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#116 of 158 Re: Snowing inside of 2001 Sebring [sprngcreeklady]
Jan 09, 2011 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible; it would rain inside of the car whenever I tried to wash it or use it in the rain.
I had to replace all 5 major rubber window waterproofing seals on the car (one for the main front window, 4 for each driver and passenger front windows and rear windows.
Then it still rained since the convertible top would not closed down completely where the handle clamps for the convertible.
So my dealership technician at Buerge Ford in Los Angeles who is an angel, worked on it for several times, until he was able to adjust the tightness of the clamp and the top. I had to bring it in three times before he got it right.
All I know that they did not buy any additional parts (once I bought the rubber windows seals) and worked on it so that it shut completely closed down on the rubber seals.
It does not rain anymore inside my car. You have to be firm with the dealership and get them to fix it; also be nice to the technician who fixed it - it cost me alot of candy and cakes before he got it right.
#117 of 158 Re: Snowing inside of 2001 Sebring [sprngcreeklady]
Feb 10, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Mine snows, too. I put liquid soap on the windshield header weather stripping and latched the top to see there the leak was. It seems the right side is tight (soap transferred to the Top), but not the left. I adjusted the hook as tighly as possible and even wound some Velcro around the hook (a suggestion I found on line), but it still leaks air and, I assume, snow or rain. It is still primarily on the left side. The shop manual shows an adjustment the will move the top header forward. I have not tried this yet, but I suspect that this is what asiagem's mechanic did, or one of the other adjustments described in the shop manual.
Another poster suggested removing the hook (it screws out after removing the small lock screw) and grinding off the end so it can be screwed in even more than it can be now, but there is a limit to how much the threads on the hook will allow it to go into the holder. I also have a 97 and have never had a problem with is, but I think the securing mechanism is different.
#119 of 158 2000 Sebring Top
May 20, 2011 (4:53 am)
I have a 2000 Sebring that can put the top down easily with the switch, but to put the top up, I have to hold the button down and have someone get out and manually shut it, any suggestions on why this is?
#120 of 158 Re: 2000 Sebring Top [pkacars]
May 22, 2011 (4:38 pm)
I recently acquired a 2000 Sebring with the same problem..Is there a solution for this ? Top lowers fine on it's own but has to be helped in order to close..Please advise if you also have the same problem or a solution, Thanks..
#121 of 158 Re: Air Leak between top and windshield [safire609]
Jun 04, 2011 (8:54 am)
On the flickering oil light, given the age of your vehicle it could be sludge retarding oil flow out of the sump. No mechanic, just past experience. I'd use a sludge flush run through the engine, and them immediately change the oil & filter.
#122 of 158 2010 Sebring Convertible Top problem
May 12, 2011 (7:02 am)
Purchased new Aug. 2010. Its a soft top. Its in the shop for the 3rd time. The top slides down fine but the deck lid will not close. Same problem all 3 times. Is this a common problem ? The first 2 times the dealer replaced a solenoid. I planned on keeping this car forever not so sure now. I do love it though. No other problems so far. Thanks.
#123 of 158 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Top Repair/Replacement.
Jun 15, 2011 (11:22 pm)
I am experiencing a water leak at the rear window seal of my 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. The top is otherwise in pretty good condition. I would like to know if there is an effective way to re-seal the convertible top canvass to the rear glass to eliminate the leak or if it would be better to replace the existing convertible top. I would also like to know how to replace the top. Please advise.
Thanks for your time and support.
#124 of 158 Re: 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Top Repair/Replacement. [dogglb_91]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 16, 2011 (6:17 am)
You might check the discussion specific to Sebring Water Leaks. I believe that several of them are about the top leaking.
#125 of 158 water in rear fenders
Jun 20, 2011 (8:17 am)
2000 jxi sebring convertable Got water slushing in rear fender. Anyone know how to drain water?