Question about 1997 Chrysler Sebring
4 months ago (after owning the car for only 4 days), my 1997 Sebring LX shut down on in interstate. Turns out the timing belt broke, and it bent valves, as well. I finally saved up the money to fix it....Replaced the timing belt, pulleys, head, gaskets, water pump, etc., but my car still won't start. She does turn over, and she has spark. You can smell gas, so she's getting fuel. After 4 months and quite a bit of money, I'm very frustrated, and begging for any help that anyone can give....thank you.
Here we go:
timing marks are correct. Cam is in time with crank.
proper spark plug wiring sequence.
look at actual timing.
Car does not have to be running to check the actual timing. Hook up timing light and crank motor. Light should flash so you can look at timing marks to see if you are "Close enough" to fire off.
If cam and crank are not in time, you may have bent the valves again. Check compression. It will tell you the answer.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
I don't know your depth of knowledge so don't be insulted-
Did you use a service manual to guide you though this? The position of the timing belt is very critical; two teeth off and while the interference between valves and pistons may not happen, the engine isn't likely to start. If you haven't replaced the sparkplugs, several may be damaged from the earlier failure.
Also, anytime you smell gasoline and know you have no leaks anywhere, hold the gas pedal to the floor while you crank. If the engine is flooded, that will allow more air than normal to enter the cylinders and dry out the plugs allowing it to fire again. Pumping the accelerator is a quick path to a seemingly dead engine.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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