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Chrysler Crossfire

2005 years Chrysler Crossfire, Stockholm 2016

You use this information on your own risk! Don't blame me if something goes wrong.

After nine years with my Ford Ka I have to replace it, but with which car?

Chrysler Crossfire

After eight months of searching and I don't remember how many times I changed my mind of what I want. At last I bought this, a Chrysler Crossfire. Why this stupid car that only has two seats, very limited trunk and poor gas mileage? And then it's older and has more miles than my already old Ford Ka. And where shall I have my astronomy equipment?

Yes it's stupid, but I like the V6 engine, rear wheel drive and the compact coupe. As you maybe know this is a Mercedes SLK 320 under the body. Mercedes has good reputation about it's quality and it make it easier to find spare parts here in Europe.

The engine is a 3.2 liter V6 and 218 hp, about the same hp as my earlier cars, but this car has much less weight. The gearbox is a Mercedes automatic 5 speed with overdrive. I paid exactly as much for this car as I paid for my Ford Ka nine years ago.

I have rewritten this page. Now it's a collection of information I need to understand this car and how to repair it if it get broken. I'm sure others also need this information so I share it here to you.

Chrysler Crossfire gallery:

Chrysler Crossfire gallery 2017

General information about Chrysler Crossfire:

Useful information about Chrysler Crossfire and how to repair it:

My own repair:

This is a collection of what I have found and what I have done on my Crossfire

You have to maintenance the painting of the car to keep it fresh.

Chrysler Crossfire

Nowadays an Anti Theft Alarm is a must.

Chrysler Crossfire

Modern car take a lot of power from the battery, it must be in top condition.

Battery Chrysler Crossfire

Even if modern cars are complicated you also get a lot of information from the inboard computer system that can help you when in problem.

OBD II reader

The plastic part in the interior can be fragile when it ages and crack.

Chrysler Crossfire: Cup holder

Typical, now when the winter begin the heater blower stopped working.

Chrysler Crossfire: Replacing the heater blower

How to find and replace the coupe air filter.

Chrysler Crossfire: Replacing the coupe air filter

Modern cars have plastic part in the optical parts of the light, it suffer from Suns UV radiation and get dim and grey when old.

Chrysler Crossfire: Head lights

Replacement of the gas cylinder or gas strut damper to hood lift.

Chrysler Crossfire: Hood lift support

Sizes of tires to a Crossfire.

Chrysler Crossfire: Rear tire

For safety the brake system must be in top condition.

Chrysler Crossfire: Disc Pads and Roller bearing

If you take your time and are handy there are a lot of repair you can do by your own and save a lot of money.

Chrysler Crossfire: Disch Brake Rotors replacement

How to do a rough check if the camber, caster and toe in/out angles are okey.

Chrysler Crossfire: Wheel angles

Carburettor are nowadays replaced by fuel injectors.

Chrysler Crossfire: Fuel Injectors

How to find what's wrong with the emission control system.

Chrysler Crossfire: Fuel Injector Emssion problems

How to reset the service interval meter after an oil change.

Chrysler Crossfire oil change

Chrysler Crossfire:

Here is a page to read about this Chrysler model:

As you can read is this car built in Germany by Karmann on a Mercedes R170 (SLK) platform. The design is from Eric Stoddard and later by Andrew Dyson. It's was fun to read about Eric, he also design the Hyundai Genesis, also a car I thought about.

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V6 engine E32

The model code to this V6 engine is M112. This version is the 320 or 3.2 liter, it had been manufactured in different sizes, from 2.4 to 3.7 liters. From years 1998 to 2008.

The engine is a bit special, it has two spark plugs on each cylinder, twelve in total. Each cylinder has three valves, two intake and one outlet.

V8 engine in Crossfire?

I found some interesting readings, some Mercedes V8s fit directly to the gearbox. I have also Chryslers Hemi V8s in Crossfires, but that must be much more complicated.

I don't have any plans to replace my V6 engine, but fun to know that I could.

Electric engine in Crossfire?

Now I found a electric Crossfire project:

They have kept the gearbox, maybe necessary but add a lot of extra weight.

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Automatic 5 speed gearbox:

Mercedes call this automatic gearbox 5G Tronic. It was introduced already 1996 and is still in use in the most powerful models which the new automatic 6-speed gearbox can not handle.

The gearbox has lock up function on the higher gears.

The gearbox don't have an oil stick from factory, you have to buy one separate!

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Commercials and review:

I have also found some commercials for this car when it was new and some other stuff:

And here is a Swedish review of the Crossfire:

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Chrysler forum and manuals:

This is very valuable information if you have to repair your Crossfire:

With this information I don't have to solve all problems by myself.

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