JOE

Findlay, OH

#21 Nov 6, 2006
WOW SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING, ALSO WHEN STARTING MY CAR THE SPEEDOMETER INTERMITTANLY WILL "BOUNCE" FROM 0-80 SEVERAL TIMES, SOUNDS LIKE ITS TIME TO TRADE THIS THING IN BEFORE THE REPAIRS GET TOO RIDICULOUS.
Brian

California, MD

#22 Nov 12, 2006
I lost my fan speeds over a month ago on our 2005. It is VERY disheartening to read the above posts and know there is no permanent fix. I pulled the whole control panel apart thinking that there was an issue with the contacts. Not so. I agree that they should recall this part, but as many have stated they will not because they continue to make money on maintenance. Guess it is time to get a Honda again, at least they are reliable!
Greg

San Francisco, CA

#23 Nov 13, 2006
Wow...wish I had come to this site before shelling out my 121 plus bucks for a replacement resistor on an 02 Sebring Conv..
Can't we all go to some site and MAKE Chrysler perform a recall?? This is crazy!
Greg

San Francisco, CA

#24 Nov 13, 2006
Okay. Just found some good sites for info. on the Sebring

TSB's:
http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/maintenance/...

66 TSB's and counting...
http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/maintenanc...

If you decide to play rough...
http://www.attorneysforconsumers.com/recall_c...
FFRANKK

Jacksonville, FL

#25 Nov 15, 2006
2002 CONV, SAME PROBLEMS BUT NEW ONE. LOST RADIO/DR LKS, TRUNK RELEASE, INT LIGHTS ALL AT THE SAME TIME. MUST BE A RELAY. ANYBODY? WHERE IS IT?
FFRANKK@NETZERO.COM
Kerry

Lawrence, KS

#26 Nov 19, 2006
My wife drives an 02 convert. I just purchased a resistor from the stealership and am going to put it in myself. I really cannot complain though I have had only this go wrong. Except the top seemed to leak air in the front until I figured out how to tighten the top closer to the windshield. If it gives me to much prob I will light the dealer up and maybe have a long heart to heart discussion until he gives me his direct attention.
Jim in Mankato MN

Big Lake, MN

#27 Nov 25, 2006
I found this post through Google. I have a similar problem with my 1985 Ford LTD. The blower motor will only work on high. I have determined that it is caused by the thermal fuse which is blown. It is located on the blower motor resistor assembly which is located near the blower motor. I think this same problem applies to MANY years, makes, and models of cars and trucks! Anyway, I did a search on the Radio Shack website for "thermal fuse", NOT "thermal resistor" and NOT "thermistor" and I found three different ones to choose from! I am not quite sure which one of the three to buy. Each one has a different temperature rating at which it "blows". Two of the three are close to the same temp rating, but the third one is almost double the temp rating of the other two. They are only $1.49 each, but I am not sure which one to buy yet. Any additional info from anyone else would be appreciated!
andy jeffery wrote:
<quoted text>I LIVE IN THE UK AND HAVE A 2002 EXPORT SEBRING THAT AFTER 36000 MILES HAS THE SAME FAULT IE THE FAN ONLY WORKS AT MAX SPEED
I HAVE LOOKED AT RADIO SHACK SITE AND CANT FIND THE TERMAL RESISTOR YOU MENTION
COULD YOU POST THE PART NOS FOR BOTH THE RESISTOR AND THE MOTOR AS I AM SURE IT WILL HELP EVERYONE IN THE SAME SITUATION AND STOP CHRYSLER BENEFITING FROM THE DESIGN FAULT!
Vosser

Allentown, PA

#28 Nov 29, 2006
I just did the resistor replacement yesterday. The part no longer is an IC board with black coating. It is now resitor combined with what looks to be an insulated winding. Bad part is that it is thicker and does not fit in the slot so you will have to widen the opening. I used a drill with a file bit on the end... it worked and now the blower is functioning again. The Chrysler parts guy said that this problem is not just singled out to the Sebring, he said it is a generic problem with Chrysler products! By the way, the part is now $34.50. From the time I bought the part at the dealership to the time my fan was running again at low speed was less then 2 hours.
Echoe2

AOL

#29 Dec 5, 2006
I have a '96 Sebring Convertible..it keeps blowing fuses and the tranny is now jumping at low speeds(35-40). Is there a correlation between the two. I have tried just replacing the fuse and it sometimes works for a day or so and sometimes just blows it immediately. I am guessing the problem with the fuses is in the starter solenoid, but would that have any effect on the tranny? PLEASE send me an email with your ideas. Echoe2@aol.com
Didier

Dijon, France

#30 Dec 6, 2006
c'est une maladie sebring 2001 mÍme panne
aircongypsy

Dayton, OH

#31 Dec 6, 2006
I have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country limited. The heater fan went out. Is this the motor or the switch?
Michael

Glen Mills, PA

#32 Dec 9, 2006
Hey Wayne ,

What are part numbers and instructions on how completed job. email me at mparkersr37@yahoo.com
etaylor04 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Wayne,
You didn't say what year your Sebring is, however, I have 2000 convertable and I had the same probnlem.
I bought the car used and the fan didn't work on any speed except high. Since I bought the car from a dealer, I asked him to repair it. Well, when I picked the car up, he told me that he had changed the resistor that is located beside the blower motor. I told him that unless he replaced the motor as well that the problem would resurface in a few days. And sure enough it did. This is what I did to fix the problem. I took out the resistor and replaced the thermal resistor insde the unit with an exact replacemet from Radio Shack at a cost of about $2.00.
I also replaced the fan motor with an after marked fan from Advance Auto Parts. Cost about $30.00. I can't stress enough that they must be replaced together. The reason that the resistor burs out is because the motor runs all the time unless you turn the AC and heater control off. This causes the motor bearings to wear out prematurely. Hope this helps.
Morley

Dayton, OH

#33 Dec 10, 2006
wayneo wrote:
Fan for Heat & A/C only work on high setting.
Anyone have a part number or info.
Thanx
Wayneo
NOTE.........I have exactly the same problem on a 2001 Sebring. How do you get the Center dash Panel off to service the heater control assy?
Morley .... mrobinett@woh.rr.com
Morley

Dayton, OH

#34 Dec 10, 2006
How do you get the center dash control panel off of a 2001 Sebring to service the heater control assy?
mrobinett@woh.rr.com
Morley

Dayton, OH

#35 Dec 10, 2006
Kerry wrote:
My wife drives an 02 convert. I just purchased a resistor from the stealership and am going to put it in myself. I really cannot complain though I have had only this go wrong. Except the top seemed to leak air in the front until I figured out how to tighten the top closer to the windshield. If it gives me to much prob I will light the dealer up and maybe have a long heart to heart discussion until he gives me his direct attention.
I have a problem with the top on the Sebring not closing tight enough. How do you adjust the clamps that lock the top down/
Morley mrobinett@woh.rr.com
Mary

De Witt, IA

#36 Dec 13, 2006
Can anyone tell me where to find the directions for replacing the resistor for the heater fan? We couldn't find it by the firewall or under the dash. Thank you in advance
Douglas wrote:
I've honestly had next to no problems with my 2001 Convertible. The blower motor resistor has just gone again (third) and only works only on the highest fan speed, but other than routine care for the car, I've had 107,000 problem-free miles.
I'm going to fix the resistor myself this time. I was charged the first time for repair by dealer, but demanded they fix for free second time and they did.
Cynthia

Sioux City, IA

#37 Dec 14, 2006
i have a 2001 Ford Taurus and had the resister replaced Sep 1 and now ... they said the blower motor was pulling too many amps and blew the resister again so need to replace both ...$200 ... merry Christmas to me. now i will have heat on low AND high!
HABIB

Girard, OH

#38 Dec 16, 2006
Ryan wrote:
I have a 2002 chrysler sebring convertible with the same problem and after paying $45.00 at the dealership for a new blower motor resistor it seemed to fix the problem but only for 2 days and then the new resistor went out which the dealership told me that they have had this problem for a while and they have now changed over to using aftermarket resistors that are suppose to be better but of course the aftermarket resistor failed just as fast as the original and so I have given up on even trying to fix it because there is nothing that can be done to repair the problem, the resistors will just keep blowing one right after another. Anyone who would like some information about chrysler and their horrible problems with their sebring convertibles email me at daytripperkr682@aol.com and I will gladly share with you the transmission problems, engine problems, diagnostic code problems, heater and ac problems, steering problems, covertible top problems, and other problems I have gathered information on because my car is such a piece of shit. And one other thing, the reason why Chrysler never put out a recall on the blower resistors is because they have it listed as a TSB (technical service bulliten) which gives them the legal right to not issue a recall so they can earn more money from people when they have to bring their vehicle in to have diagnostics checked, a resistor replaced, and then they can cash out on $349.00 for the diagnostics + part + labor when in reality the part only costs $45.00 and can be replaced at home on your own by removing only 2 screws and unplugging the wire connection then plugging in the new one and screwing it back into place. Ryan.
Ryan, Same issue with our 1999 sebring JXi. Dealer changed heater resistors 7 times. They'd work for a couple of days and then blow. Dealer finally replaced blower motor and the resistors have been fine for 18 months. Guess they should have done that FIRST. It was under warranty, so they just screwed ariund until I forced the issue with corporate.
John

Helena, MT

#39 Dec 30, 2006
I have a 2001 coupe. love the car no problems except heater. Only put out luke warm air. Tried all the normal fix, themostat, etc. Dealer tells the Blender must be replaced. $980 for part $1000 to put it in, $2000 to fix heater this is nuts.. help
mmr

Randolph, MA

#40 Jan 5, 2007
I have a 1999 Sebring convertible that has the same problem with the blower. I also do not get any heat until I drive the car and the car temp indicator is in the middle. The car does not warm up by simply starting it and letting it run in the driveway. Anyone know what the problem could be and how much it should cost to repair?

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