1997 Chrysler Sebring ENGINE WILL NOT START

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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1997 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I just put in new distributor, engine started for about 45 seconds then stoped and wont start again. Engine turns but won't start. I need help on this is my daughters car and needs it for school. Thanks
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 2:47 PM

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Lets try below and see what happens if its fuel or spark

Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors-
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 3:37 PM
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There is no spark. That was the reason I was told to change the distributor. Will the cam or crank sensor make the car not start? I put in the throtle position sensor, the distributor cap and rotor and no spark, then I put the distributor and thats when it started for 45 seconds and stoped and no spark again. What next? Thanks for your help
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 5:44 PM
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Inspect and test the cam and crankshaft sensors
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 6:26 PM
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Its strange because I sprayed starting fluid and it starts. I checked the fuel pump and it works perfect. Could it be the voltage to the injectors? If so How would I check the voltage to the injectors?
Thanks for your help.
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 7:31 PM
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One of the wire on the injectors should have battery voltage the other is the driver ground circuit-check it out or use a noid light and crank engine over is the light flashing?
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 7:35 PM
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Check the injectors resistance with an ohmmeter if its within specs-could be an injector shorted out and dragging the rest down-
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 7:38 PM
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I just checked for voltage at the injector and there is no voltage at all. I put a test light and no voltage, crank the engine and nothing. What is causing that? What next?
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 7:50 PM

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