I own a 93 Eagle Vision TSI, and have put 120,000 miles on it. This is what I have found out from experience.
Your cars maintenance schedule must be complied with:
A. Replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles (I didn't and it failed right at 60,000). Also, replace the water pump, tension pulley assembly, and clean and degrease the belt track.
B. The spark plug wires need replacing occasionally; use a lifetime guaranteed wire and keep the receipt.
C. Purge the transmission every 60,000 miles; replace all of the fluid, not just the standard service draining.
We have spent less than $1,000 for repairs since we bought it new.
I have the same problem with my 1995 Eagle Vision stalling. It's done it almost since the vehicle was brand new. Usually it happens after I get off a long stretch of highway (like being on the interstate) and slow down at a stop sign or make a turn. Prior to this happening the car may feel like it's not running as well as it should.
It's tricky to get it to start again and keep running. Usually I just push the gas pedal all the way to the floor and turn the key, and eventually that will get the car to start and stay running. It's frustrating though, because the problem is so intermittent that it can't be reproduced at the repair shop.
I agree with everything that I have read. Its so funny because it is all the exact same thing I have been going through with my '94 Eagle Vision. In the past 2 months I have had to put out over $300 just in parts. Replaced the timing belt, tensioner pulley, water pump, oxygen sensor, crank sensor and now it still shakes and knocks at a stop and skips gears when taking off. I am just hoping it lasts me until tax season. I guarantee I will never buy another one again.
I recently purchased a 93 vision with 184,000 miles. It drives better than most if not all the cars I have ever owned. I've never liked dodge, but am very impressed with this car. The only thing that I have noticed is a thumping sound when I turn too sharp coming from the front. I'll soon fix it though and will continue to fix it for another 100,000 miles.
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