Hey...I bought a '97 LHS and it drove awesomely for 2 months; then it started overheating. So, I filled up the fluids (because it was completely empty) and I babied it home. By the time I got home it was overheating again. I filled it and drove it for a little bit then noticed it was leaking, so I tightened a hose clamp and fixed it. A couple of weeks later it is overheating again. I was working on it yesterday and noticed the fans weren't running so I changed the fuse, but they still didn't work; so then I unplugged the wires to the fan and plugged them back in and they started running, but it is still overheating. I've run out of ideas so can anyone help me?...Please.
I had overheating problems with my 1994 LHS. If you live in a place where the temperature does not go below 30 degrees take out the thermostate. It might take an extra minute for the heater to work (engine to warm up) but it doesn't overheat anymore. Plus there is less pressure on the radiator, water pump and hoses. I've run the car this way the past two years since i started having overheating problems.
Bought a '94 LHS in '98 on the cheap -- car had 90k on it, but I needed a ride. I'm pushing 180k, fairly hard driver, but this thing has held up pretty good.
A few back yard suggestions (I do my own work)
Trans hangs in 2nd --- pull off road, turn engine off and restart -- feel for final shift -- if not -- do it again
Lousy headlights --- run w/hi beams --- nobody will flash you headlights are poor
Forget air -- you want air -- lower the windows (except the driver side -- it hangs up -- especially in winter (makes paying for toll roads a real challenge!)
At 120/130k definitely do a timing bet, water pump (your in there anyway),ball joints.
This car has a"great" exhaust system (original)
In general -- this car has been good to me.
I have a 94 New Yorker and is running great. The only thing I agree on so far is the A/C compressor; I am now on my third one and still having trouble getting nice cold air for at least a whole summer. It has 230k miles, and still has a lot of power and runs great.
I bought my 1996 Chrysler LHS about 3 years ago, and I've had it overheat numerous times and the gauges are going haywire, and it makes strange noises at times. I check my fluids everyday, and I take it to the shop at least twice every six months.
The car has giving me more problems than it is worth, considering I either do the regular maintenance on the car, or if it's something that I do know how to do, I let the professionals do it, and all the pro's tell me that I'm better off just getting another car.
My 1994 Chrysler LHS will not start sometimes. I can go into a store for about 15 minutes, come out, and the car will not start. I wait about 1/2 hr or so, try again, and the car starts up as if nothing is wrong with it. Does anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?
I have owned a 1994 LHS for about ten years now, it has become my second vehicle due to the purchase of a new car. I have had no problems with this vehicle. The 94 now has 185,000 miles on it and still gets up and goes every time.
I've owned my 97 LHS for over 10 years and 120K miles and it has been the best car I've had to date. Which is saying a lot since I've owned 26 cars in the 33 years since I started driving. Last week everything changed. My car was smashed in the back end while sitting at a red light. Their (Erie) insurance wants to total it and give me next to nothing for it. I only wish the market reflected the true value of this wonderful car.
I'm looking for a large comfortable car and the Chrysler LHS appears to be the right car. I have found a 94 LHS with 126K on it. Asking price is $900 CA. The pictures look like the car is real clean.
The owner tells me it needs a starter otherwise everything works on the car.
If the car is clean and all in working condition, is this a good deal or not?