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2007 sebring starter keeps running

Had three starter replaced and they keep burning out because they are running all the time. mechanic says it's the computer I don't think so

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I agree with the computer or power distribution,signal sent to front control module to turn starter

Posted on May 05, 2014

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    trevino1970 May 06, 2014

    does it have an aftermarket alarm? If not, you might have a faulty ignition switch that has the internal spring damaged. Try (as soon as you crank the vehicle and the starter sticks) turning the switch slightly backwards to see if the starter disengages. If it doesn't disengage, then turn the switch off. Can you specify a little more as to what exactly happens with the switch off or when on?

  • trevino1970
    trevino1970 May 06, 2014

    Also, does it have a smart key/FOB? It could be a starter relay under the hood fuse box that is staying stuck and simple replacing of that relay might fix your issue.

  • Joe Vinton May 06, 2014

    Could be as simple as the relay that is in the power distribution that is controlled by the module

  • Joe Vinton May 06, 2014

    Some of the Chryslers have the relay built into the power distribution.

  • trevino1970
    trevino1970 Jun 20, 2014

    have you checked the starter relay under the hood? There's a possibility it became stuck in the closed position. You wouldn't happen to have a remote starter on your vehicle, would you?



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