DISCLAIMER: The automatic Transmission Fluid and filter change procedures are meant to serve as guidelines only. These guidelines do not take into consideration variations between vehicles. Changing transmission fluid should only be conducted by individuals with the proper mechanical knowledge and training. Personal injury and/or transmission problems can occur when the proper precautions are not followed. If in doubt, have your transmission serviced by individuals capable of performing this function. ---- 1. Make sure the fluid is warm. Warm up the car so the transmission is at normal operating temperature. Pull the transmission dipstick (located near the firewall in most cars). Fresh fluid is translucent and cherry red. Some darkening is normal, but if it is reddish brown or mustard color and smells like burnt varnish, it is worn out.
2. Drain the fluid by loosening the pan. Select the correct filter replacement based on pan shape and prepare a large pan to catch the fluid. Then loosen each pan bolt a turn or two and loosen one corner more than rest. Drain mostly from this corner.
3. Finish removing the pan and any gasket material from the pan or case. Avoid scratching the metal and make sure the pan's gasket surface isn't bent or distorted.
4. Remove the old filter. Most transmission filters are held in place with a bolt or two, but some are held by a clip. Be careful to include O-Rings or other seals.
5. Install a new filter. Use the clips or bolts from the old filter. Be sure O-Rings, etc. are in place. If the filter has a long intake neck, gently push the neck into place without unseating the O-Ring.
6. Clean the pan thoroughly. Inspect the pan before cleaning. A small amount of fine gray clutch dust is normal. However, if you find metal shavings, there has been transmission damage. Clean the pan with solvent and wipe dry so there is no harmful residue.
7. Position gasket on pan. Some gaskets have four holes slightly smaller than the rest to allow four bolts through the pan and through these smaller holes to hold the gasket in place.
8. Hand tighten pan bolts in a criss-cross pattern. After that, use a torque wrench to tighten bolts to proper ft-lbs as per manufacturer.
9. Refill the transmission using only the amount shown as refill capacity in the owners manual. 10. If doing only a partial fluid replacement, skip to instruction 12 below. If doing a complete fluid replacement, follow the steps in instruction 11.
11. You now have replaced the fluid in the pan. To replace the fluid in the torque converter and oil cooler also, follow these steps. Step 1. Obtain the total system capacity of the vehicle from the manufacturer. Have this amount readily available. Step 2. Disconnect the oil cooler line from the oil cooler. As you may not know which is the pressure side and which is the return side, have both directed so the stream of fluid will be directed toward a receptacle. Step 3. With another person, be prepared to add ATF to the fill area as it is being pumped out of the oil cooler line. Step 4. Start the engine, and as the old fluid is pumped out, add fresh fluid to the pan. Step 5. When either the fluid color brightens or the total capacity has been replaced, shut the engine off and re-attach the oil cooler line. All fluids has now been changed. 12. Recheck the fluid level. With the car on level ground, set the parking brake and the transmission in Park or Neutral. Let the engine idle for a few minutes. Shift the transmission into different positions before returning the lever to Park or Neutral. Check the fluid level again and check for leaks. Hope This Helps.
There is no transmission dip stick for a manual transmission. You have to get under the car, remove the filler plug, and either look in the hole or stick your finger in to see how much fluid is in there.WTH? How do you fill it? Whats so hard about having a filler neck? Does anyone know the best way to fill? where is the filler plug?
If the 2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.71 is not starting without stater fluid in the air filter is could indicate a faulty starter or the air filer may need replacing.
If a 2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.71 is not starting correctly without starter fluid being sprayed on the air filter the starter in the car may need to be replaced.
yeah... i have a 2007 Chrysler sebring, MY issue was a recall on the tire pressure sensors.... apparently they can cause a short circut and cause inoperative cruise control and engine stalling... Chrysler refuses to fix the car. at all.. if its not in warranty it wont get fixed for fre.. the recall number is H07 also you can go to the crysler web site to see if your vehicle is affected by this recall.
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If it is an aftermarket stereo then i would say that the installer tied into the dashboard illumination or headlight power wire for 12 volt power for the stereo.
check your motor mounts (belt side and transmission). they could be cracked or the anti rotational(front and back) mounts could be bad.
Check your cam shaft position sensor. I had a similer problem
That type of problem should be fixed by a trained mechanic. Serious issues could arise if not fixed.
I had one in a 1999 Sebring JXI. It would start flashing when the engine was hot and at idle. I removed the plug from the sensor and cleaned up the connections. It was good for about 6 months, but then started up again. I found that it was better to use 5-30 weight oil and now it only flashes when the oil is dirty.
This is a fairly common problem. If you do a search at www.sebringclub.com in the "how to" section you should find your answer complete with pictures. Irritating isn't it. Anon
I also have a 97 Blazer, and have swapped out for an electric fan. The one I used came off of a 98 Chrysler Sebring at a Pull and Pay, and it's worked just fine.
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ATF+4 and nothing else!!!!! Anything else will absolutley kill the transmission especially mercon dexron. It must say ATF+4!!!! DO NOT TAKE ANY OTHER ANSWER FROM ANYONE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR REPUTATION IS!!!!! It is specially formulated for sensative chrysler components and some japanese models with special friction modifiers, inhibitors etc. chrysler also recommends using the same fluid as power steering fluid.
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