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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#69 of 123 Re: Hello & Welcome! [lurch68b]
Sep 24, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Hey we just recently purchased a 2005 Sebring Touring Sedan for my wife , and she love's the car more than me, the car has a excellent ride and it is roomy also the sound system is superb the Brakes , acceleration and the body style is all good this is a real nice car to have she is thinking of putting 20'' rims on it and she also had it trimmed in silver ( the color is charcoal grey)this is a cool car.you go chrysler. ">
#71 of 123 Re: Computer Message "deck" by thrsmith
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2007 (10:30 pm)
I've moved your post to our Electrical Issues discussion here -- I think you'll get an answer more quickly there.
#72 of 123 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Jan 31, 2007 (3:34 pm)
I just bought a 1999 JXi/maroon, black top, black leather. This thing is mint mint mint. Only 56k. I have been driving it for a month, 2000 miles without the slightest problem or strange noise. I would really like to locate a mechanic specialist for this car north shore of Boston. Also a web site that would have interesting after market products for this car. I love this car so far even though the ride is average at best and poor power from the 2.5 V6.
I got this to have fun. My other car is an MDX and I had a 03 Maxima.
#73 of 123 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:13 pm)
Hello KarenS. I recently purchased a used 2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring Sedan, 27K miles. I did plenty of endless online research to narrow down my future choice of automobile, and was pleased with the reliability ratings given to the 2005 model. I hope this holds true to the 2006 models. I however choked when buying the actual car. I did all this research, but was so excited with the price that I hammered out of the dealer, I bought the car without really checking it over. Two days later I removed the oil cap to find a build-up of oil sludge. This has me worried. I also discovered that the heater went cold at idle, a sure sign of low engine coolant. No overheating had occurred, but I do not the history with the previous owner. I have since properly filled the coolant system which requires carefully opening the bleeder screw atop the engine block and patiently filling the reservoir. I have changed the oil and will do such every 2K for the next 2 oil changes to see if this remedies the sludge issue. I am not sure if the previous owner performed proper maintenance, or if this is an engine design issue. I am also troubled by the 5W-20 oil requirement. That is awfully thin oil to protect an engine. Changing the air filter was a bear also. Otherwise, I love the looks and love the ride.
#74 of 123 Re: Hello & Welcome! [drivewaytech]
Feb 12, 2007 (3:46 pm)
The sludge issue is a major problem with the 2.7 liter engine. Chrysler generally does not honor the warranty unless the customer can prove proper maintenance. Unfortunately, you appear to fall into this category. I suggest that you switch to synthetic oil and change the oil very frequently (say 1,000 to 2,000 mile intervals) for the next several oil changes. Hopefully, this will help clear up the sludge problem. Good luck.
#76 of 123 Re: Hello & Welcome! [jpf]
Feb 13, 2007 (5:53 am)
Thank you for the advise and quick response. I am new to using these forums. I'm usually the guy the neighbors come to with automotive questions, but this engine with it's strict tolerances is a whole new monster to me.
#77 of 123 Re: windshield washer not working [drywindshield]
Feb 17, 2007 (11:33 am)
I have the same problem with my 1999 Sebring JXi. Did you ever find the locaiton of your problem, Jeff? I've checked out the washer motor and it works fine. The water lines are clear. The wipers work fine. I assume my problem must be a break in the wiring between the switch and the pump motor. My dealer charges $80/hour to check wiring and he says it could take up to 4 hours to find the break, and then I would have to pay for replacing the bad section. Is there a common place where the washer wiring has gone bad on other Sebrings, or will I have to check out the entire circuit?