My 2004 Sebring doesn't want to run over 2000 rpm's at times, alternator light comes on at times as well


Asked by Jan 12, 2016 at 09:55 AM about the 2004 Chrysler Sebring Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Daughter has a 2004 Sebring with what I believe is an electrical issue,
It started with the car not wanting to run over 2000 rpm, If you tried that , it
would buck like a rev limiter or a car with fuel issues.On top of that, the
wipers quit working nearly the same time. I discovered a couple of years
ago on my moms Stratus that they have a ground issue down on the left
tower where several wires bolt to the tower. This is apparently comon and
cause several things to quit working like cruise controls, wipers, ect. I cut
the wires off and put a new terminal there and the problems went away, or
so I thought. It went about a week and the car started acting up again, the
wipers are OK, but the motor occasionally still acts up and the alternator
light comes on as well intermittently and ran the batter flat while driving it.
At one point early on it showed a cam sensor error which I replaced,
however that did not help and was probably still a incorrect error. I feel like
this is still a ground issue  but haven't yet found it, any ideas?? This is a 4
door model and so it is Mitsubishi built car.

1 Answer


I finally solved the issue, it turned out the alternator was emitting a very small a/c current back on the 12 volt D/C current and was causing the PCM to freak out and cause all kind of problems including the false codes. Once I changed it, I could erase the codes and everything worked fine. Alternators actually work by making a/c current and then rectify it back to D/C current that is how they work however the A/C is normally not present on the current sent to the battery. It wasn't enough you could see it on a volt meter but did show up on a o-scope. You can simply test yours by disconnecting the alternator completely and restarting the car, if it runs good, you then just need to change it. Welcome to new cars and technology I guess!!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Sebring Overheating 36 answers

    Yesterday my temperature light turned on as I was coming home and I did not make a big deal of it because I assumed it was the coolant. This morning before work I add plenty of coolant and began my ...

    2005 Chrysler Sebring Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Does anyone know a way to get the timing to match up if you put a 2006 2.7L in a 2004 Sebring convertible GTC? 33 answers

    The car won't start with cam shaft sensor connected but will start and go into limbo when it's not connected. I know the 2006 2.7L motor has some differences but theoretically you should be able to ...

    2004 Chrysler Sebring GTC Convertible


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible - No Crank, No Click, No Start 9 answers

    2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Forgive my ignorance in some area, I am not experienced with cars in the slightest. I have only gotten to as far as I’m at now by googling my symptoms for a very l...

    2000 Chrysler Sebring


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 SEBRING 2.7 KNOCK ? 6 answers

    ok so i just bought a 2004 sebring lxi with 75000 on it off my friend , the battery was dead so i tried jumping it and it took a really long time to start the first time and when it started i made a ...

    2004 Chrysler Sebring LX Convertible


    Maintenance & Repair

  • is the sebring a good all around dependable and long lasting vehicle? 80 answers

    you don't see them much, and I'm wanting a convertable....are they as good as my crown vic has been?

    Chrysler Sebring



Search Chrysler Sebring Questions

Chrysler Sebring Experts

#1 Sparky222
Reputation 2,580
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 1,840
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler 300"
569 Great Deals out of 21,277 listings starting at $1,490
Used Ford Mustang"
729 Great Deals out of 41,502 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry Solara"
73 Great Deals out of 1,857 listings starting at $2,089
Used Toyota Camry"
1,645 Great Deals out of 99,026 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Altima"
1,493 Great Deals out of 88,169 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Focus"
1,214 Great Deals out of 57,391 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,181 Great Deals out of 72,975 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord"
1,312 Great Deals out of 78,754 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Impala"
937 Great Deals out of 35,888 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic"
1,170 Great Deals out of 59,022 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chrysler Crossfire"
24 Great Deals out of 428 listings starting at $2,950
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,695 Great Deals out of 39,942 listings starting at $888