1997 chrysler concorde need help finding out what's wrong

chrysler
concorde

#1

Car makes loud contiues clunking noice when shifting into drive park doesn’t keep vechile parked and it won’t drive.


#2

When you put the transmission into drive, exactly what happens?

Engine stalls?

Engine revs but car does not move?

What about reverse?


#3

The car has a broken CV joint or axle shaft. Set the parking brake, the vehicle will have to be towed.


#4

It makes a very loud clunking noice in reverse to it scares me so I put it in park fast no rev in any gear it’s parked at my house


#5

Car will not mI’ve in any gear.


#6

Move I mean and how much do you think it will cost to fix the cv joint or axel Shaft I only have 6000 dollars to fix it with


#7

Six thousand dollars should cover it. A remanufactured axle shaft assembly is under $200 and about 2 hours labor. There could be other damage however, the car will need to be inspected.


#8

You could buy another '97 Concorde with $6K, with money left over.


#9

No rev in any gear. Now I don’t know if they mean the engine does not rev or the car does not move in any gear or just what is happening. I say take the 6000.00 and find another vehicle.


#10

Just the thought of plowing up to $6k into repairs on a 20 year old NON-classic vehicle is…bizarre in the extreme, IMHO.


#11

I think there is a decimal point missing or too many zeros, people don’t usually point out that they have a $6000 budget for a repair on an old car.


#12

[quote=“Nevada_545, post:11, topic:102376, full:true”]
I think there is a decimal point missing or too many zeros, people don’t usually point out that they have a $6000 budget for a repair on an old car.
[/quote]You are probably right.


#13

But I drive all over kansas for my job and I’m trying to save miles on my truck so I’m going to fix it I hope your right about the cv shaft, I’m taking it to the dealer on the third to have them fix it will let you guys know the results.


#14

Why in the world are you taking an old car to the dealer?


#15

The stories from the independent repair shops are more entertaining but some people don’t have time for that. If this is a simple repair like an axle shaft replacement it will be less than 2 hours of labor, some people are willing to pay $20 per hour more to have an experienced technician perform the work.


#16

I figured for 200 dollars maybe a little more I can save miles on my 2014 f 150 and save gas I get paid to drive so 200 bucks to make 1000’s is well worth it. Why drove a new vechile and make it depriciate when I can do it to a older car.