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Chrysler Sebring

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The Chrysler Sebring is a range of middle-sized cars manufactured by American carmaker Chrysler between 1995 and 2010. It is one of the few practically priced automobiles available in sedan and convertible body styles.
Through the dipstick tube. MAke sure you use the right fluid!!! Chysler takes a special fluid, use ATF+3 or ATF+4 mopar fluid.   You need a funnel sized to fit in the dipstick tube. Any auto parts store should have them. You can get one that will hold the entire container or its contents.
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hi, I believe the PVC valve is on the rt side of the engine, it plugs into one of the valve covers. I believe the fuel filter is above the tank on that one, just be careful not to break off the plastic tips on the fuel pump when changing filters. If I'm correct, you'll need to lower the tank some to…
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u will need to remove the front right wheel and the panel cover behind it. u will have to remove the top motor support so that u can remove timing belt(which u shoud go ahead and replace due to difficulty and also since it drives ur water pump. u will have to release the tension on the belt tensione…
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I would take it to the dealer. Especially if you have an airbag.REMOVALBattery Cable At Shock TowerDisconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower.Unplug field circuit from generator.Wiring ConnectionsRemove the B+ terminal nut and wire.Loosen top mounting ear bolt.Gen…
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Did a 2001 Chrysler Seabring 2.7L Remove right hand lower splash shield under the vehicle. Loosen the belt tensioner which will be two 13mm bolts. Discharge the A/C system. disconnect wiring from alternator and remove the three bolts from the alternor. Once the alternator is disconnected from the en…
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Answer They are located in the in the center of the Valve Covers - three in the front cover, three in the rear cover. The front three are easy to remove, simply remove the plastic fuel rail cover. The rear are a little more complicated requiring the removal of the fuel plennum. This job is about …
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Vehicles that are around 96's and up have an OBD-II computer link up. This palm held pluggin unit costs around $125 - $150 ish online or at the autopart stores a bit more.The beauty of it is it will diagnose your check engine light problems and tell you what it is so you know what to have replaced. …
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Hey Melissa==First remove the neg battery cable then the serpentine belt then the wiring for the altermator then the 2 bolts that hold it on. Make sure you have a schematic for the belt before you take it off. It should be on the fan shroud. If it isn't there, draw a schematic for yourself. Don't re…
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It's inside the gas tank.... Horrible as that sounds... be happy it's only a 15 gallon tank... Run it until it's almost empty and then drain the rest... You don't have to REMOVE the tank, but you do have to loosen it to remove the pickup unit (that houses the filter). This assembly runs about $250.…
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There are screws holding the headlight assy in. Remove them and take the bulbs out and stick a rag into the light and move it around with a screwdriver.However, even if it looks like the yellow is on the inside of the light but if it's like most Sebrings the haze is on the outside. Try a product cal…
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Bulbs are covered by the factory for Chrysler for 12 months or 12000 miles. If this 2004 does not qualify then to change the front bulb, remove the 2 screws that hold the lens in and pull the headlight housing out enough to reach behind and twist the bulb out. For the rear, open the trunk, remove al…
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The 2 resistors in the guage cluster have come unsoldered. It is an easy fix. Here is an illustrated guide on how to do it from start to finish, and it only takes about an hour. http://members.cox.net/dpeters30/97_sebring_dash.htm
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The problem is in the instrument cluster. It needs to be checked out.This is a very common problem with these cars as they age. I have seen a number of them where the odometer was blank and/or working intermittently together with the tachometer. The only reliable solution is to get a new one from a …
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Not real hard but you need direction. Get a manual on your car from the parts store or from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM. It will cost about $20
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There are 2 round caps on the rear side of light housing, under the hood. You have to unscrew them. You then should see the light wiring. You have to remove a little metal clip that hold the light bulb in place, unclip and remove light.
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If it's anything like the '98 model, the battery is located behind a panel in the wheel well of the front driver's side. The owner's manual says you can turn the wheel outward towards the left as far as possible and get to it, but they must think we all own a garage lift. Get the jack out of your tr…
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The complete trim cover of the third brake light needs to be removed. 1. Open trunk to access several screws that fix the trim cover in backward direction 2. Open convertible top at least slightly to find the hex srews that hold the trim cover in forward direction (they are upside down and cannot be…
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Fuel filter is above fuel tank.The fuel tank must be slightly lowered. That is why there is a drain plug to drain fuel before doing this job.
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Chrysler Sebring Convertible Fluid Fill with hydraulic fluidA. On top of one end of the convertible top pump is a rubber fill plug, remove it and fill it to the bottom of the fill hole. Here is the proper procedure.Rotate and raise the motor/pump assembly so the reservoir is in the up position. The …
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Depends on what you mean by "reset". Are you referring to the counter in the dashboard odometer display? Just hold the button down for 5 seconds while the gas meter is displayed.
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for 2.5 v6 on the 1997 2.5L V6 models there is a tensioner pully that is held on w/a bolt on the front of the pulley and adjusted with a bolt on the mount that is to the left of the pulley. be sure you don't have the spring loaded autotensioner because some models on the 1997 line had them. first yo…
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check all the fuses, check fuel pump, check power to ignition coilsYou might also check to determine whether the timing chain is broken. Have had previous experience with cranking but no ignition with the timing chain as the culprit.There are many reasons on why it might not run, There are many sens…
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The fuel filter is located above the rear of the fuel tank. You will need to drop the fuel tank down about 10 to 12 inches, as the fuel lines allow, and disconnect the three fuel lines. There is one that is connected to the fuel filter and two connected to the fuel module (pump). Be sure the fuel ta…
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The engine thermostat is located in a thermostat housing, located below the throttle body. REMOVALDrain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.Remove inlet hose and coolant elbow from thermostat housing.Remove thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces.INSTALLATIONInstall thermostat in…
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Remove the glove compartment with just a few screws its pretty simple. Once you do that you will see the passenger airbag because its pretty big. You will look up into the glove compartment and find four screws. Take them out unplug two wires and your done. Just make sure the battery cable is unplug…
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Remove the calipers on the front ones and they should slide right out. On the back after you remove the caliper , you need a screw that fits the 2 holes by the lug nuts and screw it in until the rotor pops then just slide it out. keep your parking brake off. The rear one is also the parking brake dr…
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there are a lot of symptoms of a bad PCM. stallingoverheating (failure to turn on radiator fans)dead battery (failure to turn on alternator)no start (failure to engage ignition)the PCM controls many functions in engine management. usually when the vehicle is warm you will notice problems, because of…
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Unscrew the large air hose from the air filter housing at both ends using a screw driver. It is tight, and you may have to disconnect the electrical wires above it for room. Once the large hose is loose, pull it away from the housing, and pull the round tube style air filter straight out. Replace an…
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If it is like the 97 is is just in front of the battery.. it is a big black box.. to be sure find the big black hose right on top of the engine and follow it down, it should lead you to a visible filer (cone shaped etc.) or the filter box. it has 1 latch on each side I believe.
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You have to remove the protective cover on the side of the intake, the ajustable clip on the flexible hose connect on the right side of the intake, the sensor near the hose on the top, the hex bolt near the light at your right, you slip the wire clip on the left side in front of the radiator fan. Yo…
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2.4L On the engine end of the upper rad hose. When replacing it make sure the spring goes toward the engine 2.5L it is under the housing that the lower radiator hose hooks to on the engine.
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Mine's a '98 Sebring Convertible 2.5L V6I just changed the Crankcase Position Sensor (CKP) on my 98 Sebring Convertible w/ 2.5L V-6 this afternoon. I tried to follow a Haynes manual, but it was wrong for the convertible. This V-6 has a very hard to find/hard to reach CKP - it is directly under the D…
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Replacing the head gasket on any vehicle is a long and complicated process, however if you wish to see basic step-by-step instructions go to the related question on the right side of the page "How do you replace a head gasket?"
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99 sebring PS bracket bolts From under the car - One bolt is easy - Just behind that one ,behind the web of the bracket is another which I removed with a 3/8 drive scocketand a very short extention . Now from farther back with about a 3 foot extention and your 3/8 drive 15 MM scocket above the exhau…
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The Thermostat is not located in the conventional position at top off engine, but rather is at the bottom right side of engine "copilots side". Follow lower radiator hose to where it attachs to engine. Probable don't need a new gasket as it is reusably. You will loose all the antifreeze in the radia…
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There is none.Chrysler does not use inertia/reset switches.the fuel shut off switch is under the backseat
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You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.  NewIt's located in the front wheel well. Remove front left wheel, then unscrew battery door.Actually, there's no reason to remove the driver's side front wheel, just t…
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Its possible that you are low on brake oil! That is the easiest answer. Another possibility is that the e-brake cable might have developed slag and does not pull far enough to release the light. That might involve replacing the entire e-brake cable.   The other possibility is that you need to…
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To set the compass, find a LARGE empty parking lot.Drive counterclockwise around 10-12 mph; about the second revolution you'll see the compass go into "--" display; by the fifth or so you'll see it pick up the proper headings and you're done.On the other hand, if it's like mine, there's a sensor som…
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i just had the outer tie rods changed in my 1998 sebring convertable, it costs 65 for each rod, and the charge about 60 a side, total was about $250.00
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Engine, on the bottom of the oil pan. Transmission, does not have one.
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Behind the glovebox there is one panel to remove, then use a small socket to remove the two screws holding in the fan resister card and connector. You will need to lay on your back to do this using a light source.
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pop the hood. above the headlights there is a "hole" more toward the fender with a plastic gear looking thing it turns to adjust the lamps. this is on a 97 but up to 2002 is pretty much the same.
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Remove the fuse. There is no fuse for the alarm. It would have to be disconnected from under the hood. see your local Chrysler dealer. The factory alarm is an integral part of the engine and body computers. It can not be disconnected.
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Answer The functions of each fuse are listed on the inside of the fuse box cover. For earlier models the fuse box is located to the very left of the steering column. It is observable once the driver side door is opened. There is an opening in which one can pull the fuse cover off. There should …
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have the exact same problem on a 2001 sebring. we are working on it with mechanic/friend at a Chrysler dealer. problem appears to be either the switch(a one piece unit that controls all this plus the lights)or in a part called the bcm(Body control module). I'll let you know when we figure it out. em…
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I had the same problem. Everytime I would turn the ignition past Accesory to the On position the 20A fuse would pop. I went through 15 or so fuses. I could get it to start every now and then, so one time it started I drove it up to Sears Auto and they diagnosed the Battery as having a bad cell. Repl…
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Answer I have a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. If you turn off the ignition and remove the key while the headlights are on, then turn off the headlights, the headlights will stay on for 30 seconds and turn off. You can avoid this by turning the lights off before you turn off the car or by …
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usually when it cold out it happens to me also something maybe in the fuse For the rear flashers when one side is flashing faster than usual it is usually an indication that one of the flasher bulbs has gone out. Simply replacing the non working bulb should fix this problem. To replace the bul…
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I needed mine replaced on an 85 convertable that I couldn't see through. I found a commercial canvas company that replaced mine for about 20 bucks. Any car interior repair shop may be able to help you, also, you may contact someone that does body work in your area. They'll be able to tell you where …
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Answer The resistor for the fan speed is located under the dash on the passenger side. It comes with a modification. Once you locate and disconnect (its easy to find once you remove the plastic covering) you need to take a hot knife and make the opening a little larger. The part costs about $70 a…
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if all your changed was the fluid and filter, start with 3 quarts and add as necessary to bring it up to a good level on the stick. If you took out the torque converter and rebuilt the transmission, start with 5 or 6 quarts.Make sure you run it for a few seconds in each gear before you take another …
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look in your manual's index under capacities and specifications. (or Engine Oil)Oil CapacityThe engine oil capacity with the filter is 4.5 Quarts.
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for the 2.5L it's: 1-2-3-4-5-6 for the 2.0L & 2.4L it's: 1-3-4-2 front of motor is 2-4-6 rear is 1-3-5 on 2.5
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This one's a snap... well, about 4 snaps... At the unit that houses the filter, there are 4 snaps that hold the case together. Simply raise them up - one at a time - until the top comes off... From that point, replace the filter and reverse the process to put it back.If you've not done this in awhil…
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Bad news. I have found it impossible to remove the bolt caps without breaking them. They are mortared on. They do make plastic bolt caps in a lot of different colors.
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On the left hand side of the face of the radio there are 2 counter sunk buttons, one above the other. One's for the hour and the other for the minute. Use something like a ballpoint pen to depress the buttons to change the hour or minute.Bud.
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If the digital odometer is not displaying its readout or is working intermittently it is a common occurrence that there is a bad solder connection on the instrument cluster. When the digital odometer is not displaying its readout or the digital odometer displays intermittently this problem is frequ…
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I've just cleaned the EGR valve on my 1999 Sebring Convertible. The EGR valve is over by the battery. Look from the front for something that resembles a thermostat.Old AnswerI have a 98 lxi V6. I believe the 3.0 liter is layed out in the same fashion. If it is, the valve is attached to the back of t…
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I own a 99' model sebring LXI. If you have the original fog light housing the bulb that goes inside is an H3 bulb. 9006 is your Low beam and a 9005 is your high beam. To change the bulb you have to get under the car and look for where the fog light housing is located. You then have to unscrew the …
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First, remove the broken belt very carefully. Then, prepare your work area. Having the right tools are critical. A serpentine belt remover/adjuster, Mopar Part #23-w3221 can really help save you time. It is a silver plier-looking tool with a gold tip that has a solid microprocessor embedded into the…
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Answer if you look where the seat meets the rugs there should be 2 little o shapped rings, pull them and they will release the seat.. You need to pull up on the back of the seat. The bottom half and top half are to different peaces. The bottom half is only attached in the front but there are no …
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Restate the question. What do you mean by "Frame Well"?  I had a problem where the water leaked into my car and flooded the driver's side pretty well, and I feel you have a similar problem to this. There are 3-4 drainholes on the bottom of the side frames where the water leaks through the body…
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hello, maybe at Chrysler dealer in your area.
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The pointer could be stuck! or >>If it is a closed oily ball, give a few quick taps,,,or if possible ,pull it out an shake it maybe the pointer will get free!!!I have a Cirrus LX 97 with no compass... I am just guessing, but I know some speakers magnets near the compass make the compasses craz…
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Answer the water pump for my '98 2.5 V-6 is just above the main pully (the big one). The strange part was that it does not have an external belt, the timing belt is the drive. The water pump is inside the passenger side of the engine, driven by the timing belt on either available engine.
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my original response to your question is below.. but it may be a spark plug, which would cost a lot less than the coil/cap combo. but its a good idea to replace coil/cap/wires every 100k miles.Your Coil/Distributor Cap is going bad, replace it now before it dies and your car wont start. generally if…
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I have a 1999 sebring and i had to replace my speed sensor. there are two sensors one located on the transmission that's the internal one and the other one is just off the drivers front wheel well, you have to pull the tire off.On the transmission, there are two,one input and one output. If the spee…
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I have a 1996 Sebring Convert. There actually was a recall for this in 1996. The shifter could be placed into neutral without the benefit of having the key in the ignition. What they had to do was to replace the shifter assembly under the recall warranty. Check with a dealer to see if this recall is…
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those extra wires are most likely for subs
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"Pull the trunk liner? If so, what a poor design! " I just did it yesterday. The tools needed are a flathead screwdriver and pliers. Surprise, pulling the trunk liner IS what you need to do. When you remove the push pin properly you can reuse it to put the trunk liner back. You should see three p…
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Jack the car up and put it on jackstands. take off the right front wheel. remove the plastic cover from the alternator belt by pulling out the little plastic buttons. loosen the idler pully and take off the serpentine belt. drain the radiator (you may want to skip this step and just let the coolant …
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Looking at the engine from the front/top it is in the center between the firewall and the rear of the engine near the throttle input. actually very east to replace. On coupe, it is NOT easy to replace. The entire intake manifold must be removed to gain access.
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Answer it s called started disable due to the alram systembecause your question is vague i have to make this drawn out. and i am going to put down in order of check, not to insult anyone.. just to tell you to check this first because i would prefer to replace somethng cheap first than spend a lot of…
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It is located center of vehicle, just to the right of the steering column, mounted in the front of the console.
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Answer There is no reset switch. It is reset with a OBD scan tool after the repair. UNPLUG THE BATTERY FOR ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES AND IT WILL RESET ITSELF. ALSO YOU CAN GO TO ADVANCED AUTO AND THEY WILL RESET IT AS WELL AS READ THE CODES ON IT IF OU HAVE ANY AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT CODES THE CAR…
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Answer i have the same question on my 2000 jxi convertible. I think it is located on the throttle body right before the intake tubeing itself. On the 2001 2.7 litre engine, the intake air temperature sensor is located in the plastic air plenum that runs from the air filter box to throttle body j…
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Answer The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by following these steps: NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first 60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON or START position. DaimlerChrysler does not recomme…
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20's will fit on a Sebring. Yes you will probably encounter some rubbing to the left and right when making sharp turns, its an easy fix. Have the shop (or whatever) that is mounting them cut out part of the wheel welds and it will eliminate the problem.
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Answer Is the motor getting power? is the regulator working? The rear windows will not go all the way down. It is a child protection thing. They will only roll down half way.
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Hi, Yes there is a fuse. It is the same one used for the right front headlight. (it is fuse no. 13 in your panel)Thanks, hope this helps
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I believe the front dirver side tire must be removed in order to gain access to the battery. The 1999 owner's manual says turn the steering wheel as far left as possible. Removing the wheel/tire is not required. Of course, when a battery replacement is needed, the engine can't be started so the po…
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Take it to the dealership, its a safety issue and is better left to the dealership to fix because if it isn't fixed right it is very dangerous for obvious reasons
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Answer it could be a short in the wires ask the nearest mechanic for advice but whatever you do you have to spend a little money Likely cause: case Position Sensor pretty much the consensus on the web is that when the case Position Sensor (CKP) goes bad, the engine will die intermittently. Li…
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Frozen seat belts problem I have the same problem in a 2000 Sebring. You can't pull the seat belts out of the seat's retractor. According to the owner's manual the seat belt mechanism needs power on to allow the seat belts to extend. When you open the door or put the key to accessory position pow…
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Remove left front wheel. At the front of the wheel well there is an access door for the battery. Remove it by either turning the fasteners 1/4 turn or, if there are push fasteners, pop up the centers of the fasteners and then you can pull out the whole fastener. Disconnect the cables, then disconnec…
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use the your factory issued key in the door lock. if it came with a grey covered key its gonna cost you some money to replace, if not you can go to your Chrysler dealer and get a new one for free if you havent changed your door locks and starter key from the originals.
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Answer Follow the lower radiator hose to the engine and at that junction is the thermostat housing.
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it tells you in the owners manual page 26
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unplug the battery for 30 seconds.
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On some Chrysler radios there are two round holes on the display panel of the radio with a letter h and m for hours and minutes. just take pen point and push into these holes to set the time.
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oh ugh... oh ugh... this little thing is hard to get to but well worth the effort to replace yourself. up above or behind your pedal there are two switches (it has been a while since i replaced mine so these are general locations) supported by a beam. the switch that is connected to your lights is a…
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there is probably a broken solder joint on the instrument cluster circuit board. if you look at the circuit card itself there will be 2 resistors that look burned. by them there is a solder joint that connects the front and back of the board. check to see what side is not making connection and add s…
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your car could have been hit by a freight train in the rear and the airbags would not deploy unless, of course, you hit something in the front after the rear end collision had already occurred. the sensors are in the front and are designed to deploy the srs units if the occupants are in danger of go…
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i have a 96 was alsolooking into changing top look on ebay there is a guywho sells tops with an instructual dvd for installation
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How to turn on fog lamps on 1998 Sebring not for sure about the 98 model, but in the 97 model, the switch that turns on the headlights also "pulls out"....try that Same as the 97
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