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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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May 9, 2013, 3:36 am

Jerry B

Question: Electrical starting to act up; is it time to junk it?

This 1997 Chrysler LHS was owned by my mother-in-law, who had it serviced regularly. Has less than 70,000 miles. Recently, the electrical went out, but came back on after a few days and a mechanic's tinkering. He said it needed a power regulator (or something) that had to be programmed by a dealer, which would cost $700-800. Since it needs new tires, as well, the total cost is pushing close to the blue book value. Is it better to trade in, junk it, repair it since mileage is low, or is the electrical about to go out completely due to age?

May 12, 2013, 9:11 pm

Richard W
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I would get rid of the car. I would not fix it. Which ever way gets you the most money when getting ride of it is what I would do.

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