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2000 Chrysler Cirrus Slows When Accelerating After Refusing to Start

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Jun 16, 2019, 12:44 PM

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Quick basic notes: This is a car has a 2.5 L V6 engine and was bought used ~ 4 years ago and now has a little over 80,000 miles on it. The battery was replaced 2 years ago, oil was changed a week ago.

My trouble started a little over a month ago. One day around noon I headed out to my car to drive over to a friend's house, only it wouldn't start. My keyless entry and radio still worked so I thought my battery was just low, had some friends meet me and tried to jump it to no avail, jumper cables would spark but it would never turn over. I left the car alone until that night around 11 pm when I decided to try starting it one more time and it begrudgingly turned over.

From that day, about a month and a week ago, my car has started every time, although recently it has been cranking for just a hair longer each time before turning over, until finally it didn't turn over at all this morning, although it sounded close. After hooking it up to a battery charger for ~15 minutes it finally turned over and I headed off to work. When driving, if I accelerated too quickly (particularly after stopping or going from ~15 mph to ~35 mph my car would instead begin to slow down, nearly stopping, until i let off the gas and began to accelerate again much slower.

After driving the 5 miles to work I turned my car off and when I brought a coworker by to check out the problem 15 minutes later it once again wouldn't start.

After five hours I went back to see if anything had changed and my car started fine, no hesitation, and had no major acceleration problems, although it did feel a little laggy.

Any clue what caused my acceleration issues?

Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 16, 2019, 3:04 PM

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Re: 2000 Chrysler Cirrus Slows When Accelerating After Refusing to Start Sign In

Get codes and post the numbers.
Other is test that battery 2 year old or not AND cable connections, BOTH ENDS must be good. Seems it lost some memory due to low battery (a guess) would set codes and went brain dead on how to run properly as a result?


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