1990 Chrysler LeBaron Repair and Maintenance

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

1990 Chrysler LeBaron Problems

Various transmission issues

Automatic transmissions can exhibit a variety of shifting and noise concerns due to failure of internal parts. Our technicians tell us that a complete inspection of all internal parts should be performed if the transmission is disassembled for overhaul. Numerous updated part are available for this transmission.

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.

Transmission fluid contamination

Incorrect, worn, or contaminated automatic transmission fluid can cause shifting issues, noted at speeds over 40mph. Our technicians tell us that repairs to correct this condition include changing the fluid and filter, driving the vehicle for 10miles and changing the fluid a second time.

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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

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?
My car is actually an 89 but the list only goes to 1990. It has over 130,000 miles on it. I bought it new. It is a convertible and I have replaced the top once. The drive train is remarkable, the ride is dependable. It has a 2.5 liter engine with a turbocharger and runs great. Uses no oil but is leaking a little tranny fluid around the axle housings. I will have the struts replaced tomorrow and...
I can;t tell how fast or see the gas level because the light is out on the dish

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