Q: Overheating issue with my 2007 Chrysler Sebring

asked by on

I'm having an issue with my 2007 Sebring and it's engine overheating. I know a little about cars but not enough that I can sitdown and pinpoint the exact issue. I filled it up with coolant (it was kinda low) and checked under the radiator cap and saw coolant there, so to the BEST of my knowledge there's no leaks. I feel like the issue could be that my radiator fans could be not working, however I don't want to have to go to a shop to drop an extra 100$ to be told what I already may know. The more I use the car since the engine overheat warning went on the shorter and shorter distances it takes to overheat. It used to be 15 mins, now it's a quick lap around the shoulder which takes 5 minutes. Stop and go traffic isnwhen it heats up quickly which is what I've read indicates fans because when moving air helps flow through. Just looking for expert advice so I know what may be going on here and not paying more than I have to.

My car has 92000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The first thing is a proper diagnosis will not only verify the complaint but will locate the cause of the problem for you so you can decide to fix it or not. When an engine overheats for no apparent reason then the thermostat is the most common cause next to the cooling fans not coming on. You will need to have the computer tested to see if the fan motor is bad or the computer is not powering on the cooling fans. A test is needed to isolate the cause. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to come to you and diagnose the overheating so you do not drive the vehicle causing engine overheating damages.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Overheating issue with my 2007 Chrysler Sebring

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Air conditioning stopped working

On some of these vehicles, it may be a simple cycling switch that has failed, or a more serious problem like a failed compressor. The only way to know is to have a thorough inspection of the AC system by...

Q: Car overheating and problem with staying running

A battery can't cause this. An overheating engine is due to a problem with the cooling system and the cooling system alone. If it is overheating and won't run, this is unfortunately a bad sign. Replacing the water pump...

Q: Q: Car overheating

Start with checking the engine coolant level. If it is low, you have a leak. If the level is normal, the problem could be with the thermostat. If the thermostat isn't opening, coolant won't circulate. If it is opening, the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...