17th Jul 2001, 21:48
I just bought a 91 colt and I love it you must have just got a bad one of the bunch. There has never been a single thing go wrong since mine came out of the factory. It runs good and its good on gas.
5th Feb 2002, 11:59
It's not really something that you can blame Mopar or Chrysler for; Mitsubishi is the one to blame, because they make it, and Chrysler only sticks their name on it.
18th Feb 2004, 12:05
I own a '91 Colt and the motor just went, threw a rod or bearing. 91,000 miles, ran good otherwise. Lunky tranny sometimes, but dodge tranny's are junk anyway.
24th Apr 2006, 23:36
I need help! I bought a Dodge Colt 93 a month ago-April 1,2006. The transmission had just been fixed, spark plugs replaced, valve cover gasket, and mechanic checked out before I bought. The lady had only driven around town. The problem is, it didn't like to wait at red lights; it would start this lunging thing, like it wasn't getting fuel or power. So then, had the catalytic converter replaced, new plugs, and flushed out water out of the lines. Everything done, and it still doesn't like to stop and go, hates waiting at lights. Keeps lunging, like it's starved for fuel, even on a full tank. Checked the fuel injection- it's okay. Could it be the fuel pump? Any feedback?
25th Apr 2006, 15:24
When you replaced the spark plugs, were they fouled? If not, it probably wasn't the plugs. What color are the plugs? If they have white deposits, it's an indication that the fuel mixture is too lean; light brown is just right; black soot is too rich. If you're sure that the injectors are okay (also try adding fuel injector cleaner to help make sure), try changing the fuel filter. It could be clogged and restricting the fuel flow. Also, replace the spark plug wires, distributor cap, and distributor rotor. You sound like you have more of a spark problem than a fuel problem. I have seen a dirty, burned distributor cap and rotor bring many cars to a halt, and it's the simplest thing to replace, but also the most overlooked.
9th Dec 2006, 13:17
There is no doubt in my mind that it fell apart because you severely beat on it. No stock car is meant to do tranny drops at 7000 rpm.