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#126 of 149 Re: water in rear fenders [illpapa]
Jun 20, 2011 (11:09 am)
I canjust about guarantee you have debris clogging your drains on your rocker panels.....my 98 sebring had the same thing. they are designed to allow water 'inside the body', but it goes to kind of a gutter and drips out...you probably got trach in there blocking the drains.....
mine originally clogged from the back window breaking and the shards of glss blocked the holes...but road gunk can splach up there too.
there are a few holes right under the door, between the tires...
#127 of 149 Re: water in rear fenders [illpapa]
by claires HOST
Jun 20, 2011 (10:25 pm)
illpapa, here's something one of our members posted in the Sebring Water Leaks forum - just click the link to get there.
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#128 of 149 Chrysler Sebring converible top
Jul 06, 2011 (9:42 am)
looking for info on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible tops heard that the vinyl ones crack really easy and if they are fix able or expensive to replace Is cloth better
#129 of 149 99' Sebring Convertible, unraveling seams and...
Aug 09, 2011 (3:03 pm)
I have a 99' Sebring Convertible(Great shape, only 50,000 miles on it-bought it 3 yrs ago with only 21,000 miles!) with the camel colored vinyl top, it's not garaged so it has been hit by the elements for the past 3 yrs. The seams on the side close to the top of the side windows is unraveling on both sides, I dont have leakage problems just noise on the side between the front passenger and driver side windows that come in contact with the soft top. Also my rear window has separated from the convertible top(outside only-no leaks that I am aware off). Any special adhesive I should use to bond it back together? And the seams, should I attempt to sew it back together myself? If anyone has had these problems, how did you come about fixing it and what were the costs? I know a brand new convertible kit is about $300-$500...is it worth buying a new one...? Not sure if I'm keeping the car or selling it to buy a new vehicle. I'd hate not getting the value's worth because of these issues =/
#130 of 149 How to re-attach ragtop to bottom of rear window
Sep 24, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Any success stories on re-attaching the rag top to the rear window?
The body shop said not a chance and quoted me $1200.00 for a complete new top?
My solution is:
JB Weld (glue) the rag top to the window again.
That would take some trim part removal to free the rag top from the car.
Do a visual where the ragtop was attached window.
Create an Inside and Outside, "Border One" with Duct Tape : Masking off the area on the rear glass that I will apply glue too. That should keep excessive glue from getting on the glass.
Create an Inside and Outside, "Duct Tape Fastner" : Create a "large Bandage", Over lap 4 or 5 strips of duct tape to create a really wide "duct tape fastner"
Attach the duct tape fastner to the ragtops outside edge. Only attaching half the width of the "duct tape fastner" to the edge. The remaining half should is used to secure the ragtop back to the rear window.
Apply the glue to the rear window area, apply glue only to the area masked off by Border One.
Then stretch the rag top back to the glue on the bottom of the rear window.
Complete the outside process by working the ragtop edge into the glue on the window; using the "duct tape fastner" to hold the ragtop in place until the glue cures.
Repeat the process for the inside of the ragtop.
Please reply with insight into:
Type of adhesive or fastners you would use to achieve a fix.
Removing trim work around the back of the car where top meets the car.
And any other constructive thought you may have.
Thank-you in advance for your time and any replies;
#131 of 149 Sebring Convertible leaks in rear window and where it meets the windshield
Sep 28, 2011 (3:17 am)
I have a 2001 Sebring Limited Convertible that has a leaking problem at the rear window and where it meets the windshield. I am not sure what is causing this problem because the car was garage kept until I bought it 8 months ago. The top is in pristine condition and not sure why it is leaking. We had 5" or rain one week and I found about a gallon of water where the convertible top folds into, I also had water run in from the corners in the front where it connects with the windshield. I really dont like getting wet when I drive. I need to know if it is because the top isnt securing tight to the windshield. If that is the problem how do I adjust the hooks to make it seal better in the front? Also what could be the culprit of it at the back window?
Any answers will help I just need to know because this car is in Mint condition with 65k on the mileage.
#132 of 149 Re: Sebring Convertible leaks in rear window and where it meets the windshield [93buicklesabre]
Sep 29, 2011 (3:16 pm)
Keep searching the forum. There are some insights into the drain system for the top. There are drain holes in the frame that clog according to some other postings.
Good Luck on your repair; post your resolution when you have one.
I'm still soliciting ideas for a fix on my problem at the moment.
#133 of 149 Set Screws in Convertible Top Latch
Oct 07, 2011 (11:58 am)
I have two questions which any assistance would be much appreciated - regarding my 2001 Sebring LXi Convertible
1) Can someone tell me what size set-screws go in the convertible top latches to hold the "J" hooks in place? I've called 2 Chrysler parts departments and they only sell the complete latch assemblies, where my latches just have the treaded holes for the set screws, but the screws themselves are missing - so my "J" hooks (which attach to the windshield header) rotate with them.
2) My top folds down easily with a touch of the button, but it can sometimes be difficult to raise back up - the motor seems strong, I suspect it might be the switch - could I be on the right track with that assumption?
Jim in Maynard, MA
#135 of 149 convertible top edging coming apart
Oct 28, 2011 (12:07 pm)
I have a '96 Sebring convertible and the top is fine, its just the edging around the edges of the windows that is coming apart and pulling away from the main body of the top? Does anyone have any idea?