I have a 2006 Chrysler Sebring Sedan 2.4 engine. I was driving on the interstate and suddenly began to lose acceleration. RPM's went up but speed went down. I could only keep it at 20-30 mph with the gas pedal floored. There was a loud rattling sound coming from under the hood. I drove a few miles like this and the car died at a stop light. I got it started up again and got it to the next stop light where it died and would not start again. I had it towed home and hooked up a battery charger. The battery is not charging and is completely dead. The engine will not even turn over. I get absolutely nothing when I turn the key. I checked the alternator belt and it appears to still be on the pulley and it is tight. Is it possible this is a timing belt or am I looking at alternator/battery or another issue?
Rpm is up and speed down sounds like a trans issue.
Does the car or did the car engage in drive
March, 22, 2013 AT 4:50 PM
Umm, okay, but what about the other stuff like the rattling sound? What a trans issue cause that. Saying it is a "trans issue" is a pretty generic and broad answer. What do you mean by did the car engage? I stated that I kept driving it until it died!
March, 22, 2013 AT 4:52 PM
Would a trans issue cause that sound? Would a trans issue cause the battery to die and not be able to be charged?
March, 22, 2013 AT 6:07 PM
You have several issues. As far as the trans how specific can I get from here without seeing it. It is slipping internally. Beyond fluid check, it is internal failure and yes, it can cause the noise if the torque converter is bad
as far as the rest, does the engine turn by hand? If the timing belt broke, then you have a good chance at bent valves/
you are my eyes and ears and I cannot tell anything till you give me more to go on.