Stalls at idle?

Tiny
STEPHANIE COLON
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,750,000 MILES
Car listed above is a convertible and it wont stay running. Marks battery, I replace with brand new battery and brand new alternator. Issue still the same.
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 AT 11:04 AM

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Tiny
FREEMBA
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There could be may reasons for this condition. If your check engine light is "on", please have the codes read and post them here so that I can help your track down the problem.

A few things to check/complete:

Check for loose/disconnected hos going to the air cleaner housing. If a major hose is disconnected or loose it could cause stalling.

This guide will help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Clean the throttle body, often when dirty, these can cause the engine to stall.

Check for major vacuum leaks such as a large vacuum hose disconnected from the intake manifold or throttle body. Be sure to check the PCV hose (check its entire length).

Check for loose connections at the positive battery cable, where it attaches to the under hood fuse box. Also at the negative battery cable where it connects to the engine.
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
MBBRUMM
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 52,000 MILES
My 2.7L V6 will occoally stall at stop. Always happens when the engine is up to temp. Some times the engine will "catch" it self almost stall and then surge. Have replace vehicle speed sensor, and cranshaft posiition sensor with no change. Engine will idle at 550-650 rpm which seems slow to me.

Runs smooth, accelrates quickly, and showes no other driveability issues.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:24 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GEORGEONE
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I also have a Sebring that stalled last week for the first time since I bought it about 3 years ago.
Today it hesitated, but didn't stall, but this time the engine light came on. I took it to AutoZone and they found an 0340 error code which is somne how related to the cam position sensor. The guy at AutoZone urged me to take it in to the dealer right away. I dropped it off this evening and they're supposed to look at it tomorrow. If you want to respond, I would be glad to keep you updated on what they tell me. I will also do some research on-line to see if I can find anything that will help get it fixed properly.

This guide helped me

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/stall-at-idle

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:24 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BONEYJ1433
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Timing belt broke, replaced the timing belt and head serviced. Car runs but will not run with vacum line one coming from the vaule cover. Checked PVC and it was fine. If I place my finger on the hole on the intake where the PVC goes the engine shut off. And when I fully throtle the engine it surges.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:24 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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I'm not sure I follow exactly what you're doing, but it sounds like the engine will run if you introduce extra air. If that sounds right, the problem might be due to having the battery disconnected during the head service. Disconnecting the battery will cause the Engine Computer to lose its memory. It will have to relearn minimum throttle before it knows when to be in charge of idle speed.

To meet the conditions for the relearn procedure to take place, drive at highway speed with the engine warmed up, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.

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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:24 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DILL-11
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 140,000 MILES
I put a new battery in the car now it want idle. I have drove it about 50 miles still will not idle. What do I have to do for it to relearn?Do I have to take it to the dealership to be put on a computer? It idle fine before the battery was change. It is a 3.0 liter auto trans.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Have you tried removing the negative battery cable for about a min booking it back up and see how it idles?Does it idle too high or too low?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DILL-11
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Still to low under 500.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Which engine do you have?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Also what model do you have coupe sedan etc?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
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PETER SENZ
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,000 MILES
1999 chrysler sebring convertable will, on occasion, not idle when cold. The car has also stalled when coming to a stop. The throttle can be used to overcome the failure to idle. What would be the most likely cause?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check for vacuum leaks at the engine. Also, check fuel pump pressure. The most common cause of this type of problem is a bad idle air control valve (IAC). It is located on the throttle body.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DILL-11
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3.0 Coupe
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Have you checked for codes in the computer yet? If you turn on the ac if the ac works does the idle increase?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DILL-11
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There are no codes stored. Also when the a/c turns on idle drop.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Have you tried lightly taping on the idle air control motor to see if the idle goes up?There really is no trouble tree for what happened with replacing the battery.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
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RADARMORALES
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
How do you adust the idle on a 1997 Chrysler Sebring
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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You don't. It's automatic and set by the Engine Computer through the automatic idle speed motor.

If the battery was recently disconnected or run dead, the computer will have to relearn "minimum throttle" before it will know when it must be in control of idle speed. To meet the conditions for the relearn to take place, drive at highway speed with the engine warmed up, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.

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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DILL-11
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No where is the iac control motor located? I will try that tomarrow.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DILL-11
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Some one suggusted the cooling temp sensor what you think?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)

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