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#402 of 721 2000 Sebring JXI Running hot overheating
Nov 01, 2005 (10:33 am)
I've had my JXI for 3 years, it has 60,000 miles on it. Lately its been running hotter than normal, specifically when in stop and go traffic and low speed situations. I need to turn the heat on to keep it from overheating. It overheated once so I pulled over let it cool down then it ran fine, but it ran at a higher temp than normal. Strange thing is it runs at normal temp on the freeway. I thought this may be an issue with the thermostat. The other night I ran into what seemed to be a very knowledgeable mechanic that said he specialized in Dodge/Chrysler. He claimed my problem wasn't my thermostat but that it was a tempature sensor and this problem was very common with the 2.5v6. He also claimed that I could pick up a infrared temp gauge and check it my self pre/post sensor and if there was a difference of even a degree or two then I would need to replace it. unfortunetly I don't recall what the name of this sensor was, but he seemed confident that this was the problem and it could be an easy shop free fix. Does this sound right to anyone? I've have a great deal of auto repair experience on early to mid 80 vehicles, but when it comes to trouble shooting newer cars I'm clueless.
Any help would be appreciated
#403 of 721 Re: Water pump going? [topalwaysdown]
Nov 02, 2005 (11:27 am)
Did you ever figure out what was going on? My 98 sebring is doing the same thing right now!! please let me know..
#404 of 721 Dash lights don't work - any thoughts as to why?
Nov 04, 2005 (2:46 am)
I have a 98 sebring jxi ltd convertible. When I turn the lights on the dash lights do not come on. All other interior lights work as well as the exterior ones and the auto trans and odometer lights display. Any thoughts as to what would cause this problem?
#405 of 721 Anyone know how to reprogram a keyless entry
Nov 04, 2005 (2:49 am)
When I purcahsed my 98 jxi ltd convertible the original owner had lost the keyless entry keyfob. I purchased one off of ebay that will work with my year. I'm wondering if anyone has knowledged of reprogramming the keyfob so it will recognize my car?
#408 of 721 Re: It Squeals.... [meggozcar]
Nov 05, 2005 (3:48 pm)
I have a 1995 LX. It may be the power steering pump or maybe just the belts need changing or tightening. I am currently having the same problem, too. If belts don't work, try looking into the pump. But I would take the cheapest way, first.
#409 of 721 Sebring LX - Not starting
Nov 05, 2005 (3:54 pm)
I have a '95 Sebring LX. I've had it for a little over a year and have recently starting having problems. The biggest one now is what I think is the fuel pump or maybe a filter, I don't know. But it turns over, it just doesn't start up. Is there anyway I can test these theories before putting it in the shop? I can't be without transportation!!!
#411 of 721 Re: Sebring LX - Not starting [esherrod]
Nov 05, 2005 (6:05 pm)
make sure everything is quiet and turn your key to the on position do not turn it all the way to crank the engine you should hear a hum that is your fuel pump, and if it is humming its most likely working. if you not hearing the hum you can also get under the hood and thier is this chrome/aluminum rod that feeds fuel to your injectors. on this rod is a little plastic colored cap and under that is a valve that looks like a tire valve and stem. be careful and use something to depress the stem if fuel shoots out you fuel pump is working. A friend recently had a similar problem with a ford. It sounds like you have water in your fuel tank. with this recent fuel crunch some less than reputable gas stations have been selling less than reputable fuel.