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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#154 of 171 Re: Sebring leak in back of car [rbender]
Jul 31, 2011 (6:10 pm)
Your site was EXTREMELY helpful. I'm a new Sebring owner 2005 and loved the car til I drove it through two hours of rain and found the passenger floorboard soaked. Took it to Chrysler explained my problem and all the tech did was check to make sure it wasn't the air conditioner. I read all the advice on line about cleaning drain slits but had no idea where they were located. Can't wait to try it out and fall back in love with the car again
Sep 10, 2011 (7:13 am)
Thank you,thank you,thank you. I can not thank you enough for the information on water leaks on my 98 chrysler convertible. My wife loved that car until the leaks started on the drivers side. I only wish that I had found this out before.Thank you again.
Sep 22, 2011 (11:02 am)
I have a 2005 Sebring convertible that I purchased in May 2011. I took it thru the carwash and it leaked around the driver & passenger windows. It also leaked during a heavy rain. Do I just need to replace the weatherstripping along the top of the windows or is it something else? If it is the weatherstripping, where online is the best place to buy from?
#158 of 171 Driver's floor soaked
Oct 06, 2011 (7:08 pm)
Two questions regarding my 2001 Sebring Convertible - I pulled up my driver's floor mat to find the drivers floor & carpet soaked - the rest of the floor was dry - I drove in heavy rain 2 days ago but none leaked in the roof/side window area. Where should I be checking for leaks, firewall maybe?
Second question the hooks that attach the roof to the header appear to have threaded hokles that look like set screws should be in them but there are none - aren't there supposed to be set screws to keep the hooks from turning & where might I get some? (I called the local dealer's parts department and they seemed to think there are not supposed to be set screws - then why the threaded holes? Thanks
#159 of 171 Re: Standing Water in Floor Board [grnchrysler200]
Nov 29, 2011 (1:21 pm)
I found this on another web site, it seems plausible, I just vacuumed 4 inches of water from the back and front driver side floor boards. It's sleeting right now, so I'll have to wait to look for the weep holes but I have a good feeling about this one. Please let me know if this works. Sebring Convertibles have weep holes under the body that get clogged with debris and cause the water to back up into the floor. Take a paper clip and straighten it to clean out the weep holes. The weep holes can be found just under the frame at the doors where there is a seam(about where the jack would go). Along this seam about every 12 or 16 inches there will be a small slot for the water to drain.
#160 of 171 Re: Standing Water in Floor Board [eiluj77]
Dec 01, 2011 (11:53 am)
I've posted photos and web of the drainage holes many times!
#162 of 171 chrysler sebring water link
Jan 17, 2012 (5:55 pm)
Water Sloshing ...as you drive. My sebring convertible had the drain hole plugged with a plastic plug The hole is located in front of each of rear tire, inside fender at rocker level. This is a mfg defect, when i purchased it new.
The hose that drains the top storage compartment were left inside the fender, rather then installed thru the rocker drain hole. .....so all the water that normally ends up in the storage compartment and drains to the ground was draining into the fender and rocker wells. when they reached their max. or you hit the brakes the water would spill out under the carpet. ....Solution: pull the plug and fish the hose thru the hole or remove inside panel and insert thru hole. ..................apparently mine was not the only one with this mfg defect and others.
#163 of 171 Water leafing into the front floor cure
Feb 03, 2012 (8:57 am)
Early Sebring convertibles had trouble with water leaking past the rubber weatherstrip that fastens to the "A" (Windshield) pillar. That weatherstrip goes in one piece from the bottom of the door window, over the top of the windshield and down the other side. It seals the front of the door window and the front of the convertible top.
Early gaskets were smooth on the "A" pillar where they contacted the window. Later Chrysler changed that weatherstrip to include a ridge that kept water from entering the car. I bought the later weatherstrip at a junkyard and installed it on my 98 Sebring, stopping all leaking.
I don't know in which year the change came about.
Karl at aoksales.com