4th Jun 2013, 14:15
Under the rockers there are drain holes at the front and rear rocker (under the doors) which become clogged. I use a compressor and an air nozzle to blow them out yearly to stop the dreaded wet floor problem. Since I have done this, the water drains as fast as it accumulates in the trunk reservoir.
17th Jun 2013, 22:02
I had the same on and off odometer. I pulled the dash trim around the cluster. I pulled the 4 screws out of the cluster and pushed on the plug that connects the odometer display to the board, and it lights up. So I put a 1/4 inch thick 2x4 inch bull nose tile with a 1/2 inch thick rubber foam behind the cluster.
I lined up the foam block with the plug and tightened the screws. Now it works just fine. It stays on all the time.
30th Jun 2013, 06:05
Anyone know how to fix the radio volume button? And also the single CD player keeps saying "err". Thanks.
25th Sep 2013, 20:51
Please tell my how to reset the anti theft system after it has been set off. Cannot get the horn to quit blowing without unplugging the battery.
17th Dec 2013, 13:25
I have a 1998 convertible JXI that I bought a week ago. I drove it one day and home for the night. In the morning after a cold night, it would turn over strongly and still does, but I cannot get it to actually start.
The only problems I realized previously was that when I shifted into or switched any gear, it would jerk because it was idling high. The high idling I am guessing is one of the symptoms of my problem. The only other thing is the meter on the left doesn't work; it tries to go counter clockwise, but I don't believe this has anything to do with why it won't start.
I checked and changed out fuses, but other than that I am at a dead end. I have a two month old and a job that just let me go because I couldn't make it to work because of the car, and I was getting there driving my moto-bike, but can't on icy roads. Any and all help would be a blessing!! I can receive feedback at richwoodsmith at gmail. Thank you everyone!!
8th Jul 2014, 05:52
My son owns a 1997 Sebring also. He had the same problem; #8 fuse kept blowing out. Took the starter out and got it checked out at Auto Zone. It passed. But we still bought and installed it. That was the problem. When installing one, lift the motor and transmission up with a jack enough to let the starter get free. Also remove the oil filter. Piece of cake.
16th Jul 2014, 16:04
Start driving when your seatbelts are locked up and they should release... it has something to do with the way the locking mechanism was designed. If you park in a funny spot, they will lock up and not release... happened to me and the trick works every time.
19th Jan 2015, 18:04
I have a 1997 JXI Sebring 2.5L. Had a lot of problems, and put di-electric grease on the PCM harness after using electric cleaner, and the other harnesses. Plus used a can of Sea-foam, which cleared up a lot of problems.
Do not use parts that are not OEM. The car just doesn't like them.
30th Jan 2015, 04:46
I have 1997 JXi Sebring. The front seat belts will not function! When the car is off, they are locked, and when the car is on, both restraint systems are free and fail to lock, period! I spent a good half hour driving hills and back roads, coming to a near screeching halt. Anything I could think of that would trip a properly operating sensor and the locking mechanism never engaged. I have since replaced a part under the center console that was supposedly apart of the locking mechanisms system, and it solved nothing! Has anyone had this issue?
Oh, the seat belts are not twisted, they have play while the car is on, they remain locked, fixed, stuck, obstinately opposed to their intended purpose (movement) while the car is off.
FYI, I removed the driver's seat and its leather exterior to get at the part the belt retracts into; could not find an issue, so it has been reassembled for several months.
Please help, thanks.