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Hey guys/gals. I just picked up a mint 94 LHS. From what I understand it's drive train is similar to an Intrepid? Anyway, I got this from the original owner with 130,000 on the clock. Been a garage kept car since new.

Drove it home 4 hrs without hickup. The 3.5 surprised me on the highway. Plenty of pickup for such a large care. I got 28 mpg with the cruise set at 78 for most of the drive. This has to be the best riding I've ever owned. Build quality surpasses the 94 Cadillac Deville I junked due to a blown trans. The 4.9 in the Cadillacs of that era were too tourqey for the improvised trans. Gm used the trans meant for the Bonevilles. My fault on that, but it was fun surprising the import kids at stop lights.

Since the LHS is so nice I told myself, this will be a keeper and be babied. The LHS has spotless black leather on black interior. I like the quality of the leather and various doo-dads inside. I'm a big man and thats important to me. I'm a novis audiophile and was impressed with the 20 year old infinity 9 speaker stereo. I planned adding an after market head unit for bluetooth audio streaming, but I changed my mind and will just add a powered aux.

Outside paint is a nice champagne color. The only issue with the car is that the ac compressor is not kicking on. The car is in California where I'm working for the winter. Next spring I'm taking it back to Idaho, so I doubt I'll mess with the ac. The heater is what's important up there, and boy does it blow heat out of those vents. My name is Garrett, I'm 40, and have been a long haul trucker for nearly 20 years. I'll figure out later how to post up pics. Thanks!
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I can't figure out how to edit my first post, so here is pic of the interior, and engine bay. I'm a little neurotic about having a clean engine and interior. I still have to work on cleaning the non plastic parts under the hood, but its coming along great. Once the weather get better, I'll wax her up and take some pics of the exterior.

EDIT... Mods feel free to delete this if desired. I'm using a phone with enhanced viewing. Found the lil button thingy to edit.
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wow. That interior is CLEAN. Welcome to the forums! Love me a gen1 LHS
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Thx for the welcome. I see 620 pages of posts going back to 2001 for the 1st gens? Boy do I have some reading to do.
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Those seats have me drooling....Let's see a picture of the exterior!
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Thank you sir. I'm loving this info yall have accumulated here. Those are some sexy treps you guys have. I may become a premium member just by the ac sticky I read. Looks like when Im ready to fix it, Im in good hands. The very mature, and grown up memebers here are plus. I had an Acura Legend a few years ago, and those boards were full of lil snots.

Anyway, I'm on my way back to Fresno from Cedar City Ut. Once I get some rest, I'll shine the girl up and show off her figure.

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Thank you sir. I'm loving this info yall have accumulated here. Those are some sexy treps you guys have. I may become a premium member just by the ac sticky I read. Looks like when Im ready to fix it, Im in good hands. The very mature, and grown up memebers here are plus. I had an Acura Legend a few years ago, and those boards were full of lil snots.

Anyway, I'm on my way back to Fresno from Cedar City Ut. Once I get some rest, I'll shine the girl up and show off her figure.
Got A/c questions just ask. I 100% installed a system in my car along with heater core. And over the years learn enough to love and hate the cars hvac system.

Fair warning about the Infinity Radio, I've read using an aftermarket head unit with the factory amp sounds horrible. I cannot confirm or deny that just something I recall. I do know you can find newer headunits with CDs and one person put a Aux cable in through the Tape input from inside at some point.


Best part about that 3.5, It's non-interference. Unless your revving 7K your valves and pistons remain happy. However I do suggest looking into getting the Timing belt, water pump and belt tensionor replace if it hasn't been done.

I am a avid fan of Aux Trans coolers. I run a HUGE one on my car. I highly suggest getting one for your keeps the 42LE happy along with 30K fluid changes and new filters. Don't forget the general 60K Differential service as well (separate sump) .

Thats the general info. Just ask if you need more!

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Got A/c questions just ask. I 100% installed a system in my car along with heater core. And over the years learn enough to love and hate the cars hvac system.

Fair warning about the Infinity Radio, I've read using an aftermarket head unit with the factory amp sounds horrible. I cannot confirm or deny that just something I recall. I do know you can find newer headunits with CDs and one person put a Aux cable in through the Tape input from inside at some point.


Best part about that 3.5, It's non-interference. Unless your revving 7K your valves and pistons remain happy. However I do suggest looking into getting the Timing belt, water pump and belt tensionor replace if it hasn't been done.

I am a avid fan of Aux Trans coolers. I run a HUGE one on my car. I highly suggest getting one for your keeps the 42LE happy along with 30K fluid changes and new filters. Don't forget the general 60K Differential service as well (separate sump) .

Thats the general info. Just ask if you need more!
Yeah, from what I gather the ac will be a process of elimination. I now have an excuse to buy some snazzy manifold gauges I have been eyeing. Once I get a better understanding of the Chrysler AC system, then I think I'll be in the mood to tinker with it. I won't need ac till next May though. Believe me I won't mess with it till I consult you guys. My first purchase with be a set of Michelins or Cooper Cs5 ultra touring tires. The company I drive for has 185 trucks, so the tire distributor for them gives me a heck of a break. This will be my road trip car for cross country trips. It might see 5000 miles a year. I have a 94 S10 Blazer that will see town use. I don't care if it gets a ding at Wal-Mart, as it will blend in with the rest of the bruises and bumps.

The brakes are at 30% , so I'll tackle those this December. The oil has 1000 miles on it and the tranny fluid/filter is new. Coolant looks healthy, but I may change it for peace of mind. I'm also a fan of aux trans coolers. I burnt up the trans in my 2500 in the summer heat. I heard that trans in those trucks were a bad design from the factory. Everyone I know that had a Dodge truck from that era, has rebuilt their transmissions. Anyway I've lived and learned, so I have a B&M 12x12 on my tow vehicle, a blazer. At some point, an aux trans cooler will go on the LHS too.

As far as non interference design, that's what sold me on the early 3.5's. I did some frantic research before I mabe an offer. The the tbelt was done at 90,000. The car has 130, 000 miles now. The PO couldnt remeber if the WP was replaced with the belt. Is there a non invasive way to check it?

As far as the radio I had an 01 Dodge 2500 V10 with the infinity amp. I learned quick after installing an aftermarket radio what a bad idea that was. I put the factory one back in. I read here about member bypassing the amp? I'm not sure I want the headache. I love the sound of the infinity set up. So Ill stick with the infnity radio. I don't like loud musuc anymore, but clarity is bliss to these aging ears.

I love that oldschool EQ. Just wish It came from the factory with an aux input. I have a nice universal aux input on order, that hardwires into the coax antenna. You hit a 12v power switch and it cuts off the fm signal so you can play music files. This lil gadget comes with a Bluetooth box and mic. I'm stoked to have modern day technology in a classic car. Am I the only ine who thinks the rear window looks Jaguarish? Im happy so far with the car. Again, thanks for the welcome and advice.

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I had to edit my reply 7 times. Haha! I'm a lil tired from that cluster cluck called Las Vegas. Didn't gamble, but those idiots drive around like zombies. Nearly clipped a few cars with the cow catcher bumper up front. I've stopped for the night at cozy truck stop. I'll add some more pics after I rest up.
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Here she is. Its been raining in Fresno, so I'll wax her up later. I have the missing piece of molding in the trunk. From some reviews on line, I gather it common on the LHS. Nothing some liquid nails can't fix.

The white blazer I call Betsey, will serve as an in town battle wagon.
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Looking good. You should really start a new thread in the First Gen section and put all your pictures in there.
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Looking good. You should really start a new thread in the First Gen section and put all your pictures in there.
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Pretty clean interior and engine bay! Welcome to the forums.
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