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Check engine light on
If the thermostat is stuck open the computer will set a code for it now getting to operating temperature as fast as it should. You should have thermostat replaced and coolant changed to try and fix the codes.
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My car starts up fine and is quite in park and neutral but when I put it in drive or reverse it won't move
The problem is in the transmission and will require it to be overhauled and inspected for internal bearing failure and clutch failure.
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My Lighting Bolt
Hi Terra. Thanks for the question tonight. The lightning bolt warning light on a Chrysler Sebring often indicates a problem with the charging system, ranging from the battery to the alternator or the wires connected to these components. I'm not...
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What could it be
I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between 13.5 and...
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Slushing sound
This sound is often times associated with a heater core that may have air pockets in it. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the...
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Chrysler Sebring 2005 overheating
Hi Richard. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are several reasons why your Sebring is still overheating after replacing the thermostat. The first item that comes to mind is that the coolant may not have been properly primed, which can...
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Q: Shifting problem
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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I have a Chrysler Sebring 2010 the red lighting bolt light came on and so did the traction light
In Chrysler speak, the red lightning bolt usually means a charging system or electrical malfunction. Your other lights and issues might come from the same cause. If the system voltage gets too low or too high, all sorts of things...
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Awful gas mileage, loud ticking, fluctuating RPMs, poor acceleration
The RPM fluctuation, inconsistent idle, lack of acceleration, and poor fuel economy are all consistent with faults such as vacuum leaks, EGR system malfunctions, malfunctioning oxygen sensors, dirty fuel injectors, fuel pump malfunction, faulty spark plugs, a faulty mass airflow...
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Car is ticking louder after spark plug replace
It is possible that the spark plugs were not correct that were installed in your vehicle and not could be causing the spark to be insufficient. I would recommend confirming that you installed the correct part number spark plug on...
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Q: Rpm problem
Hi Ritchie. Thanks for contacting us today. The first thing you need to do is isolate the source of the RPM increase. It is possible that a vacuum hose was not correctly attached during the service, so I would recommend...
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No acceleration when in drive, but will drive after starting it over
It is not clear from your description if engine speed (RPM) increases normally but the car just won't move or if there is no increase in engine speed. In the case where engine speed increases, what you have is possibly...
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Will the cold weather be a problem changing my battery
Hi Ken. Thanks for contacting us today. If you're asking whether or not the cold weather impacts the CHARGING of a battery - yes it does. It actually reduces cranking amps in the battery, which is what is needed to...
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So when I'm sitting still in my Chrysler Sebring 2004 the car starts to run hot but when I drive it cools back down
The overheating at idle is typically due to a marginal cooling system and/or malfunctioning radiator cooling fans. When the vehicle is moving the extra airflow masks an overheating problem. When you are stopped, the airflow is less and overheating becomes...
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How to fix an engine misfire
A misfire on a cylinder after you have replaced the plug, coil and injector can be caused by a cylinder problem like low compression or valve train problem or injector wiring or computer issue. You should have injector connector checked...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring loses power at right turns, rare occasions
If all future instances of stalling are on right turns, and none are on left turns, a possibility is a chafing wire harness that only comes into play on right turns. Does the car stall at ANY stops (traffic lights,...
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Loud ticking/soft knocking in engine is worse after tune up
The inconsistent idle is probably due to an engine management/sensor issue which would include the IAC valve but quite a few other components are possible causes, too. Mechanical engine noises stem from wear and damage. You might get some insight...
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how much to fix a blown head gasket?
If the head and block are perfectly flat (not warped), the cost will be limited to the cost of a top end gasket set, new head bolts (they are not re-usable) and roughly 6 hours of labor to remove and...
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what does it mean if my coolant tank was smoking,then it drained all the water out on it's own?
Coolant will move in and out of the recovery tank to the radiator in a regular cycle. When the engine is hot, coolant expands and is forced into the recovery tank. When the engine cools, coolant is then drawn back...
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My car won't start. But it clicks when I turn the key. Tried jump starting the car and it still wouldn't start. Need advice please
Without further testing to see what was smoking I can only recommend checking to see if the coolant and oil have mixed from a possible head gasket has blown and has seized the motor. If oil and coolant is full...

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