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Chrysler Sebring, Engine, Sedan
#2 of 66 Re: Engine Failure [biggypiggy1985]
Apr 07, 2008 (6:18 am)
I have a 2000 Chrysler Sebring lXI and the last year and a half has been nothing but hell. the engine light stays on, that sound in the morning after a cold start up sounds like there rocks inside the engine. i have spent over 2,000 in the past year alone and I am just done with the car. I stopped taking it to the dealer cause it was at least a 300 dollar fix every time and each time it was something different but after researching I found that Chrysler knows about the engine problem and has known for awhile now but will do nothing about it. people have spent thousands in new engines and Chrysler doesn't care. I am to the point now were I can no longer spend money to fix this car I am hoping it last me at least until next year were I might be able to afford me another car but it will not be a Chrysler.
#3 of 66 Re: Engine Failure [biggypiggy1985]
Apr 19, 2008 (7:00 pm)
I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan with the same 4 cylinder engine. With 29,000+ miles we have no problems. The previous owner may have neglected it and you wound up with the problems unfortunately. This engine has been fairly reliable if well-maintained. It's been used in the PT Cruiser since 2001. Did you buy the vehicle from a Chrysler dealer? If so, they should be willing to work with you and Chrysler's head office to give you some rebate off a new or rebuilt engine. Good luck.
#4 of 66 Re: Engine Failure [upsetguy]
Aug 05, 2008 (11:54 am)
I have an 01 Sebring and the same thing happened to me, one of the connecting rods (connects crackshaft to piston) actually broke. I had 96k on it but that is just crap, major components shouldn't break that early in life. So I had to replace the whole engine.
Tell you one thing I will never buy another Dodge or Crysler product again in my life time!
Now on the 2nd engine there is a loud rattling noise at start up until the oil pressure gets up to par..........ooops, guess what....I now have a messed up valve lifter! Stupid POS!
#5 of 66 Re: Engine Failure [capt1014]
Aug 07, 2008 (10:27 am)
What size engine? Is it the 2.7 liter V6? Chrysler has had numerous problems with this engine up until recently. I don't know whether or not updates have cured the problems.
Aug 08, 2008 (6:33 am)
It is a 2.4 L V4...
#7 of 66 Re: [biggypiggy1985]
Aug 10, 2008 (1:07 pm)
Was the problem due to a failed timing belt? I have the same engine in my Dodge Caravan and the timing belt requires replacement at 90,000 miles (per owner's manual).
#8 of 66 Re: [biggypiggy1985]
Aug 15, 2008 (7:42 am)
Ya it was a 2.7L
#9 of 66 Re: [capt1014]
Aug 15, 2008 (7:43 am)
Nope there were no other problems, the car was running fine, it just snapped.
#10 of 66 Re: Engine Failure [capt1014]
Aug 17, 2008 (9:24 am)
Here's an update, I put some oil detergant in the engine and the rattling went away, must have cleaned the engine of some deposits around the lifters. No more noise, but now the engine lopes and dies once the temp is up and the engine light is one. I replace the crankshaft position senser and the same thign happens. Looks like it is a new car for me and I promise is it will not be a Chrysler! or Dodge for that matter.
#11 of 66 2.7 Has Oil Distribution Problems
Sep 28, 2008 (10:43 pm)
Until it was evidently massively improved within the past couple of years or so, the 2.7 needed synthetic motor oil. THe 2.7 had well-known oil distribution problems and any car with that engine should be avoided.
Since the Sebring/Avenger sedans are sales flops, it will be interesting to see how quickly the now privately owned Chrysler will redesign and improve them.