I READ ONE OF THE OTHER QUESTIONS FROM ANOTHER ...

  • Tiny
  • Sebring08081
  • 2000 Chrysler Sebring
  • 185,319 miles

I read one of the other questions from another sebring owner. Car shut down replaced everything and still won't start. You sent him information via PDF to help him. He never replied that he got the car started. I'am having the same problem. And running out of money buying parts. Is there a way to check the alarms system or reprogram the system without going to the dealer. Car is not getting spark from distributor, it's been change, crank relay has been changed, plugs & wires changed ASD is working (clicking ) all fuses checked. Have a used PCM, can I program it myself?

Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 12:50 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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No, leave it alone, it has to be flashed from a dealer and most likely is not the cause as the rest of the parts you have replaced.

Start with basics, compression test, fuel pressure and spark.

You said no spark but check the other 2 as well.

Roy

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 12:52 AM
  • Tiny
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Compression 1.85 got 1/2 tank of fuel. I was drive in highway, it just shut down. Put in new distributor, it ran but had a miss, changed plugs and wire it hasn't started since. Rechecked all parts, have taken the manifold off about 10 times now. The only part left is the PCM. It's getting real costly.

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:07 AM
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Fuel pressure? Not how much but the actual pressure.

What about the timing belt? Is it turning?

Compression 1.85? Please explain. If it is 1 lb, no good should be 125-150 minimum

Roy

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:10 AM
  • Tiny
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Sorry compression is 150, checked for fuel it's pumping. Timing belt is turning. Just not getting spark! No codes when checked

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:18 AM
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What kind of distributor? New or used

Roy

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:27 AM
  • Tiny
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Used

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:29 AM
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Ok, with as much trouble as they have with this part, not surprised. Get a re man or you may go through several of them till you find one that works.

Roy

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:30 AM
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That was my question! The mechanic checked the output, it came out of a running car.

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:32 AM
  • Tiny
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I'll have the mechanic get another one and will let you know the results. Thank you for taking time with me on this problem.

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 AT 1:43 AM

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