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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#328 of 721 98 Sebring problems
Aug 24, 2005 (6:28 am)
Hi all. My father purchased a 1998 Chrysler Sebring brand new. He recently purchased a Dodge Durango and wants to sell this gorgeous car to me for a couple grand. There is only 1 problem. At least once or twice a month, it dies or just simply won't start. We have had 3 trusted garages look at it and cannot find anything. I want to buy this but I need to find out whats wrong? Any suggestions?
#329 of 721 Interior Door panels coming off 2001 Sebring LX Sedan
Aug 28, 2005 (8:15 am)
Both front doors - top rear 'clip' seems to be worn out. Panel pops off in this area whenever door is closed with any amount of force.
Anyone else with this problem, and is there a reasonable fix for a do-it-yourselfer?
#331 of 721 Re: Rough Idle Upon Start Up [jackb1]
Aug 29, 2005 (3:30 pm)
A common problem with these cars is carbon buildup on the EGR valve. The valve remains open and introduces too much exhaust gas back to the cylinders. It is not noticable at speed, only at idle. EGR valves can be had for around $70 at Kragens and are not all that difficult to replace. Before you spend the money tho, remove the valve and clean it (soak it) with carburator cleaner. Be careful not to get the electronics wet. Let us know how it goes! Let it dry & reinstall. I think you will see an improvement.
Let us know how it goes & Good luck!
#332 of 721 Car engine stops when driving
Aug 30, 2005 (8:34 am)
I have a 2000 sebring lxi and ill be driving down the road and all of the sudden the rpms will drop to 0 as if the car stalls then will restart. Everything else is still on like the radio and every thing and the local mechanic said that without the check engine light coming on its hard to tell whats wrong so i was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if anyone may possibly know whats wrong with it
#333 of 721 Re: 98 Sebring problems [kevin14]
Sep 01, 2005 (5:50 am)
Hi, I have the same problem with my 1996 sebring. The power and anything is working, but sometimes it will not start for a couple of hours. Please Help!!!!
#334 of 721 Re: '97 Jxi running hot, hot, hot! [drivemopar]
Sep 05, 2005 (5:13 am)
Yikes. Well, before I get too nervous, I have one more thing I need to try. I just finished putting the whole thing back together because when I replaced my thermostat, the o-ring on the radiator drain plug broke. I couldn't pull the plug where it was, so I had to pull the radiator to get it out.
I just got it back together and added coolant directly into the neck leading up to the radiator cap, and I checked the reservoir. Then I drove it for a while, but it got hot again. When I stopped the car, I saw the reservoir showed a bit low, but above "add" - And I didn't see any apparent leaks. I added a bit more fluid to the reservoir, but my question is this. Haynes and Chilton say to bleed the system. This model is not equipped with a bleed valve that I know of. How do you bleed the darn thing? I'm wondering if this is my problem. I guess next on my list is either the water pump or the radiator core is blocked or something. But I know it's not a leak, the thermostat or the radiator cap.
I hate cars.
#335 of 721 Re: '97 Jxi running hot, hot, hot! [jed1967]
Sep 05, 2005 (7:35 am)
Whoo hoo - my neighbor's buddy across the inlet from where we live is a Mopar guy. He's going to see if he can get him to take a look...
#336 of 721 Re: Car engine stops when driving [atergia]
Sep 06, 2005 (8:57 am)
my sister-in-law is having the same problem out of her 97 Lxi, she has changed several different sensors with no results. If you find any results from yours please let me know.
#337 of 721 Re: Sebring Electrical Problems [kahnman1]
Sep 07, 2005 (9:29 am)
Did you get the needed repairs? I have same car with same problems. After about 6-10 minutes the tach will come up as well as the Odometer. Then once I turn the car off for a few minutues and restart, it disappears again.