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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#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
#165 of 171 Standing water in Back passenger door
Feb 07, 2012 (7:46 pm)
I have had my 07 Sebring Touring Sedan since 10 and this is the first time I have had this problem. We live in Texas and often have bad rain storms, well this past Saturday it rained very hard and my car was out in the rain. After the sorm cleared I noticed when I drove it and came to stops it sound like water was being thrown at me. Well today I slammed the door on purpose and you could hear standing water in the back door. To my surprise I poured water by the window in this crack and thats where its coming from. My window seal is not keeping the water out.
#166 of 171 Re: Water Getting into the Frame [rbender]
Oct 01, 2012 (5:46 pm)
im going to try looking for these. i bought this 99 and i started to hear a slosh in the passenger side. not in the door. i went to the guy i got it from and was trying to explain what i heard cause i was going to try to get a shop vac down the side of it. it wasnt in trunk or door, and wasnt coming from firewall but it made the passenger floor wet. he said the car is made to drain so he didnt see how it would be holding water. his wife had showed up so he was in a hurry to get going. so tonight it rained like crazy. the slosh was horrible on way home. it started going to the passenger floors and i heard it mess with a speaker. i had made sure the radio is off but if made a wierd noise and the lights on display went off. the power locks stopped working, and the lights on the rear view mirror stopped too. hope thats just a fuse.... i had one these cars before and never had this problem
#167 of 171 Re: Water Getting into the Frame [srobertson1]
Oct 02, 2012 (3:34 pm)
Do check around the door seals, Bottom of the door there will be rubber seals and they do stick the car. gently pull them away from the paint and check for the slots when you find a slot clean it and insert a large paper clip to keep the rubber seal from sticking again. Once I inserted the paper clips and made a habit of cleaning them once a year I have not had a water problem with the doors again in my sebring