1997 Chrysler Sebring Will not crank

Tiny
TERRYANDAMY
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl Automatic 180000 miles

While driving down the road, I noticed my cruise light just popped on and when I pressed the gas pedal nothing happened.I realized the car had died. When I try to crank it, its tries to turn over but will not ever crank. My husbands first thought was a fuel issue like maybe the fuel pump went out. He took off the air filter hose and sprayed starter fluid into it and it still wouldn't turn on over, along with a few other steps he's pretty much ruled out a fuel issue. He also has tested all of the fuses, which are all good. He's currently working 14 hour days so has no daylight hours to address the issue, so I am trying to give him some ideas by asking this question to hopefully save him some time. A suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 5:40 PM

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Tiny
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He took off the air filter hose and sprayed starter fluid into it and it still wouldn't turn on over

Sounds like an ignition problem-No spark try below and get back ASAP

Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
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Ok, seriously need help here. He did the spark plug test and we had no spark at all, also after trying to turn it over he pulled the spark plugs and they didn't smell like fuel which he believes they should have, so he did the ignition test where you turn the key on and off to get the codes. It gave us 11, 12, 54, 55, so based on that we put a new crank sensor and a new cam sensor. The code 12 was from us disconnecting the battery cables the previous day. After replacing both sensors there was no change (still wouldn't crank), so he did the ignition thing again and it gave a new code which was 42. Code 42 in the Haynes book says Fuel pump relay or Auto shutdown relay(asd) control circuit indicates and open or shorted circuit condition, fuel level sending unit circuit problem detected. Based on that code, what would be the next logical step. Also, we need to know where both of those relays are located since we don't have the owner's manual to the car, we are pretty sure they are the relays attached to the firewall of the car, but we are not certain. Thank you in advance for you time and input, it is greatly appreciated.
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 2:18 AM
Tiny
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Item 13 is the fuel pump relay Item 14 the ASD relay-see below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_asd_4.jpg

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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 4:14 AM
Tiny
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Did the relays fix your problem? Imhaving the same issues with my sebring, and in need of help.

I also chane my distribtor cap, fuel filter, and crank sensor and still wont turn my car on, all my fuses work but I never knew about the fuel relay or asd relay. And I also did the spark plug test for the blue spark, there was no spark
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 AT 4:24 PM

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