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Chrysler Sebring Coupe

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  • 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?!
  • mbarnummbarnum Posts: 1
    I have the same problem. Bought the car new and after only 300 miles on it noticed the problem when driving in the city. The gas pedal whines. But on highway there is a loud annoying wind sound that sounds like it is coming through the windshield. I have brought this car back to dealership 3 times and it is there again today. No one seems to know what is causing any of this and I am missing too much work for a brand new vehicle repair. If not resolved this week I am looking into lemon law process. This is unacceptable for a new car! I will not buy another Chrysler or at least not one from the dealership I am working with!!! Anyone have answers out there?
  • cliff11cliff11 Posts: 10
    I have had my 07 sebring limited for about a year now, and I am still very happy with it. The gas mileage had improved over time, and everything still works like a charm (with over 20 k I only had to replace a bulb). I find the seats very comfortable and the car is very quiet. I have the 2.4 liter engine which seems to have a lot of power and pick up. I love this car !!!
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    I love this car !!!

    Kind of makes you wonder what some of these "professional" magazine reviewers don't see that we, as owners, do.

    I have an 07 Sebring Limited with the 3.5L and I simply love it. The MyGIG with nav and all the other gadgets it came with is like my playground on wheels. It has a very quiet and smooth ride and decent fuel economy. I'm getting 21-22 mpg combined city/hwy. Only one mostly highway trip thus far when it was new but got 26 mpg.

    I just finished its 9,000 mile oil change. I read your other post about your 20,000 mile report. I'm looking forward to many years of fun with this car.
  • I have an 07 Sebring and i bought a Gibson dual cat-back exhaust for my car. Right now my car is a single exhaust. When I bought it, It did say that it will fit my car. I want to ask if anyone knows if my car is made to have a dual exhaust? If anyone can answer that for me that would be amazing. :confuse:
  • bleakbleak Posts: 2
    my 07 sebring touring started stalling a few days ago. i notice when the engine is idle in drive/reverse/neutral the rpms dip low like every 30sec-2min like its going to stall. eventually it dies after a while of this. also happens while making a slow turn. just dies completely no warning lights or anything. it starts back up no problem. happened as i was pulling into the post office and nearly got rear ended. glad it hasnt happend in an intersection yet! this is very dangerous not to mention embarrasing. bought new in sept 07 and has 9100 miles on it atm. also engine seems to have a gurgle to it when i press the gas pedal - its a really noticeable gurgle if you gun it. also the car seems to have a downshift to it sometimes as i'm slowing somewhere in the 25-30 mph range.

    taking it into the dealer 02/13/09
  • please post how your dual exhaust and slalling problem worked out respectively. I am curious if i could do dual and want to be aware of any problems i should look for. Thanks

    As for me so far so good, although I've kept her garaged since the new year 5 snowstorms here in NYC, Been using the beater. Taking her out for a trip to AC this week to roll over the gas.

    I think I had posted earlier about buying a mygig on ebay. It works great and was the easiest car radio Ive ever installed in a car. It has a 20 gig hard drive but you really only have about 10 gigs for media as the rest is used for firmware. For me thats plenty. you can find the non gps one for less than $200 now.
  • leroya1...

    could you perhaps link me to compatible mygig systems, with and without navigation? i ran a search on bay, but as i have little to no knowledge of cars, i couldn't ascertain which systems were compatible with an 07 sebring (and i didn't see it written anywhere).

    to all 07 sebring owners...

    also, im looking for chrome pieces for my exterior (grille, door handles, pillars, etc.). can anyone direct me to a legit website from which i can purchase these?

    last but not least, is the base 07 sebring compatible with HID headlights? if so, where can i purchase HID headlights that will fit my sebring? if not, how and where can i convert my sebring so that it is compatible.

    thanks for your time.
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    On the MyGIG question just go to eBay and type in something like "mygig sebring". There are currently 23 MyGIG units and related items being sold.

    Be sure you get one that is compatible with your 07 Sebring. It uses a low speed Bus. If the description doesn't mention the Bus speed ask before bidding.

    MyGIG radios run on two different Bus systems, a low speed Bus (CAN B) and a high-speed Bus system (CAN C). MyGIG radios designed for a high-speed electrical bus will not work on a vehicle with a low-speed bus, and vice versa.

    Also, the MyGIG RER includes the nav. Be sure yours includes the GPS antenna. The REN version does not have nav.
  • thank you for that information. i now know to look for RER (navigation) and to make sure it has a GPS antenna.

    and REN doesn't include navigation.

    thanks a lot!
  • I have noticed that the 2010 Sebring Limited has gone to a six-speed along with its 3.5 motor along with a much higher level of trim. Seems like Chrysler may be trying to reach back for some of the old LH market. My dealer certainly seems to have this opinion - says they are putting a lot more value back into the car.
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    The 3.5L Sebring was already a 6-speed. I have it in my 2007 Limited. I'm wondering what the higher trim level is. My 07 has leather seats, shift knob, brake handle and steering wheel.

    One of my favorite things about the whole car is the MyGIG with nav. That thing keeps me entertained for hours on a long trip. I modified it to be able to play a DVD while in motion. Passenger only, of course. ;-)
  • I just bought a 2001 Sebring Sedan with the 2.7 engine. I am a home mechanic- only worked on my own cars but have never worked on a 2.7.

    I bought it from a small towing company which had picked it up as a "donation vehicle" and sold it instead of scrapping it.

    Here's the little history I have of the car from what they told me:

    They thought it had sat and not been driven for at least the previous six months.

    The engine was no good because it made a lot of clattering noise when it was started. They owned it for about four months and would start it occasionally to move it around in their yard.

    They told me the oil pressure light would come on whenever they started it.

    The on-site mechanics told me they suspected the cams but hadn't done any work on the engine because the owner felt he would have to replace the engine and didn't want to mess with it so he put it up for sale.

    They started it for me but I had them turn it off right away when they said the oil pressure light was on. I did not hear any rod knocking noise or any particular loud clattering, but then the radiator fan was making quite a bit of noise. The guy who started it said he heard it clattering.

    It has been delivered to me and I am not sure what to do or where to start so I am looking in forums for suggestions. Got any?

    BTW, I have been researching and have familiarized myself with the "sludge" problem found in the 2.7 L engine. I am wondering if I should start with the timing belt based on reports of the tension spring failing due to low oil pressure. Here's my problem; I have never had to replace a timing belt before so this would be my first time. I'm not sure how or where to begin so I need basic and clear directives.
  • luis88787luis88787 Posts: 2
    i did everything possible its my wifes and my car shes out of town comes in 2 days i need to use it to pick her up from the airport it turns and sounds like it wants to start but wont. It started for me 2 times but wont no more please help!!!!!
  • jonm30jonm30 Posts: 1
    I've got the same problem with the same car. I also bought mine from a rental establishment. Do you recall the process and pricing for the evac sensor? Thanks!
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 976
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  • JonM30:

    I had taken it in for service under warranty because of the noise. They tried to tell me it was something else at first, "made an adjustment", but afterward the noise was still there. I took it back and had to go to management before I got a transmission specialist from the shop (dealer) to test drive it with me. We reproduced the sound and they subsequently figured it was an air/vacuum issue and isolated it to the evac sensor.

    You have to kind but firm in insisting they look at the air/vacuum portion of the system. Good luck.
  • Well just wondering was the oil light on when it happened? Also does it turn over or do nothing at all?
  • Almost 2 years later and finally I am getting back to this vehicle. I have started the vehicle a couple of times to move it very short (less than 30 feet) distances. It always started until this time. Won't fire even when I spray starting fluid in the intake. There is water in the oil and it makes a strange "grinding" sound when it is turning over. I tried to check the compression on the front 3 cylinders but it showed 0 for all 3. Perhaps the guage is bad. I haven't got around to checking it on a running vehicle. I pulled the oil pan and there was a plastic part about 3-4" long and about an inch wide laying in the bottom of the pan. There was red antifreeze in the coolant so I don't think the water is from it sitting out through the Colorado winters. I understand the water pump can go bad and leak water into the oil. Could the plastic piece have come from the water pump?
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