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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Chrysler Sebring

1997 Chrysler Sebring

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1997 Chrysler Sebring Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Sensor failure inside the distributor can cause intermittent stalling or a failure to start. In addition, the wires to the distributor are susceptible to internal damage, which can cause the same symptoms.

Engine -- Verified

An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.

Engine -- Verified

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

1997 Chrysler Sebring Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, June 14, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.

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Drive Train, October 26, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE CABLE CONNECTING THE CONSOLE SHIFTER MECHANISM TO THE IGNITION KEY CAN CAUSE A TRAPPED KEY CONDITION WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOW FORCE REQUIRED TO DEPRESS THE SHIFT BUTTON. A COMBINATION OF APPLYING A MIS-ADJUSTED RELEASE BUTTON WITH A LOW FORCE ATTEMPT TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK WITH THE KEY IN THE LOCKED POSITION, CAN BREAK THE CONNECTING PIN IN THE SHIFTER.

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Drive Train, August 5, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L V6 ENGINES, THE THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE CAN FRAY CAUSING THE THROTTLE TO BIND OR STICK.

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Suspension & Steering, May 21, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.

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Suspension & Steering, December 15, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT CAN SEPARATE DUE TO LOSS OF LUBRICATION.

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1997 Chrysler Sebring Questions and Answers

nan, 1997 Chrysler Sebring, 4 Cylinder, Avon Lake, OH

The rpm and digital o-dometer go out for long periods.

godsmack, 1997 Chrysler Sebring, 2.5L V6, Racine, WI

Why does the transmission seem to slip out gear or hard to get in gear?

ciara, 1997 Chrysler Sebring, 2.5L V6, Martinsville, VA

why would the dash board and guages on the dashboard no longer light up when the fuse is not broken ? what could be an underlying issue to that?

crysler, 1997 Chrysler Sebring, 2.5L V6, Hidden Valley Lake, CA

What would cause #5 & #6 cylinder to misfire and an intermitat misfire? this is what came out of a diagnostics machine.

txdakotagirl, 1997 Chrysler Sebring, 2.5L V6, Killeen, TX

Okay and this is why we call her the money pit when got car had trouble starting. Replaced fuel pump, spark plugs, spark plug wires cap and rotor in shop in March 2009. That worked until about 2 mo...

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1997 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Other than the crazy cup holders and the awkwardl lighter location, purchasing this vehicle is one of the best decisions I've made in a long time!

It runs very well, but I have a leak in the trunk and a flooding throughout my car. The rear window broke out due to the top shrinking.

The car runs great,but having a leak on the passenger side and in the trunk.

Interior parts become loose over time,brakes are sluggish, engine needs more power, we have done many things to fix this car over a 10 yr time span. Lots of money for the fixes !!

PURCHASED THIS CAR IN NOV. OF 2008. AFTER SOME REPAIRS DROVE CAR TO DALLAS, TX (1100 MILES) IN LESS THAN 16 HRS. WHAT A DREAM TO DRIVE...

DRIVE TRAIN - SEVERAL VALES REPLACED WHEN PURCHASED NOW NO PROBLEM
EXHAUST & EMISSIONS - NO PROBLEM PASSED W/FLYING COLORS
HEATING & COOLING - WORK GREAT ESPECIALLY IN PHX, AZ

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