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#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?
#455 of 461 Re: Intermittent door locks [isaachernandez]
Sep 30, 2012 (11:26 am)
I am having problems know with the locks killing the battery I think I should just buy new locks. It is something dealing with the locks.
#456 of 461 Burning smell
Oct 02, 2012 (4:19 pm)
I have a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible and recently I have started to smell a burning smell from the front drivers side, coming from under the hood. A couple of times (especially when it has been raining) I have seen steam coming from under the hood. The hood on that side of the car is very hot to the touch. None of the gauges are reading hot and there are no check engine lights coming on. It heats up after driving only about 5 or 10 minutes but is also cooled down within less than 5 minutes of Turning the car off. Has anyone had a problem like this or know what it might be?
#457 of 461 Re: Burning smell [edith87]
Oct 02, 2012 (8:47 pm)
I have a 2005 Sebring Convertible Touring. No I have not experienced any burning smell. I have 72000 miles on it. I live in the Dallas, Texas area and if you'd like to compare cars, with the hot spot area, I'm open to it.
Nov 08, 2012 (9:02 am)
last year we took the 2002 lxi to a local station(we have used with good results) as there was an oil leak? in the garage..they said it was a transmission leak which was normal with Sebrings and wantes about $500 to fix....as I did not see a transmission lleak as the issue(based on the colr and the level) ....I decided to wait...another center(while installing tires) said the leak was a normal chrysler transmission and certain gaskets, seals, etc....need to be replaces as part of normal maintenance ...again in the $500 to $600 tange....this LXI only has 40,000 milles on it....driven not hard , obviously , by my wife...I see that there does appear to be an oil lelak ...judged by the levels...(once I started watching it)...aside from the filter and the plug..what elase could be the culprit....
oil pan bolts(?)....just tired of being ripped off
#459 of 461 Re: oil leak [charlessr]
Nov 12, 2012 (1:51 pm)
To:charlessr: Whaaaat??? I have had my sebring touring'05 since '06 which now has 72000 miles. When first bought it had 11K miles on it. I have monitored the transmission level and have NOT had any leakage more than a few drops at a time, but definitely not to where the level was requiring addition of transmission fluid. I routinely get under my sebring with creeper and inspect for any leakage, and observe sometimes a wetness around the transmission lower pan, and never any on the garage floor. The transmission has not had any work done on it while in my possession. In my experience the transmission should be serviced for: new transmission fluid filter, (chrysler brand) and new transmission fluid at 80,000miles, and 150,000miles. IMO
#460 of 461 Re: Convertible top slow to close! [isaachernandez]
Mar 01, 2013 (1:18 pm)
I had this problem on my 2004, Tried to get back seat out to check the pump.
Spoke with Dealer, their remark was that their experience was that the problem was never related topping off fluid level. So I found that when the car was parked downhill there was never a problem.
The problem disappeared after installing a new battery!!!
You might consider replacing an old battery.
#461 of 461 Re: Convertible top slow to close! [wileyib]
Mar 04, 2013 (1:03 pm)
Thank you for the heads up. I have already replaced the battery. my hydrolic lifts have slow leaks.