2000 Chrysler Sebring Repair Question
Car began to backfire after engine gaskets changed. And radiator water overhears and steams out of cap.
Additionally the car now backfires and the mechanic keeps passing the buck! First he said it was due to radiator, had it replaced, now he says it due to computer codes needing clearing, checked that, scanner man said NO! Then transmission was leaking, it too needed new gaskets, 1st time for them too. By the way this had been a great car, very low maintenance or servicing, very lucky. So now what?? I told him to clean and recaliper the sparks plugs, and generally clean and check everything, which I hope he did!!
I must tell you that I live in Mexico, and there are no modern anythings here!! They do most things the old way, especially in more modern computerized cars. They don't scan prior to repairs, its costly to have done. After repairs there is no clearing up and reprogramming of codes either! Most scan owners don't know what the codes mean or refer too. So it's total Russian roulet.
I have read on your site causes for backfire and they all relate to the engine in one way or another. What has he NOT DONE or should have done that is causing the backfires. What must I tell him to do so he can finally repair my car to its former smooth, quiet running self?? If it could be translated to SPANISH, all the better.
So my two major concerns are 1. Water overheating in tube just below the radiator cap and steaming out. Cause and repair 2. New backfires once I give it gas, unless I let it warm up for 5 minutes. It feels like a momentary vacuum at which time I must reaccelerate, and then I hear the bang!! Sometimes it occur after slowing car down and giving it gas to proceed, vacuum, then 2 lighter rapid explosions. This all started after engine job! My car had NEVER backfired before this!!
I await you prompt response and sorry I can't donate have a
Ready spent a fortune and car is still nor running. Patria
id say the headgaskets isnt right.go to the parts store get the kit that ck. it for hydro carbons in the coolant.then u will know the heads are still bad
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What is the name for this kit, I might be able to get it here in Mexico.. What other way can hydro carbons be checked in coolant, without this kit?? What specifically could be bad with the head gaskets that he didn't do?? The car runs smoothly, quietly, starts up without any hesitation or problems... Only backfires upon starting, if I don't let it warm up, or once in while when slowing down... Could it be dirt, it was left outside for awhile?? Please be more specific cadieman. Thank you for prompt reply I truly appreciate your advice...
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mail Wrenchtech on this matter he can assist us in this problem.im more a cpu and wiring tech
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