2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan 2.4L

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING
I bought the car used last October; it had 23,000 miles at the time. The first oil change at 26,000 I had done at the dealership. I have never had any trouble with leaks of any sort with this vehicle nor does it burn oil. Last week, at 29,000 miles, I had the oil changed at at a discount tire and lube franchise (shame on me!) And two days and 60 miles later, on engine idle, oil was leaking profusely from the front right at the site of the oil filter. I added three quarts of oil and later, when I insisted the oil change mechanics come to the car rather than drive it 30 miles to their shop and blow an engine, they added another quart of oil. They changed the filter and the problem remained. They thought the oil may have been leaking from above the filter housing. They acknowledged that had I driven to their shop, I would have locked up the engine. I had the car towed to the nearest dealership and it has been there for 4 days; they had some issues with parts and the job being more difficult than they had anticipated. What could have caused this problem; they said something about a seal? Could this be related to the oil change?
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 7:47 PM

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Tiny
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What do u want now?
U want to be a mechanic and find out whats goin on?
Or u want to get or the evidence and play perry mason in court?
Ur car is under 36000 mile and 3 year.U still under warranty either the dealer fix it under warranty or the dealer gather enuff evidence n documented faults for oil change franchise send em' the bill or see em' in court.
1 way outta other. Some1 is paying but not u. So whats ur problem?
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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I can't tell you how helpful your answer was in helping me understand what happened to my car. The only thing I learned from you is that people like you are the reason our insurance rates for auto, home and health are so high. It doesn't matter to me that it is being paid for by someone else; that it is not coming out of my pocket. My car manufacturer may be paying for something that may not be their fault and my auto insurance company may have paid for a 150 mile tow for which they were not liable. In the end, I WILL end up paying for it through a more expensive vehicle when I purchase another, an increased extended warranty on this or another vehicle I purchase and increased auto insurance premiums when my policy renews. I merely wanted to understand what happened to my car, why I had to go without it for four days and my intent was not to sue anyone, because I don't believe in giving money to lawyers unnecessarily, but to make the oil franchise accountable for only the expenses incurred in towing and repairing my vehicle if, in fact, something they had done could have caused the problem. In the end, we all pay for letting someone else incur the expense when it is not their issue and I for one am tired of paying for everyone else's mistakes on my insurance bills.
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Thursday, June 14th, 2007 AT 8:31 PM

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