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Code p0421
Are there other codes set? This code, by itself, P0421 indicates that the engine management system detected the catalytic converter is performing below expected standards. This means the engine is sending contaminants (unburned fuel, oil fumes, etc.) down the exhaust,...
Chrysler Sebring is still running hot after a radiator flush
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a plugged radiator, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
My spark plugs seems to be far down and no one can get a tool around them to get them out. Is there any solution?
Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. This requires a special type of socket and wrench to get to the spark plugs due the angle they are mounted into the cylinder head. If you're unable to get them out yourself,...
Car won't start. It cranks but won't start.
Just a little note, the water pump is driven by the timing chain and not the fuel pump. Your fuel pump is in the fuel tank and may be the cause of the no start. If you have a full...
Headlights and fog lights won't come on
Hey there. You've covered the basics it seems. This problem may be more than just replacing a part. A technician with access to the wiring diagram for the circuit will be able to check for power and ground along certain...
Took for smog test and fail said that it was supposed to be 430 but was 469. What do I do to fix it?
Generally, when the car fails a smog test, the smog shop will give you a print out and tell you what specifically caused the failure. Some common causes for failing these tests are faulty O2 sensors, bad catalytic converters, vacuum...
Smog fail - 1998 Chrysler Sebring
Hi there. I have extensive experience with emissions. The data you have given is very difficult to discern. Being a 1998, I am surprised it is being load mode tested. Typically it's a OBD check. Assuming the Check Engine Light...
Knocking noise and tough turns.
The knocking noise could be a result of many possible things such as failing steering components or potentially engine noises. Unfortunately, in order to properly diagnose, it will require a professional mechanic taking a look at the car and taking...
Sounds like a small fan on engine when car off, not radiator fans.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The noise you are hearing is the emission control system performing a system test of the fuel tank vapor system. The system should run the test in less than ten minutes. If the battery cannot...
rubbing sound when turning right or left and vibration in steering wheel
This is a common sign of a bad or worn wheel bearing. When wheel bearings wear out or become damaged due to dirt or debris or lack of proper amount of grease, they can make a rubbing, grinding or vibrating...
Car overheated, now it won't start
Hello, thanks for writing in. I recommend checking for spark. The overheat may have damaged an ignition coil or possibly a camshaft sensor or a crankshaft sensor. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic...
Oil consumption. Burning oil. Oil light turns up on idle.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The valve stem seals are the most common cause of this on your engine. When they fail, it requires that the cylinder heads be removed and rebuilt to fix it. The piston rings can...
My car overheated and when I tried to start it I heard a rapid clicking sound - is it caused by my battery?
Hi there. Anytime an engine overheats, it can cause serious engine damage or damage to other electrical components if the overheating issue was significant enough. Before you decide to spend money on any replacement parts or service, you should have...
Too Much ATF?
Hello. The shop you took the car too is absolutely correct. Your transmission is like your brain, if anything goes into it that may be foreign will fail. Your engine is like your body. You can add things to it...
My car wouldn't start after battery was just replaced my car cd player is running after I turn the car off
Your CD player definitely should not be running after the key is off and out of the car. It will certainly drain your battery. So the good news is you can be reasonably certain about what is killing your battery....
I am having an oil leak coming from the bottom and the top of my engine, what could cause this?
Hi there. Most of the time these leaks come from the valve cover gaskets or the upper oil pan area. If the leak is really small, it can be caused by a failure in the PVC system. If the leak...
Doesn't $800 seem a little high for an oil pan gasket replacement?
Hello. This is less than an issue about the ethics of a dealership service center, and more about the cost overhead of the 2 different business models (dealership and YourMechanic). A dealership has a much more expensive cost structure: building,...
Both rear tires will not rotate.
It's not unusual for brakes to basically rust "shut" if a car sits for a long time. The corrosion can be so complete, the car's wheels will literally be locked in place. If the wheels won't free up by trying...
How does the motor separate from the transaxle?
Hi there. On a 1998 Sebring V-6, the engine and transaxle are connected from the flywheel in the back of the engine. There are a few bolts connecting the two along with multiple sensors and a few brackets as well....
My 3 year old water pump is leaking. Is it covered under warranty?
Whether Pep Boys should warranty the water pump or not is only dependent on the warranty details. I can say that most warranties from repair shops are for twelve months and 12,000 miles. You will need to refer to the...

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