31st Dec 2010, 17:31

I have a 96 Chrysler Cirrus. It used to stall all the time at stop lights. The mechanic couldn't find out the problem. I replaced the map sensor and it didn't stall at all. It's a cheap fix, about 50 bucks. I would definitely recommend putting in the new map sensor.

26th Jan 2011, 15:13

..My Cirrus shuts off all the time, but starts up again. Had the starter, fuel pump/filter, cam shaft sensor, and some other stuff, I don't recall, replaced. My car still stalls after 2000$ in repairs?? A mechanic shifted relays around and fixed the problem for a few days, but now back to stalling??

7th Apr 2011, 11:21

I have had this problem with other cars and it is a simple fix. Have the crank positioning sensor replaced. If any dirt or antifreeze hits it, it will act as though you ran out of fuel or the car will just stall and will not start. The engine will turn over but won't start. If you let the car sit for an hour or so it will then start, so if this is what your car does, then replace the crank sensor.

10th Jun 2011, 17:34

I had this same problem on my 97 Cirrus. It is your ABS computer system. Costs about 700 to get it replaced. That will fix your problem.

13th Nov 2012, 11:03

I have a 98 Cirrus, same stall problems as everyone else, it would hesitate, die at red lights, or while driving.

Replaced the distributor three times, replaced crank sensor twice, and many other parts, and it was still dying, until FINALLY I found the source of the problem. The 3 wire wire harness that comes from the PCM to the crank sensor was shorting out, so the PCM was losing the crank signal, thus the PCM thought the car was turned off. Once it loses the signal, the PCM engages the auto shut down relay, and it cuts spark and fuel pressure.

I found a new crank sensor wire harness online (Rock Auto) and have not had a problem since. Hope this helps!

6th Oct 2014, 21:41

I'm having the some problem with my 97 Cirrus shutting down and stopping altogether in 2014. I found your answer interesting. Did it solve the problem or did the car continue to shut off?

20th Jan 2015, 03:31

I have a 1997 Chrysler Cirrus that had the same problem with stalling and shutting down. Fixed the problem with a new computer, no more problems at all. For about $200 from Auto Zone.

31st Dec 2017, 12:20

Change your mechanic, a failing fuel pump would be detected by adding a fuel gauge to your fuel rail. A fuel pump that is failing will not deliver proper PSI when running.

Also a dead fuel pump will not prime the fuel rail, as it supposed to do that before you start the engine. A fuel pressure gauge attached to fuel rail test port would show that. It seems you got hosed by your mechanic for all the necessary repairs.