Friday, March 12, 2010

Is a chrysler 300 a good car to have?

Question 1
Is a chrysler 300 a good car to have?...  Is a chrysler 300a good car to have? what is its ratings and does it get broken a lot of is a very good car?

1)   The Chrysler 300 is a great car! Especially with the HEMI, it should be pretty much trouble-free. You shouldn't always listen to what people say, like Toyota is always know for its quality, but all I am hearing now is how the gas pedals stick. So Chrysler is regarded as crappy, but I have been a loyal Chrysler customer for 22 years and they were all trouble-free. The 300 is cool. - Adam

2)   They are very troublesome and expensive to repair. Electrical problems, suspension problems, transmission. They only thing good about them is the way they look. Stay away from them. - Mike

3)   I own one and love it. The car is a good car but like all cars have their downsides. The 300 series have VERY weak front ends. I have had to do the balljoints both sides twice in the past 4 years. $1000 each time was the minimal cost.

So some would say that is crazy expensive, others think not. For the quality of the ride and the enjoyment factor, I'm still driving mine! - viennatech

4)   The 300 was on Car&Driver's 10-best list when it debuted, because it has superior engineering. I went for a ride in one, and it was easy to see how it made the 10-best list. As far as reliability, Chrysler is above average, and there haven't been any major problems, unlike other companies. - Ryan M

5)   I own a 2004 300C and I really like it, but as much as I like the style,ride, and handling, it sure does like the repair shops. I've become quite adept at changing out cam sensors after having the dealer change out three of them in less than two years. I am now chasing down a thumping noise in the front suspension. In fact, the front suspension will be brand new when I install new lower control arms and sway bar links.I love my 300! I hate my 300! - Ken

6)   I have a 2005 Hemi 300. I love it. Its horrible in snow though! And its not very good on gas. But it is fast, and very cool looking! - Sarah

7)   Here are several website with reviews about the Chysler 300:

From what I've read the car isn't perfect but it a lot of people seem happy with theirs. - Amber K


Question 2
What tools are used metric or standard size for chrysler 2005 town and country?...  

1)   The majority of fasteners on cars built since the 80's are METRIC. Even the "american" cars. - viennatech

2)   SAE or what you refer to as "standard" - not 2 B fooled

3)   pretty much everything newer is metric. - sa05freshman91

4)   Wrenches and sockets. - badbill1941

5)   You use metric. Depending on what area you are working on, for smaller parts the most common sizes are 10mm, 13mm, 15mm. If you work on bigger parts you need 15mm, 18mm, etc I hope this info was helpful. Good luck - King

6)   Metric. But the lug nuts are still standard. - Jackolantern


Question 3
I have an 2001 chyrsler sebring. The mechanic told me it will cost 600 to replace the O2 sensor? Accurate?...  It seems a little high

1)   i think a bit overpriced try other mechanics shops - Mike

2)   That's insane! I'd say less than half. Maybe $250. - Love The Beast Falcon XB GT

3)   Call your local Chrysler dealer and ask the parts department what the cost of tow O2 sensor are. Then call autozone, or another parts store, and get a price from them. That way you'll know for sure if you're being overcharged. - Mike

4)   that is really high. they arent hard to replace and they usually range in price from $20 to $100. unless he is replacing 4 or 5 thats too high. - sa05freshman91

5)   If you know which one it is you can replace it yourself with an aftermarket for around 50 bucks or less. No programing is required afterwords. However, if yours is a coupe, that means it is made by Mitsubishi and some of their O2 sensors are a bear to get to. Still, $600 is way too pricey. - Jackolantern


Question 4
Why is my car acting like this?...  i have a 2002 chrysler sebring lxi. when i got it was nice and clean low milage. Anywho, ive been having a small issue with my temperature gage. I find this weird, but whenever i put antifreeze in the resvoir and i fill it to the max. when i am drving or sitting at a stop light sometimes my gauge goes midway and usually it is under the midway line. I usually put the ac on to keep it from rising, but today i had my ac on and it started going midway again. do i need to put anti freeze in the radiator or should i take it somewhere to get looked at?

1)   2 things:

Turning on the AC makes the engine hotter

How often do you have to add coolant? If your car is consuming antifreeze, there is something wrong. Fill the radiator while the engine is cold, and fill the reservoir. You may just have burned off the factory coolant and need to add more. If it takes a lot of coolant, problem solved. If it's empty again in a week, bring it in to get it looked at - gravitybong

2)   You may have a bad radiator cap, dirty radiator, or a bad cooling fan.
P.S. Turning on the a/c will not cool down the engine. - badbill1941

3)   First off there are two lines on the over flow reservoir container one is the max amount when the engine is cold the other is when the engine is hot, plus never over fill the reservoir by filling it to the top.

You need to test the anti-freeze with the engine cold with a anti-freeze tester that you can buy for 8 bucks or so at walmart etc, make sure it's mixed 50/50 or a good -40c and never just add water use distilled water.

Once you have the right anti-freeze and distilled water mixture run the engine awhile idling watch the temperature gauge and watch , listen for the fan to engage, and also try the A/C while it's warmed up idling see if the fan engages.If the fan or fans don't engage check the two fan relays, the fuse , the temperature sensor, the fan and wiring.The most common reason for a fan not to engage is a relay and their not expensive and easy to replace and try checking the part numbers on the two fan relays and switching them around just as a test.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way when the A/C is on the engine gets hotter and then if sitting at a light the fan would engage and the temperature would drop.So it might be a good idea to check the things I've mentioned and have a radiator shop or mechanic give the car a free coolant system test. - helpful bob


Question 5
i have a 2005 chrysler 300 and was just at the garage and i was told that i need my tie rods replaced.?...  the passenger side has some movement and the drivers side has very little if any at all. now do i need to replace or could it be the bushings. the car does pull a little to the right. at certain speeds it has some shaking almost like the rotors are warped. thanks

1)   it might be your suspension needs adjustment. the 300C has very soft suspension, so a lot of fast bumps not knock one side out of balance - Sibtain B

2)   If you have movement they are worn out. Outer tie rod ends are very poplular with the LX body. I replace several a month. - Mike J

3)   Replace your tie rods . You really don't want them to fail. - Ken


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