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Old 07-04-2007, 11:04 AM
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus Lx, 2,5L V6, 140K miles.

Gentlemen and Ladies: I know that this is not the exact forum for this post. But being that my car is the sister car to the Stratus....

Please have a look at my problem documented here and render an opinion if you can:
http://www.glocktech.net/Cirrus/

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Old 07-04-2007, 11:52 AM
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does your speedo work or not??
 
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:10 PM
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Yes, speedo works correctly.
 
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:07 PM
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your clutch packs are burnt up and harparts in the transmission are getting scored from all the metal particulate in the fluid, time for a rebuild... i did 3 on my 95 cirrus... and just did one on my 01 dakota, mopar transmissions are junk.. make sure when you get it rebuilt by a reputible transmission shop and not a dealership * typical rebuild $1500... dealership will tell you the whole unit is shot and tell you to replace the whole transmission t make the work easier on them, $3000*, when its getting rebuilt, have sronger parts shoved in and a heavy duty torque converter put in place.... and another tip.. then the magnet looks like a porccupine, tall tale sign it's gone, your lucky the car went into limp mode, if i remember correctly, the solenoid pack is turned off which allows second gear to run, and the solenoid unit may have to be replaced if the pan is that full of metal... good luck
 
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:41 PM
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Did you rebuild these yourself?
 
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:50 PM
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That amount of metal on the magnet is hard to quantify, alot of times when wiped off it reduces to next to nothing. While no metal is good , i've driven many for a long time with more metal on the magnet than that. Any reputable tranny shop should be able to test the solenoid pack. They are technically considered non serviceable, but I have heard of the internal screens being cleaned of metal flake to prolong their function..
 
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:40 PM
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I was hoping there would be a way to test the solenoid pack myself and save shop charge.I can acutally get another pack (that is guaranteed to be good) for $30. Shops around here want $100-$125 just to test it.
 
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:46 PM
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Transmission problem update:

Which way do the two accumulator piston and spring set(s) go back into the cavities in the transmission case? They popped out when removing the valve body.

see question 3: http://www.glocktech.net/Cirrus/

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