I have an 88 chrysler 5th ave, it hesitates while driving occasionally and stalls out when slowing down. The other morning it didn't start but the next day it did. Ive noticed since the problems started the fuel consumption has increased.

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 05:47 PM about the 1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought the car used after it had sat for 2 years. Before it was parked they had the
distributor, plugs and wires replaced. We replaced the alternator and battery when I got
it. It drove really well for the first little while but had a slight hesitation from time to
time when trying to accelerate. Then the other day it started to die out when I would
slow down and it stopped running. After awhile it started again and I was able to get it
home. Then the other day I went to start it and it started fine, so I took it for a drive
around a little. It ran fine, got home and then tried to go out again later, car wouldnt
start. Its been started from time to time and when I take it out ive noticed it seems to
use more fuel then it used to.

2 Answers


I have the same problem with the same make vehicle and have been looking for answer for for weeks... it starts in the morning.. get about ten to forty miles then I lose power. I have to put it in Nuetrel shut it down while moving, then restart... the car get it's power back for about a minutes.. I do it till I draft home.. I have to find a fix.. if you did please email me at matcaron@gmail.com

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

My 1986 was doing the same thing and I checked the air filter- it was BLACK!!! I t wasn't getting enough air which has the effect of making the engine run too rich- I changed the filter , sprayed some carb cleaner in the intake and now she's flying again!

Your Answer

Chrysler Fifth Avenue Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Charlie Denbigh
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
342 Great Deals out of 41,799 listings starting at $1,488
Used Lincoln Town Car
26 Great Deals out of 1,567 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Charger
318 Great Deals out of 36,009 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Diplomat
2 listings
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,378 listings starting at $1,899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
371 Great Deals out of 31,504 listings starting at $3,000
Used Cadillac Seville
288 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Thunderbird
18 Great Deals out of 1,034 listings starting at $7,000
Used Ford Ranger
129 Great Deals out of 4,972 listings starting at $499
Used Chevrolet Corvette
113 Great Deals out of 16,308 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.