1997 Chrysler Concorde Car died and won't start

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Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chrysler Concorde 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

My 1997 Chrysler Concorde, V6, 3.5L car died while I was making a slow left turn. Lost power steering. No sputtering or jerking, or any other warning. Everything died.

I tried to restart the car. Engine turns over normally. Battery is strong. All the instrument lights go on as normal, and one by one they go off, except for the oil light. It stays on.

Changed the oil two days prior. Used a Fram PH16. When car died I checked the oil. It was full. Car was not hot.

When I changed the oil, I also detailed the engine compartment by spraying and wiping off WD-40 over everything. Could this have caused a problem? Could I have bumped something? Could the WD-40 have seeped in somewhere and caused a problem?

I swapped out the wiper relay fuse with the fuel pump relay fuse. Still did not start. I don't know if this proved anything, because I noticed the wipers still worked without the fuse in place.

Car has 105,000 miles. Has not had a timing belt replacement, or a fuel pump replacement.
Anyway, could you help? Can you think of anything I can try while the car is in my driveway? I would hate to hate to call a tow truck.

I have been successful at performing most smaller repairs on my other vehicles.



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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 12:05 PM

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You might see if there are any codes. You might be able to get some codes by cycling the ignition switch, key on engine off, no crank. Cycle the key on--off, on--off, on, the mil starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes.

Try some of the basic tests, have a helper crank it, while you check for spark at the plugs. Can you check fuel pressure with the engine cranking?

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 1:10 PM

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