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#445 of 461 convertible top
May 15, 2012 (11:02 am)
1. I would like to second the motion for the "goop" solution to the back window of the the top.....I did mine in stages working from the sides toward the middle....the top has been up and won a number of times and in some pretty good rain storms...working well...
2. last spring I had a problem with the top going up....I was told the right cylinder was bad and it was replaced....now..often the top goes up half way ..then stops...I put it down and try again and it slowly closes...someone said that it may be that the fluid has air bubbles.....anyone have experience with this??????
#446 of 461 RE: 2007 Sebring stumbling during acceleration in rain [lildebbie1]
Jun 19, 2012 (4:35 pm)
So What was the actual problem cause my 2007 Chrysler Sebring does the exact same thing. But the check engine light doesn't come on. The what do i do
#447 of 461 Convertible top problems
Jul 20, 2012 (5:51 am)
I have a 2006 Seabring convertible with a tan top. When the car was about 2 1/2 years old the edging (trim) around the top started to deteriorate-threads broke-trim fell loose. I took the car to the dealer-he said go get a new top ($1800) I called Chrysler-they claimed they had no other reports of problems. I have seen at least 50 Chrysler Convertibles with tan tops with the same problem. What can be done to pressure Chrysler to step up to this problem-they surely know about it but have chosen to ignore it because of the cost.
#448 of 461 Re: Convertible top problems [jim1939]
by claires HOST
Jul 20, 2012 (4:00 pm)
jim1939, it looks like quite a few people have had problems with tops (not sure if they were all tan) and some of them have had luck repairing them themselves:
Chrysler Sebring Convertible Top and Sunroof Problems
Automotive News & Views | Coupes & Convertibles
#449 of 461 2005 Sebring Convertible 2.7L Question
Jul 21, 2012 (1:12 am)
I've been noticing since I brought my car into the shop a few months ago a section of the engine, what looks to be part of the cooling system, to bubble and drip every now and then. It is concerning and any insight anyone can provide would be appreciated. I've included a picture with a nice "red" oval around the part in question.
Thank you in advance!
#450 of 461 Re: 2005 Sebring Convertible 2.7L Question [brklauss]
Jul 28, 2012 (4:39 am)
The "tower" looking device is part of the cooling system. It also contains a senser. I replaced mine a couple of years back. It is actually an assembly of pieces that are epoxied together. I was told that it is not repairable. The epoxy degrades and coolant leaks out. Since the leakage is red in color, I assume your coolant is red. It took about an hour and a half after I bought the part and a small tool due to limited clearance around the part.
#451 of 461 Re: Solara or Sebring Convertible? [poeticsinger]
Sep 13, 2012 (6:36 am)
i have owned both and i can say by far the solara is better on reliability. however the sebring had a couple of advantages. it seemed like it had more room. i could control the back windows on the sebring where the solaras automatically roll down whenever you lower the top. not sure why or if it matters. solara engine will last longer. of course i payed thousands more for the solara, and i'm comparing them both as used cars. my advice is get the sebring if you want short term fun; get the solara if you want to keep it long term. here are things to beware of on the sebring- speaker grilles being cracked by passengers, head gasket/overheating problems on high mileage cars, speedometer shroud suddenly conks out (actaully not hard to fix if you can solder a resister), but the one i hate the most is the separation of the fabric from the back window. try as you will, i don't think it can be resealed permanently. Oh yeah, i almost forgot- the engineers designed the early sebrings so that you have to take off the fender and the wheel to change the battery. that's wacky. All of this is actually worth it if you pay under 2 grand for the car. the solara will need a new timing belt around 130,000 miles and if you decide to ignore that for over 150,000 you are taking a big risk.
#452 of 461 hinges for trunk shelf
Sep 27, 2012 (7:03 am)
I have an '08 Sebring convertible. When folding up the support shelf in the trunk one of the hinges broke.
I took it to the dealership & was told they don't sell replacement hinges. That I would have to buy the entire support shelf to the tune of $570.00. A friend of mine bought 3 brass hinges & a friend of his installed them with rivets. Works like a charm & much stronger.
If anyone has had this problem be sure to use the rivits as screws will pull out.
I had called 5 junk yards to see if they had any & was told that when they get any in the hinges are bought immediately.
Now I have 2 of the original hinges & I'm going to be calling the junk yards back to see if they would like to buy them.
#453 of 461 Re: hinges for trunk shelf [sebringlady]
Sep 29, 2012 (11:02 pm)
I have an '02 convertable and not sure if I have the shelf. Thanks for the tip anyway. I have found that hardware folks are always interested in helping find solutions for those kinds of fixes.
Sep 29, 2012 (11:13 pm)
I own a 2002 sebring convertable and I have an intermittent electric door lock issue. When they work they work very well (not sluggish). When they don't work, I have to manually lock the doors. They always un-lock. Has anyone had this problem?