Sebring convertible 1998

Asked by Feb 23, 2017 at 06:41 PM about the 1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This happened to me about 3 months ago
and was able to get threw it. But right now
my car won't turn on as in my keys won't
turn left or right because my car I think is
on anti theft because my keys only gon in
or out but won't turn

1 Answer

15

Anti-theft won't prevent you from turning the key in the cylinder, it will either set off an alarm, IE horn and lights, or not allow the car to start, or both, (on your Sebring, it's both). If you are having trouble with the door locks, the tumblers are worn. I had this problem on a 1998 Sebring that I just bought for my daughter. I removed and disassembled the driver's door lock and repaired it myself, but it's a job that takes patience because of the very small parts involved. If it is the ignition lock cylinder, it may be either the steering wheel or shifter lock binding. Try moving the steering wheel back and forth and then the shifter while attempting to turn the key. If that doesn't do it, then the key cylinder itself is probably worn out and would need to be replaced. Good luck!

Your Answer

Chrysler Sebring Experts

  • #1
    Sparky222
    Reputation
    2,890
  • #2
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    2,010
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
8 Great Deals out of 1,120 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Camry Solara
23 listings starting at $2,950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
101 Great Deals out of 2,228 listings starting at $2,994
Used Honda Civic
303 Great Deals out of 3,475 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
63 Great Deals out of 1,964 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
76 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
807 listings starting at $13,404
Used Dodge Avenger
29 Great Deals out of 316 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
40 listings starting at $3,100
2009 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
40 listings starting at $2,495
2008 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $2,490
2007 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
26 listings starting at $4,995
2006 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
19 listings starting at $3,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.