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Wont start I had someone change the oil in my daughters 2004 Sebring 2.4 liter car. when she got ready to drive it home I saw the oil had all leaked out' The cars oil light came on and it quit running. Found it was the oil filter wrong and changed it and put the oil back in it. Now it just turns over and wont start. Would there be a safety swich of some kind keeping it from starting PLEASE HELP Glen

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  • Glen Asberry Dec 16, 2008

    We did take off the negative battery cable off for around and hour or so still it will not start. It is turning over fine and acts like it wanting to fire now and then but will not.

  • Glen Asberry Dec 16, 2008

    No we havent checked the fuel shut off could you tell where this would be and I will check

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Yes there is an oil pressure safety cut off that prevents the engine from being started. you have to reset the computer, disconnect the negative battery terminal for about 10 minutes and that should reset it for you

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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    Antonio Boscia Dec 16, 2008

    yes there is an oil pressure safety cut off that prevents the engine from being started. you have to reset the computer, disconnect the negative battery terminal for about 10 minutes and that should reset it for you

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Yes the oil pressure switch its still reading hat there is no oil in the car, you should change switch and try again. Good Luck if you need more help contact me

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  • O Mclean Dec 17, 2008

    I think that because the engine was driven without oil there might be small particles that are stuck in oil pressure switch and prevent it from reading pressure therefore it need to be replaced and the vehicle will start.Godd Luck

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SINCE YOU DROVE THE CAR WITH NO OIL YOU MUST HAVE BURNT OUT THE CYLINDERS rEPLACE PISTONS RING AND HAVE BORED OUT ! THE CAR IS RUINED!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Based on your description, should not be. Still, there are only two possible reasons for an engine no to start:

  • fuel; and
  • spark.
Please check:
  • presence of spark at the plugs by removing at least one, lay it against any exposed metal part of the engine, crank;
  • fuel delivery, remove air filter, spray starting fluid while cranking. If engine catches even just momentarily, then fuel was cut off.
Possible reasons:
  • computer has disabled the vehicle;
  • alarm/security/immobilizer has disabled the vehicle.
Probable solutions:
  • reset the computer by removing the cable from the battery's - terminal;
  • reset the alarm/security/immobilizer with your passkey, remote, bypass switch or whatever is applicable in the car's installed system.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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Http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t279769.html just click this link asnd check out. This is an old post but wanted to let people know that I had the same problem with my 2.7 v6 Sebring and found out the oil switch/sensor was leaking oil into the connection and shorting out the connection, thus giving a false indication that the oil pressure was low. It only did this when the engine was warmed up and idling at a stop light. Replaced the switch and the leak stopped and the light is now off.
============================ It's the oild pressuer sending unit. I had mine replaced a few years ago and all was well. It just started to come on again so I'll repalce it for about $40.00.
also more information in the above given link click that link and check out.

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Remove plastic splash guard underneath the car. OP sender is BEHIND a metal heat shield on back side of engine. Three bolts remove it and there u check out for the oil pressure sensor.

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IF it does have a safety switch you can unplug the black battery cable for ~ 20 mins. This resets the computer and all codes. IF it still doesnt fire it might be something unrelated to the oil leak. I worked for an oil lube shop and we had to pay for some engines when that type of thing happens so you might want to keep an eye on your car and let them know if you have any other troubles.


GOODLUCK,
chaz


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    Chaz G Dec 16, 2008

    IT will not run lock out radio, or set off car alarm. That means every time your battery dies ~ every 5 years give or take you would have mad chaos. Think car manufactures are a little smarter then this.

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    Chaz G Dec 16, 2008

    I would have to aggree with other commenter on getting it scanned at this point. IF you have checked the fuel cut off safety switch and its not activated then there are just too many things to guess at without having a proper scan.

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    Chaz G Dec 16, 2008

    I do not know on that particular car but get a good flash light and check by the kick panels on the driver and passenger side floor. THis is where i have seen it on other models. IF you have a fuel shut off switch your car manual will have an insert in there about it so double check that if you have one.

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The 1st thing u will have to do is have the computer tested for a trouble code that might lead in the right direction to repair the no start, U can however check the fuel pressure, it should be around 40 PSI with the engine cranking over. I know of no safety switch that might have cut the fuel pump off that is related to the oil issue, only a roll over valve that stops fuel flow in the event of an accident or rollover.

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008

    The other expert said to disconnect th battery, I don't recommend that, it will set off the factory security system and possibly lock the radio out, have the test run and then have them erase/reset the computer the proper way with an electronic system scan tool.

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008

    I have checked with a friend who is a dealer tech for a Chrysler he says there is no fuel pump cut-off switch.

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008

    U have not had time to check the fuel pressure, do u want to fix this??

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008


    chazman05 u are wrong, it happens all the time, when people change the radio the radio does need a code and the alarm does activate, what dealer do u work for?

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008


    chazman05 correction, it should read when people change the battery or disconnect it.

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008


    chazman05 there is no fuel cut-off switch on this car.

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008


    emissionwiz Once again, the car does not have a fuel shut-off, read the posts.

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