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VEHICLE WILL NOT START!

1998 Chrysler Sebring

Electrical problem
1998 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 101000 miles

Car had been running fine with no signs of any problems starting. Tried to start the car and nothing happend.
The battery seems to be charged. But only half of the equipment works now when the ignition is turned on. The fan to heater works. The electric windows work. Hazards work, lights are fine (hi and low) interior lights are on. Power top won't work. Turn signals -no, dash gauges and lights do not illuminate.
When ignition is turned the brake light illuminates but nothing else and no power to starter.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Gary
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Gcundiff
September 6, 2009.




I'd check the circuits at the starter relay in the power distribution center. The voltage for the load side of relay is hot all the time. The voltage for the coil side of relay, goes hot with the key in the crank position. You pull the relay, use a testlite, with key in the crank position, see how many hot terminals you have? Make sure the tranny is in park or neutral and the e-brake is set. Did you try cranking in neutral?

JDL
Sep 6, 2009.


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