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#27 of 159 1997 Sebring 6-Cylinder
Sep 04, 2002 (11:33 am)
I now have 120k on my 97 JX 6-cycliner which I've never had any problems with. I bought it as a program car with 15k back in 1998.
My problems are:
1) Oil light keeps coming on when I'm in Drive and at a stoplight and the engine idles low. If I rev the engine just a hair, the oil light goes off.
2) Stupid Service Engine Soon light keeps coming on. I've had it checked by Chrysler 5 times and they can never find anything wrong and just reset it. I've discovered that it comes on shortly after I fill up the gas tank and shortly before I need to fill it. I'm somewhat used to seeing it coming on and going off but it's still kind of unsettling to see it.
3) I've read that the timing belt needs to be replaced at 106k. Is this major work to replace? Also, mechanics have told me that I should just drive it until it falls off ... any assesments?
ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh, the stitching on the rag top is starting to come undone on the vinyl top in several places. Is there any method of putting some stitching in with somekind of tool? The car loan has been paid off and I just want to keep all costs down to a minimum.
I really love this car. No problems except for the ones I've just mentioned. Who says Detroit can't build reliable cars?
#28 of 159 Re: 1997 Sebring 6-Cylinder [BikerMiker]
Oct 05, 2004 (3:00 pm)
i also have a 97 chrysler sebring and i have soo hard the same things, only i heard that if the timing belt isn't replaced it can melt valves and other bad things like that, my car just now started the oil light thing, this past week, but it only does it when i stop at a red light, when i press the gas it stops, and goes off, and the service engine soon light is caused by fumes getting to a sensor aroudn the gas tank, something about gas fumes, so i'm told by chrysler.
#29 of 159 Re: 1997 Sebring 6-Cylinder [grnchrysler200]
Nov 14, 2004 (9:01 am)
Thisis exactly what is happening to my car.I went to autozone to have them diagnose it and the code p0134 came up-they said it is an oxygen sensor which i will have to replace but how does an oxygen sensor affect the oil light???
#30 of 159 Re: 1997 Sebring 6-Cylinder [BikerMiker]
May 13, 2005 (6:39 am)
Reply to your #2
I had the same problem of the light coming on, and the dealer I took it to said it can come on because you don't tighten the gas cap tight enough after filling.
Be sure you tighten it enough that you hear 3 clicks!
#31 of 159 Re: 1997 Sebring 6-Cylinder [grnchrysler200]
Apr 12, 2006 (7:50 pm)
I have a 96 Sebring Convertible JX and it just recently has started to stall out and not want to start. Sometimes I will be driving down the road it will be die, my steering in the car becomes tight and it dies. Then it will not start for a few minutes. After I let it sit for a while, it starts. I brought it to a local garage this past month and they replaced the Map sensor and said it was all fixed. However this morning I drove it to work and then I was leaving at lunch time and the car was dead???? I got it running and drove it back to the garage tonight. Any ideas anyone?
#32 of 159 Re: 1997 Sebring 6-Cylinder [ncky1224]
Apr 20, 2006 (9:11 am)
I just purchased a 1995 Sebring LXi which is in almost new condition and that I absolutely love. I only purchased it a week and a half ago. Just today it didn't want to start, and then while I was driving it just cut out (a few times). One thing that was different than every other day, was that yesterday I accidentally set off the alarm (which I didn't know was armed) by opening the passenger side door. Have you learned anything else about why your car might be cutting out?
#33 of 159 Re: 1996 Sebring Cuts out.
Apr 21, 2006 (1:15 pm)
I haven't heard anything back about the car cutting out. The garage that I brought it to is now closed due to a electric fire there so I have been waiting on an appointment at the local Chrysler dealership. Just my luck they dont have an opening until the end of next week.
#34 of 159 2004 Sebring Touring Limited
Feb 05, 2005 (11:23 pm)
The Chrysler engineer is now involved with the dealer tech working on our car. They have had this car three weeks and as of friday they can not determine whats causing the engine light to come up, and the miss firing.
They started with replacing o2 sensor, and the spark plugs. The engine light still comes on. Our's has only 3400 miles on it and the dealer has had it 5 times.
#35 of 159 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Engine Light
May 15, 2005 (6:53 pm)
My service engine light is on and I didn't get a manual with my car. Could someone please tell me how to reset this? Thanks!
#36 of 159 "Chuck" Engine Light
Jun 10, 2005 (12:23 pm)
At approximately 59,900 miles on the odometer the "service engine soon" idiot light came on in my '98 sebring jxi. The car is running fine. Does anyone know if this light is programmed to come on at the time of the 60K mile service? Seems a little coincidental so close to the major service time.