July 26, 2008My pr-owned cruiser was in need of a tune up. I had no previous maintenance records but at 80,000 miles I was getting a miss. Since I do not like my local Chrysler dealer I went to a local garage, with a very good reputation. I told him I wanted platinum plugs and high performance wires. He told me Chrysler service told him that he had installed high performance wires and lost gas mileage so I agreed to allow him to install resister wires/ Car runs great BUT, I get RF interference on my AM radio stations--ignition noise. I took the car back, they went back to OEM plus and wires and I still get interference. They even installed a ground wire to engine. Of course I am unhappy with oem parts and radio. Chrysler does not seem to have an answer. has anyone one else had this experience?
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July 27, 2008Didn''t know they still transmitted in AM.
July 30, 2008"He told me Chrysler service told him that he had installed high performance wires and lost gas mileage...."
That is truly one of the dumbest things I've heard come out of Chrysler service. Another is, "Sir, you have an aftermarket intake on your car and this caused you transmission to break so it won't be covered under warranty." Or how about, "You have an aftermarket muffler on your car so this is what caused your wipers to short out so no warranty." Dealers lie a lot. I've had high performance wires on my cars and never lost mpg. Stock plug wires are some of the cheapest, worst pieces of garbage out there. I'd get some good aftermarket wires. I am really surprised your independent mechanic even listened to Chrysler about the wires.
July 30, 2008I must agree, however, aside from the lies and installation of a second set of plugs and wires it still does not explain why I am now picking up ignition noise on the radio.