1990 Chrysler LeBaron Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Chrysler LeBaron

1990 Chrysler LeBaron Problems

Transmission Control Module May Fail

Vehicles may develop a start and die out condition or a transmission that defaults to second gear. Our technicians tell us that the transmission control module (TCM) may be at fault and require replacement. If the TCM is replaced the pinion factor should be reset and the quick learn procedure performed.

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks may develop from the following areas: Valve cover gaskets, cam plugs at rear of the cylinder head, cam seals, front crankshaft seal, and the oil filter bracket. Leaking seals and gaskets should be replaced. Due to mis-machining of the mating surfaces, as special gasket is required to correct the oil filter bracket leak.

Connector issue with speed sensor

The connector on the input and/or output speed sensors on the automatic transmission may become damaged causing intermittent loss of speed control. There are wiring repair kits available to repair this issue.

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1990 Chrysler LeBaron Questions

odometer doesn't work (1 answer)

the speedometer & tack work. but the odometer & trip meter do not work. the odometer stopped at 40999.
what would cause this. electrical or mechanical? any help would be appreciated.

What could cause a power drain while parked? How can I find source of drain? (1 answer)

The battery wouldn't charge while running. Saw sparks in alternator while running. Replaced alternator. Replaced battery. Did ok for a short time then battery went dead while car sat. Cable sparks when connecting to battery indicating power drain. Is there a common issue similar to this with ...

There is a small plastic piece that slides over the shift handle. (1 answer)

The gear selector slide I find is a smooth black plastic piece. The one that came originally was a stepped piece. How do I find that part number and availability?

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1990 Chrysler LeBaron Recalls

Air Bags Do Not Deploy In An Accident

The air bags may not deploy during an accident. Dealers will replace the air bag inflator modules with properly machined ones free of charge to resolve the concern.

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1990 Chrysler LeBaron Reviews

I can;t tell how fast or see the gas level because the light is out on the dish
Does anyone know, on the rear passenger side tucked near the gas tank, what is in the small metal thing connected to rubber hoses? My car has a steady drip and I am not sure what system this is. Brakes???
This is about an '88 not a '90 LeBaron turbo. It recently indicated no to low oil pressure on the gauge but not on the warning light or dip stick. After a couple of days of no problem driving, it refused to start in an auto parts store parking lot. It has spark but no fuel pressure. A check of the pump relay doesn't show input juice. What do I check and in what sequence?

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