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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#73 of 123 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Feb 12, 2007 (3:13 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 (4:46 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 (6:53 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 (12:33 pm)
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?
#80 of 123 Re: Hello All [angelkay]
by claires HOST
Mar 04, 2007 (11:24 pm)
Hi, Karen, and welcome
I've moved your post and its response to our existing Stalling/Starting/Idling Problems discussion. Just click the link to get there. Hope to see more of you here!
#81 of 123 Front strut tower brace-'01 Sebring Convertible
Mar 25, 2007 (3:13 pm)
Has anyone installed a front strut tower brace on a Sebring convertible? Supposedly this brace will limit cowl and hood shake when driving over bumpy roads. Also, anyone know where to purchase one that works?