Cloud Car General Problems
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Cloud Car Common Problems
The below list represents a collection of general problems that commonly occur to the cloud cars. TSBs are currently not covered; however, they will be in the future.
The problem is due to low brake fluid level. You should buy a pint of DOT 3 brake fluid, and top off the brake fluid reservior.
The problem occurs when the car is turning right. The brake fluid will move to the left of the reservior due to centrifugal force, and will uncover the brake fluid level sensor in the reservior. This sensor is monitored by the body control module (BCM), and when the BCM detects the low level due to the right turn, it will output a ding. It would normally wait about 1/2 a second before lighting up the brake warning light. However, since this problem is momentary in nature, the brake warning light may or may not turn on.
The problem is due to a partially shorted out blower motor that causes the blower motor speed control resistor to burn out. You should replace both the blower motor and the blower motor resistor.
The blower motor will, over time, overheat and partially short out. This causes an increase in current demand to the blower motor. This increased current will go through the blower motor resistor, and will eventually cause it to burn out. At that point, the only setting that will work is the "full" setting.
For the first generation cloud cars (JA or JX), the blower motor part number is 5017741AA, and will cost $85.50 at DodgeParts.com. The blower motor speed control resistor part number is 4885844AA, and costs $11.44 at DodgeParts.com.
For the second generation cloud cars (JR), the blower motor part number is 4885612AA, and will cost $44.00 at DodgeParts.com. The blower motor speed control resistor part number is 4885919AB, and costs $3.96 at DodgeParts.com.
The problem is due to cold solder joints in the instrument cluster circuit board. Depending on how long this problem has occurred, the circuit board itself may be heat damaged. In this case, you should replace the instrument cluster circuit board.
For JA cloud cars built between 1995 through 1997 (JX cloud cars built between 1996 and 1997), the instrument cluster circuit board part number is 4882214, and will cost $279.00 at DodgeParts.com. For JA or JX cloud cars built between 1998 and 2000, the instrument cluster circuit board part number is 4883899AA, and will cost $146.25 at DodgeParts.com.
If you inspect the circuit board, and find that there is little or no heat damage to the board itself, you may try to repair the board yourself. The Chrysler Sebring Convertible Club has an excellent writeup on how to repair this circuit board.
The problem is due to cold solder joints in the cruise control servo actuator.
The part number for this servo is 4669977, and will cost $51.19 at DodgeParts.com. Alternately, you can remove the cover off the cruise control servo, and re-solder all the solder joints yourself.
The door check straps have failed, and should be replaced.
For the first generation (JX) and second generation (JR) Sebring Convertible, the part number for the driver's side door hinge strap is 4658467AB, and will cost $18.71 at DodgeParts.com. The part number for the passenger's side door hinge strap is 4658466AB, and will also cost $18.71 at DodgeParts.com.
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|This page last updated 20 April 2010.|