I always say that I'm a proud owner of the rare Eagle Premier until last night, when my car overheated on me. At first, it will sit and idle for two hours without overheating. But when I drove it for about 20 minutes and slowed it down, it began to overheat so terribly that I couldn't cool it down. I had to bleed the air from the bleeder screw for at least 30 minutes to an hour. It seemed like the water stopped flowing through the engine and just boiled inside the overflow tank. I tried flushing it and even changed the thermostat but to no avail. What should I do?
Overheating problems are usually caused by cracked pressure bottle. You need to check this for any cracks or leaks before tearing into a head gasket. The most important thing about the cooling system is to know how to properly bleed the air out of the system, every time you change a hose or the thermostat. Having air in the system is the primary cause of overhearing in this type of vehicle. You might also need to switch to a different brand of antifreeze, which is appropriate for aluminum engines. Just make sure to completely flush and refill it. Make sure that the recall kit on the heater hose assembly is properly installed too.
I noticed that my Eagle Premier's transmission is too harsh. I've been having problems shifting my transmission; it's usually delayed and the engine revs with little pressure whenever I step on the gas pedal. What's worse is when my car lurches forward violently. I think that the manufacturer should issue a recall to fix this problem. In the meantime, what's the easy fix to this?
The transmission of the Premier is said to be its weakest part, with reported complete failures even for low mileage vehicles. What you can do is to make sure that the throttle kick-down cable is properly adjusted, so you won't experience flares between shifts or harsh shifts. You can also switch to synthetic transmission fluid, but make sure to do a complete system flush and change the filter screen first. It will run cooler and keep your transaxle in good condition. You also need to add an auxiliary transmission oil cooler, if you usually drive uphill. However, if you want to stick with petroleum-based fluid, make sure to change the fluid and filter screen every 15,000 miles.
My Premier has been suffering from peeling paint. My car paint just starts popping off, and it keeps spreading. Now, there are patches of gray primer showing up. I don't know what to do with it, since I've never had a vehicle that experienced this kind of problem. What should I do?
Peeling paint is not an unusual problem for this particular model of Eagle, especially for models built in the early 1990s. The only way to fix this is to root strip the peeling area using a chemical stripper. Once done, you need to have the panel repainted. You might want to consider MAACO to paint your car. It might be a bit expensive, but it will be worth it. Remove all the trim and lamps to make it look better.