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#90 of 721 Steering noise at low temp
Dec 18, 2003 (2:17 pm)
In response to several (I counted 10) messages on this board re the crunching/squeaking noise in the steering, especially at cold temps and when braking. I found this tech service bulletin, haven't tried it yet but I will very soon. Cannot stand the noise any longer and the deaf Chrysler techs are no help.
TSB number 19-03-98
DATE: Mar.6, 1998
Cold Start Power Steering Noise
1996-1998(JX) Sebring Convertable
Power steering system noise following cold starts in low ambient temperatures.
The noise typically occurs in -12C (10F) or below ambient temperature and lasts less than one minute in duration. The noise occurs with and without steering wheel input and increases in duration and intensity as the ambient temperature decreases below -12C (10F).
The power steering noise may remain present until the fluid begins to warm which occurs as the fluid cycles through the system with the engine running. The lower the temperature, the longer it will take for the fluid to warm.
If the power steering system demonstrates this symptom/condition and operates normally when warm. perform the Repair Procedure.
3 qts. of p/s fluid #05010304AA
This bulletin involves replacing the original p/s fluid (MS-5931) with new p/s fluid (MS9933) which has improved cold temp. properties.
#91 of 721 Top and Front End Tilt!
Dec 23, 2003 (4:52 pm)
We have a 2001 LXi convertible that we bought after moving here to Colorado and the great weather for convertibles! Great car and we love the warm evening drives in it!
One of the first problems was leaking from the seams around the windows and top. We took it to the local Dealer and after a few "heated" sessions, they fixed the rubber seals and it is a lot better. I understand that if you take a hose and aim it under the top you are going to get water in the car. Typical for convertibles and we accept that. Just gotta watch where you point the hose when washing the car!
As for top maintenance, do not use the Wax additives for washing the top. We use just water, a nylon brush and maybe just some kitchen liquid if it is really dirty. The rest of the car we use water and a Wax supplement. Works great!
As for the front end, yes, it hangs low and we have "ripped" off a portion of the plastic. The dealer has replacements for this and some day I will get them and screw them in. The ripped parts I just cut off and threw away to make the car still look good in the front. They aught to make some better "skid plates" up front for situations like these. The plastic ones are cheap and do not hold up on those high cement bumpers.
Our car is great and we love the convertible aspect as I said before. Now we need a car to tow a boat and are looking at other options. If we trade this in, it will be a "memory" for us and we will miss it.
#92 of 721 How to set time on Sebring 2004?
Jan 02, 2004 (8:11 pm)
I can't find in the manual.
#93 of 721 Setting time on a 2004
Jan 03, 2004 (3:06 pm)
Don't know where in the manual it is but there should be two small recessed buttons labeled H and M on the radio face. Take a small semi-pointed object (like a ball point pen) an press these buttons to set the hour and minute.
#95 of 721 Now the dealer said they didn't fully close the rear window.
Jan 05, 2004 (4:26 pm)
Those are rain water. But the rear seats are dry.
#96 of 721 Steering noise at low temp
Jan 06, 2004 (1:45 pm)
Refer my previous post #90.
Tried it and it worked !! Less than $50 parts and labor to get rid of something that's been bugging me for 2 years..
BTW the TSB is wrong, it only takes one quart of fluid, and the latest part number from Chrysler is 5013457-AA.
Also, this problem occurs at far higher ambient temps than mentioned in the TSB.
#97 of 721 There's a hole on the carpet under driver seat.
Jan 09, 2004 (7:10 am)
My finger can touch the floor through the hole on carpet. The same thing under front passenger seat.
Is it normal?
#98 of 721 Leg Bumping Steering Wheel
Jan 11, 2004 (5:53 pm)
Hello just bought a 2000 Sebring LXI with the works, leather seats roof the works!! I LOVE THIS CAR! really runs great so far, checked it out on Car Fax and everything came back ok and I got it for a really really good price to boot! The only problem I'm having is my right leg hits the bottom of the steering wheel while braking I'm only 6' with a inseam of only 30 inches so I can't understand how the engineers could of goofed like this. Let so of my friends drive and all except the one that's 5'7" has problems. Can't understand how I missed this when I was checking the car out guess I was so excited that I wasn't paying attention. Went to the Chrysler dealer and seat in a new 2004 and found that they corrected this buy allowing the wheel to tilt upward more. I only need about a inch more leg room I estimate to resolve this problem wondering if the seat could be moved back a little? or anything else within reason that anyone could suggest would be helpful. Thanks for your time and assistance.
#99 of 721 intermittent starter problems
Jan 12, 2004 (9:44 pm)
dpotts1 I have a 2000 sebring, a I am having the same problem you are. There are days when "she" will start fine and then there are days when I'm afraid to turn "her" off for fear of her not starting back up. If you have any information about this problem please let me know. Thank you.