Help fast, Sebring won't start like it's not engaging.

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 90,000 MILES
Driving on an express way today, accelerated passed a vehicle. Mid-way through, my car wouldn't accelerate, struggled getting past the vehicle and pulled into a gas station. Turned the sebring off, tried turning it back on and just a buzzing noise (not revving). Tried putting gas in it, same thing. Not turning over, sounds like just electrical buzzing.
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 8:59 PM

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Tiny
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Have the battery checked first. Have it charged and the alt checked for proper operation.
I would start there first.

Roy
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick reply, it is really important for me to get this vehicle working by the end of Thursday. I will keep this site updated with what is wrong with the vehicle, please keep up on the quick responses. I checked the timing belt its still in one piece, going to check spark plugs, battery, and then ill check the alt. It doesn't sound like a battery issue, its not clicking (like normal battery issue) but its something spinning and when I turn the ignition off I can here the spinning come to a slow halt.
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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Is this a turbo?

Roy
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
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No, 2005 Chrysler Sebring 4DR Sedan 90,000 miles. I replaced timing and cam sensor within the past year. Sounds like something rotating fast with ignition on and the rotating stops about a second after letting off ignition.
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 10:20 PM
Tiny
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I cannot think of anything without hearing it. Did you have a shop look at it?

I have to get some help here from one of the other guys that may have heard this type of noise.

Roy
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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I checked the timing when turning the ignition on and the belt was not rotating. That would mean the timing went out on it right?
Or are there other possibilities. I havent had a shop look at it yet but my dad used to be a mechanic and he said it's either the timing of a bad motor.
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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If the belt is not turning, something is broken somewhere. It sounds like you need a shop to help you out with an exact diag and a bid.

Roy
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 12:59 AM
Tiny
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Had a buddy check it out (mechanic), he said it's the fly wheel. Timing was intact, crank shaft was turning with the timing, starter ran well.
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 5:22 PM

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