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2007 Chrysler Sebring Question: Hearing knocking/rattling noise on Drivers' side

 

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dpb1106, 2.7L V6, Houston, TX, June 23, 2010, 08:26
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I am hearing a rattling or knocking sounds on the drivers side of my vehicle. I hear the noise at all speeds, but I can hear it better when I am driving on the streets rather than on the freeway. The dealer said it was the rack and pinion steering; however, I am not having an difficulty steering the car. The noise is just disturbing.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, June 23, 2010, 09:51
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    You could have a loose tie rod, sway bar link, strut or something else. If a shop suggests a repair, I recommend you have them show you how they came up with that determination. They must have experience with the specific noise or saw something during an inspection that was loose.

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    Visitor, June 25, 2010, 07:08

    Thank you for responding. Where do you suggest I go to have the item you listed checked. I am not sure what or how the dealer checked to come up with their diagnosis. I do no want to pay that much money unnecessarily.

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    1nana July 26, 2010, 07:51
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    I'm having the same issues with my 2007 Sebring. Multiple repairs have been made but the noise still exists. Please let me know if you find a remedy.

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    Visitor, September 09, 2010, 13:42

    Had to replace the Rack and pinion steering last week. Noise so far is gone.

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    ltmj1214 September 05, 2010, 05:41
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    I am having the same issue with my 2008 Sebring Convertible. I have had it in the shop numerous times since purchase in April 2010. Noise can be duplicated but "no idea where to start". Very scary!

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    Visitor, September 09, 2010, 13:54

    Had to replace the Rack and pinion steering last week. So far the noise is gone.

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    jtruck September 09, 2010, 12:41
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    I'm having the same problem with our 2008 Sebring Convertible. It's been to the shop several times. Under warranty, sway bar links & bushings have been replaced twice. They also replaced the steering gear once; helped for about 20,000 miles and the noise came back again. On drive tests, the mechanics have heard the noise, have gone over it thoroughly, but are scratching their heads as to what's wrong / how to fix it. The noise only starts after being run for 15-20 miles; goes away when it cools down. Would sure like to know if anybody has found the fix to this.

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    Visitor, September 09, 2010, 14:22

    Had to replace the Rack and pinion steering last week. Noise so far is gone.

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    Visitor, July 17, 2011, 09:16

    I have the exact same problem with my 2008 Sebing touring about 85000 km. Dealer replaced front rotors, cleaned brakes($500 ) and replaced left half shaft( No charge ). The problem is still there after about 20 minutes drive. However it will go away if left sitting for a few hours only to return after driving 20 minutes. They tell me it could be the dirty coil springs causing the problem but did not offer to fix it. This must be a common problem but no one seems to have found a solution. Please let me know if anyone solves it.

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