Broken Wires in Wiring Harness May Cause Engine Problems on Chrysler Cirrus

If the car will not start, stalls, or hesitates while accelerating, it may be caused by wires in the wiring harness that are broken internally. This is typically found where the wires pass under the distributor.

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Average mileage: 132,285 (83,000–223,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.5L V6 83,000 mi,
intermittent electrical problems in different areas. Radio goes on and off. blinkers work sometimes other times they and the hold instrument panel goes dark including radio and clock. When this happens the wipers don't work either. Runs rough like its gonna die. Battery light is on. Battery is brand new, alternator is work properly. Today was a new one, instrument panel goes dark but I applied brakes and they came back on. Car starts right up after sitting for 4 months but wouldn't start 2 miles down the road when I turned it off to fuel it. Makes me sick that this car has only 83000 miles, it's a 1998 I have babied it owned it from 12000 miles and it's paid for. Interior is all leather and well kept but I don't know if I should pay to repair it or look to dump it.
1996 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.5L V6 90,000 mi,
car stalls while stoping, have replace one sensor in throttle body did not solve problem also replace iack motor did not solve problem, still having problem have not found problem and it keeps stalling and goes dead then i have to restart car at stop lights and stops.???
1996 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.5L V6 106,000 mi,
Car stalls during acceleration. Restarts in about 5 mins. No fix yet
1998 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.5L V6 223,000 mi,
trouble starting some days and jerks when in gear..
1996 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 133,000 mi,
Not fixed yet.... may not be fixable
1997 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 86,000 mi,
stalls unexpectedly, will not stay started.
1998 Chrysler Cirrus - 2.5L V6 205,000 mi,
same as listed, so I have to believe it is a broken wire.