1996 Chrysler Concorde Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Chrysler Concorde as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Poor output from the heater and/or engine overheating can be caused by air left in the cooling system after the cooling system has been serviced. Our technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure should be used to prevent this problem from occurring.

The fuel level sensors can wear out and cause erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings.

Software updates are available to address transmission issues. However, due to the age of these vehicles, mechanical failures are more likely to be causing transmission problems. If a mechanical failure is repaired or the transmission is replaced, it is important to make sure any software updates have been taken care of. Failure to do so could result in continuing transmission issues.

Faulty pressure transducers (sensors) or the evaporator temperature sensor may cause the AC to stop functioning. The body control module (BCM) may lock up and create similar symptoms. Disconnect the battery for five seconds before resetting the BCM.

A trouble code stored in the body control module (BCM) can prevent warm or hot air output from the climate control system. When the cause of the trouble code is fixed, heater function should return.
A loose timing chain on early models will produce a rattle (in the front of the engine) because the chain hits the guide. The timing chain should be replaced (the cam sprocket should always be replaced at the same time). Remove and discard the timing chain guide; on later V6 models, the guide has been eliminated.