Car will not start

Tiny
LUNASUN
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I replaced rotor and brakes. I flushed the radiator. I went to start it and nothing. It was running just fine before I did the work. What happen? I am at a loss.
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 9:35 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I have a feeling something may have gotten wet when you flushed the cooling system. Do me a favor. I need you to check for ignition spark to the plugs. Here is a link that explains how it is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Let me know what you find. If there is no spark, I have a feeling the crankshaft position sensor got wet.

Now, if I misunderstood you and nothing happens when you crank it (no starter engagement) let me know. I am assuming that the starter is engaging but the engine fails to start. The brakes shouldn't have anything to do with this.

I will watch for your reply.

Joe
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 9:43 AM
Tiny
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No there is nothing when I turn the key. It will not crank or even try to start. It is not that I did not. There was a communication problem.
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 9:44 AM
Tiny
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Does anything electrical work such as lights, horn, radio and so on? Is there a click or anything when you turn the key to the start position?
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 1:11 PM
Tiny
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Lights, horn, radio. Every thing turns on and works. No click nothing when I turn the key.
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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Okay. The starter may have been damaged from overheating or there could be an issue with the starter relay/fuse and so on.

First, I need you to check if there is power to the smaller wire on the starter when the key is in the start position. Here is a link to help:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Now, if there is power to the smaller wire, the battery is fully charged, and the larger wire on the starter (which has 12v all the time) is tight and clean and the battery terminals are tight and clean, replace the starter.

If not, check all fuses under the hood to see if anything is bad.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thank you I will. However, could it also be a security issue? The more I read about other cars issues I think this maybe. Is it possible to reset the security system?
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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Also the gear shift will not move.
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
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I think you have a blown fuse. The idea that it won't come out of park is indicating a power supply issue. Do me a favor (and this will sound odd) see if the brake lights work when you press the brakes.

Also, let me know if the gear indicator shows park.

Let me know.
Joe
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Monday, March 16th, 2020 AT 2:08 PM

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