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1998 Chrysler Sebring Problems

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Most Common 1998 Chrysler Sebring Problems

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.
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 s...
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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0 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Brakes Problems

4 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Drive Train Problems

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.
A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosi...
Failure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid and follow the maintenance schedule can result in shifting problems.

3 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Electrical & Lights Problems

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 s...
Corrosion on the door ajar switch can cause the door ajar warning light and dome light to work intermittently or not at all. A new switch (and possibly a new connector) will be needed to fix the is...

3 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Engine Problems

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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.
Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

0 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear...

0 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Miscellaneous Problem

The front door may make a rattling or fluttering sound when closing the door with the window down. Our technicians tell us the outer belt molding may be causing the noise and if so in should be r...

0 Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1998 Chrysler Sebring Problems & Complaints

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.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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 s...
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.
A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosi...
Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
Failure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid and follow the maintenance schedule can result in shifting problems.
The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear...
The front door may make a rattling or fluttering sound when closing the door with the window down. Our technicians tell us the outer belt molding may be causing the noise and if so in should be r...
Corrosion on the door ajar switch can cause the door ajar warning light and dome light to work intermittently or not at all. A new switch (and possibly a new connector) will be needed to fix the is...
Software updates are available to address transmission issues. However, due to the age of these vehicles, mechanical failures are more likely to be causing transmission problems. If a mechanical ...
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