Question about 1999 Chrysler Sebring
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi v6 2.5L. Car has been stalling recently at any speed or idle, then may or may not start. RPM's just cut out completely. Goes to zero...then may recover if cruising fast enough. Within last 15k miles have had dealer replace fuel filter, plugs, wires, cap & rotor, injector, battery, cables. No codes. otherwise, runs fine. For a while seemed to stall less frequently with 93 octane, but not anymore. Will start after leaving ignition in on position for 15 minutes...but doesn't last. 122k miles.
I had the same problem with my 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2.5L V6 Convertable. It started stalling at intersections; would lose RPMs' and die while driving it; and would not start unless it sat for a few minutes. Once it started, you'd have the scenario start all over again...
I hadn't kept up my maintenance schedule like I usually do, so I did the usual; I replaced my spark plugs and wires, changed the oil and filters, ect...
Finally, after it doing the same thing and wasting a ton of time and frustration on the side of the road, I took it to a mechanic that put it on his $9,000 diagnostic machine. The verdict; CRANK SHAFT POSITION SENSOR!
The Haynes Manual will tell you wrong on its location for the 1999 Lxi 2.5L V6 convertable; it is NOT LOCATED BEHIND THE BATTERY TRAY. The crankshaft position sensor is actually located about 4 to 6 inches below the distributor, which is about dead center of the motor, on the transaxle housing.
You do have to take off the tire and the skirt cover to get to it. I had to purchase two long socket extensions just to get to the bolt that mounts the sensor to the transaxle housing; but it was well worth the 20 bucks...
All in all, it took me three hours to find the damn thing, and then to figure out what I needed to take the old one off and get the new one installed.
The $65 dollars that I spent to find out what the problem was is worth it....
Now, the car runs better than ever....
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Try fuel cleaner/octane booster additive in full tank of 96 octane fuel. Give it a blast on a long trip.
Nice car enjoy it.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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