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95 Sebring So many Problems!

I've had this '95 Sebring LXi for four years now, and I've had problems with it every year. I usually get it fixed, but for some reason, I can't figure out what the problem is with my car this time.

The car doesn't start when it's cold outside if it's been sitting for any great length of time. I replaced the battery in May of this year. It ran fine for about 5 months, and since it's been cold, it won't start. Every time I jump the car, it starts up just fine. I've found that when I press the door lock buttons, they don't work, and there's a clicking noise in the dash. I don't know if the two problems are connected or if they are seperate. After I jump the car, I drive it for nearly an hour before I shut it off, so there should be plenty of charge in the battery when I leave it. I know that by physics, batteries lose a significant amount of their charge due to cold weather, but this is excessive. There aren't any lights on in the car that I'm aware of after I shut the car off. Oh, and when I use the other buttons in the car, they all work. It's just the locks that don't work. They are manual, for practical purposes.

Also, I have a "check engine" light appear if I drive the car between 55 and 60 miles per hour for more than a minute or so. I've had one of the O2 sensors replaced, and I've considered having the other replaced, but I don't know if it will help the problem. After I shut the car off, the light goes off, and then only comes back on if I get to that speed again. It's not affecting the driving of the car, but I think it's causing the car to run rich.

Can anyone help? If you need more info, please let me know.
Thanks,
Doug

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  • Doug Porter Dec 26, 2008

    After the car has run for a long time there's a subtle smell.. perhaps a bad egg smell, but it almost smells metalic.



    Also, another detail I forgot. A spark plug blew up in one of the cylinders. I had the spark plug, the head, and a few oil leaks fixed in the engine. I had all of this done in September of this year, and I think the leaks are gone.



    Now the car won't start, even when I jump it. It makes a whining noise and doesn't crank like a normal car does. I think this might be the timing belt.

  • thejup May 11, 2010

    is the starter solinoid engaging the starter or is it free spinning (fast whirring sound)

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    are there any smells associated with the problem... like bad eggs (sulfur) ?

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