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Chrysler New Yorker Parts and Chrysler New Yorker Accessories

Some Tidbits about the Chrysler New Yorker

  • The Chrysler New Yorker was sold from 1946 to 1996. It was the company's flagship vehicle and made its mark as the longest running American car nameplate. The vehicle defined the Chrysler brand as a manufacturer of expensive automobiles that were equipped better than the typical brands such as Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford. However, it was below luxury brands like the Packard and Cadillac. But, the Chrysler New Yorker parts made the vehicle function excellently like the luxury cars during the time.

  • In 1957, the Chrysler New Yorker was rebranded and was redefined to be elegant and stylish for the late 1950s. The refurbished model was the handsomest of the line because of its simple grille and rear end. It also came with plain ornamentation that captured the interest of the Americans.

  • In 1938, the New York Special was launched. It debuted as a different sub-series of the 1938 Chrysler Imperial. It was then shortened to New Yorker and was in the industry for nearly six decades.

  • The 1939 New Yorker was built with a straight eight-cylinder, L-head 323 cubic-inch engine with 134 horsepower. Built with this engine during the time, it surely was the best American car that zoomed down the road and attracted other drivers.

  • The Chrysler New Yorker was built as a two-passenger coupe; a four-passenger, two-door Victoria Coupe; and a four-door, five-passenger sedan. These three models of the vehicle were 206 inches long and weighed 3,695 pounds. The car also revealed the superfinish, which was a process in which the components of the automobile were finished with mirror-like surfaces that gave additional and maximum protection.

  • The 1955 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis Hardtop Coupe was powered by a 331 cubic-inch V8 Firepower engine. The engine was able to produce excellent 250 horsepower. It was one of the fastest vehicles during the 1950s.

  • In 1983, the ninth generation Chrysler New Yorker was introduced and the line became a little bit complicated because the name New Yorker was used on two different models. The M-body vehicle became the New Yorker Fifth Avenue instead and lasted for a year until it was renamed Fifth Avenue until the end of 1989, when the last model was manufactured.

Chrysler New Yorker Articles

  • Chrysler New Yorker Usual Problems 17 January 2013

    The Chrysler New Yorker was the longest running American car nameplate that was sold from 1946 to 1996. For nearly six decades, this vehicle wowed the people because of its looks and performance. Just like other cars, the New Yorker also experiences some common problems that every driver must know about.


    Problems with the converter clutch

    If the Chrysler New Yorker shifts from third to fourth gear in a very harsh manner, then there's a problem with the converter clutch. If it makes the trans-axle wobble whenever the driver shifts gears, it's because there's a problem in the transmission. A defective converter clutch is a common issue in the New Yorker and this must be attended to right away. Make sure to purchase new Chrysler New Yorker parts so that the defective components can be replaced right away with new ones.


    Problems with the transmission range sensor

    The 1992 Chrysler New Yorker was built with a transmission range sensor, which posed three different issues that also created shifting issues with the vehicle. Take note that the transmission range sensor of the car is the one that indicates all the shift points during acceleration. If this gets busted, it can cause the New Yorker to have problems with shifting or worse, not shift at all. If this happens, make sure to get it replaced right away because it can pose major problems with the transmission, such as damaging the linkage or heating up and burning the transmission, which can later on completely give up.


    Other minor problems

    Even though some issues are very minor, they can also affect the performance of the Chrysler New Yorker. Another common problem is when the overhead control information unit does not light up. If this is the case, the fuses on the car must be inspected to make sure that everything is working. Otherwise, replacement of these Chrysler New Yorker parts must be done. Also, inoperative car windows are a usual problem among automobiles. To solve this issue, the window motor must be checked. With the key in the on position but with the engine not running, roll the window up and down. If the dome light dims as the window is moving, it's an indication that the window motor is defective. If it's not, there's a wiring problem. The common cause for this kind of dilemma is that there's a small harness that goes from the body to the door and when the car door opens and closes, the wires may break.