July 16th, 2007 AT 5:07 AM
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On the 1996 chrysler concorde, the oil light came on at a stop light while idling, went off when car was accellerated, came on again at idle. Pull into gas station put 3 quarts in and now light is off, car runs great. Where did the oil go? I do not see a leak anywhere. Should I be worried

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Sunday, October 21st, 2007 AT 7:32 AM
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Jmic,
Start a new post with the relevant info.

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Sunday, October 21st, 2007 AT 7:31 PM

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