need advice on a Chrysler Sebring

Asked by Jan 26, 2017 at 11:10 PM about the 2002 Chrysler Sebring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am buying a Chrysler Sebring 2002 I have people
telling me it has a blown head gasket and some
people telling me it don't its not over heating but
the oil is a milky color it shuts off while I'm driving
it and it takes it a while to start back up the
previous owner I got it from said it had a whole in
the radiator so I had to make sure I kept water in it
the previous owner also said it had been sitting up
a good two years before I got it

3 Answers

127,485

Man is drop this thing like a hot rock, milky is almost always a sign of at least a blown headgasket, it could also be a cracked head, you won't know that until it is torn down, then you will need a new radiator, and most likely a water pump, hoses and a thermostat, and another thing that could really bite you down th road a bit is if it was doing all that sitting with water in the oil, if that has happened then there is sure to be bearing damage that will rear its ugly head sometime soon. Plus you have an engine management problem that shuts it down, it could be just a simple sensor or it could the a total ECM shutdown when it gets heated up. This one is going to take a lot of work, and being that it is an 02 I'm not sure it is worth sticking a lot of money into it.

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84,445

Absolutely, keep shopping!! With the money you'll put into this 15 year old car you can get something newer that is in running condition!! HTH. -Jim

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40,635

Amanda do not buy this car, like the others have pointed out, it's going to need a LOT of work, it should be considered a project car at best.

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