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Chrysler Sebring Transmission Problems

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  • lasclasc Posts: 1
    i have a 200 with 64K miles, just starting to experience a hesitation and difficulty shifting into drive. did you get any response to you post, any advice
  • My car just started the same problem but mine didnt start until my serpentine belt broke and i tried to get it home by boosting it off so whats my problem???
  • lorietoupslorietoups Posts: 3
    Just wanted to give some information that really helped me. My Sebring would not start. We thought initially it was a dead battery however the car would turn over it just wouldn't stay on unless the gas pedal was depressed... Here's what I did after my husband got mad and told me to fix it since I thought I knew everything. First thing is when you disconnect your battery or it goes dead sometimes your computer requires "retraining"...it is supposed to go back to factory settings but my didn't.

    I changed the #8 fuse in the fuse box inside my engine, it's a 20amp yellow fuse for the ignition... After that the car would start and stayed on but started shifting hard...that's when I did more research and saw the info about the retraining of your computer...thought that was gonna be to easy of a fix but it worked along with a new battery..Just be careful after you initially reconnect the battery because my car stalled out alot the first day. After the retraining procedures I did and a transmission fluid change man the car is running like brand new..so here's some info I found while researching:

    Some Chrysler transmissions, for example, can experience a "bump shift" condition. There’s nothing wrong with the transmission, but the computer needs to be reprogrammed to recalibrate the shift points. In Chrysler three-speed automatics, changing the fluid to ATF+3 can also help eliminate harsh shifts.

    Some transmission problems may require "retraining" the computer. This is also necessary if an electronic transmission or computer has been replaced. Chrysler TSB 18-24-95 describes the retraining procedure that allows the computer to relearn the correct shift points.

    Disconnect the battery to erase the computer’s memory.
    Reconnect the battery and start the engine.
    Drive he vehicle while trying to maintain a constant throttle position as it accelerates up through all four gears. If the transmission is shifting properly, it should be in 4th gear by the time you reach 45 to 50 mph. Repeat this procedure from a standing start 15 to 20 times.
    With the vehicle traveling at less than 25 mph, do five to eight wide open throttle kickdowns to get the transmission to downshift to 1st from 2nd or 3rd gear. Drive in 2nd or 3rd gear for at least five seconds between kickdowns and remember to kick it down only when you’re going less than 25 mph.
    While driving at 45 to 50 mph, do five to eight part to wide open throttle kickdowns to either 2nd or 3rd from 4th gear. Again, continue driving for at least five seconds in 4th gear between kickdowns.

    Some people said switching the on/off worked for them but I had no luck with that.

    Well.. I hope this might be hepful to somebody.. I was an angry woman on a mission...
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • mitchg00mitchg00 Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Sebring...auto transmission jerks when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Was your problem fixed? If yes, what was the solution? Thanks.
  • eddieroeddiero Posts: 1
    would this apply to a 96 LX coupe? my vehicle had to jum started after sitting a few months...when started, the stereo and ac didnt work. i checked the fuses and sure enough they were blown. the ac works great, but the infinity system has no sound but the player works. since then i have had "slipping", "bogging down", and "sticking" with the tranny. i had it checked less than a year ago and it was in perfect condition. any ideas?
  • pacfaapacfaa Posts: 1
    The button on the shift selector (automatic transmission) keeps sticking in the depressed position instead of locking into a gear. While the button is depressed, you can freely move the selector through all the gears without it connecting to anything. This has happened so far when I am attempting to put the car into Park. Of course this leaves me kinda stranded because I cannot just leave the car nor can I get the key out of the ignition. After fiddling around with it, the button eventually pops back out and the car is properly in Park.

    So far the dealership has lubed the button, then on the second visit, they "reset the shifter cable stop, removed burrs from around shifter button locator" and yesterday the problem happened again. This week the car will go back for a third visit. I'm not impressed!

    Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advice I can offer the dealership so the problem gets fixed this time? Thanks!
  • On the way home yesterday, after driving for about 45mins, the Speedometer went dead on my Automatic 2000 Sebring. The car kept running. The car started to rev higher and higher if I would excelerate and very shortly after the ENGINE light came on. The engine didn't conk out or anything. All fluids looked good (trans, oil, etc). It was as if it wasn't sensing when it needed to change gears - a result of the speedometer collapse maybe (?). Is this a SENSOR problem? Or a TRANSMISSION problem? Any other suggestions? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. Is this a big fix or something I can do myself?
  • nikita2nikita2 Posts: 4
    I had the same problem, Its a sensor that its located in the transmission. :shades:
  • Thanks!

    I did also find out that it was the Speed Sensor - much as I had suspected (despite dozens of others telling me that I would need a new transmission!).

    Cheers!
  • how much was that sensor???
  • I purchased this car from Enterprise Rental last October. Drove wonderful in the test drive...quiet and smooth. Within 2 weeks I had the car at the shop because loud popping noise from under the hood. They said it was just the fuel injectors and that was just how it would be. OK. Come to find out that the routine checkups that should have been done by Enterprise had not been done so we met in the middle cost wise for them to bring the car up to date. Recently it has been feeling like the transmission was slipping...sluggish getting out of first to second gear. This morning it seemed to slip from second to first gear if I was going less than 40-45 miles an hour. I have made an appointment for tomorrow at the dealer but would love not to have to give them any money if I can help it. Any suggestions? :cry:
  • Hi,
    My first time on this site. Have a 96 sebring convert with 120k miles and basically happy with her. I would double check the trans fluid and filter and when last changed. I have found that sometimes if the fluid is old/weak or low that you could get some slipping.
  • Thanks. Was starting to get concerned about the car...it only has 64000 miles on it.
  • do trainy tune u r u leaking red fluids ? if so change the gadsket and filter on trainy tune up ok 70 bucks at trainy place k try that and if u CRANK SENSOR ABOVE THE TRANSMISSION GOES BAD ON THESE CARS WILL ACT LIEK IT DIES OUT IT MAY START AGAIN TOO ITS GOING BAD CHANG IT 65 DOLLER SENSOR AT AUTOP ZONE 65 LABOR PUT IT IN SUMWARE NOT BAD AT ALL IF U EVER GET HESTAIONS DOA TRAINY TUNE UP ALSO 70 BUCKS OK NEW GADSCETS AND FILTER IN THER ALL U NEED U BUDDIE AND EVERONE ELSE TO WHO DIES IT CAME RIGHT UP ON THE SCANNER WHEN THE GUYS DID IT FOR FREE FOR EM THX NICK CRANK SENSOR CHANG E IT
  • Hi. I have a 2004 chrysler sebring. It has 50,000 miles on it. When I first get in the car, crank the engine, and put it in gear (any gear), I hear a "click" as the car goes into gear. I only hear this noise when the car has not been driven for a few hours. I also heard it once or twice as I was backing into my garage after driving it for a while. The transmission fluid level looks fine.. The car drives fine so far. This mainly only occurs when I first start the car after it has been sitting for a few hours.. This has been going on for at least a month now. Do you have any idea what the problem could be?
  • Hi. I have a 96 chrysler sebring that I love and Im running into a problem. The problem is it wont go out of first gear. Ill be driving down the road just fine and then the RPMs will go sky high then bam go into first gear. Wen I turn the car off and let it site for a while, start it back up it will drive fine the do it all over again. I was told its the censors, is this true and wear is it at? :mad:
  • Just needed to have a new rebuilt tranny put in my 2.7 v-6 at 68,000. Fluid looked clean, ran fine until suddenly one day the check engine light came on, I pulled a code 700 from the self diagnostic check, started to wine, shift erratically, then finally go into limp mode. The shop said there was metal shavings in the pan. My suggestion, be very diligent in your tranny flushes and changes on this model. They recommend every 36,000. I Know I will be doing it. The sad thing is I just bought the car and it was 10 days and 800 miles outside the dealer warranty.
  • When it is cold out I get a loud noise on startup that appears to becoming from my transmission. It is a rumbling, almost like a fan rubbing against a housing. The sound goes away once the engine is warmed up. I had a new timing belt installed thinking that might be the cause. If I shift into neutral the sound goes away. Car has 107000 miles. Shifts fine, fairly quiet on the highway.
  • The other morning while I was driving to work I was going around 40mph when suddenly my 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible died. When I came to a stop I was able to start the car again. The engine sounded OK and I didnt find anything fluids under the car. When I attempted to drive the car again it wouldnt shift out of 1st gear. It is an automatic. The speedometer stopped working and the digital shift display (PRND23) has all the squares are lit up. I recently had to have the starter fuse replaced and I know the mechanic checked the electrical wiring. I have replaced all the fuses just in case including the PCM/ASD fuse as well as the ASD relay. Does anyone know what has happened. I dont have the $$$ to have a shop look at it since I just spent $136 to have a .50 cent fuse replaced last week. Please help.
  • i too have a 2002 sebring it has 73,000 miles and needs a new transmission. started out not shifting into gear from park to drive. my husband checked the fluid level and it was low. then it started jerking when it would go into low gear, when slowing down.then we noticed it was leaking underneath. took it to the dealer and they said it had no fluid and they tried replacing the pan or something i really don't know what it was. then they said it needs a whole new transmission gonna cost 3,000 dollars!! have alot of people had problems with this transmission? i am curious as to whether this is a wide spread problem.
  • this is exactly what mine is doing. as i type this they are replacing my transmission and it better fix the problem!!!
  • I dont have the $$$ to bring it to a shop and have them fix it. How hard is it to locate and get to the transmission to change the speed sensor? I am a car idiot and need as much help as possible. Besides how hard can it be to change a sensor?
  • I also have a 2002 sebring with 82,000 mile and have been experiancing the SAME ISSUES! My car consistently jerks back and forth when I'm coming to a stop or slowing down. It then started not going from reverse to drive. I noticed it was leaking a red fluid and took it in. Fluid was low. They reconnected a hose that had come loose from the transmission. They also did a diagnostic test on the tranny and said everything was fine. About 2wks later I took the car back in because it still was leaking. They examined it further and determined there is a small leak in the Selnoid Pak in the transmission and I need to take it an expert for replacment. My dilemma is after speaking with a few mechanics and asking if having this part replaced would correct my problems, they say possible unless there are other things going on with the transmission. Well, that does not help. One mechanic told me to fill up the fluid and if that corrects the problem then it is the selnoid, if not, then there is more going on there. From what I've heard, Chrysler Sebrings are notorouis for transmission problems. Wish I would have know that b4. (also have a problem with the air blower, won't work on speeds 1-3, only 4. There seems to be a lot of people with that issue also. The problems this car has seems to be wide speard!!)
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