Chrysler Sebring

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.

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Chrysler Sebring
Definitions

What does it mean to deck somebody?

Punch them in the face, usually resulting in them falling, as in, hit the deck! If this fails, you should run!

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What is the recommended oil for 2000 Chrysler sebring?

5w30

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Shocks and Struts
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DIY Projects

How do you change struts on a 2001 Chrysler Sebring?

1. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel.

2. Jack up car and support with jackstands.

3.Remove lug nuts and remove wheel.

4.Remove brake line bracket from strut. Unplug ABS sensor harness.

5.Mark strut-to knuckle bolts on strut and mark strut to steering knuckle on knuckle.

6. Separate strut from steering knuckle.

7.Support strut and remove the 3 strut upper mounting bolts (from engine compartment).

8.Remove strut assembly from car.

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What are the symptoms of a bad PCM on a 1996 Chrysler Sebring?

there are a lot of symptoms of a bad PCM.

  • stalling
  • overheating (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 the location it is poorly protected from heat and/or elements. the are several site online where you an purchase PCMs preprogrammed and flash updated for your vehicle. oh yeah, one more thing, Chrysler sebrings like most Chrysler vans are notorious for PCM failure.

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Can you manually close a 2001 Chrysler sebring sunroof if it is stuck open?

NO

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Alternators
Chrysler Sebring

How do you replace the alternator on a 2002 Chrysler Sebring?

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 engine remove the low side A/C line from the A/C compressor and the alternator will come out through the top. It will be tight but it will come out.

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Timing and Firing Orders
Chrysler Sebring

What is the firing order on Chrysler Sebring 2.5 l?

1-2-3-4-5-6

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What type of engine oil is used in a 2001 Chrysler Sebring?

5w30

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Odometers

How do you repair the digital odometer on a Chrysler Sebring?

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 frequently reported along with the vehicles tachometer not displaying any readout or working on an intermittent basis as well.

The link below shows the steps to repair a bad solder joint on an instrument cluster. It is fully illustrated and not too difficult, took me about an hour from start to finish.

http://members.cox.net/dpeters30/97_sebring_dash.htm

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Starters and Ignition Systems
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How do you replace an ignition switch in a 1997 Sebring convertible?

I would take it to the dealer. Especially if you have an airbag.

REMOVAL

Battery Cable At Shock Tower

  1. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower.
  2. Unplug field circuit from generator.
Wiring Connections
  1. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  2. Loosen top mounting ear bolt.
Generator
  1. Loosen pivot bolt, but do not remove. Be careful not to lose nut.
  2. Loosen adjusting bolt on idler to allow removal of the generator drive belt. Refer to Cooling System.
  3. Remove pivot bolt, do not drop spacer.
  4. Remove top mounting ear bolt.
  5. Remove upper generator bracket.
  6. Remove generator.

INSTALLATION

  1. For installation, reverse above procedures. Tighten all fasteners to the proper torque. Refer to the Torque Specifications chart at the rear Starting and Charging/Charging System/Charging.
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Alternators
Chrysler Sebring

How do you replace the alternator on a 1997 Chrysler Sebring JX convertible?

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 rely on memory. GoodluckJOE

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How To

How to replace both air bags on 01 sebring coupe lxi?

This is a potentially dangerous repair. Do not attempt this yourself. This should only be done by a qualified tech.

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How do you change a blower resister on a 2000 Chrysler Sebring JXI?

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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Serpentine Belts
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How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1997 Chrysler Sebring?

for 2.5 v6on 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 you have to loosen the bolt holding the tensioner on. then the other bolt on the side of the pulley has to be loosened to relieve the tension on the belt. then just take the belt off and replace with a new one with it going on the right side of the alternator and the compressor pulleys the left side of of the tensioner pulley motor crankshaft pulley. when you start to tighten the belt you have to tighten the bolt that holds the pulley on till it holds it straight but not tight. then you tighten the adjuster bolt until the belt only flexes less than an inch in the area between the alternator and the crankshaft pulley. tighten the hold down bolt and start. listen for slippage when your transmission shifts when you are dogging the car out. if you hear a loud squealch when it shifts then the belt isn't tight enough.

on the 2.5L v6 model there is also a v-belt for the power steering pump which requires the removal of the serpentine belt for replacement.

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Car Batteries
Chrysler Sebring

How do you change the battery in a 1997 Chrysler Sebring?

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 trunk, because you are going to have to remove the front driver's side tire and wheel to have enough room to work here. You will also need a Phillips head screw driver to remove the panel, which has aobut 8 - 10 screws holding it in place. The panel cover is located at the front of the wheel well, to your left. Remove all the screws, pull the panel cover off, unhook the battery cables, (you'll need a wrench for that)and replace the battery. Mine was a side post battery, so make sure you are getting the correct replacement, about $59 at AutoZone. Replace the cover, put your tire back on, and you're done. Thank goodness they have changed this in later models, I'd like to club whover had this idea like a baby seal. Not an easy job for a female, unless you're machanically inclined, and have enough muscle to lift the battery from a kneeling position.

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EGR Systems
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How do you diagnose a problem with your '96 Chrysler Sebring LX yourself?

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. It also resets the light and clears the codes.

I purchased one and it has been invaluable as it works on any vehicle 96 and up. From Chevy to Ford to Porsche to Rolls Royce.

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Thermostats
Chrysler Sebring

What all has to be taken off if 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible 2.7 engine to replace the thermostat?

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 radiater unless you collect it. Install thermostat, refill with NEW antifreeze from top radiator hose into radiator and in cooling tank. Bring engine up to operatiing temperature and wait till fan comes on so that you know its hot. Make sure tank is full, add as needed. Then open air bleed screw at top of engine where upper radiator attaches to. Keep open until all air is out of system. DON"T BURN YOURSELF. Use a short hose attached to bleed screw and a small bottle to catch antifreeze. Hose should be at bottom of bottle with some antifeeze in it. You will see air bubbling out. Once all air is out and there is a steady stream, close bleed screw. After a few days of driving, bleed air out again.

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Thermostats
Chrysler Sebring

Where is the thermostat located on a 1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible JXI 2.5L 6 cylinder?

The engine thermostat is located in a thermostat housing, located below the throttle body.

REMOVAL

  1. Drain cooling system to the thermostat level or below.
  2. Remove inlet hose and coolant elbow from thermostat housing.
  3. Remove thermostat assembly, and clean sealing surfaces.

INSTALLATION

  1. Install thermostat into the recess in the thermostat housing.
  2. Install inlet elbow and tighten the bolts to 12 Nm (133 inch lbs ) .
  3. Fill cooling system.

standing on the drivers side, looking at the engine, it's under the radiator cap housing. there are (if i remember correctly) three bolts (10MM?) not very easy to get your hand/tools down in there. it's not that bad to replace, just tedious.

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Water Pumps
Chrysler Sebring

How do you replace the water pump on a 1997 Chrysler Sebring?

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 tensioner. if u have a small punch, keep it near by because the tensioner has a hole in the bottom of it that u will need to stick the punch in to hold the tensioner back. remove belt. the water pump will actually be two parts. u have the front part which has the blades in it and you have the base which attaches to the block. if u can afford, go ahead and just replace both just to be on the safe side. the pump will be visilable and all the bolts. if u have a good set of gear wenches or a small rachet set, it wil make the job that much easier due to lack of space between motor and side wheel well. u wil see the tensioner and two rollers. u will need to look at the tensioner and both rollers. check the rollors to make sure they spen freely and are not loose any kind of way. make sure the tensioner is still tight and gives good tension against the belt. all ur bolts will be metric so have a set of metric tools on handas I'm sure u already know. u will definitely need a 7mm,11mm, and a 13mm. once u have the pump visible and the belt removed, go ahead and remove the front of the pump. look carefully because all of the bolts will not need to be removed to get the front of the pump off. once u remove the front of the pump, u will see the base I'm referring too. u will need to make sure all the gasket material is removed so get u some fine sand paper and rub the other portion of the base,unless u have bought the whole pump. please make sure u buy a good quaility pump. advance auto parts and orielly's i know have pretty good pumps, unless u want to go to the dealer which will cost 250 plus and if u want the whole pump, its 400. advance and crew offer it for rougly a 100 dollars but only have the front of the pump which is okay if u go that route. make sure u use some good gasket material because u can't afford leaks. go ahead and install pump. and reinstall everthing the same way u took it off.if u have more questions u can email me and i will talk you through it. the job will take you roughly 3 hours. since u are replacing the pump, make sure u replace the thermostat. i used the dealer for a lot of parts to save mix ups concerning parts since chrsyler parts are mostly dealer sold concerning that car

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What is the Firing order of a 2.5l Chrysler Sebring?

1-2-3-4-5-6

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Fuel Filters
Chrysler Sebring

Where is the fuel filter located on a 2002 Chrysler Sebring?

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 $250.00 - from any parts store... much higher, I'm guessing, from the dealer. Tom Pay It Forward I don't think this is correct, but I have an early build 2000 that has some 99 parts and designs on it. The fuel filter on my 2000 sebring CONVERTIBLE is tucked up next to the tank towards the passenger side rear wheel. I also was able to pick up the fuel filter from Advance Auto Parts for $25.00 Purolator Fuel Filter Part Number: F55302 In 2001 Chrysler did begin to put the fuel filters inside the gas tanks...I guess they wanted to make one more thing more difficult to access for us lay people.

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Radio

2001 sebring won't start turned key heard a click then nothing idiot lights wipers and radio do not work any ideas?

Dead battery or a loose connection at battery. Battery is hidden behind the drivers front wheel. Try a jump start first..unless you already have. You can jump start off the positive post under the hood. Eccessive water or snow can cause the battery connections to corrode due to the splashing around the fender guard. This wasn't the best place to locate the battery. Good luck!

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Batteries

How do you change the battery on a Chrysler Sebring?

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 disconnect the battery hold-down and remove the battery. You may have to remove the battery heater blanket if there is one.

The owners manual claims that it is possible to remove the battery without removing the wheel, just turn the front wheels all the way to the right. Because of the cumbersome weight of the battery, you are probably better off giving yourself the extra working space by removing the wheel. Support the car properly with a jack stand. Don't rely on the car jack to hold up the car while you are wrestling around with the battery.

I just got done removing my battery from my sebring 2007 and it wasn't as bad as what I've read online. i didn't have to remove my tire at all, but it was a chore to get battery out! removing the splash guard was a pain "pull the tabs out before you pry them out, they have a slot on both sides to pry them out, which saves them". i must say the hardest part was getting the battery lock down bar back in place and secured. i thought my electronic throttle control was going out with what my display showed {car would just clicked when trying to start and wouldn't turn over, still had some life to battery?} but it was only a weak battery. i hope this helps anyone with this problem.

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DIY Projects

How do you replace the fog light on a 1999 Chrysler Sebring LXI?

Answer

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 round cap at the rear of housing. It will be snug due to the o-ring that seals it. Turn it counter clockwise to remove cap. There will be a little metal retaining clip that clips to a crome peice that has 2 screws in it. remove that clip and the bulb should slide right out.

Ok bulb is out,but still connected to wires - Hold back 2 plastic tabs, plug slides off.

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How do you adjust the headlights on a 1999 Chrysler Sebring?

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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