2006 Chrysler Sebring Owner's Manual

2006 Chrysler Sebring Manual

2006 Chrysler Sebring manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... PAGE INTRODUCTION ...3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ...7 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...49 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...81 STARTING AND OPERATING ...143 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...197 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ...211 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES ...259 IF YOU ...
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    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ...4 How To Use This Manual ...4 Warnings And Cautions ...6 Vehicle Identification Number ...6 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations ...6 1
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    ... INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance ... genuine Mopar parts, and is interested in your satisfaction. WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components ...
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    INTRODUCTION 5 1
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    6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which .... If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. ... identification number (VIN) is on a stamped plate on the left front corner on the body of the vehicle, visible through ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ......12 ▫ General Information ...13 Illuminated Entry System ...13 Door Locks ...13 ▫ Power Door......14 ▫ Central Locking - If Equipped ...15 ▫ Door Ajar Warning ...15 ▫ Automatic (Rolling) ...Unlock On Exit - Only Available If Automatic Door Locks Are Enabled ...16 ▫ "Child Protection"...
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    ... Seat Belts And Pregnant Women ...31 ▫ Seat Belt Extender ...31 ▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag ...32 Engine Break-In Recommendations ...46 Safety Tips ...46 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...46 ▫ Safety Checks ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... ABOUT YOUR KEYS You can insert the double sided keys into the locks with either side up. The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer. Ask your dealer for these numbers and keep them in ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but.... Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening the driver's door when the key is in the ignition and is in the OFF, LOCK... should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector lever...
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    ... System, but can cause a momentary problem when attempting to start the engine. If a problem occurs, remove the Sentry .... Pagers, cell phones, walkmans, etc., have no effect on this system. The Theft Alarm Light, located on the instrument cluster to the right of the fuel gauge, will illuminate for ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... After ten seconds a chime will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition Off and remove the second key....the ignition On within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds a single chime will sound. The Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off. The new ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights will come on when you open any door, unlock the vehicle with ...about 30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off. The lights also will turn off ... safety in the event of an accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive and when you park and leave ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Power Door Locks There is a door lock switch on each front door trim panel located to the front of the door handle. Press this switch to lock or unlock the four doors. Door Lock Plunger If the door lock plunger ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... five seconds to UNLOCK all vehicle doors at once. Door Ajar Warning If you ... programmed from the factory, if: 1. The transaxle is in gear, 2. All doors are closed, 3. Vehicle speed is above 15 ... (24 km/h), 4. The accelerator pedal is depressed. The Automatic Door Locks can be disabled or re-enabled ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Depress the power door lock switch to lock ... by performing the following procedure: 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition. 2. Cycle ... chime will indicate the completion of the programming. Power Door Lock Switch 4. A single chime will indicate...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...small children riding in the rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the "child-protection"...system. To use the system, open each rear door and use a key to move the control... anyone in the vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... twice within 5 seconds to unlock all doors. If your vehicle is equipped with Illuminated Entry, the interior lights also come on and remain on for about 30 seconds, when you unlock the doors. NOTE: The system may be programmed to unlock all the doors upon the ...
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    ... button. 3. Release both buttons. Panic Alarm The panic mode unlocks the driver's door, turns on the interior lights, flashes the headlights, and sounds the horn for about 3 minutes or until the alarm is turned off. To use the Panic Alarm: ...
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    ... interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation If your Remote Lock Control fails to operate from a normal distance, check for these two conditions: 1. Weak batteries in transmitter. The expected life of batteries is from one to two years 2. Closeness to...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...the horn will stop and if the source of the trigger is still present, the lights will continue to flash for another 15 minutes. NOTE: The engine will not start until you disarm the system. To set the alarm: 2 Separating Transmitter Halves 1. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...light will continue to flash slowly. This shows that the system is fully armed. To disarm the system: Unlock a front door using either the key or the Keyless Entry Transmitter... Alert If the horn sounds 3 times when you unlock a front door using either a key or the Keyless Entry Transmitter...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23 With the ignition ON, the word "deck" will be displayed in place of the odometer display indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display will reappear once the trunk is closed or if the trip button is depressed. With the key in lock ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...entrapped by the power windows while operating the power window switch. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death. The window controls on the driver's door operate all windows. The driver's window switch has an Auto Down feature. Press the window switch past the detent, release, and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... the buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the ... in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and ..., front airbags for both the driver and front passenger and, if so equipped, left and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. • ... one another badly. Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more than one person, no matter what their size.
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27 Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the front seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. ...
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    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt ...
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    ... no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts... Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt can be... up or down to the position that serves you best. As a guide, if you are shorter than average, ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belt Pretensioners The seat belts for both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove...to the OFF position and buckle the driver's seat belt. 2. Start the engine and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
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    ... buckled. NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn on while unbuckling and off ...necessary to retract the seat belt. 4. Turn off the engine. A single chime will sound to signify that you ...has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver's seat ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...window bags, they are located above the side windows. Their covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG. Front Airbag Components This vehicle has... of the steering wheel. The passenger's front airbag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the ... high speed impacts. Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Left and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...occupants should use their seat belts properly. 4. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far as ... Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat. Airbag System Components The front airbag system consists of the following: • Airbag Control Module
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel ... above except the knee bolster, the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and column.... module also turns on the AIRBAG light in the instrument panel for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition is first turned...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Ignoring the AIRBAG light in your instrument panel could mean you ...through a vent hole in the rear of the airbag. The passenger's front airbag gas is vented through vent ...knees and position you for the best interaction with the front airbag. If A Deployment Occurs The airbag ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    .... If these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning. • It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the airbags have been deployed. If you are involved in another collision,...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or frame. • You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... properly restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front. Infants and Child Restraints • Safety ... child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger 2 WARNING! In a collision,... safety belt. Always check the child seat Owner's Manual to ensure you have ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...must be appropriate for your child's weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come ... a rear seat. A rearward facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag which...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back, should use the ... • The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug as possible. • Check belt fit periodically. A child's squirming or slouching can move ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...-compatible, you can only install the child restraints using the vehicle's seat belts. Please refer to the next section for typical installation instructions. LATCH Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the manufacturer when ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... anchorages behind each rear seating position located in the panel between the rear seat back and ... These tether strap anchorages are under a hinged plastic cover with this symbol on it. Many, but not ... top of the anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material. Then rotate the tether anchorage ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...keep the belt tight, however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary. In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the buckle or latch plate ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...Child restraint tether strap attachment 1. Rotate the cover over the anchor directly behind the seat ... restraint and Transporting Pets Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.... pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... The engine in your new vehicle does not require a long break-in period. Drive ... should be avoided. The crankcase oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high quality energy conserving .... • If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running, adjust your heating or cooling ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... observe the operation of exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Fluid Leaks Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, water, oil, or other fluid leaks. ...
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    ... Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped ...56 Seats ...57 ▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments ...57 ▫ Power Seats ... And Close The Hood ...61 Lights ...62 ▫ Interior Lights ...62 ▫ Front Map/Reading Lights ... Multi-Function Control Lever ...64 ▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights ...65 3
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    ... VEHICLE ▫ Automatic Headlights-If Equipped ...65 ▫ Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only) ...66 ▫ Lights-On Reminder ...66 ▫ Fog Lights - If Equipped ...66 ▫ Turn Signals ...66 ▫ Headlight ... Using Speed Control On Hills ...71 Garage Door Opener - If Equipped ...73 ▫ Programming ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 51 ▫ Venting Sunroof - Express ...79 ▫ Sunshade Operation ...79 ▫ Wind Buffeting ...79 ▫ Sunroof Maintenance ...79 ▫ Sunroof Fully Closed ...80 Electrical Power Outlet ...80 3
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... the center console. Two coin holders are located toward the front of the inside of the console bin. The right side ... optional power outlet, if so equipped. Console The front console has two cup holders in the front and a storage bin. An optional removable ashtray may be located in the driver's ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... of the center console. Two coin holders are located toward the front of the inside of the console bin. The right side coin holder ... types of coins, including some international currencies. 3 Console The front console has two cup holders. An optional removable ashtray may be located in the driverମ.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    54 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror- If Equipped Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear window. A two point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Automatic Dimming Mirror- If Equipped This mirror will ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    .... Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean. Electric Remote-Control Mirrors- If Equipped Both of the outside mirrors can be adjusted by using the remote controls mounted on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. Power Mirror Controls 3 NOTE: Place ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights. WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side convex mirror will look smaller and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 57 SEATS Manual Front Seat Adjustments Forward/Rearward The adjusting bar is at the front of the seats, near the floor. Pull the bar up ... injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked. Manual Seat Adjuster After releasing the adjusting ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    58 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Lumbar Support — If Equipped This feature allows you to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar support. The control lever is located on the inboard side of the driverମ. side of the seat near the floor. Use the front switch to move the seat up, down...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... cushion. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats on models equipped with leather seats. The controls for the heated seats are located in the floor console next to the parking brake. 3 Heated Seat Switches The left rotary ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... the restraints so that the upper edge is as high as practical. To raise, pull up on the head restraint. To lower, depress the button on the post guide and push down on the head restraint. Folding Rear Seat To provide additional storage area, the rear seatback can be folded forward. Pull on the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...hood, two latches must be released. First pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. 3 Hood Release Lever Then lift the secondary latch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center and raise the hood.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    .... You could have a collision. Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driving. LIGHTS Interior Lights The map/courtesy lights come on when a door is opened and the panel lamp dimmer switch (located on the turn signal control stalk) is in...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...Multi-Function Control Lever upward will increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Dome Light Position Rotate the dimmer control completely upward... the extreme bottom full-circle position. The interior lights will remain off when the doors are open. 3 Daytime Mode (Daytime Brightness ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    64 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Front Map/Reading Lights - If Equipped These lights are mounted ... of the headlights, turn signals, headlight beam select switch, instrument panel light dimming, courtesy lights, passing lights, dome light and fog lights. Front Map/Reading Light ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... control to the full down position prevents the courtesy lights from coming on when a door is opened. Automatic Headlights-If Equipped This system automatically ... off, turn the control lever clockwise, to the off position. NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come on in the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...OFF or the parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must be used for normal night time driving. Lights-on Reminder If the headlights or parking lights are on ...arrows in the instrument cluster flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. You can ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 67 If the headlights are turned off before the ignition, they will turn off in the normal manner. WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the right side control lever. Turn the end of the control lever to select ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    68 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Mist Use this feature when weather conditions make occasional usage of the wipers necessary. Pull down and release the control lever for a single wiping cycle. Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System Use the intermittent wiper when weather ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving. TRACTION CONTROL- IF EQUIPPED To turn the Traction Control System ... hazard switch, until the Traction Control indicator in the instrument cluster lights up. 3 Traction Control Switch To turn the Traction Control ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... are on the steering wheel. in use. The CRUISE Indicator in the instrument cluster will light up when the Speed Control is ON. NOTE: You must press the ON button to activate the system each time the engine is started. WARNING! Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system ON when not...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 71 To Deactivate: A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL button, or normal brake or clutch pressure will deactivate speed control without erasing the memory. Pushing the ON/OFF button or turning off the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... vehicle speed rises 3 mph (5 km/h) over the Speed Control set speed, the transaxle will downshift to third gear. This provides engine braking to keep vehicle speed under control. The transaxle will not downshift below third gear to control vehicle overspeed. The ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these ... programming. If your garage door opener (located in the garage) is equipped with an antenna, make... is hanging straight down. 1. Turn off the engine. 3 Homelink Buttons For additional information on HomeLink...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... Transceiver while keeping its indicator light in view. WARNING! Your motorized door or gate will open ...outside buttons. Release the buttons when the light in the Universal Transceiver begins to flash (about 20 seconds). NOTE:...NOTE: Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to replace ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...Code” system. On garage door openers with the “Rolling Code” feature, the transmitter code changes after ... Transceiver. If the Universal Transceiver indicator light flashes rapidly and then stays... feature. To train a garage door opener (or other rolling code equipped devices) with the rolling...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...manufacturer. If you have difficulty in locating the training button, check your garage door opener manual, or call 1-800-355-3515 or, on ... until the frequency signal has been learned. The Universal Transceiver light will flash slowly and then rapidly when the programming ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... Transceiver until the garage door or other device begins to operate. The light in the display shows ... step 4 has been completed. 2. When the indicator light begins to flash slowly (after 20 seconds)... button. 4. The Universal Transceiver indicator light will begin to flash, first slowly, then rapidly....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED The sunroof controls are mounted between the sun visors on the overhead console. WARNING! • Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... Vent. Sunshade Operation The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof ... buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize ... Use only a non abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the glass panel....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... OUTLET The power outlet is located in the lower center of your instrument panel. If your ... when the vehicle is not in use. CAUTION! Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off • Many accessories .../or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights,...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instruments And Controls ...85 Instrument Cluster Standard ...86 Instrument Cluster Premium ...... ...98 ▫ Two Types Of Signals ...98 ▫ Electrical Disturbances ...98 ▫ AM Reception ...98 ▫ FM Reception ...98 Sales Code RAZ-AM/ FM Stereo Radio With ...
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    82 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ▫ Tuning ...99 ▫ Radio Data System (RDS) ...Change From Clock To Radio Mode ...102 ▫ Operating Instructions - Tape Player ...102 ▫ Seek Button ... ...103 ▫ Noise Reduction ...104 ▫ Operating Instructions - CD Player ...104 ▫ Inserting The Compact ...
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 83 Sales Code RBB-AM/FM Stereo Radio With Cassette Tape Player And ...CD Changer Control Capability - If Equipped ...111 Sales Code RBK-AM/ FM Stereo Radio ... Changer Control Capability - If Equipped ...116 Sales Code RB1-AM/FM Stereo Radio ...
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    84 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID) ...122 ▫ Selecting Satellite ... ...128 Climate Controls ...129 ▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped ...129 ▫ Manual Air Conditioning/Heater Control - If Equipped ...135
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 85 INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 4
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    86 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STANDARD
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 87 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER PREMIUM 4
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    88 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION 1. Fuel Gauge When the ignition key is in the ON position, the... This light shows that the Speed Control System is ON. This light will also illuminate for a 5-second bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...on and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, turn off some of ... system called OBD that monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate as long as the key is in the ON position, prior to engine start up. Approximately ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... checked promptly. Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap or poor fuel quality may illuminate the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your typical driving cycles....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 91 13. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated engine coolant condition. 14. Transmission Range Indicator This indicator illuminates to show the automatic transmission gear selection. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... operate normally provided that the BRAKE warning light is not on. 17. Oil Pressure Light Shows low engine oil pressure. The light will come on and remain on ... the vehicle until the cause is corrected. The light does not show the quantity of oil in the engine. This can be determined using the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... driver seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Warning Light will flash or remain on continuously. Refer to Enhanced Driver Seat ...seconds the light will continue to flash slowly. This shows that the system is fully armed. 21. Low Fuel Light When the fuel level drops to about 2 1⁄2 gallons (9 1ମ.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    94 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPASS, TEMPERATURE, AND TRIP COMPUTER DISPLAY - IF EQUIPPED Reset The following trip conditions can be reset: • AVG ECO (changes to present fuel economy) • ODO • ET To reset only the trip condition currently displayed, press and...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 95 Trip Conditions Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO) This display shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. Estimated ...display shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is based ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    96 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatic Compass Calibration The self-calibrating feature of the compass eliminates... buttons once the CAL symbol appears. Manual compass calibration has been initiated at this point. Drive the vehicle in circles in an area free from large metal objects until ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 97 Outside Temperature If the outside temperature is more than 131°F (55°C), the display will ... cup holders. ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK The clock and radio each use the display panel built into the radio. A digital readout indicates the time in hours and minutes ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    98 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To Set The Clock: 1. Use a ballpoint pen or similar ...pick up electrical disturbances during transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude, and..., interference that consists of amplitude variations can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 99 SALES CODE RAZ-AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left side of your radio faceplate. Power Switch, Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control ...
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    100 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL to give FM receivers user-friendly features, such as Program Service name (PS) and Program Type (PTY). Program Service name is typically used by the broadcaster to display the station's name or call letters, for example WNIC . ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 101 Program Type Talk Top 40 Weather Radio ... only operates when in the FM mode. The radio display will flash "SEEK" and the selected PTY program type .... Fade The Fade control provides for balance between the front and rear speakers. Push in the button and it ...
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    102 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Scan Button Pressing the SCAN button causes the... between radio frequency and time. Operating Instructions - Tape Player Insert the cassette with the exposed ... Sometimes poor playback may be experienced due to a defective cassette tape. Clean and demagnetize ...
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 103 Press the SEEK button up or down to move the track number to skip forward or ... to change the direction of tape travel (side being played), press the PTY button. The lighted arrow in the display window will show the new direction. Metal Tape Selection If a ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    104 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Noise Reduction The Dolby Noise Reduction System* ...button 2) after you insert the tape. The NR light in the display will go off when the Dolby System ... of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Operating Instructions - CD Player NOTE: The ignition switch ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 105 NOTE: • You may eject a disc with the radio OFF. The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to insert a disc with the radio OFF. • If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio OFF, the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    106 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MODE Press the MODE button to select between the tape player, CD player, ... with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button To activate the CD...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 107 Seek Button Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the same disc...the button a second time or by ejecting the CD from the changer. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily. Skipping will not...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    108 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RBB-AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CAPABILITY NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left side of your radio faceplate. Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 109 Seek Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. The radio will remain tuned to the new station until you make another selection. Holding ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    110 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the AUDIO button a third time and BAL will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or... and FADE will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK - to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the AUDIO button again or wait 5 seconds to exit ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 111 beginning of the previous selection if the tape is within the first 5 seconds of ... a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button To activate the...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    112 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Push-Button While the CD changer is playing, press the NUMBER 1 push-... Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily. Skipping will not ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 113 • Disc inserted upside down • Damaged disc • Water condensation on optics ... WITH CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left side of your radio faceplate. Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the ON/...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    114 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish to ... and FADE will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK - to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the AUDIO button again or wait 5 seconds to ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 115 Time Press the TIME button to change the display between radio frequency and time. General Information This...CD player will accept 4 3⁄4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may either insert or eject ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    116 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL beginning of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the previous selection if the CD is ... with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 117 Mode Button To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until CD ...If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily. Skipping will ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    118 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be ... upside down • Damaged disc • Water condensation on optics SALES CODE RB1-AM/FM STEREO RADIO ... maps, turn identification, selection menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...Each disc is loaded and ejected through a single slot in front of the changer. Each disc has a numbered button with an amber light above it which, when... into the changer, the instructions follow: 1. Select and press any numbered button without an illuminated light above it. 2....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    120 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 3. Upon insertion, the CD will begin to play, and both the button light and the lights in the corner of the loading slot will illuminate. 4. Repeat the process for loading any additional CDs. The CD player will stop while additional ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 121 Press the top of the Seek button once to move to the next randomly selected track. Press.... To eject additional CDs from the changer, first select the numbered button where the CD is located and then press the EJT button. CD Changer Operation with the Changer ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    122 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED Satellite radio uses ... provide clear digital sound, coast to coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. ... Activation To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the toll-free number 888-539-...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 123 ESN/SID Access With RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1 and RBQ Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. All twelve ESN/SID numbers will be displayed. The radio will exit ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    124 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 888-539-7474 to discuss options for channel blocking ...) Button (If Equipped) Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button SCAN ... place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to the trunk lid around the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 125 • Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the form of short audio mutes. • Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings ... IF EQUIPPED The remote sound system controls are located on the rear surface of the steering wheel. Reach ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    126 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a push-button in the center....the bottom of the switch will "Seek" down for the next listenable station. The button located in the center of the left hand control will tune to the next preset station that ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 127 The button in the center of the left hand switch will cause the CD changer to play the next available disc. CASSETTE TAPE AND PLAYER MAINTENANCE To keep the cassette tapes and player in good condition, take the following precautions: 1. Do not use cassette ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    128 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners, or antistatic sprays. 5. .... Try a known good disc before considering disc player service. You may have a problem with CD-R (recordable) and CD-RW (recordable and writable) disks. RADIO OPERATION AND ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...Temperature Sensor is mounted behind the ATC control panel. These sensors transmit data on sun ...enhance system performance. CAUTION! Do not cover either sensor with any foreign material ...vehicle. The Sun Sensor is mounted in the center of the instrument panel Level Of Automatic Control 72°F (22°C)...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...below 21°C (70°F), fan operation is delayed when the engine is first started. The fan will automatically start when the engine coolant is warm enough to heat the air. This feature can be defeated by turning the fan ... position will switch control back into manual control. AUTO Control Press the top ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 131 NOTE: The compressor will not engage until the engine has been running for several seconds. Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed when the compressor is on. This is a normal occurrence since the compressor will ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... Bi-Level Air is directed through both the panel and floor outlets. This mode is not ... the air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, leave in the defrost mode only ... and a second time to turn it off. An indicator light in the control shows that the defroster is on. NOTE: The defroster ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...rearview mirrors. Rear Seat Outlets These outlets are located under the front seats and direct warm air to the rear seat passengers. Air is directed ...Outside Air Intake Make sure that the air intake directly in front of the windshield is free of obstructions. Leaves, snow, etc., ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    134 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips (ATC only)
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 135 NOTE: If the system is in the AUTO mode and the... have to be rotated to the middle and then to the desired fan setting for manual adjustment of fan speed. ... and the 4 Setting is the greatest amount of air flow. 4 Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Controls ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a normal occurrence as ... from behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce air flow to ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...system and then through the outlets located in the instrument panel. • Bi-Level - Air Conditioning ...system and then through the outlets located in both the instrument panel and floor outlets....Panel Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... the windshield. Rear Seat Outlets These outlets are located under the front seats and direct warm air to the rear seat passengers. Air is directed ... Window Defrost and a second time to turn them off. A light above the button shows that the defroster is on. NOTE: The defroster ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 139 NOTE: Do not use the recirculation mode as... speeds for the first 10 minutes of operation. During engine warm up in cold weather, use the... fogging. NOTE: See Operating Tips chart (for Manual A/C Control) at the end of this section for suggested control settings...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    140 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips (Manual A/C Control Only)
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 141 Outside Air Intake Make sure the air intake, directly in front of the windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow or other obstructions such as leaves. Leaves collected in the air-intake plenum may reduce air flow and plug the plenum...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 142
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... ...146 ▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below -20°F Or -29°C) ...147 ▫ If Engine Fails To Start ...148 ▫ After Starting ...148 Battery And Engine Block Heaters - If Equipped ...148 Automatic Transaxle ...149 ▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock ...149 ▫ Automatic ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... Operation ...176 ▫ AutoStick General Information ...177 Fuel Requirements ...178 ▫ Spark Knock ...178 ▫...MMT In Gasoline ...179 ▫ Materials Added To Fuel ...179 ▫ Fuel System Cautions ...180 ▫ Carbon ... Vehicles Only) ...181 ▫ E-85 General Information ...181 ▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) ...181
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... 145 ▫ Fuel Requirements ...182 ▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles ...182 ▫ Starting ...182 ▫ Cruising Range ... ▫ Replacement Parts ...183 ▫ Maintenance ...183 Adding Fuel ...183 ▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) ...183 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... selector must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes before shifting to any driving gear. Normal Starting Normal Starting of either a cold or a warm engine does not require pumping or depressing the accelerator...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and...insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater and battery blanket heater ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...This should clear any excess fuel in case the engine is flooded. If the engine shows no sign... After Starting The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. At cooler ambient temperatures, ...-115 volt AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three wire extension cord. The engine block ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... disconnect the cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 volt AC electrical cord could ... you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle you ... remove the key from the ignition, and apply the park brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition the transmission ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... PARK, or NEUTRAL into any forward gear when the engine is above idle speed. • Before shifting ... into gear when the engine is idling normally and when your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal....cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... Key to LOCK then restart the engine. Shift into D and resume driving. NOTE: Even if ... Speed Automatic Transaxle DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or NEUTRAL positions into another...P" Park Supplements parking by locking the transaxle. Engine can be started in this range. Never attempt ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... will occur at a speed of about 34 to 30 mph (54 to 48 km/h). This is done to provide second gear engine braking at speeds less than 30 mph (48 km/h). WARNING!... into this range only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. "N" Neutral Engine may be started in this range.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... brake system distress. "L" Low This range should be used for maximum engine braking when descending steep grades. In this range, up shifts will occur only to prevent engine over speed while down shifts occur as early as possible. PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    .... When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking brake before placing the gear selector in Park,... out of Park. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade ... the vehicle. • Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving; failure to do so...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with the engine off), the brakes will still function. The effort ...master cylinder drops, the brake warning indicator will light. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)...brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...could jeopardize the user's safety or the safety of others. WARNING! Pumping of the brake pedal will diminish the effectiveness of Anti-lock brakes and may lead to an accident. Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to slow down or...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... tire spin. The system reduces wheel slip and maintains traction at the driving (front) wheels by engaging the brake on the wheel that is losing traction. When this occurs the traction control indicator light located in the instrument cluster will flash. The ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... heavy use of Traction Control may cause the system to deactivate and turn on the traction control light located in the instrument cluster. This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is a normal condition. The system will remain ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...beginning with the section width. The letter P is absent from this tire size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H • LT (Light Truck)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards.... "LT" that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16. • Temporary ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank...= Passenger car... based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards.... 10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in) R = Construction Code - R means Radial Construction. - D means Diagonal...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    STARTING AND OPERATING 161 EXAMPLE: Service Description: 95 = Load Index -A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry....) Tire Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire Light Load = Light Load Tire C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    .... Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the TIN.... MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits) L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits) ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side "B" pillar. Tire and Loading ... 2) the total weight your vehicle can carry 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear and spare tires.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual. NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle ..., gross axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) for the front and rear axles must not ... Loading” section of this manual. To determine the maximum loading conditions of your vehicle, locate the statement ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ..., load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity ... your vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    166 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. • Over inflated or ... vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left. Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure. 5
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption. 3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle ... pressure is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side "B" pillar. Some... Information" section of this manual. Tire Placard Location The pressure should be checked and adjusted...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... pressure molded into the tire side wall. Check tire pressures more often if subject...(7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in...Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load ... You could have a serious accident. Don't drive a vehicle loaded to the maximum capacity at continuous ... is for temporary emergency use with radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style vehicle only....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... AND OPERATING 171 Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact spare wheel... at any given time. original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is...tire affects vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more than 60 mph (100 km/h)....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not spin your vehicle's wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h). See the paragraph on Freeing A Stuck Vehicle in Section 6 of this manual. Tread Wear Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help you in determining when your tires should be ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    STARTING AND OPERATING 173 Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven ... in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... AND OPERATING WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some ... may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...speeds over 75 mph (120 km/h). Tire Rotation Recommendations Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates, and tend to develop irregular wear ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...interactive transaxle that offers manual gear shifting capability to provide you with more control. Autostick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also provide...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    STARTING AND OPERATING 177 Autostick General Information • The transaxle will automatically upshift from first to second gear and from second to third gear when engine speed reaches about 6300 RPM. • Downshifts from third to second gear above 66 mph (106 km/h) and from second to first gear ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... in poorer performance. Spark Knock Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to ... Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, engine performance, and ... gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and fuel system components.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions. Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used ...problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/...and California reformulated gasolines. Materials Added to Fuel All gasoline sold in the United States ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... or damage the emission control system. • An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter .... If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out-of-tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... only. These vehicles can be identified by the unique fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those subjects ... powered vehicles. CAUTION! Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can operate on E-85. ETHANOL ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... if the above recommendations are followed. Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and ... operating the vehicle on an E-85 ethanol fuel or unleaded gasoline the engine oil requirements are the same. ...) until the engine is fully warmed up. Cruising Range Because E-85 fuel contains ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...Gas Cap) The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the driver's side of the vehicle. If ... Schedule B in the maintenance schedule section of this manual. CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control ...and may affect driveability. CAUTION! To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...tank filler tube may have a restricting door about 50 mm (2 inches) down from the opening. If fuel is poured from a portable ... cap is removed or the tank filled. • Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is running. • A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a portable container that is...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    STARTING AND OPERATING 185 VEHICLE LOADING Vehicle Loading Capacities Front Seat Occupants ...2 Rear Seat Occupants ...3 Luggage ...115 lbs. (52 kg) Rated ... way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be supported by the scale. 5
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... Weight Rating (GAWR) The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear axles. Distribute the load over ... Area The maximum height and maximum width of the front of a trailer. Trailer Sway Control The trailer ... do not exceed the maximum front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can result ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your given drivetrain. Trailer Hitch Classification Class Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.) Class I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 kg) Class II - Medium 3,500 lbs (1587 kg) Duty Class III - Heavy Duty 5,000 lbs (2268 kg) ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Engine/Transmission Frontal Area Max. GTW (Gross...50 kg) 2.4L Automatic/ 20 Sq. Ft Manual 2.7L Automatic/ 20 Sq. Ft. Manual... referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to the Tire- Safety Information Section in this manual.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) ... of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of many trailer accidents. Never exceed the maximum ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires. • Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and trailer. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... When parking, apply the parking brake on the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic transmission in P for Park. With a manual transmission, shift the... Tires-General Information section of this manual on Tire Pressures for proper tire inflation procedures. − Also, check the trailer tires for ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...controller is required when towing a trailer with electronically actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with a hydraulic surge ...454 kg) loaded, it should have its own brakes and they should be of adequate capacity.... between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    STARTING AND OPERATING 193 Towing Requirements - Trailer Lights & Wiring Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for motoring safety. The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4 and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also provide better engine braking. The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... loads to maximize fuel efficiency. Towing Tips - Cooling System To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions: − City Driving When stopped for ... transmission in neutral and increase engine idle speed. − Highway Driving Reduce speed. − Air ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 196
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flasher ...198 If Your Engine Overheats ...198 Jacking And Tire Changing ...200 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ...200 Jump-Starting Procedures If Battery Is Low ...205 Driving On Slippery Surfaces ...208 ▫ Acceleration ...208 ▫ Traction ...208 Freeing ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... may wear down your battery. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS In any of the following situations, you can ..., put transaxle in neutral, but do not increase engine idle speed. Hazard Flasher Switch The ... both cluster indicators and all front and rear directional signals will flash. Depress the switch again to...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... off. The air conditioning system adds heat to the engine cooling system and turning off ... act as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system. WARNING! A hot ...range. If the pointer remains on the "H", turn the engine off immediately, and call for service....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... or reverse (manual transmission). • Set parking brake and turn off engine. • Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the vehicle is being jacked... your body under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If you need to ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 201 1. Block wheel diagonally opposite flat tire. 2. Remove the spare tire, scissors jack and lug wrench from stowage. 6
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... raising the vehicle, use lug wrench to carefully pry off wheel cover (if equipped with steel wheels) or center cap (if equipped with aluminum ...the ground. WARNING! To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel covers with care to avoid contact with the metal edges and retention teeth. 4. Turn...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 203 6 Jack Engagement Locations
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... spare tire in the places provided. 12. Wheel cover installation (if required). Do not attempt... cover on a compact spare. Align valve notch in wheel cover with valve stem on wheel. Snap ... 13. Adjust the tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct pressure is on the label located on the driver's door.
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... transaxle cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and ... the tire and wheel. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump starting. 1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry such as ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. WARNING! Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode. ... to jump start. Jump Starting 6. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 207 7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan. WARNING! Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don't lean over battery when ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... occurs when there is a difference in the surface traction under the front (driving) wheels, particularly with high output engines. complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...vehicle may be used. Rear towing is not recommended with the front wheels on the ground, as transaxle damage can result. If rear towing is the only alternative, a front end dolly must be used. CAUTION! ... air dam may result. 6 CAUTION! Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... mph (40 km/h). If the transaxle is not operative, or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km), the vehicle must be towed with the front wheels off the ground. CAUTION! If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the ignition switch must be in the OFF position, not in the LOCK or ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS 2.4L Engine ...213 2.7L Engine ...214 Onboard Diagnostic System - OBD II ... Maintenance Programs ...216 Replacement Parts ...217 Dealer Service ...217 Maintenance Procedures ...218 ▫ Engine Oil ...218 ▫ Crankcase Emission Control System ...224 ▫ Maintenance-...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... Center) ...245 ▫ Interior Fuses ...246 Vehicle Storage ...248 Replacement Light Bulbs ...248 ... Signal, Sidemarker Bulb Replacement ...251 ▫ Fog Light Bulb Replacement ...252 ▫ Center Stoplight ... Capacities ...255 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts ...256 ▫ Engine ...256 ▫ Chassis ...257
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 213 2.4L ENGINE 7 2.4L Engine Compartment
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    214 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2.7L ENGINE 2.7L Engine Compartment
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ..., your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations. If any of these ... be performed. • If the "Malfunction Indicator Light" is flashing while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... an I/M (Inspection and Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running, and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready for testing. Normally...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... your vehicle because the MIL symbol is on with the engine running. REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine ... and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. DEALER SERVICE Your dealer has... equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service manuals are available which...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... inspected if a malfunction is observed or suspected. Engine Oil Checking Oil Level To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle's engine, the engine oil must be maintained, at the correct level. Check the oil ... off or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking the oil while ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... (0° C) • Stop and Go driving • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions • Short trips... 90° F (32° C) • Trailer towing Engine Oil Dipstick • Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service...(ethanol) fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... all types of operating conditions, we recommend engine oils that are API Certified and meet ... MS6395. American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol This symbol means ... (API). We only recommend API Certified engine oils that meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler's Material ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... all operating temperatures. These engine oils are designed to improve low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. Refer to the engine oil filler cap for the preferred ... number should not be used. Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters Care should be taken in disposing of...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are high quality oil filters and are recommended. Drive Belts - Check ...spark plug for use in your vehicle. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury. Engine Fuel Filter A plugged fuel filter can cause hard starting or limit ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...anything that can burn. In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe and abnormal ... this occurs, stop the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service, to the manufacturer's specifications, should be obtained immediately....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 225 the tire and wheel. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump starting. WARNING! Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... damage can result. Air Conditioner Check the air conditioning system at the start of the warm ... performance seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser for an accumulation of dirt or insects. ... and through the condenser as required. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce air ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ..., or Refrigerants. Power Steering - Fluid Check Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not ... into the reservoir. WARNING! Fluid level should be checked on a level surface with the engine off to prevent injury from moving parts, and to insure accurate fluid level ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... correct fluid type. Suspension Ball Joints There are two upper front and rear suspension ball joints. Inspect these ball joints ... Lubrication Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, doors, liftgate and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically to assure quiet, easy...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ..., if necessary, all pivot and sliding contact areas of these components should be lubricated with the lubricant specified as follows: Engine Oil • Door hinges • Hood hinges • Trunk hinges Smooth White Body Lubricant - Such as Mopar Spray White Lube ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...• Install the new blade assembly onto the wiper arm tip until it locks in place. Windshield Washers The fluid reservoir in the engine compartment should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield antifreeze (not...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. If you notice a... exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each ... position. The fan is controlled by both the temperature of the engine cooling system and the pressure in the air ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    232 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Coolant Checks Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12 ...not use plain water alone or alcohol base engine coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use ...antirust products, as they may not be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and may plug the radiator. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant solution. The use of lower quality water will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling system. Please note that it is the owner's responsibility to maintain ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... glycol based engine coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your ... not store ethylene glycol based engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain... of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high humidity accumulating on the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...system performance, all brake system components should be inspected periodically. Suggested service intervals ... can lead to brake failure and possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting ... capacity in an emergency. Brake and Power Steering System Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... on leakage. NOTE: Inspection of brake hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil change. Master Cylinder The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services, or immediately ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... petroleum base fluid to contaminate the brake fluid as seal damage will result! Fuel System Hoses Electronic ... properly torqued. Automatic Transmission Your front wheel drive vehicle has a transmission and differential... brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...Fluid Level The fluid level in the automatic transaxle should be checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with an improper fluid level will greatly ... following procedure must be used: • The vehicle must be on level ground. • The engine should be running at curb idle speed for a minimum...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... 8 of this manual for maintenance schedules. If the transaxle is disassembled for any reason, the fluid and filter ...dirt and water from entering the transaxle after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick ... miles (96 000 km) change fluid and filter under the following conditions...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... and Paint from Corrosion Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads passable in snow and ice, and... in the shade using a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insects, tar or other similar deposits ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once a month. • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges of the doors, rocker panels and rear deck lid be kept clear and open. • If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    .... You should not increase the gloss level, especially on top of the instrument panel top surface. Higher gloss levels will increase the reflectivity in the windshield that could decrease visibility under bright light driving conditions. WARNING! Do not use volatile solvents for...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...be followed. To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To remove road .... Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements. Instrument Panel Cover The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 245 Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the ... or if the buckles do not work properly. FUSES Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) 7 Power Distribution Center
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    246 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE A Power Distribution Center is located in the engine compartment; near the air cleaner. This information applies to vehicles built without the fuse and relay ..., Power Amplifier 5 10 Amp Red Fuse Panel Cover The fuse access panel is behind the end cover at...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... Heated Rear Window Indicator Instrument cluster illumination, Park and tail Lights Power Receptacle, Horns, Ignition, Fuel, Start Power Door Lock Motors (Body Control Module) Daytime Running Light Module (Canada) Instrument Cluster, Transmission ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... 161 Fog Light Indicator...PC 161 Dome Light ...578 Front Reading/Map Lights...906 Trunk Light ...562 Climate ... Control Light ...PC161 LIGHT BULBS - Exterior Bulb Number Headlight ...9007 Park/Turn Signal (Front) ...3157A Side / Marker (Front) ...168 Fog Light ...880L Tail/Stop/Turn Signal ...3157 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 249 BULB REPLACEMENT Headlight Bulb Replacement 1. Open the hood and remove the two headlight mounting screws. 2. Remove the push-in fasteners by prying under the head of the fasteners with a flat bladed tool. 7
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    250 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Gently pry the headlight assembly away from the fender as shown in the picture. This will free the ball stud from its retainer in the fender. Pull the headlight assembly away from the vehicle. 5. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace the bulb. CAUTION! 4. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 251 7. Reinsert the bulb and socket assembly and turn the retaining ring clockwise to secure the bulb. 8. Reinstall the headlight assembly. Park, Turn Signal, Sidemarker Bulb Replacement 1. Open the hood and remove the two headlight assembly mounting screws. Pull the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    252 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Fog Light Bulb Replacement 1. Remove the screws securing the light assembly to the front fascia. 4. Turn the bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise to remove it from the housing. 2. Pull the light assembly away ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... socket counterclockwise to remove it from the housing. Rear Light Bulb Replacement 1. Open the trunk and... away to expose the wiring connector and light housing plastic retainers. 7 2. Pull the bulb... and remove the plastic retainers. Remove the light housing from the vehicle. 3. Turn the bulb socket...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    254 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Reinstall the light housing and reconnect the wiring connector. Push the trunk liner... are necessary contact your manufacturer's dealer. A detailed service procedure is contained in the manufacturer's Service Manual. Information on purchasing a Service Manual can ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 255 FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES U.S. Fuel (approximate) 2.4 and 2.7 Liter Engines (87 Octane) Engine Oil-With Filter 2.4 and 2.7 Liter Engines (Refer to the engine oil fill cap for the correct SAE grade) Cooling System * 2.4 Liter Engines...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...-6395. Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label under the engine hood. Mopar Oil Filter (P/N 4105409) or equivalent. Mopar Oil Filter (P/N 5281090) or equivalent. 87 Octane Spark Plugs Oil Filter (2.4L Engine) Oil Filter (2.7L Engine) Fuel Selection
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 257 Chassis Component Automatic Transaxle Brake Master Cylinder Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Mopar ... J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids. Mopar Power Steering Fluid + 4, Mopar ATF+4 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 258
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ...260 Maintenance Schedules ...260 ▫ Schedule "B" ...263 M A I N T E N A N C E S ▫ Schedule "A" ...272 C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... trip H driving. E D U L E S MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES There are two maintenance schedules that show the required service ... C). • Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short ... km). • More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... desert operation. • If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol) fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km) or 3 ... IF ANY of these apply to you then flush and replace the engine coolant every 100,000 miles (160,000 km) ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    M 262 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES A I At Each Stop for Fuel N T • Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully E warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil... coolant level, hoses, and clamps. NOTE: In 2.7L Engines equipped with Flex Fuel Engine (FFV), change engine oil every...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... F (0° C). • Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short trips of ... of these apply to you then flush and U replace the engine coolant every 100,000 miles (160,000 ...ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    M 264 SCHEDULE "B" A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Inspect ...X X 15,000 (25 000) X X 18,000 (30 000) X X Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Rotate the tires....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... filter and replace if required.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    M 266 SCHEDULE "B" A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Inspect ...X X 51,000 (85 000) X X 54,000 (90 000) X X Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Rotate the tires....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... filter and replace if necesX sary.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes....
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... 000) X 8 Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Replace the engine timing belt on 2.4 liter engine. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    SCHEDULE "B" 269 M Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Inspect...linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Replace the spark plugs on the 2.7 liter engine. Check and re-tension accessory drive belts on 2.7 liter engine. Replace the accessory drive...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... Replace the spark plugs on the 2.4 liter engine. Replace the ignition cables on the 2.4 liter engine. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, ... or replace if required. Replace the accessory drive belts on the 2.7 liter engine. Check and replace, if necessary, the...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... by the manufacture to the owner but is not required to maintain the emissions warranty. ‡ This maintenance is not required if previously replaced. Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts. A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...000) [30] X 36,000 (60 000) [36] X X necessary.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engine. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Rotate the tires. X X X X X ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... filter and replace if required.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N [Months] A Change engine oil and engine oil filter. N C Inspect the air cleaner ... liter engine. Replace the spark plugs on 2.7 liter engine. Check and replace, if necessary, the PCV valve. *‡ Check and re-tension alternator drive belts on 2.7 liter engine. Replace the ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... M Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter...drums and shoes. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engine. Check and replace, if necessary, the...the engine timing belt on 2.4 liter engine. Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...E S 276 SCHEDULE "A" Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is ... working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and ...you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...278 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ...278 ▫ Prepare A ... (U.S. Vehicles Only) ...280 Mopar Parts ...280 Reporting Safety Defects ...281 ▫ In Canada ...281 Publication Order Forms ...281 Department Of ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... folder. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty, discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make a written list of your vehicle's ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... and office) • Dealership name • Vehicle identification number • Vehicle delivery date and mileage DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center P.O. Box 21-8004 Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004 Phone: (800) 992-1997 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    280 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Service Contract You may have purchased a... expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts. If you purchased a manufacturer's ... Service Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and the ... that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety defect to the Canadian government should ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...Service Manuals. These comprehensive service manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing and repairing DaimlerChrysler Corporation vehicles. A complete...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and ... traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration,...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    284 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    INDEX 10
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... About Your Brakes ...155 ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) ...155 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ...233 Adding Fuel ...183 Adding Washer Fluid ...230 Additives, Fuel ...179 Aiming Headlights ...254 Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) ...222 Air Conditioner ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...Drive ...222 Belts, Engine ...224 Body Mechanism Lubrication ...228 B-Pillar Location ...163 Brake, Parking ...Bulb Replacement ...249,251 Bulbs, Light ...248 Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...255 Capacities, Fluid ...255 Caps, Filler Fuel ...183 Oil (Engine) ...221 Radiator (Coolant Pressure)...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    288 INDEX Chains, Tire ...175 Changing A Flat Tire ...200 Charging System Light ...89 Chart, Tire Sizing ...160 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) ...216 Checking Your Vehicle For Safety ...46 Child Restraint ...38,41,42,44 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... Automatic Transaxle ...239 Disposal Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...234 Engine Oil ...221 Door Ajar Warning ...15 Door Locks ...13 Door Locks, Automatic ...15 ... Release ...23 Emission Control System Maintenance ...216,260 Engine ...213,214 Air Cleaner Filter ...222 Block Heater ...148 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... System ...231 Exterior Light Service ...249 Filters Air Cleaner ...222 Automatic Transaxle ...240 Engine Fuel ...223 Engine Oil ...221,256 Engine Oil Disposal ......, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...256 Fog Light Service ...252 Fog Lights ...66,90,252 Folding Rear Seat ......
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... Octane Rating ...256 Requirements ...178,255 Tank Capacity ...255 Fuel, Flexible ...See Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fueling ...183 Fuses ...245 Garage Door Opener (HomeLink ) Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) ...Gasoline, Clean Air ...Gasoline (Fuel) ...Gasoline, ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    292 INDEX Heated Seats ...59 Heater ...129,135 Heater, Engine Block ...148 Hitches Trailer Towing ...187 HomeLink (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter ...... Instrument Panel and Controls ...85 Instrument Panel Cover ...244 Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning ...245 Interior Appearance Care...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ......178 Leaks, Fluid ...47 Life of Tires ...173 Lights ...47,62 Airbag ...36,38,47,... Automatic Headlights ...65 Brake Warning ...92,153 Bulb Replacement ...248,249 Check Engine (Malfunction...62 License ...254 Lights On Reminder ...66 Low Fuel ...93 Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) ...89 Map Reading ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ......Maintenance Procedures ...Maintenance Schedule ...Light Duty Schedule "B" ...Schedule "A" ...Schedule "B" ...Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) ...Manual, Service ...224 218 260 263 272 263 Mirrors ...54 Automatic Dimming ...54 Electric ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...,216 Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink ) ...73 Operator Manual (Owner's Manual) ...4 Overdrive ...152 Overheating, Engine ...198 Owner's Manual (Operator ...Tire and Loading Information ...163 Power Brakes ...155 Door Locks ...14 Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) ...80 Seats ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... Rearview Mirrors ...54 Reformulated Gasoline ...178 Refrigerant ...227 Reminder, Lights On ...66 Reminder, Seat Belt ...30 Remote Keyless Entry (... Women ...31 Child Restraint ...38,39,44 Extender ...31 Front Seat ...27 Inspection ...47 Operating Instructions ...27 Pretensioners ...30 Reminder ...93 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...232,256 Sentry Key (Immobilizer) ...9,11 Service Assistance ...278 Service Contract ...280 Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) ...89 Service ... Roof ...78 Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag ...32 Synthetic Engine Oil ...221 System, Navigation ...118 Tachometer ...89 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... Radial ...170 Replacement ...173 Rotation ...175 Safety ...158,167 Sizes ...160 Snow Tires ...175 Spinning ...172 Tread Wear ...190 Trailer and Tongue Weight ...189 Wiring ...193 Trailer Towing Guide ...188 Trailer Weight ...188 Transaxle ...238 Additives ...240 Automatic ...149,151,238 Filter ...240
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... ...91 Transmission ...See Transaxle Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) ...21 Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink ) ...73 ... Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) ...21 Vinyl Trim ...243 Viscosity, Engine Oil ...255 Voltmeter ...89 Warning, Door Ajar ...15 Warning Flasher, Hazard ...198 ...
  • 2006 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    300 INDEX Windows ...24 Power ...24 Windshield Washers ...67,230 Windshield Wiper Blades ...230 Windshield Wipers ...65,67,229 Wiper Blade Replacement ...230 Wipers, Intermittent ...68 Wood Trim Cleaning ...244



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