The connector on the input and/or output speed sensors on the automatic transmission may become damaged causing intermittent loss of speed control. Our technicians tell us there are wiring repair kits available to repair this issue.
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Most reported 1996 Chrysler New Yorker problems
Various transmission shudder type issues may be corrected by updating the software in the powertrain and transmission control modules.
When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.
Automatic transmissions can exhibit a variety of shifting and noise concerns due to failure of internal components. Our technicians tell us that due to the fact numerous updated parts are available for this transmission a complete inspection of all internal parts should be performed if the transmission is disassembled for overhaul.
Various driveability issues may be the result of low fuel pressure due to a failed check valve inside the fuel pump. If this is found to be the case the fuel pump should be replaced.
A dirty throttle body may cause low engine idle speed or frequent stalling, as oily residue blocks air flow in the throttle when the throttle is closed. Throttle body cleaning may be necessary to correct this condition. Our technicians caution against spraying cleaner directly onto the throttle body as this may damage the throttle position sensor (TPS).
An engine misfire may be caused by corrosion at the ignition coil and/or spark plug terminals or from cracked or brittle insulation on the spark plug wires themselves. Our technicians recommend complete inspection of the spark plug wires and replacement as necessary when engine misfires occur. If corrosion is noted on the coil towers or spark plugs those affected parts should be replaced as well.