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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#139 of 159 Re: 2007 sebring [kirstie_h]
Sep 19, 2011 (12:56 pm)
thank you for locating the manual that is such a biggggggggggg help i love this forum
#140 of 159 1998 Sebring JXI 2.5L
Nov 02, 2011 (6:22 am)
Hey i have a 1998 Sebring JXI Convertible, It has 211K on it and about 2 days ago the oil light started flickering at idle. I gave it a few revs and kept it above 700 RPM and it goes out. Today it is coming on at 1000 RPM. I have read the discussions here and i bought a new oil pressure switch, going to put it in today. Any other ideas on why this happens? could it be the oil pump? Oil pick up? I had the oil in it a bit overfull and its been foaming as well, i took some oil out yet it is still foaming. I have had the car for 5 years and this oil light and a few wheel bearings and a few overheating problems have been the only problems I have had. The car has been good to me. Any other help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#141 of 159 My 98 Crysler Sebring Convertible
Nov 06, 2011 (1:13 pm)
My 98 Crysler Sebring Convertible started smoking (whitish smoke) on my way home from a 45 min tripI had gone on a short trip, when I arrived I stopped the car and was not sure if I saw smoke or not, but thought I smelled something. A few hours later, when I left, everything seemed fine, then when I was almost home, coming off the freeway, I noticed white smoke coming out of my driver's side, also a little coming out from under my dash. As I got off the Freeway, the car died. Someone helped me push the car to the side and I had it towed home. I bought the car, May of 2010. It died several times coming from the Coast (where I got it and Fresno). It sat for a while as it would die. Took it to Firestone in August 2010, had Diagnostic done, Firestione replaced Engine Sensors, crankshaft, position sensor, Angle position sensor, still would die, also oil pressure light comes on after car warms up at stops. Then I was told it was the distributor. Took car to a Dealer (as I thought they might know what they were doing) in February 2011. Had to have another Diagnostic done, was told it was the Computer module, replaced Module, retested and then told me it was the Distributor, also changed that. When I got the car home, it was running, but oil pressure light still comes on at stops, then about a week later the check engine light came on again. I was told it would cost more to look at it and fix it. Called Bureau of Automotive Repair on Dealer, Dealer would not work with me. I had got the car back in March, now it did this. Do you know what could be wrong? Also, after it started smoking, I looked at the temperature gauge and it was on completely cold??? Usually by the time I get home from anywhere it is half was up the meter.....Please help.
#142 of 159 Re: PO300&PO305 [stenn]
Dec 13, 2011 (7:16 pm)
the sebring 2.5 engine is notorious for having distributor issues which throws misfire codes..buy new distributor and problem solved...
#143 of 159 2008 Sebring Check Engine Light
Jan 13, 2012 (8:11 pm)
I have a 2008 Sebring 3.5 V6 that just rolled 40,000 miles. Check engine light also just came on. I don't own a code reader. Can anyone tell me if the car is programmed to turn that light on at 40k, or do I really need to have it looked at?
If it is preprogrammed, can someone tell me how to reset it?
#144 of 159 Re: Air Bag Light and fan control [no1bobo]
Mar 05, 2012 (4:30 am)
Your seats are electric. Move your driver seat forward and backward a few times and it will go out. I've had the same issue and it works. The light will stay off for a day, week, month or year. The air bag circuit measures resistance and the connector under the seat isn't completing the circuit, which causes the resistance to change. I had the same problem happen a few times. The last time I did the procedure above has corrected it for over a year now. If you have several people driving the car and the seat is always being moved it may happen more often. The fan problem is a blower motor resistor board located under your glove box in the air flow tunnel for the blower motor, the part costs about $38 bucks from pep boys.
#145 of 159 Re: sebring lx 1995 [cfritzc]
Mar 21, 2012 (1:58 pm)
Ok I just bought a 97 Sebring LXI for 1000 dollars the chick I bought it from said it ran rough and she wasn't kidding! First we had the codes checked it threw out 7 of them so we replaced the MAP sensor, husband reset the ECM (disconnect, reconnect battery) and now it was doing the same thing only wouldn't throw any codes, however through reading what seems like a million posts I read something about a vapor lock, I figure well I'll see for my self. Started my car, with foot on break ran it through all gears. PARK,N,D,2,L at neutral I reved my rpms slightly. Shut the car off, then did the on off on off on off on thing to get the codes nope nothing, so went and loosened my gas cap slowly and OMG you woulda thought it was a radiator over heating with the sound. and strong fuel smell, so i put it back on but not tightly just first turn, drove it to pick up my son from school it still died when at a light unless i drove it two footed which isn't good to do but had to, however SPUTTERING, COUGHING, OR JERKING WHEN TRYING TO GET UP TO SPEED, NO LAGING EITHER, HAD ONE HECK OF A GET UP AND GO!!!! so tonight we are gonna do a seafoam treatment to clear some of the carbon buildup, which from reading these 2.5l motors are notorious for.... Lets see....
#146 of 159 2009 sebring check engine light
Mar 21, 2012 (11:50 pm)
light came on all at once.car runs as steady as the day i bought it.took it to advance auto to scan the check engine light and ho said the code was P2004. can some tell me in english what that is and can i buy the parts at advance auto or autozone to fix it my self.I'm a pre 1974 engine guy myself. all these codes scare me. thanks.
#147 of 159 Re: 2009 sebring check engine light [ahinson]
Mar 27, 2012 (9:22 am)
ahinson - Hope you get a reply. I posted the same message re my 2008 Sebring and after months nobody answered.
I did discover a strange event: I had to replace the battery just last month, and after installing the new one, that check engine light never came back on... I don't know what to make of that, but the car runs perfectly and I do all regular minor maintenance (filters, oil, plugs) so I'm left to assume that the light is programmed to come on at some mileage interval just to get you to take the car to the dealer for a few hundred bucks.
#148 of 159 Re: PO300&PO305 [sscamino70]
Mar 27, 2012 (1:31 pm)
They had put another distributor in it at the dealership. When I said I wanted it rechecked as the oil light and check engine light were still coming on, they tried to charge me for another evaluation. Then after I threw a fit, they said they would recheck it, but I would have to pay for any other work done to it. As I had already paid for this to be done in the first place, I a have given up. It is still running fine.