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1999 Chrysler LHS Base 4dr Sedan

1999 Chrysler LHS
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
18 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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February 11, 2009, 9:39 pm

Tony S
 

Question: 2000 LHS 97,000 miles possible fuel filter/pump issues.

Hi. I have a 2000 Chrysler LHS that I bought new. It's been a wonderful car. I have 97,000 miles and recently went on a 7 hour road trip. About half way there I started losing acceleration and couldnt keep the rpms up. I had to pull off the freeway and once I came to a stop the car died. I tried to start it but it would only turn over. I waited a few minutes and tried it again and it fired. I drove another 30 miles or so and it started happinging again. I had a little over a half a tank of gas. After about 5 more times and a quarter tank more I refueled and the car ran fine for the last leg of 100 miles. It felt like the fuel filter was dirty. It is the original. I guess my question is since the fuel filter is located on the pump in the tank and due to the work involved I should just replace both? The other thing is the car is lowerd and I recently scraped the undercarriage pretty good on a speed bump. Could a kinked line or something to that effect cause this problem?


April 7, 2009, 4:16 pm

Rich G
 

By now, you have probably gotten your car fixed, and I'm going with your first assumption. I had the exact same problem in my 87 Caravan (Mitsubishi 3.0l). The mechanic pulled the pump out of the tank, and the filter was plugged solid. Turns out Chrysler thought they were doing the consumer a favor by using 3 micron mesh for the filter material. It was too tight. They later increased the filter to 13 microns! In my case, the filter and pump were both replaced. Why take chances?


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May 27, 2009, 10:18 pm

 
 

normally when i fix a problem i do both just to be on the safe side, might as well you are already there so why do one now and pay for the same labor as the first time


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