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Periodically the crossfire won't start.

Periodically the car won't start. full tank, half, doesn't matter. can hear the fuel pump engage when starting. help? On four occasions during the past month, my 2005 Crossfire Roadster has refused to start. All of the electricals work, but the engine will not turn over. After 20-30 minutes, the engine starts normally. On two of the four occasions, I have stopped in a parking lot, run into a store and when I came out the engine would not start. On two occasions, the engine has stopped running at low speed and then the engine will not restart. Again, after 20-30 minutes the engine restarts. This is the 3rd time my Crossfire has been in the shop for the same problem.The stalling engine is always so spuratic you never know when it will hapen. First time it just wouldn't start from a sitting position.Electrical would work just would not turn over. They claim that was the ignition switch. A week later it stalled again at the drive through at the bank and would not restart.That they say was a module. A week later once again at an intersection.An hour later it restarted. This time they can't seem to figure out whats wrong.I have called customer service, the tech's are involved. I'n the last 2 months I have had my crossfire one week.

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  • brendaandken Jun 10, 2009

    Thanks for the reply, After your response I called the serviceman and he was just rude and acted affended that I would seek others advice,soo... benz the stalling was so sparatic I went and picked up the crossfire and traded it in on something other than a CHRYSLER. My problem solved.But the problem is still there.(yes I had informed the new dealership of the headache I had dealt with for 2 months)

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This sounds like one of those interesting problems. What you are going to have to do is find a light bulb type of electrical tester, and a schematic for the wiring on the car (or get a mechanic to do it). When the problem comes up again, you have to find where the power to the module is not coming through a weak connection. It is something that warms up and then breaks connection.
The first thing to do is change the fuses for the engine controls. Fuses are cheap and sometimes they develop a crack that opens when they see a rise in temperature from a heavy electrical load or warm or cold weather changes. Other things that cause problems are the wires that connect to the battery, and splices in those wires which are usually hidden inside a bundle of wires. Also inspect the connectors that hook up to the engine module and make sure the pins are not pulling out from tension in the wires and other defects.
You said it doesn't turn over, so also check the connections at the starter. Sometimes main power is routed through there.

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  • Dan C Jun 10, 2009

    Thanks for letting me know. I have been a Chrysler owner and fan for most of my life, but lately have seen too many experiences like yours in all makes. The auto-worship lifestyle is on its way out and it is showing up as cranky service reps. We would all like life to be simpler, but the internal combustion engine systems have become too complicated to support them without rocket science. I just happened to have some, so I try to help. Thanks for the recommendation.

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I had the exact same problem with my 2004 Crossfire. I'm trying to find my service receipt to inform you of what I got repaired. Whatever they fixed cost me about $745. It fixed the problem.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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  • bbridges1962 Aug 25, 2010

    Did you ever find that receipt? I am having the same problem !!

  • jamcar1716 Oct 17, 2010

    http://www.crossfireforum.org/forum/tsbs...

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    wgiboyle Aug 27, 2012

    k40 ingn mod.

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    wgiboyle Aug 27, 2012

    k40 Ignition module

  • Donna Evans
    Donna Evans Aug 28, 2012

    I just want to let you know that after changing all of the parts I was told to change and buying a new battery, my husband found one loose wire that seems to have been the cause of the problem. Check your wiring. I was having constant problems and have had no problems for the past six months.

  • john May 17, 2013

    i am having the same problem .can you tell me what wire and wher your husband found the wire loose please

  • bugo5_99 Dec 24, 2014

    This problem has to do with the PCM (power control module).

    My 2004 Crossfire stopped so many times over the past 10 years...I lost count. The only reason I did not donate the car to Kars for Kids or my local junkyard because I have not had ANY other expense in 10 years...other than oil change and new tires.

    i haven't even needed to change any of the brake components, and I'm about 3k miles from 100k total miles driven.



    I know for a 98% certainty that this issue/problem is an electrical problem.



    In another posting, I mentioned that it cost me about $745 to remedy the issue. However, that was a temporary fix. To completely fix this problem would require a massive recall and a complete rewiring of those vehicles.



    i believe Chrysler....uhmmm..Diamler knows this...hence the reason they dumped (owned less than 10yrars) Chrysler so fast after acquiring them. Now I guess this is a Fiat issue to compress.

  • bugo5_99 Dec 24, 2014

    This problem has to do with the PCM (power control module).

    My 2004 Crossfire stopped so many times over the past 10 years...I lost count. The only reason I did not donate the car to Kars for Kids or my local junkyard because I have not had ANY other expense in 10 years...other than oil change and new tires.

    i haven't even needed to change any of the brake components, and I'm about 3k miles from 100k total miles driven.



    I know for a 98% certainty that this issue/problem is an electrical problem.



    In another posting, I mentioned that it cost me about $745 to remedy the issue. However, that was a temporary fix. To completely fix this problem would require a massive recall and a complete rewiring of those vehicles.



    i believe Chrysler....uhmmm..Diamler knows this...hence the reason they dumped (owned less than 10yrars) Chrysler so fast after acquiring them. Now I guess this is a Fiat issue to compress.

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All of this happened on my 2004 Crossfire I bought a code scanner and found the crankshaft position sensor fail code replaced the sensor and no problems since this is a common post here and a common problem with the 2004 Crossfire check the other posts with this same problem to see where the sensor is and how to replace it.

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I do not have a solution - just a similar complaint. I have a new battery and my husband has replaced all of the parts that supposedly cause this 'mystery no start' problem and I am still dealing with this problem at odd times for no reason. I like the look of the Crossfire, but hate the unreliability. I am turning it in and will never buy another Chrysler (I have owned Chryslers for the past twenty years).

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

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    wgiboyle Aug 27, 2012

    k40 Ignition module

  • Donna Evans
    Donna Evans Jan 03, 2015

    I no longer own a Crossfire, but my husband did finally find the problem. Just as Dan theorized, it was one loose wire. It took awhile to find that wire, but it was definitely the problem.

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