Chrysler Cirrus

Chrysler Cirrus was a four-door midsize sedan manufactured by Chrysler Corporation from 1995 to 2000. This vehicle featured aluminum wheels, optional rear child seat anchorages, and an 8-speaker AM/FM cassette stereo as standard.

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Brake Pads and Rotors
Chrysler Cirrus
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How do you change brakes on a '95 Chrysler Cirrus LX?

1. take tire off .remove calipher using star tool 2.push pads out of calipher 3.using c clamp push piston back in until flush new pads in place 5.put calipher back on rotor 6. line up metal sleeve with bolt if unable to do so sleeve may be slightly bent than replace and that might solve the problem

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How To

How to you adjust the idle speed?

How to adjust the idle speed

If you have a carburetor, there is a crew on the driver side behind the throttle cable it usually has a spring on it if you turn it to the right it idles up left it idles down

If its a fuel injected motor idle is handled by the computer. There usually is a "base idle speed" around 800-1000 RPM. This normally doesn't need to be adjusted.

Have a look for carbon build up on the butterfly as well, this will influence idle too.

u can also adjust the cable there's two nuts that hold the the cable to the injection adjust one way to lower and the other way to raise

Also: check & tighten all hoses as even slightly leaking hoses raise & lower ur idle speed.

Chrysler Cirrus

How do you reset Chrysler Cirrus transmission codes?

Just unplug your battery cables and it resets the OBD computer. A

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How do you replace a speed sensor in a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus and where is the sensor located?

The speed sensor I know is located on the transmission. The top side most likely. Should be be like one bolt mounting it to the transmission. Just disconnect the electric lines running to it then remove bolt and it should just pull right out. Once replaced the Computer needs to be cleared out of the codes to eliminate the check engine soon light.

I've done thisSeems to be a common problem with these vehicles as well as 300Ms.

You can access it from the driver side wheel well. You should jack up the driver corner of the car if you can to have some extra room. You then need to remove the plastic cover which in front of the wheel and covers the battery. If you look straight through to the transmission you will see a tan colered sensor on the side of the transmission which is towards the front of the car.

You just have to take the electrical connector off and then unscrew the sensor from the transmission. You may need to take the wheel off to have enough room to work. It's really very easy and you just need a wrench. Make sure to remove the one towards the outside of the car, not the inside, if you are looking for the output speed sensor. Then, just plop the new one in there and clip the wires back on. I did not even have to clear the engine codes, the light went off by itself after driving it a few times.

The new sensor was only $20-30 from the Chrysler dealership. Good luck!

I have found the sensors much cheaper on eBay motors, where there are several eBay stores specializing in transmission parts. ... as in $7.99 - $9.99ea

Starters and Ignition Systems
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Where is a starter located and what does it look like?

A starter is located in the area where the engine and transmission are bolted together. This area is known as the transmission bellhousing area. Starters are mounted in different locations around the bellhousing. Some may be mounted near the top, so that they are accessed from under the hood, as in the case of a Ford Contour V6, but most are mounted toward the bottom, so that they are accessed from under the car. The starter is usually a cylindrical metal object possibly 6 inches (15 cm) long or so, and will be usually about 3 or 4 inches (7 to 10 cms) in diameter. It may or may not have another cylindrical object attached to it called a solenoid or relay, which will be smaller in length and diameter. There will be at least one heavy battery cable attached to the starter. There may or may not also be another small wire attached, usually to the solenoid, and there also may or may not be be a large diameter ground wire attached to one of the starter mounting bolts. The starter will also have 2 or 3 mounting bolts. Caution! If you are planning to try to replace the starter yourself, disconnect the vehicle's battery! The battery cable I mentioned earlier usually has power all the while that the battery is connected, and everything else around is a ground. So when you take the battery cable off of the starter, if you accidentally touch the loose battery cable to anything in the neighborhood, you will end up doing some unintentional welding. So disconnect the battery before starting the job.

Brakes and Tires
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Will a 20 inch rim and tire fit on a 96 Chrysler Cirrus?

i`ll tell you this and this came from the tire man Steve in grovetown ga. @ g&a tires. autos are designed one certain way. universal means in a nut shell, extentions and problems.

Answeralso the plastic fenders rub in the inside upper front.
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How do you adjust the idle speed on a 1994 Ford Probe SE?

Hey JustinThe idle speed is controled by the ecm and is not adjustable. Goodluck, Joe

You can adjust the idle air screw. Get a haynes manual it will show you how

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Turn Signals and Hazard Lights

Where is the flasher located in a 1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5 V6?

under the glove box

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Where is the fuel pressure regulator located in a Cirrus?


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Will 20 inch rims fit on a 1996 Chrysler cirrus?

Probably not. The car would require extensive modification to the suspensiona nd possibly the fenders. Sure they would fit... But you would have to get custom tires and they would be less than and inch around.. there would be no point, you would hit bumps and trash the rims, unless of course you wanted it for a show car. There would be no point in driving something with that small of tires.

Alarm Systems
Chrysler Cirrus

How do you cut the voltage to the factory alarm on a 1995 cirrus where and what color is the wire?

This is what worked for us!Hi, We just experienced a similar problem on a 95 Cirrus.The alarm can be deactivated by finding the right wire and deactivating it with a powered resistor. HOWEVER after several weeks of perseverence here is what we found; First check to see if your vehicle had a factory installed alarm system. Your dealer can run the serial number OR more simply check the back of the door lock cyliners. IF the cylinders have built in switches chances are replacement of same will solve the problem. This is where it gets interesting............if your car did not have a factory installed alarm system it means someone has replaced the engine control module with a recycled part from a vehicle that did have a factory alarm systm. In simple terms the ECM eventualy teaches the body control module to set the alarm, you know, that annoying honking, flashing lights, no engine! The solution is replacing BOTH modules.The new modules will set themselves accordingly. These are available exchange from your dealer. There is a place back east (at least in Canada there is) that reconditions the modules as new and distributes them through the dealers. I know what you're thinking....I'll save money with recycled parts..........well that's what the last guy did and that's why you got that car for a good deal! So good luck and if that doesn't work I have a great one on my car lot with new modules. I sincerely hope this saves you a lot of time and money. Steve Ash, Neighbourhood Auto Body Ltd. Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Chrysler Cirrus

What is the fuse Box layout for 1995 Cirrus?

There is a layout on the underside of the fuse box cover

Chrysler Cirrus

Where is the thermostat located on a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus?

At the engine end of the upper rad hose. when replacing it make sure the spring goes toward the engine. You can check you old one by putting it in a pan of hot water on the stove with a thermometer and watch if it pops open at the correct rated temperature. Might save you some money if it's working properly.

Windows and Mirrors
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How do you attach the driver's side mirror on a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus?

I recently replaced a powered right side mirror on a 99 Cirrus. All I did was order a new mirror (through a used parts salvage yard) for fairly cheap. The used ones cost about the same price, so I went with new. It came with directions on how to locate the mounting screws and everything. The repair took less than 25 minutes in my driveway.

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How do you repair the brakes in a 1997 Chrysler Cirrus LXi with abs disk brakes?

the best thing to do is to get a manual. Front disc brakes are really easy to change out only maybe two bolts hold the rotor on to the disk and the pads are held on with clips. The best thing to do is get a manual it will have a troubleshooting section in it too. Follow the insturctuions to the T and it will be just like having a mechanic do it.

The abs system must be hooked up to a computer and bled by a shop. you can replace the brakes without bleeding by carefully pushing the calipers back with a caliper compressor. if you have to bleed it it costs about $45 in qa shop for and hours labor.

Fuel Pumps
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Does a 1995 Chrysler Cirrus have a fuel shut off switch?

95 Chrysler cirrus has a fuel shut off relay located under hood in box with other relay and fuses

Car Computers and Sensors
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Crankshaft Sensors
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What is the connector pinout pattern for the crank sensor on a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus with the Mitsubishi 2.5?

Light Blue/Black wire is the sensor ground, Tan/Brown wire is the signal output and the Orange wire is the 8 volt power feed from the PCM.

Chrysler Cirrus

Where is the crank shaft sensor on a 98 Chrysler Cirrus?

the crankshaft sensort is at bottom under the distrbutor it is way down there by the trans housing.

Chrysler Cirrus

How can you disable the factory alarm on a 1995 Chrysler Cirrus?

Cut the wire that feeds the voltage.

My 1995 Chyrsler Cirrus had this random red wire sticking out by the fuses under the steering wheel. What I had to do was take a 9-volt battery and touch the red wire to the positive terminal of the battery while touching the negative terminal to any piece of metal on the car. This acted as a shut-off switch and it worked like a charm! The headlights stopped flashing (i had long-since pulled the horn fuse), I put the key in the ignition, and she started right up!

Dashboard Lights and Gauges
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Air bag light on no turn signals radio power windows?

My Chrysler Cirrus does this all the time in my case its my key. My ignition on my car is very catchy so i hangs up when coming back from the ignition spot cauing none of the signals or lights to work


You need to replace the igntion switch.

Fuel Pumps
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Why would a 1998 Sienna's engine sometimes starts with low RPM and then die but sometimes start normally with the right RPM?

Hello, This may or may not help you. I just got my 1998 Sienna back from the dealer. I had a problem with the car idling and then just dying. Not all the time, very intermittent. The solution, which seems to have worked so far, is a 'idle air control valve'. The dealer stated it was very common for this part to get full of carbon and 'stick'. I asked for the part back and it was solid black on the inside. The bad news is that this part, although small, is approx. $225 and about $175 labor (approx. 2 hours).

When mine sticks I take the air intake tube off and spray carburetor cleaner in. It stops the problem for 6 mo or so. Make sure the cleaner is compatible with Oxygen sensors.

Chrysler Cirrus
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How do you remove and replace the driver's door mirror on a '95 Chrysler Cirrus?

Like most cars, you will probably have to remove the door panel, and there should be a few nuts holding it in place. the poor panel will most likely pop off, rather than just fall off when all screw are removed.

Brake Pads and Rotors
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Chrysler Cirrus

How do you change the front rotors on a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus?

You need to put the car on jacks and have a few tools handy, like a mallet and screwdriver. Do not let the brake pad clamp together! Hang them buy a wire.

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Why would a '95 Cirrus 2.5 v6 downshift and not want to upshift until stopped and switched off-on?

I had this same problem with my '96 Chrysler Cirrus. 3 trips to my local mechanic resulted in the following (wrong) diagnosis: 1) speed sensors: replace, test drove (fine), problem reoccurred 2) test drove, no problem - "definitely not a transmission problem" 3) brought in while in problem mode: "transmission is definitely shot" After much internet searching, careful thought and unwillingness to give up: - much chatter on the internet about using the wrong transmission fluid on these transmissions: - should use ATF-2 not a Dexron fluid. Many sites say this will destroy the transmission. - after careful looking at transmission level, following the prscribed method of looking after the car has been parked several hours and warmed up for a few minutes I determined the level was low. If you check shortly after driving it is hard to get a good reading. This low level may or may not have been a contributor. - I found a reccommendation to disconnect the battery for 15 minutes which will force the transmission computer to re-learn shifting points. I did this and after a few days the problem went away completely (now ~ 6 weeks). I think this problem may have been caused by adding Dexron fluid a few months back when I had a leak. Check the fluid level and disconnect the battery. I bet it will work! Good Luck, -Frank


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