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#130 of 253 Re: 2006 Chrysler Sebring won't start [alicia12345]
Nov 05, 2009 (3:56 pm)
Hey, It could be a number of things the ecu probably needs to be re programmed. It sounds like a problem with your anti theft system, things to look into are the anti theft relay, the control module, speed control sensor, map sensor, fuses, terminal connectors/wires. also check the dealer ship for any recalls. sometimes the keys go bad and you have to have a new one made. or the fingers in the ignition get stuck.
Let me know when you figure it out.
#131 of 253 Re: 2006 Chrysler Sebring won't start [alicia12345]
Nov 06, 2009 (1:35 pm)
I never figured out what it was. It stopped doing it and has pretty much been fine ever since. The only thing I know is I will never own another Chrysler ever again.
#132 of 253 if your sebring will start but stalls out READ!!!
Nov 15, 2009 (12:41 pm)
HI i am the proud owner of a 96 sebring jxi. yesterday i came out to my car and went to start it the car started but but stalled out seconds later and continued to do this after multiple attemps so i tried cleaning multiple different things... and still same thing. at this point i was rather fed up with the car and verry dissappointed because i have never realy had any problems like this before. soo after thinking for a little while i decided to try unhooking the batery in hopes to reset the computer or something.. so i went through with that and unhooked the negative terminal and waited a few minutes hooked it back up and it started just fine so if you are experiancing any of these problems try this before you go tearing stuff appart
#133 of 253 1995 chrysler sebring starting problem
Nov 30, 2009 (12:45 pm)
Seems to be moisture related. Won't start if it sits out in the rain overnite. Set it in the garage overnite and it will start. Let it sit outside for a week and it won't start. Put it in the garage overnite and it will start.
#134 of 253 Re: 03 Sebring, wanting to die when idleing in A.M. [abrcrmb309]
Dec 07, 2009 (4:14 pm)
I have a 05 Seabring, which is having issues "stuttering" after sitting out for a few days, and this morning wouldn't start after I had pulled over for a moment to scrape my windows. The temp im my area is at its coldest for the year, and this is a new issue for me. Any other suggestions, other the Idle Control valve, that sounds costly.
Dec 28, 2009 (11:45 am)
Hello i have a 96 sebring changed battery now it cranks but wont start,It started fine before i took off battery I hope someone could help me thanks tom
#136 of 253 Re: cranks wont start [tommyboy1025]
Dec 28, 2009 (2:39 pm)
You need to have your ECU reprogrammed, Car dealerships and a little power pack they plug into your car that saves information, while the battery is disconnected. with out it you will erase your memory
#137 of 253 Problem with my 98 Chrysler Sebring JXI 2.5
Dec 31, 2009 (2:48 am)
Its amazing to find a discussion group associated to my issue. This just reaffirms that I bought someone else's problems. I had been in search of buying a convertible for the past year. I have test drove a few Sebrings and practically fell for one that was really affordable. I knew I had to work on it but I did not know how much a headache it would be. Nevertheless, I hope to find the solution here.
So far these are the items I replaced. Brake Pads, Brake Rotors, removed radiator and flushed it. Replaced are major hoses to radiator. Radiator cap. Thermostat. Head Cover, spark plugs and spark plug cables. Air intake manifold. Engine Mount. this is off the top of my head. The car was running just fine for a good 200 miles. Then the radiator started to malfunction. I installed a kill switch to manually start it myself. But I say anymore. After I had replaced my head cover and spark plugs, I wasn't able to drive faster that 70 MPH. It would start to back fire. Then I was able to past smog to EGR Valve. Replaced EGR Valve and started to ride fine till my radiator fan stopped working. While fan was constant on. I was driving on the freeway and my car died at 60 MPH. Now, i found replaced the sensor that turn on my radiator fan when it heats up. However, my engine dies every 10 miles and I have to wait on some side street for 10 to 45 minutes to start. Tonight, I had to tow it to a auto-shop. Now I might go pick it up before I spend any money on it due to this forum.
I have read many issues but few solutions. It has to be electrical. A friend of my said it might be the computer board. I cant go on hunches. My Service Engine light does turn on (Ever The weather has been cold and it did rain today. Someone mentioned that moisture might be an issue. I would like to know from anyone what is the cheapest way to go about this. I know my way around a junk yard now. and Pick a Part has a 50% sale this weekend in California.
#138 of 253 Re: 2006 Chrysler Sebring won't start [alicia12345]
Jan 07, 2010 (10:31 pm)
Hi--have a 2001 Sebring convertable. Several years ago, the radio started to die, fuses helped and then the radio had to be replaced....now I'm blowing fuses for the starter and like Alicia, in message 137, everything but the radio and the starter spring to life. Go to start the car, and NOTHING. I have a brand new battery, so I know that's not the problem. When the car was new, there were electrical problems with the reading light not turning off and draining the battery, BUT, this is the problem: with no warning, and everything working except the starter and the radio, I find out it's a fuse. Replace the fuse, fine for a while. Still, I'm wondering if there's is something inherently wrong with the RADIO circuit that's affecting the starter fuse which it apparently shares. Anyone have this problem? Anyone solved this problem? I can't afford a new car.......if I could it wouldn't be a Chrysler Sebring.
#139 of 253 2006 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring electrical issues
Jan 08, 2010 (3:54 pm)
Well, apparently I'm not the only one with these issues. We all have similar problems that we cannot seem to get fixed. Most recent problem involves not starting and dead batteries. Over the summer had random times when it needed to be jumped. Two months ago I replaced a "dead" battery. One month ago had to replace a "defective" battery. A week ago it wouldn't start again and had to jump it and take it back in for service. So far, the charging system has been tested twice, we've gone through four batteries. We know now that there is a short somewhere between fuzes #4 and #11, but they cannot seem to pin point it. I bought the car with less than 10,000 miles on it in 2006 and it's been a problem ever since. Off the top of my head, we've replaced the hydraulics for the conv. top, the motor that operates the conv. top, a switch for the turn signals that was causing a short in the horn and cigarette lighters, the horn itself (all of these in the first 4 months I had the car). Recently, I had to replace a front tyrod, along with the brakes, rotors and tires. Now, they cannot seem to locate the short that is causing the drain on the battery. Obviously, there appears to be a problem electrically which is affecting all of us. I noticed a recall for 2007-2008 Sebrings which can cause these problems, but my car does not have that feature. Fyi, it is a TPMS, which automatically measures the tire pressure and warns you if it is low. Apparently, the ends corrode and cause a short in the system resulting in stalling out, dead batteries, not starting, etc. Beginning to think...