21st Sep 2011, 17:04

HELP, HELP, HELP. I have looked for the drain holes on my 1998 Sebring Convertible and I can't find them. Exactly WHERE are they?

8th May 2012, 14:36

My daughter has a 1998 Sebring Convertible LXi that is leaking oil 87,000 miles. The mechanic said it is leaking at the valve cover. He said we should replace the valve cover, because when he scrapes off the old gasket and puts on the new one, it will still leak. He said old valve covers in his experience will be slightly warped. While he’s there, he said he should replace plugs, wires & caps, rotor and air filter.

The second leak is at the cam plugs. While he’s there, he said we should replace the timing belt and water pump.

This seems like a lot to do for a small oil leak. Sending my daughter to college; thought I’d get this fixed. Need to take out another loan! Any advice?

9th May 2012, 19:40

To 22nd Sep 2007, 18:36 - Seriously? You really expected a dealer to fix your car for free because you claim it wasn't fixed right 8 years before?

Just wondering what response you got if/when you went in with that request.

I'm guessing you are driving a different car by now, but I find your logic interesting to say the least.

13th Jul 2012, 12:51

Sounds correct. I too have a 1998 LXI, and had all the work done you mentioned around 140k miles.

Now at 180k miles, it's still running great, but the rear valve cover is leaking again. It cost a lot of labor to get to it. May as well make the best of it.

1st Aug 2014, 15:54

Did you ever find out about the oil light coming on at low idle? Mine just started this and I am a bit worried.

4th Nov 2014, 02:45

I too own a 98 Chrysler Sebring JX, and I can't seem to find the plugs so that the water would go out. It sounds as if I'm by the ocean. Could someone please help me locate these so called plugs? I'm a female and need to know where do I put the antifreeze? My car is starting to overheat and I have it parked because I don't want it to get worse. Please someone help me out.

28th Jul 2015, 04:12

I just replaced the top on my 1998 Sebring JXI. Purchased the top from Convertible Top Guys, online. I replaced it with back plastic glass, a much easier install. I also purchased an installation video on eBay. It took about 6 hours total, removal and install. I had never done one before, turned out great. 6 year warranty also.