The car all of a sudden without warning just wont start. the battery was replaced less than a month ago. the car runs with a jump, but sputtters coming to a stop until i gas it. Once the car is shut off it wont start. lights all work inside and out. what could it be?
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If you have been running the engine without the alternator hooked up then all the power is being provided by the battery. You may have run the battery very low and too low to crank the starter over.
As a first step see if you can jump start the car off a battery in another vehicle with the engine running in that vehicle. If the sebring starts then the fault is with the battery and it will need to be disconnected and fully charged (provided the battery is still sound) or replaced. Before you do that, remove the serpentine belt that you just replaced and check that all the pulleys connected on that belt that are being driven by the crankshaft pulley (like the alternator pulley, tensioner pulley etc etc) can all be rotated freely and have not seized up. Often belts will break because one of the pulleys it is driving has seized up.
Check the throttle plates and idle speed control motor make sure there both clean.
Also check manifold vacuum at idle the best you can hold an idle. I have run into timing belt being one tooth off and engine still ran fine. But the vacuum was low that's how I could tell the belt was a tooth off.
HI. Here is the complete line up of specs concerning your vehicles front and rear tires. You did not post the trim line of this car, so I posted all models and tire combination's specified by the manufacture.
2001 Chrysler Sebring Lim 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/65R15 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2 Door Coupe Front and Rear Tires P205/55R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 4 Door Sedan Front and Rear Tires P205/65R15 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 4 Door Sedan Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2 Door Convertible Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2 Door Coupe Front and Rear Tires P215/50R17 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 4 Door Sedan Front and Rear Tires P205/60R16
There is probably a feedback (noise)filter connected somwhere near the coil. the are usually a cylindrical metal filter about the size of a double a battery,usually have a single wire connecting them,there may be one for each ignition coil,the will usually burn the wire when they are bad,not always. hope this helps.
does the battery have a full charge to it? If so clean battery terminals and chck battery cable at starter make sure its getting good contact. Make sure battery ground is making good contact at engine. Can you jump the car off? If so take off positive battery terminal while the car is running if the car dies altenaters bad replace it.
replace the distributor, not just the cap and arm but the whole thing. it is easy to replace by removing the battery and battery pan and air filter hose. I had the same problem in may of 08. replaced it and now it runs great.