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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#144 of 158 Re: Sebring Convertible leaks in rear window and where it meets the windshield [93buicklesabre]
Sep 21, 2012 (2:51 am)
Please help me. I have the same problem and it s raining a lot now in Bucharest-Romani...I love my car but it is semlling like hell and I cannot enjoy my car anymore becaose the water in the back. Did you find any solution? I thought it is a problem at the rear glass. but it seems to be a problem few cm lower, with the material...thank you. my email is dancarbunarujyahoo.com
#146 of 158 Re: Air Leak between top and windshield [safire609]
Feb 09, 2013 (3:04 pm)
The flickering oil light is a bad oil sending unit. its probably leaking also
#147 of 158 Convertible Window rattle
Mar 11, 2013 (10:51 am)
I have a 2004 Sebring Limited convertible that I bought new. Has been the best car I have ever owned. My only complaint is that when the top is up and especially in cold weather, the side windows rattle incessantly. This is quite annoying. Does anyone have any ideas for a solution to this problem.
#148 of 158 Re: Convertible Window rattle [rainbowmanfan]
Mar 11, 2013 (11:21 am)
I had(have) an very annoying rattle....on any bumpy street....used velcro in both place where top does into panel....(in front) ....helps a lot....generally I often take the top and pull it to the right(manually) as it is going down to align it properly..again this helps love the car ...we have had several sebring..this is a 2002 LLXI which we have had since 2003....was thinking about buying a mustang...but, despite the negative reviews, we have no had any problem with Chrysler..maybe we will get a 200
#149 of 158 Re: 2009 Sebring Conv. - suggestions PLEASE [bonnie_amaden]
Mar 23, 2013 (2:30 pm)
Ive had a 2004,2008 and now a 2009 touring conv(all soft tops) All in all this is a good car for the money.I have 90K on it now with very few issues.one issue is the squeeky top. The new design 2008 and up if better than the earlier versions. a lot of people complain about.dont waste your time and effort trying to fix it,just part of what most american convertibles are all about. The squeeks and rattles are usually very minor,but they are there.Aside from that its a very quite car for a convertible.We live in AZ and have the top down every day,and up and down at least half a dozen times a day.
problems to look out for
1- These cars have some electrical gremlims (like the radio that cuts out for a second when putting the top up or down) and the micro switches for the top stop working suddenly and then reset in a little while and work again. hopefully these happen when the top is either all the up or down. I would not bother to try and repair that issue unless it stops for good. Ours has done this on both the 08 and 09 for most of the 90K miles we put on them.
The front strut mounts tend to go bad,then you get a little rattle in the front end,change the struts and the mounts
The 2.7 has a sludge issue,especially the earlier versions. I use full synthetic and change every 4000 miles
also. make sure you change "all" the fluids every 50K max, trans fluid,ps fluid,coolent,brake fluid. Do this and you shoud get 150-175k out of the car. this is the most important thing you can do
Brakes- The brake system on this car really sucks.The rotors go out of round very easily when they overheat just once. I get my brakes at brake masters.lifetime on the pads,1 year on the rotors. after about 35K you will need new front pads, then new rotors at about 50 or 60.if you get the brakes don,make sure they have at least a year warranty against the rotors getting out of round.they should turn the rotors for free up to a year
Thats all I can think of, hope this helps
#150 of 158 adjusting travel on hydraulic rams
Jun 10, 2013 (10:55 am)
I just replaced my 2001 convertible hydraulic pump and ram cylinders with a used unit from ebay.
It's a larger unit than the original, if that's any help. Anyway, it works great, but the cylinder travel for putting the top up is not as far as the old ones. I have to pull the top down to latch it and I'm afraid there might be some difficulty with it since I'm not the primary driver.
Is there a way to adjust the travel on the rams or adjust the limit switch on the motor? Or did I just waste my money on a replacement?
Thanks for your expertise!
Jun 25, 2013 (7:22 am)
I have a 98 sebring convertible, which is in great shape, and the top is in good condition. I have never noticed it leaking when it rained, but yesterday, after nonstop rain for most of the day before, the floor on the driver's side was full of water in both the front and back seats. I have no idea where the water came in, or what can be done to correct the problem. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, do you know how to fix it?
#152 of 158 Re: water leakage [bwoelbling32]
Jun 26, 2013 (6:12 pm)
I have had that issue on my 99. It was resolved by tightening the screws near the latch hooks. Also check for wear and cracking on the rubber seals around the windows. I don't know why it came in the floor boards, but it happened twice and then never happened again.
#153 of 158 Convertible frame broken
Aug 14, 2013 (3:03 pm)
I have a 98 Sebring JXI and the drivers side metal scissor bracket is broken. dealer will only sell entire new top or new car. am just looking for scissor bracket and installation instructions.