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1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2dr Convertible

1997 Chrysler Sebring
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Convertible JX, Compact
20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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December 2, 2012, 2:42 pm

Joel M
 

Question: Timming Belt

To Ron W:
Thank you for your response to my timing belt question, My 1999 Sebring convertible JXi has a 2.5 L engine. Does this engine have a timing belt or chain? Dealer said it has a belt but the manual does not call for a belt change at any milage. Please advise.
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Joel M.


December 8, 2012, 12:25 pm

Elizabeth K
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It's got a belt, and my manual recommends the replacement at 105k. You can double-check using the 'your service schedule' link on this site. You'll have to check the procedures for each mileage interval--sometimes the owner's manual has outdated info, but all timing belts need to be replaced due to wear.


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