where can I find someone to replace my thermostat? on 2004 Chrysler Sebring

My sebring came from florida. I bought it used with the service engine light on. They told me it was because of a bubble in the gas tank. Lol. This will be the 3rd winter with no heat. The ac is good and the blowers are working fine. every diagnostics I had the first thing that pops up is thermostat. Some mechanics tell me they won't touch it because it is a nightmare. Other mechanics tried to replace it but can't get to one bolt. I took it to the dealer and he told me to keep the coolant level up and they were not going to replace the thermostat. I drove it 2,000 miles after that and haven't added any coolant. I took it to a oil change place and they say I am not losing any coolant so they never added any. If someone could please help me find someone that will be willing to tackle my problem I would really appreicate it. I don't have the time to keep running back and forth to get this fixed. i am thinking about taking it to another dealer but I am afraid to be shot down again. here is my phone number 586 549-6869 please leave a message as i don't answer the phone when i am driving. Is there someone in chryslers that can help me? kim

by in Saint Clair Shores, MI on January 01, 2013
2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on January 01, 2013
Must be the 2.7L V6. It is a pain in the as....butt. However it is doable keep looking and you will find a shop that will tackle it. Use Chrysler parts though! I did one and that was my LAST. 'Very' poorly designed!! Lower hose stat and one bolt is almost impossible to get to. Ain't going to be a cheap fix! CAUTION! Find a shop that knows that they can do it, ask if they have done this before.
COMMENT by on January 01, 2013
Hey BA, I just spent an hour talking to this nice lady about her Sebring. You are correct. Not even the dealer wants to work on this car. The 2.7 has got to be the biggest piece of s**t that chrysler ever made. Maybe not ever, almost. I believe I can help her. When ever I see a 2.7 I break out the cross, garlic and calculator $$$.
ANSWER by on January 01, 2013
I do this often, it is $270 labor take it or leave it.
COMMENT by on January 01, 2013
That's a COLD answer!!!!
COMMENT by on January 01, 2013
It's winter in Ca.
COMMENT by on January 02, 2013
Not like he is going to drive from MI out to your.mechanic's shop for him to do it!
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