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  • Did you try checking under the hood? If you remove the cloth covering under it and check the hose leading from the windshield washer to the jets it may be disconnected.
  • joevgjoevg Posts: 2
    [1] subtle noise from rear suspension[only in warm weather]
    [2] gear shifter problems [only in cold weather]

    The dealer has not corrected either one.
    Anyone have a clue?
  • does anyone here own or know someone who owns a 03-06 sebring coupe? not the convertible. i like the way the car looks and it has a 4 cyl so it should be pretty good on gas. any reccommendations, pros, cons? i was considering buying one when i go away to college in a few months. thanks! ;)
  • Hey we just recently purchased a 2005 Sebring Touring Sedan for my wife , and she love's the car more than me, the car has a excellent ride and it is roomy also the sound system is superb the Brakes , acceleration and the body style is all good this is a real nice car to have she is thinking of putting 20'' rims on it and she also had it trimmed in silver ( the color is charcoal grey)this is a cool car.you go chrysler. :) :) :) :) ">
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 976
    Hi, thrsmith,

    I've moved your post to our Electrical Issues discussion here -- I think you'll get an answer more quickly there.

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    Need help getting around? claires@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • mic11mic11 Posts: 4
    I just bought a 1999 JXi/maroon, black top, black leather. This thing is mint mint mint. Only 56k. I have been driving it for a month, 2000 miles without the slightest problem or strange noise. I would really like to locate a mechanic specialist for this car north shore of Boston. Also a web site that would have interesting after market products for this car. I love this car so far even though the ride is average at best and poor power from the 2.5 V6.
    I got this to have fun. My other car is an MDX and I had a 03 Maxima.
  • Hello KarenS. I recently purchased a used 2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring Sedan, 27K miles. I did plenty of endless online research to narrow down my future choice of automobile, and was pleased with the reliability ratings given to the 2005 model. I hope this holds true to the 2006 models. I however choked when buying the actual car. I did all this research, but was so excited with the price that I hammered out of the dealer, I bought the car without really checking it over. Two days later I removed the oil cap to find a build-up of oil sludge. This has me worried. I also discovered that the heater went cold at idle, a sure sign of low engine coolant. No overheating had occurred, but I do not the history with the previous owner. I have since properly filled the coolant system which requires carefully opening the bleeder screw atop the engine block and patiently filling the reservoir. I have changed the oil and will do such every 2K for the next 2 oil changes to see if this remedies the sludge issue. I am not sure if the previous owner performed proper maintenance, or if this is an engine design issue. I am also troubled by the 5W-20 oil requirement. That is awfully thin oil to protect an engine. Changing the air filter was a bear also. Otherwise, I love the looks and love the ride. :)
  • jpfjpf Posts: 496
    The sludge issue is a major problem with the 2.7 liter engine. Chrysler generally does not honor the warranty unless the customer can prove proper maintenance. Unfortunately, you appear to fall into this category. I suggest that you switch to synthetic oil and change the oil very frequently (say 1,000 to 2,000 mile intervals) for the next several oil changes. Hopefully, this will help clear up the sludge problem. Good luck.
  • Thank you for the advise and quick response. I am new to using these forums. I'm usually the guy the neighbors come to with automotive questions, but this engine with it's strict tolerances is a whole new monster to me.
  • I have the same problem with my 1999 Sebring JXi. Did you ever find the locaiton of your problem, Jeff? I've checked out the washer motor and it works fine. The water lines are clear. The wipers work fine. I assume my problem must be a break in the wiring between the switch and the pump motor. My dealer charges $80/hour to check wiring and he says it could take up to 4 hours to find the break, and then I would have to pay for replacing the bad section. Is there a common place where the washer wiring has gone bad on other Sebrings, or will I have to check out the entire circuit?
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 976
    Hi, Karen, and welcome :-)

    I've moved your post and its response to our existing Stalling/Starting/Idling Problems discussion. Just click the link to get there. Hope to see more of you here!

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  • czechoczecho Posts: 3
    Has anyone installed a front strut tower brace on a Sebring convertible? Supposedly this brace will limit cowl and hood shake when driving over bumpy roads. Also, anyone know where to purchase one that works?
    Thanks
  • Hi,

    I am a very happy owner of a new Sebring. I would recommend this car to anyone who likes a bit of luxury, fuel economy and good value for the money. The only tiny complaint I have is the design of the front cup holders, but this is very minor compared to the major plusses of this car (and no, I don't work in the auto industry). I plan to own this car a very long time. :) :) :) :D
  • Cliff, I also just bought a new Sebring. What don't you like about the cup holders? I found that a 32oz cup fits just fine in mine, unlike my previous Mercury product that I traded in.

    I have the 3.5L Limited with lots of goodies. I love to tinker and this car came loaded with plenty of things to tinker with. I usually go out during my lunch hour just to play with the MyGIG system. This car is so cool. I hope I still feel this way about it in 5 years.
  • Hey guys, I am Aaron and am planning to buy the '07 sedan (most likely the touring). Though almost made up my mind, I am a bit edgey. I went through many websites and forums and I am very confused about the reliability of the vehicle. Also, from what I read it seems the quality of the interiors is not that good compared to a Camry or Accord, for example. I really need some help on this guys
  • It is just that the arm rest extends over one of the cup holders, again, not a big problem - I love the car !
  • The company gives a lifetime powertrain warranty and offers a lifetime "bumper to bumper" warranty that has a money back offer if you do not need to us it, so they seem pretty confident of the quality. The 2007 Sebring was a new redesign from the bottom to the top so a lot of quality concerns about previous Sebrings should not be an issue with the 2007-08 model years. Some people don't like the looks of the interior, but I think it has an elegance about it and seems to be of good quality. I hope this info helps. :) :)
  • Aaron,

    You've probably already read some of my messages but I bought an '07 Limited 10 days ago. I went with the 3.5L and the 6-speed trans for a little more zip. One reviewer said he's getting 12.5 mpg with his 3.5L but I'm getting 20.5 mpg combined city/highway and they say it gets better after a few thousand miles.

    Before buying the Sebring I sat in a Camry. I wasn't impressed. I didn't want to waste anyone's time with a test drive if I didn't even like the interior. I don't think a Camry is all some of the "expert" reviewers claim it is.

    I also test drove an AWD 3.0L Fusion. Although it was close in performance to the Sebring I didn't like all the chrome on the front end. Plus, the interior didn't have all the gadgets of the Sebring. The MyGIG system on the Sebring is way cool!

    I can't give much of a long-term reliability report after only 10 days but I like that it came with a lifetime powertrain warranty. I owned my previous car 10 years before trading it in on the Sebring and I hope to keep this one around a long time too. I would not have bought it if I didn't expect it to give me years of trouble-free service.
  • Color: Hunter Green
    Interior: Camel Leather
    Rag Top: Camel
    2.5L engine
    cruise control
    gold rims (nice looking)
    120,000 miles

    I fell in love with it, but has its quirks...I call it the Joker (because it always plays jokes on me).
  • Ironically enough, its also Hunter Green, but with a black top, black leather interior, and the gold rims as well. I've had this car since 2001 and its been great to me the whole time I've owned it, and now has 71,000 miles, but I have to sell it soon, and honestly I do not want to. However, my son is about to turn 16 and one of the two cars he wants is a 2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe, so i shouldn't be TO big of a loss for me if he goes that direction. (I hope he does.)
  • I have had an inside driver door handle on back order for my 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertable for 5 months and still cannot get a date for arrival. I have learned that nationwide there are over 186 of these door handles on back order and Customer Care has no idea where they get them from or when they will be available. I assure you that if I get in an accident and cannot get out, my heirs know that they should hire an attorney and hold Chrysler responsible. I have kept a log of all the phone calls with dates and times and names of those spoken to. If Chrysler wants to know why they have financial problems all they need to do is look at how they handle customer service. This is not the first problem I have had with my Sebring....I had to put in a new transmission at 50,000 miles and was told by the mechanic that I should plan on a new one every 50,000 miles. IS THIS ANY WAY TO RUN A COMPANY.
  • I have had an inside driver door handle on back order for my 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertable for 5 months and still cannot get a date for arrival. I have learned that nationwide there are over 186 of these door handles on back order and Customer Care has no idea where they get them from or when they will be available. I assure you that if I get in an accident and cannot get out, my heirs know that they should hire an attorney and hold Chrysler responsible. I have kept a log of all the phone calls with dates and times and names of those spoken to. If Chrysler wants to know why they have financial problems all they need to do is look at how they handle customer service. This is not the first problem I have had with my Sebring....I had to put in a new transmission at 50,000 miles and was told by the mechanic that I should plan on a new one every 50,000 miles. IS THIS ANY WAY TO RUN A COMPANY.
  • I have a 2005 Sebring Convertible with 20,400 miles. I am the second owner, title owned. It's been garage kept. Still has both the 8yr 80,000 and 3yr 36,000 ml warranties no cost to transfer good at any Chrysler dealer. It's charcoal gry with blk top, glass back window. Gray cloth interior, center locked console, am/fm/cd, power windows, locks, mirrors, 2 remote keyless entry locks w/alarms and trunk openers, tilt steering, rear defroster, a/c, lg storage area behind back seat, lg trunk w/safety pull inside, child safety seat hooks built-in, 4 cup holders, great speakers, cruise control, great gas mileage, immaculately clean, no damage, no accidents, great condition, only one driver, 4 cyl, always kept up with maintenance, not driven in winter. There is much more. Can no longer drive so it's better to sell it than leave it sit in garage.
    Asking $14,500.00
    Live in Chicago Illinois area
    If want more info or want to see it please contact me at luvbug.gabbigirl@gmail.com or 630-400-6458
    thank you so much
  • I am from russia.I have 2002 stratus with engine 2.7.I use engine oil mobil 1 5w50 and I have no what problems with the engine.Many people use this oil and too have no what problems with the engine.And that the bulb of pressure of oil did not blink, it is necessary to remove condensation from an end face of a socket on the gauge.Thanks for attention. I hope that my advice will help somebody. Forgive for bad English
  • patp2patp2 Posts: 1
    Does anyone know what the "IKT" cicuit controls?
  • I've just purchased a '99 sebring LXI (V6, 2 door, sunroof) without any kind of owner's manual.
    I am trying to find out how to "program" the garage door opener control buttons (built into the driver-side visor).
    Any specific instructions or help u could offer would be greatly appreciated.!
    Thanks again for your time.
    1sleepy1
  • I have contacted Chrysler customer support regarding this 9 months ago and am still waiting. :P They put me on a Priority status. Still no door handle. They keep saying I will have one the following month. Turns out there are over 250 of us who do not have inside drivers door handles and they are back to saying again it will be another month. The local dealer told me that the place that used to manufacture the part went out of business and they are looking for a new manufacturer and I should have the handle next month. This has been going on for 9 months. All I want to do is sell this sucker. I had to replace the transmission at 50,000 miles I am going back to foreign made. At least they stayed together and ran. I have checked junk yards and after market parts companies to no avail. And Chrysler wonders why they are in financial trouble If anyone knows of where to get this handle let me know. It is a 2002 Sebring convertible and I don't care if the handle is not chrome at this point I will take anything. :lemon:
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    I am trying to find out how to "program" the garage door opener control buttons (built into the driver-side visor).

    Did you try a Google search? I found the link below in just a few seconds. If the procedure doesn't work I'll post instructions on how to do it on an 07. It's probably not much different.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080106171943AAl7Zma
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    I am trying to find out how to "program" the garage door opener control buttons (built into the driver-side visor).

    Okay, I was bored this afternoon and so I scanned my owner's manual on how to program the button. This is for an 07 Sebring.

    GARAGE DOOR OPENER (HomeLink®) — IF EQUIPPED
    The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver replaces up to three remote controls (hand held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the push of a button. The Universal Transceiver operates off your vehicle's battery and charging system; no batteries are needed.

    NOTE: The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.

    For additional information on HomeLink,® call 1-800-355-3515, or on the Internet at www.homelink.com.

    The three buttons for your garage door opener will be located in the driver's sunvisor. The training procedure is the same regardless of the 3-button location.

    Programming The Universal Transceiver (HomeLink®)
    NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside the garage with the engine off. It is also recommended that you install a new battery in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed. This will allow for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.

    If your garage door opener (located in the garage) is equipped with an antenna, make sure that the antenna is hanging straight down.

    1. Erase the factory test codes by pressing the two outside buttons. Release the buttons when the light in the Universal Transceiver begins to flash (about 20 seconds).

    NOTE: Step 1 above does not have to be followed to program additional hand-held transmitters.

    2. Choose one of the three Universal Transceiver buttons to program. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches (3-8 cm) away from the HomeLink buttons while keeping its indicator light in view.

    3. Simultaneously press and hold the HomeLink button (that you want to train) and the hand-held transmit button. Do not release the buttons until Step 4 is complete.

    NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers may require you to replace this Programming Step 3 with procedures noted under "Gate Operator/Canadian Programming."

    4. The indicator light in the Universal Transceiver will begin to flash, first slowly and then rapidly. The rapid flashing indicates successful programming. If after 90 seconds the indicator light does not flash rapidly or goes out, return to step 1 and repeat the procedure. To train the other buttons, repeat steps 3 and 4. Be sure to keep your hand-held transmitters in case you need to retrain the Universal Transceiver.

    NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with "Programming" Step Two. Do not repeat Step One.

    NOTE: If your garage door opener fails to respond to the programmed HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, and your garage door opener is manufactured after 1995, it may have a multiple security code system (rolling code system). If your garage door opener is the "rolling code" type, please proceed to the heading "Programming A Rolling Code System."

    Programming A "Rolling Code" System
    On garage door openers with the "Rolling Code" feature, the transmitter code changes after each use to prevent the copying of your code.

    NOTE: The assistance of a second person may make the following programming procedure quicker and easier.

    1. Locate the training button on the garage door motor head unit. The exact location and color of the button may vary by garage door opener manufacturer. If you have difficulty in locating the training button, check your garage door opener manual, or call 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet, at www.homelink.com.

    2. Press and hold the training button on the garage door opener head unit. This will activate the "training" light.

    NOTE: After completing step 2, you have 30 seconds to start step 3.

    3. Return to the Universal Transceiver in the vehicle and firmly press and release the garage door button. Press and release the button a second time to complete the training process. Some garage door openers may require you to do this procedure a third time to complete the training.

    Canadian Programming/Gate Programming
    Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to "time-out" (or quit) after several seconds of transmission, which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to "time-out" in the same manner.

    If you live in Canada or you are having difficulties programming a gate operator by using the "Programming" procedures (regardless of where you live), replace "Programming HomeLink" Step 3 with the following:

    3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button while you press and release your hand-held transmitter every two seconds until the frequency signal is accepted successfully by HomeLink. The Universal Transceiver light will flash slowly and then rapidly when the programming is successful. Proceed with "Programming HomeLink" Step 4 to complete the procedure.

    NOTE: When programming such a garage door opener or gate, unplug the device to prevent possible damage to the garage door or gate motor.

    Using HomeLink
    To operate, simply press and release the programmed HomeLink button. Activation will now occur for the trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/off ice lighting, etc.). The light in the display shows that the signal is being transmitted. For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time.

    Erasing HomeLink Buttons
    To erase programming from the three buttons (individual buttons cannot be erased but can be "reprogrammed" -note below), follow the step noted:

    Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons (for approximately 20 seconds). Release the buttons when the indicator begins to flash rapidly. All three channels will be cleared.

    Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
    To program a device with a previously trained HomeLink button, follow these steps:

    1. Press and hold the Universal Transceiver button to be reprogrammed. Do not release until step 4 has been completed.

    2. When the indicator light begins to flash slowly (after 20 seconds), position the hand held transmitter one to three inches away from the button to be trained.

    3. Press and hold the hand held transmitter button.

    4. The Universal Transceiver indicator light will begin to flash, first slowly, then rapidly. When the indicator lights begin to flash rapidly, release both buttons.

    Security
    If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the frequencies by following the "Erasing HomeLink Buttons" instructions.
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