2000 Chrysler Concorde Buzzing Squeaking

Tiny
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2000 Chrysler Concorde

first out of nowhere, the passenger door started to make this buzzing sound when locked. It progressively become louder. Passenger side cant be unlocked from inside. Husband tried to look at it and could not do anything about it. Tried to put back door but unable to do so. It is worse now, needless to say. Battery died. Had to be replaced. Then out of nowhere, loud whining sound or squeaking occurs when turning right. Once in a while but not as often it also squeaks when turning left. After two weeks of embarassment, I stopped driving that car and won't drive it again until someone can tell me how to dismantle the automatic system so at least the door wont make buzzing sound anymore, and also what is causing the squeaking sound? Cost estimate? Thanks.
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 AT 4:24 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:

It sounds like the solenoid is always getting power. If you want to shut it up, pull the fuse or have someone check for a short.

The screach you hear when turning right may be coming from a loose PS belt. Have the tension checked.

The squeak is most likely the sway bar bushings.

If you have the belt replaced and bushing, it couldn't be much more than $150.00. However, based on how you want to solve the problem with the door lock, it could be labor intense to find the short.

Joe
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! You were right regarding the solenoid getting power. What I did was took it to an auto repair shop since I can't repair it myself.
The repairman was very honest and informative. The first time I brought it they are about to close so the repairman said to bring it again. He automatically said it could be the brakes. I have read online that it could be a bent part that was rubbing off on another part when I turn so I was hesistant to bring it back. I have no choice anyway so I brought it again. It was another repairman and he already assumed it has something to do with the brakes. He said that I wouldnt have to worry coz they are gonna thoroughly check it first before they make any repairs and they are gonna call me back to confirm if I can afford the payment, etc. They said they would call back in 45 minutes but they didnt call back after five hours. They said that they couldnt find another solenoid so I told them to just have it disconnected. They also said that they just hammered the bent material so that it will not rub off anymore. Oh, also they said whoever made my last oil change, put back the oil filter loosely so they have to put back 2 and a quarter of oil and fixed the oil filter. They only charged me for the brake check up which is $20! The car is very quiet now. Thanks!
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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HI:

I'm glad to hear that you found some help. If you have any other questions, let me know. I will be happy to help.

Joe
PS: I can't believe people can't even remember to tighten an oil filter. It's getting harder and harder to find people you can trust.
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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Well, I just found out that the door of the passenger seat can't be open from the inside. I guess they detached that too or something back at the repair shop. My hubby was really upset with that but since I drive the car alone most of the time, I'll deal with it for now. The passenger has to roll down the windows, open the door from the outside then roll it up again before exiting. I guess one can't get it all!
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Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 8:46 PM

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