2003 Chrysler Sebring

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 113,000 MILES
I accidently down-shifted from 5th to 2nd at high speed. The car kept running with no noise, but I could not shift. The car can only be started in neutral.
There is a noise when the car is in neutral with the clutch is in or out. I replaced the clutch and still have the same symptons.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 3:18 PM

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Tiny
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Just to back track a moment, did any of the symptoms change after you replaced the clutch? IS it completely the same, if not what did change?

Did you do the job?

Has the BCM been scanned for transmission codes.

IS the linkage and nuetral saftey switch adjusted?
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 AT 5:18 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply.
As near as I can tell, the symptoms are the same.
At this point, there is a rubbing noise when the care is in neutral.
I did the job, and the linkages were put back as they were.
The neutral switch was not removed, only the cam position sensor.
The BCM has not been scanned for transmission codes.
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 AT 6:35 AM
Tiny
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Drain the oil out and inspect it. I believe the damage is internal. IF the symptoms changed after the clutch, I would suspect problems were added. Since it is the same, I think it tore up the second speed gear and syncronzer or more.
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 AT 8:48 PM
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Since there is a noise with or without the clutch in neutral, does it imply there is a problem with the engine?
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 6:49 AM
Tiny
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My thought is there can be a part broken and bouncing around inside the tranny case. I think the engine is going to cause damage to the tranny, not the other way around. Never know though.
The clutch isn't in Nuetral, it's just hanging out waiting the get pushed into action.

My guess is there was still a fair amount of meat on the old clutch at that mileage when you pulled it out if it wasn't beat on too bad. Amazing the miles you can get out of them these days. Not many of them like there were it seems.

IF you use a stethescope you can idle the car and use it to narrow down the close proximatey of the noise. A long pry bar can substitute for the stethescope.

Not hearing the noise can leave a situation that I perceive it differently, not to mention, not being there.
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 5:47 PM

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