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96 Sebring 2.5L

Mine died pulling out of the driveway, couple days later I tried to start it and just cranks. Had it towed to a shop and as soon as the tow truck driver left it started! Now it has started ever since! So of course they can't find anything.. Any ideas? I live on a narrow windy road and I am scared that it will do this again on that road.

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  • p95667 Jul 22, 2009

    The only codes stored were engine misfire, I changed all the plugs, wires, cap and rotor. I also changed the Crank sensor just in case.

  • p95667 Jul 22, 2009

    The spark plug wires were completly corroded all except 2

  • p95667 Jul 22, 2009

    Sorry I am a 1st time user, I didn't understand I needed to rate you each time...I have corrected

  • p95667 Jul 23, 2009

    I agree that it will happen again, I am not trusting that even the crank senser was the problem. I will have the fuel pressure tested before I take it home. That long dark country road is not exciting me, since the cell reception stops in the middle and people tend to drive crazy on it. Thank you again for your advise.



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You have a bad fuel pump or a bad ingtion coil and both can be tested, and they should of thrown a code if notthing you can be assured it's the fuel pump. and it can be tested. and ifthey read the soft codes they will know what happened.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jul 22, 2009

    mis fire was due to lack of fuel. replace fuel filter then have pump pressured tested if it hits 50 psi and holds for 1 minute to 30 psi pump is ok if not replace the pump, the car is old enought to have problems with the fuel sock being worn out due to mtbe's and ethanol. otherwise it may be a mass air flow sensor but seems to be two new for that.

  • Bruce Hathcock Jul 22, 2009

    since you did not rate me the first two times why would I give you more information? you type of people looking fr free information drag my score down so if you can't at leats rate me once I have no desire to help you any more, if you were in my shopt yo would of paid $200.oo to fix the problem without a thank you. people are sure getting rude for free information.

  • Bruce Hathcock Jul 23, 2009

    Sorry I get aggravated I spent time on these questions and think about the wiring and fuel systems and I keep thinking trying to help and people just don't understand how much thought is put into the answer for free, and the concern I have that the problem could put you in a serious situation. Sorry about barking at ya. It will happen again, it will die and when you need it worst and I am warning you to have it tested because I don't want you stranded on a dark street some night thinking it's ok. A miss fire can be caused by many things but when it dies it's telling you something is wrong and plugs is not going to fix it. It is a coincidence that it just started running so have it tested.

  • Bruce Hathcock Jul 23, 2009

    I am glad you will have it tested I will feel better you had it tested, if there is anything I don't like it's a unreliable car. good luck I am sure they will find it.


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Have the fuel pump presure checked,they sometimes get an air bubble in the line,from having low fuel,and it sucks up air from the back and forth splash in the gas tank.I can suggest turn your key on,wait about ten seconds,then start it,this lets presure build up,and hold steady while its running.

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