Mechanics

CHRYSLER SEBRING GAS PROBLEM

2008 Chrysler Sebring • 4 cylinder •

I have a 2008 sebring about a week ago it just stopped as I was driving down the road I was pressing the gas pedal and all of a sudden it stopped I try to start it and it sounded as if it needed gas but the needle showed it had some anyway I got a mechanic he charged me 450.00 he said he had to put a fuel well one week later it did it again I called him and he was insisting to put gas but I told him it was marking it had gas then he said he is going to put another fuel pump I said to myself why another fuel pump if he barely put one please help me what is really the problem thank you
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Irene
November 28, 2010.




The easiest thing to do is check the fuel pump pressure before taking it back to him. All you need is a fuel pressure gauge and about 5 minutes. On our home page, you will see a "Do it yourself" section. In that section it tells you how to check fuel pump pressure. You will need a gauge, but most nationally recognized parts stores will lend you one.

There is a schrader valve that works like a valve on a tire. When you push it in, it will release pressure. Cover it with a rag as you install the fuel pressure gauge. That way nothing will spray at you. Once it is on, turn the key to the run position and the gauge should jump up showing you the pressure.

If only air comes out (no gas) then either you are out of gas or the pump isn't installed properly.

Please keep in mind, the fuel pump and float rheostat (which tells the fuel gauge how much gas you have) are one unit. So if he replaced the pump, that is new too. Also, new pumps go bad too.

Let me know if you have other questions or need additional information, let me know. Let me know how it ends up for you too.

Joe



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