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Chrysler Sebring Transmission Problems

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  • 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!!)
  • im in the same exact boat as you guys

    i had a leak so I replaced the coolant hoses to the tranny.
    now I have a hard down shift around 25mph

    im not sure what to do with the car.
    has anyone fixed the problem yet?
  • I have a similar noise takes about ten minutes to go away. thought it was coming from one of the catcons sounded like the front one is rattling inside. dealer looked at it but could not really hear the day it was there. outside air temp needs to be below 25ish over night to hear it long enough. dealer forman said by the description he thought it was a catcon cuz its not uncommon. anybody else have this? 50k miles
  • I have the same noise at startup on cold days, although it sounds like a secondary gear, or alternator under load type noise. Eventually it does go away when the car warms up. I've heard its a common noise. Does anyone think that its some sort of motor or selonoid kicking in until the car's PCM goes into closed loop mode? It does seem like it could be transmission related, because it does go away in neutral. I just had a new rebuilt tranny put in, and the noise is the same as before it was put in.
  • hi there I have a 95 cirrus and when i slow down to 30 it jerks like that w/ yours.... have you figured anything out? Please let me know..Thanks
    Roy
  • abdurawabduraw Posts: 1
    had same problems. car jerks when downshifting around 30mph..had solenoid replaced, trans cooler replaced etc...nothing worked. we took it back and they reset all the modules, that corrected the hard downshift but now the transmission sqweals like a jet engine upon acceleration :mad: ...so go figure.

    Sebrings are pieces of $hit......
  • dh36dh36 Posts: 1
    So is resetting of the modules the fix for the downshifting problems on the Seibrings?

    I need to get mine fixed as well.
  • flashc5flashc5 Posts: 2
    FIXED!!!!!!

    An update on my issue. I have 75k miles on the clock.
    I had a leak on the hoses that go from the tranny to the transmission cooler.
    I replaced the hose (and filled it up with fluid) but then found that the transmission shifted really rough on the down shift around 25mph

    I dropped the transmission pan and replaced the filter, gasket and fluid.

    The problem is COMPLETELY gone.
    I would highly recommend changing your fluid BEFORE you get the whole transmission replaced like alot of people have.

    This problem is very strange and does not cause any DTC errors. I have taken it to several transmission shops and ALL of them said that I needed a transmission rebuild. Please try replacing the fluid before you spend big bucks.
  • davis13davis13 Posts: 1
    About 2 weeks ago I was driving home and had just left a bumpy dirt road. about a mile on the paved road the car started making this loud metal tapping sound. I slowed down to listen and suddenly the car lurched forward. It felt like someone had hit me from behind. Long story short here, it got pulled home. My husband and his friend checked it out the next day. They found some fluid had been leaking around the pan so they pulled it, replaced the gasket, but they also found an abundance of shavings in the pan. We took it to a local transmission shop and they checked it out and told us the planetary gear(s) were chipped or broken. They replaced them. When we drove the car home, after about 15 minutes on the hwy, it started making this horrible loud, grinding sound. I thought something was going to fall off. Back to the shop. The gears failed again! They replaced them and THEY took it out for a long drive and the gears failed THEM! They finally figured out that the case(?) possibly had a hairline fracture in it and when it heated up, I guess it was expanding and causing the gears to chip or break. They replaced the case and new gears again and finally it seems to be OK except after about 18 hours of having it, the OBD light came on and hasn't gone off. Is this due to something that was done at the shop? Sorry for the epic post. Maybe my details can help someone else! :sick:
  • deameondeameon Posts: 2
    Id like to say its all gonna be better but sad to say that might not be true. My 02 has been to the shop 9 times in the last year cause of tranny issues. And its cost over 24,000$ in repairs.

    First issue was a diff gear that went. Sounds like metal thug on the shifts, loud jet whin on accell or just idle and hard shifting.

    Had it fixed and such, then it went again, fixed it, then the spyder gears blew out. Anytime you see any metal shavings in the pump area, your gonna be looking at tranny failures soon.

    Now Chrysler in there amazing wisdom sorta messed up on how they put the trannys back in. They go back in ok, but there is alot of play in the parts. Any abuse, like just touching the gas a tiny bit hard, and your gonna get gears grinding, and such. And chrsyler wont warrenty a bloody thing after its been fixed once.
    Its even been to 3 different shops.

    Best bet, have the dearlership turn off the electronic control that learns how you drive.
    If one part goes, have everything fixed.. Cause if you dont.. Well, you can pay of 24,000 on a 12,000 car...
  • pdeberrypdeberry Posts: 1
    I need help. 1193 miles ago we purchased a 2007 Sebring. The check engine light came on and we took it to the dealership. After having the car a week and a half, they are telling us we must have driven through high water since the transmission has water in it. This did NOT happen. The only water the car was in was the car wash. They are telling us we have to pay $4600 for a new transmission. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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