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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.
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