Three Simple Tips That Will Keep Your Chrysler Cordoba Running Smoothly
The Chrysler Cordoba is a personal luxury car from the 70's that is best known for its sound-insulation feature and super smooth riding ability. Its quiet but high-performance engine became the major attraction of this car at the height of its sales. You can barely hear this car running—that's how silent it is while conquering the road. It offers high sense of comfort and fun drive. At the time Chrysler needed a high-selling car, it was Cordoba that flourished commercially. But one more great thing about the Cordoba, aside from being a very classy car, is its very low maintenance cost requirement over time. Usually, Cordoba owners encountered small problems only that can be fixed easily. To help you anticipate the problems before they get worse, here are the tips that you need to remember.
- Be mindful of your car's carburetor.
According to Cordoba owners, the carburetor is the number one problem area that they encounter on their cars. To enable the engine to run properly, a certain mix of air and a very small amount of gasoline—about 10 milligrams per combustion stroke—is needed. If the air-fuel ratio is low, the engine will run lean and will damage the engine. On the other hand, if the air-fuel ratio is high, the engine will run rich, and it will flood, bog down, or waste fuel. The function of the carburetor is to get the right mix of fuel with the air. The best way to maintain it is to clean it regularly by detaching it from the engine. Do not forget to use carburetor's cleaning solvent. Also, check the carburetor if it is in bad condition, which is often determined by looking at some symptoms of clogging such as air locks, coughing, low power during acceleration, and backfiring.
- Beware of the early signs of damaged transmission torque converter.
The torque converter is responsible for regulating the amount of fluid going to the transmission. To get rid of serious problems with this, you have to be keen on the signs of having a bad torque converter such as overheating, shuddering, dirty fluid, slipping, high stall speeds and strange noises. Some common causes of these problems are damaged needle bearings, damaged torque converter seals, damaged torque converter clutches, and damaged torque converter clutch solenoid. However, you have to remember that oftentimes, it is practical to replace the torque converter entirely because the cost of repair of torque converter can be greater than the actual cost of replacement.
- Check your car's radiator.
As most of us knew, the function of car radiators is to prevent cars from overheating due to friction and heat. The engine needs a coolant in order to keep it running. So, it is logical to say that a radiator problem can be a cause of engine problem. To save your Cordoba from trouble, always check the fluid level in your radiator regularly. Add an antifreeze coolant when needed. Once in a while, perform a simple radiator flush. However, be cautious not to remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot because it will burn your skin when hot coolant and steam erupt from the radiator opening.