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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#68 of 171 Re: Chrysler Sebring Limited 2007 [bilkee]
Aug 27, 2007 (5:55 am)
My understanding is that condensation collected in a 'boot', and a drain hose was supposed to run the condensation from the boot inside the dash of the car to the outside of the car through the firewall. My hose was kinked, so the water was building up in the boot, and overflowing inside the car as centrifugal forces sloshed it about. It is hard to locate because the later models have a rubber mat in the front to suppress noise, so the water ran under that mat without getting the front carpet wet, and ended up in the back passenger floor. The mechanic said that about two in a hundred have these issues. They added some kind of hose set up that runs the condensation outside of the car. It's all good now.
#69 of 171 Re: 04 chysler sebring [mirthrindr]
Aug 29, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I have a 96 that has the same problem with the water inside. I did take out the rubber plugs at the front of the rear tires (rocker panels) and when I take off from a light I get rid of most of the water trapped there. Still looking for the leak, but I get rid of some of the water.
#70 of 171 Re: 04 chysler sebring [mark_383]
Aug 30, 2007 (3:33 pm)
We have found the problem but of course I got the answer here and not at Chrysler. The air conditioner seems to be leaking inside the car. Apparently there is a hose that is twisted and it empties onto the floor board of the back seat. They are trying torepair this now but I think the carpet will be ruined, they wil have to replace it.
#71 of 171 Re: 04 chysler sebring [tseivers]
Aug 30, 2007 (5:24 pm)
For all you folks whose carpet has been soaked in standing water, the carpet may not be ruined but don't let a dealer ever convince you that it has not been damaged. I spent about 20 years in the floorcovering business and I can assure you that no carpet is ever made to withstand such a soaking.
For the same reason that car manufacturers should never honor a claim for carpet damaged because windows were left open during a rain storm, consumers should never let a car manufacturer insist that carpet soaked in water caused by an unrelated defect hasn't been damaged.
#72 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [clockman_mike]
Sep 05, 2007 (2:22 pm)
I finally fixed it! It was the drain holes after all. I kept cleaning them out and it didn't work. It was something that "ingrammc" said that got my attention. He had mentioned that you can crush the seem that the drain holes are on and therefore plug one or more of the drain holes. That's exactly what happened. I must have ran over a curb of something. The last drain hole closest to the trunk was plugged because the seem was bent. My dad unbent it and it hasn't leaked since. Problem solved in ten minutes!
#73 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [jesussavedtiff]
Sep 13, 2007 (5:00 pm)
I have the same problem w/my 2001 Sebring that I just got and was told that it was the air conditioner leaking into the car. I have also noticed that the trunk release on that side doesn't work and was wondering if someone hitting a curb or a speed bump could cause both problems. The washer fluid is also not squirting. For reference, where are these drain holes so that I can check? The driver before me was blind in one eye, older and a scary driver (we're related!). Everything worked before he got a hold of the car so I am wondering what he has done to it.
#74 of 171 location of drain holes
Sep 13, 2007 (5:54 pm)
The Drain holes are actually slits in the seams that run just under your doors on both sides. They are located along the length of the bottom of the car where the body is welded together. It is a finned plate that has 5 to 6 hill-like slots in it. Take a paper clip and clean them out.
#75 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [clockman_mike]
Oct 29, 2007 (9:01 am)
I have the same problem, it is not leaking from the top. Did you replace your seal? If so, where did you find one?
#76 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [jacqlyn]
Nov 04, 2007 (3:48 pm)
I did a couple of things, mostly in frustration. I noted a split in my trunk seal, so I went to the wrecking yard and picked one off another Chrysler, installed it and then climbed in the trunk to check for light leakage. Yep, still seeing light around the trunk side, but not much. I also bit the bullet and carefully drilled a whole in the trunk to let the standing water out. I made it through last winter and it seems to work.
#77 of 171 Re: Leaky Trunk [jmatt1]
Nov 07, 2007 (9:11 am)
My wife's 2001 Sebring also is experiencing the condensate leaks. I will attempt to find the kinked hose. Can anyone tell me where to look for this thing? In the past, all cars had this hose running straight down out of the drain pan throught the firewall very near the floor.
She also lost her washers. It turned out the plastic splitter (tee) mounted under the hood had broken into a million pieces from age and heat. You can go to the dealer and pay him for a replacement or go to your local parts house and go into the "Help" section and buy the vaccuum connectors assortment. There is a tee in there that will suffice in the replacement. It will require pulling a little of the slack out to attach it to the tee but when you are done, it fits nicely and does not require attachment to the hood. It is tight enough to stay in place.