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Hello,

I have a CHRYSLER 300C , 2007 Model with 55,000 miles . About 2 weeks ago the Electronic clutch control light and Engine block light both came on and would not clear whilst driving. I took it in to my local garage and was told that the Swirl Port Motor needs replacing and would cost me GBP 570.00 + Labour GBP 450.00 + VAT , so costly.
The thing is I love this car, and I am getting it fixed, but is this problem likely to occur again or do I need to sell.
I have seen on other sites that this is a regular occurrence .I do not have any error codes.
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There is a cheaper alternative - Chrysler 300c Swirl Port Emulator . Plug it in, leave the broken swirl in situ and drive happily ever after. Passes MOTs and runs fine.

If you are getting it fixed, however, there's a seal that needs replacing in the pipe that drips onto the swirl. Check the many swirl related threads on here for details.
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Dear talldave,

Thank you for your advise, so I can just leave it where it is. I will contact the garage, hopefully they have not started the work. If they have I will mention that they have to replace the pipe that drips into the swirl.

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I do not have any error codes.
How did you check for error codes? If the swirl motor had failed and/or you had warning lights, then there should have been error codes set. Did your engine go into "limp" mode? Hopefully, you will be able to avoid the expense of a new swirl motor by following talldave's advice.
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Replacing the turbo inlet pipe is not cheap either.
I made the mistake of having mine changed at the dealership a few years ago. AND they replaced it with the same (orange) seal. There is a site where you can buy just the seal (black) that does not drip, saving you at least £150.00!
Or, you follow the advice and bypass the swirl motor.
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Easy to fix. Get the swirl device and new pipe from the custom 300c guys (who are forum members here too) http://www.custom300cshop.co.uk/chry...intenance.html
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How did you check for error codes? If the swirl motor had failed and/or you had warning lights, then there should have been error codes set. Did your engine go into "limp" mode? Hopefully, you will be able to avoid the expense of a new swirl motor by following talldave's advice.
Hi ,

I had the warning lights come on for Electronic Clutch Control & Engine Light stayed on, my car drove ok though, but booked it in to the local garage , very costly GBP 1300.00 all in , still at garage.

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Just to echo the above points on the swirl emulator that can be bought from the 300C Custom Shop.

I had a similar issue four months ago after only owning the car for a few weeks. My local garage said they would need a couple of hours to strip down, to investigate, even before they could let me know what needed fixing.

I decided to research myself and thanks to this excellent forum and with the help from the 300C Custom Shop, I bought the swirl emulator for £40, fitted myself in about 30 mins and everything now works perfectly.

I was very happy!!!

Such a great car, makes me smile every time I get in it!!!
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Just to echo the above points on the swirl emulator that can be bought from the 300C Custom Shop.

I had a similar issue four months ago after only owning the car for a few weeks. My local garage said they would need a couple of hours to strip down, to investigate, even before they could let me know what needed fixing.

I decided to research myself and thanks to this excellent forum and with the help from the 300C Custom Shop, I bought the swirl emulator for £40, fitted myself in about 30 mins and everything now works perfectly.

I was very happy!!!

Such a great car, makes me smile every time I get in it!!!
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Hi AB77,

Wow GBP 40.00 for a swirl emulator, in future I will get my stuff from the 300C Custom shop, mind you I have no clue on to fit it, but still, I will get a Mechanic to fit it.

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