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#175 of 279 2003 Chrysler Sebring Transmission problem
Sep 21, 2008 (10:10 am)
I have a 2003 Chrysler Sebring with 45K miles on it. The transmission was replaced at 44K miles but it is still sluggish like this transmission is about to go out with less than 2500 miles on it. I have brought in this car 4 times for over 4 weeks with the same problem and each time I have to rent a car until they fix it. I havent had my own car for a full month yet. This problem started in 2005 when they supposedly fixed it. Well its back again and signs of it not being fixed would show up from time to time. I would bring it in and they would say it has no problem or its been fixed. Can anyone give me some direction? I live in MD and the Lemon Law is out of the question because its only good for 15 months. The dealership tells me they dont know what the problem is but I cant afford to continue bringing the car in for repairs while renting another and I cant afford to get stuck while going to work. Someone please give me some advice
#176 of 279 Re: 2003 Chrysler Sebring Transmission problem [teedup]
Sep 21, 2008 (4:44 pm)
tell them pp f u ok they dont know whatther doing obslbley take it to a better mopar dealer tell them to fix it make other sdealer pay them so dam dumb they tell u cant fix it they try new soiniod body with this new trainie ? or they too dumb to do that get mad atthem tell them change dam soiniod body with hi end part only
#177 of 279 Re: 2003 Chrysler Sebring Transmission problem [teedup]
Sep 21, 2008 (4:45 pm)
alsomake sure use atf 4 fluid only not say well big can dextron is ok stupi d asses reserch also
#178 of 279 1996 sebring
Sep 25, 2008 (8:21 am)
i have a 96 sebring we were going down the road and the trans went to first gear and wont shift out the speed o quit working at the same time pluss on the dash were it tells you what gear your in all have squares around them this is my only car can some one help my?
#179 of 279 Re: Change Gear Oil Manual Transmission 2001 Sebring 4 cyl [gami]
Sep 25, 2008 (8:32 am)
there should be a plug in side of trans it will take a hose to fill you get your gear lube and a small hose and sqeeze it in there
#180 of 279 Re: 1996 sebring [hrb2002]
Sep 25, 2008 (8:55 am)
try the soiniod body new fluids in trainie and filter 1st
#182 of 279 01 LXI V6 not shifting right
Oct 11, 2008 (6:15 pm)
I just got my car to the only local transmission repair shop. I had been doubting its condition for a while now, mainly when I would be driving, then let off the gas, when the car downshifts (automatic) it would feel like the whole car was being dragged.
A couple days ago at night I backed out of our driveway onto the street in reverse, moved the shifter to Drive, and it rev'ed like the car was in neutral. The next day my father came over and looked at it, although he has no mechanical knowledge the loan and car title are in his name.
Today I took the car to one of the 2 local transmission shops. The mechanic started the car, shifted it through the gears, and said something about having to order a Transmission Position Sensor? on Monday. I don't know exactly the name of the part, but he said that what was happening, because he had a device hooked up to the diagnostic port, is the engine thought that it was in Neutral when the shifter was in drive. He said that the engine read all the other gears correctly. The part I wasn't too impressed with was he couldn't tell me why my whole car engine and all literally jolt/hop when the car is shifted into reverse. His response was "We will have to call the Chrysler dealer and get you an estimate for the sensor and go from there." I also tried to point out to him that when I drove it for about 3 minutes the night before I was putting the gas pedal all the way to the floor and the car was barely moving, it also didn't shift at all. Another note is I do have a cannon muffler on the car and it sounded absolutely horrible, like a gargle kind of sound instead of its normal low loud tone. I give him credit for being open on a Saturday morning, and he was the only person in at the shop, but I question his diagnosis.
I have read multiple forums and still haven't come to a complete solution. I drained and refilled my ATF 4 months / 3k miles ago not using the Mitsubishi recommended Diamond ATF but another brand that Advance Auto had for Import ATF, and the fluid level was checked at transmission shop today and all appeared to be in order. I've kept up on its care as best as I can, changing oil and coolant when they needed it, and the ATF was changed to try and fix some weird shifting and rough downshifting problems which it never did. The car has 110k miles on it (was high miles I bought it), and other than the tranny and a slight engine ping it runs good.
I left the car at the shop since I won't be trusting it to drive anywhere, but will be going back with my father on Monday to see if there's something else that could be the problem. We already have a quote for $3k to fix the AC, so if it has a costly transmission bill coming we'll be getting rid of it for a more family friendly 4 cylinder car. Does anyone have any input on what else might be the problem, or any questions to ask the transmission mechanic when I go on Monday? Sorry this was so long, I prefer to make sure all the needed information is included and tend to include too much.
#183 of 279 98 sebring conv. heater core backflush
Nov 28, 2008 (4:11 pm)
how do i "backflush" my heater core ,I need to clean it out after i had put stop leak in it for a small leak, I ended up changing the radiator myself but I think in the process I may have clogged some of the heater core fins because I get little heat at all. I don't want to change the core if I don't have to. Where is the heater core located 'under the dash?
#184 of 279 heater core backflush
Nov 29, 2008 (9:36 am)
what should i use to backflush my heater core on my 98 sebring conv.,any special way to bypass the engine and just flush the core itself?