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1999 Chrysler sebring convertible; No spark to plugs. I think this vehicle is the Mitsubishi model of the sebring and I don't remember much about them. Could someone send an ignition system description and operation from a Chrysler manual and possibly a wire schematic for pcm to distributor. Thanks Greg

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  • greg gilmore Apr 30, 2010

    My customer says engine backfired while driving (turning a corner at low speed) and it died,,,timing belt tensioner had collapsed and belt slipped about a 1/4 turn on rear cam (customer says another shop installed new belt 2 months ago vehicle does have new water pump (T belt driven), new belt and tensioner installed now. Fuel pressure is fine, ASD is OK I kind of feel you are right about replacing distributor W/Cap and rotor but I would like to make sure it is receiving all signals from controller (This economy SUCKS and I no longer have access to ALLDATA or MITCHELL wire diagrams) so could you possibly send me a diagram on this one.


    Thanks
    Greg

  • greg gilmore Apr 30, 2010

    I used a Genisis scan tool and checked RPM while attempting to crank the engine ,,, RPM was reading 195 rpm so if its the same as a dodge truck or PT cruiser there is a crank signal being received by the PCM,,,,is this correct?

  • greg gilmore May 01, 2010

    Yes I thought the same but I still have no spark and the customer has limited funds so I am trying to find the exact problem ,,,coil, or just cap and rotor?

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Hi! If theres signal being received by the pcm then I believe your all good.

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    dj_relly999 May 01, 2010

    Hi! You may just need to replace the rotor and distributor cap. Good luck!

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Its possible, if the ASD Relay (Auto Shutdown Relay) was bad, (wherever that's located on a 1999 Sebring Convertible) the fuel pump would never turn on. I can hear the fuel pump come on for about 2 seconds when I turn the key, and you need have about 50 lbs of fuel pressure. So the circuit relating to the ASD is fine.

Check if not getting a spark and the car does not have an external coil pack. The coil is actually located within the distributor, which is Also where the Cam Position Sensor is located. In other case, so we replaced the Distributor. Since the car has over 140k miles on it, we also replaced the Distributor Cap and Rotor, the Spark Plug Wires, and Spark Plugs, since we had the Intake Manifold removed and had access to the rear three plugs.

Engine started right up, after we got past the air pocket in the Fuel Rail; engine runs just fine now!

Hope help.

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    ZJ Limited Apr 30, 2010

    I dont have this wire schematics or diagrams, but its possible that you can find other answer with a reader fault code. Try it.

  • Keith lindo
    Keith lindo Oct 13, 2013

    I replaced the distributor in my 1999sebring and still have nospark

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited Oct 17, 2013

    I suggest scanned the PCM (computer car) with OBD scanner reader, in order to know if some fault code is detected there,

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