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Chrysler Sebring Coupe

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  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    I don't think the GEMA engine is in the PT Cruiser. Looked at the Sebring before buying an Optima. I haven't driven the Mitsubishi version of the engine but the Chrysler version is quite a bit rougher than the Hyundai/Kia version. Not sure if this is because of some modifications across platforms or if the Koreans just did a better job of NVH in mounting the engine in the car.

    Know the Chrysler and Hyundai versions are not identical, although most of the development was shared across companies.
  • This is a great car. The seats give good support - and I think the interior (I have a Limited) has a simple elegance. A coat of Future floor wax on the plastic parts of the interior improve the looks quite a bit. I have mistakenly walked up to Mercedes-benz vehicles in parking lots several times, and have had others tell me that "your care is over there"; pointing to a Mercedes. Above all, you can't beat the value in both price and gas mileage
  • I bought an '07 Limited 3.5L a week ago. I originally test drove the 2.7L but I wanted something with a bit more pep. The 3.5L, combined with the 6-speed trans, has what I was looking for. I am generally driving conservatively during the break-in and am looking forward to when that is over with.

    I am very happy with it so far. It drives so quiet and smooth. The MyGIG "infotainment" system is a fun thing to play with. During my lunch hour I go out just to tinker with it. The Boston Acoustics speakers sound great.

    I love the many features that it came with that are too numerous to list and I'm sure I'd forget a few anyway. I hope I'm still this happy with my purchase 5 years from now.
  • I recently purchased a used 2007 Sebring sedan (basic 4 cyl). Beautiful car, only 12k miles on it (rental).

    Problem:
    When accelerating (at any speed, or from stand-still), there is a high-pitched whine that comes from the engine compartment. If you gun the accelerator hard, it tends to not even be audible (not sure if it goes away completely, but I can't hear it then).

    Cruising along, while maintaining any speed, you can hear it. Press a little more on the gas, it gets louder. Let off the gas altogether, it stops altogether.

    I took it into a Chrylser dealership today, and they called me 4 hours later saying there was a recall on a part that was making the sound. I asked for details on the part, and they were vague, saying something about "G39, that's all I know".

    Turns out Chrylser just put a recall out on their website (Nov 14th 2007), and the part description is "Radiator fan motor connector", and the entry links to "G39.pdf". The recall text isn't available yet. I can't imagine how that would have anything to do with the symptoms of this problem! So I'm concerned.

    To me it sounds like a noise related to the fuel delivery (injector, something)... or worse, a characteristic of the automatic transmission... something they'd give me the run around about, until they finally say, "We can't do anything".

    Anyone have experience with this high-pitched whine in the 4 cylinder Sebring? :confuse:
  • Found the details on the recall, and it wouldn't explain the whine:

    Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
    CHRYSLER / SEBRING 2007-2008
    DODGE / AVENGER 2007-2008

    Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V473000 Mfr's Report Date : OCT 02, 2007

    Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

    Potential Number Of Units Affected : 102042

    Summary:
    ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE ENGINE COOLANT MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE LEFT RADIATOR COOLING FAN MOTOR CONNECTOR.

    Consequence:
    THIS CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT AND RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CONNECTOR FOR CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE, INSTALL A WIRING HARNESS OVERLAY, AND REPLACE THE FAN MOTOR FREE OR CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

    Notes:
    DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G39. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • I did not know about the recall, but when I took my car in for an oil change today, they told me about it, and fixed it with no problem. After three months, I am still in love with this car, and would recommend it to anyone. :) :) :)
  • Follow up....

    The recall was taken care of, and had nothing to do with the high pitched whine. At first the mechanic (who went for a test ride with me, thanks to a talk I had with the assistant manager) said "That's the characteristic whine of this transmission". I couldn't believe that, and then demonstrated that the whine stopped when I released the gas pedal.. he said, "That's not the transmission".

    They took it in, and determined the EVAC sensor (I think) was to blame. After replacing that, the whine was gone. And what a relief it was!! I'm enjoying my Sebring much much more now.
  • :mad: I just bought a 2007 sebring with 28, miles on it
    i have never had one of these cars before
    but it seems to me that the engine is a little loud when i drive and push on the gas to go
    does anyone know anything about this ???
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    Which engine - 2.4L, 2.7L or 3.5L? I have a 2007 Sebring with the 3.5L and I haven't noticed any abnormal engine noise. Get a second opinion by driving a friend around and see what he/she thinks.

    If you both think it's too loud you might have a shop check for an exhaust leak. Muffler shops will usually check it for free and if it just needs a bolt torqued down they'll probably do that for free with the hope of gaining your future business.

    I know it's still under warranty but the dealer would probably keep it overnight.
  • I have the 2.4L four cylinder.... the base model. Yes, you definitely notice the engine noise in the cab. It's one of those "you get what you pay for" situations. I paid $15k for an '07 with 12k miles on it... base price new, I think is $18k? It's sad they didn't invest in better sound insulation or engineer it with reduced engine sound in mind.

    However, I really don't mind it that much... I got used to it quickly. I like the gas mileage, and I like the rest of the car.
  • its a 2.4L
    i just bought it this week i only payed 13,$ for it and its a 2007 with about 28k miles on it , so i thought that i got a good deal its really nice , i went from a 05 Dodge Neon to this so yeah i am happy with it i think that you are right about the sound that it just has bad insulation on it and all . but i love it just put my Sirius Radio in it , i had a friend ride with me and they just think thats how its suposed to be and im not used to it and all
    so its ok :D
  • Leased a 07 Sebring. worst car I've owned sofar. Slow as heck. More importantly just wondering if anyone has or is having problems with the driver's seat and the lumbar. The lumbar is so extended its crazy. It sticks so far out that when i drive it my back kills me. Never had any back prob before this car. I obviously adjusted it both ways but the extension of the lumbar is far out. Any body experiencing same thing?
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    No problem at all with the lumbar support on mine. If I adjust it all the way in I can't even feel it.

    On the performance, you apparently have the 2.4L 4-cyl. I test drove a 2.7L and wasn't happy with it. I bought the Limited with the 3.5L V6 and 6-speed autostick, which works well for my needs.
  • Hello there....Has anyone replaced a tie rod? Local repair shop wants $225 (includes alignment) for a left outer tie end. :mad: Is that too much? Is it difficult to do at home?

    Thanks All !!
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    Has anyone replaced a tie rod?

    Look for a copy of the February 2008 Popular Mechanics. There's a very detailed 3 page section on replacing tie rods, complete with photos, starting on pg 93.

    The degree of difficulty is rated as being moderate.
  • Just bought an white 07 2.4 21000 miles for $9,650. Seemed like to good of a deal to pass up. Anyway the only real complaints I hear(read) about this car are the looks(which i like, maybe I'm crazy) and the engine noise which I didn't notice on a long test drive and the 30 mile drive home. So far so good . Gan i put 18' wheels on the base model or will they only go on the touring/limited? Thanks in advance and look fwd to posting my experiences here.
  • sbc20sbc20 Posts: 1
    Whenever I press the accelerator between 70 to 75 mph, there is an audible whine coming from what seems to be under the dash, If I push the pedal down quite a bit, the whine subsides. Letting up, it resumes. does anyone had this problem before, and knows how to fixed. the dealer can get any answer on this please help me with this one.
    thank you
  • naji07naji07 Posts: 2
    I bought my 2007 Chrysler Sebring brand new and it will be a year old on March 28th. Within the past 2 months my car has been stalling on me while I am stopped at a red light or in rush hour traffic. Most recently while going 40 mph on a highway where it just shut down. I have taken my car to the dealership 3 times now and the first 2 times I was told there was nothing wrong with it and that they couldn't get it to duplicate my problems. The last time I was there, the dealership said that something came back on the diagnostic test and they replaced an "environmental filter" not sure what that is and not much of a description on the invoice. I was told at my 2nd visit that Chrysler is aware of the problem so I assume there are others out there with the same problem. I feel like I have a LEMON! Is anyone experiencing similar problems and does anyone have any suggestions???

    THANKS,
  • docmagnerdocmagner Posts: 1
    Check out Chrysler's website on line. ... look to see if your VIN# is included in the recall that has just been put out in April....sounds like u maybe experiencing some of what they said could happen if certain recalled part was on ur car.
    hope this helps!
  • leroya1leroya1 Posts: 4
    So far so good for me. Picked up a mygig w/o nav (already have one) for 300 on ebay. Haven't had any problems w/ car so far. taking it in to dealer to have remote start installed. After that I'm gettin some rims. I get alot of compliments on car . Alot of whats that?!
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