1999 Chrysler Sebring car won't start

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
When I'm trying to start my car the engine cranks but does not want to turn over and start. I'm thinking it has something to do with either the fuel pump or the fuel filter. Am I on the right track here or could it be something else? Also, how would I check for fuel pressure?
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 AT 12:41 AM

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Tiny
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1999 Chrysler Sebring car won't start

It takes 4 things to fire up the engine that is cranking speed, compression, fuel and ignition.

Lets start with fuel-find the schreader valve/test port on the rail and hook-up and read off the fuel pressure and comeback with the readings-if its under specs-look for spark by disconnecting a plugwire and ground it to the engine while cranking it over-do you have spark? We stop here till you comeback with your findings. Also while cranking engine over be listening to the injector/s are they clicking?
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 AT 3:44 AM
Tiny
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I could not find the shreader valve/test port. There was spark however when I checked the plug wires. I'm pretty sure the injectors are clicking.

Also, I took off the battery and took it to auto zone to have it checked. The first time, they charged it and said the battery was good. I took it, put it on the car and as I was turning the key to start the car numerous times there was less and less power each time, until it wasn't turning over anymore, just cranking like it had no more power left. So I took it to auto zone again, they charged it and said the battery had three dead cells in it and it was bad. I took it to another store and they said the same thing. It seems like something discharged the battery and made it go bad. What can cause such a thing? I got a brand new battery and the car is not starting, just cranks but doesn't want to turn over.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a voltmeter? If so hook it up on the battery, it better be 12.4volts or higher-it needs this voltage to be able to activate the starter. If not recharge it.

I got a brand new battery and the car is not starting, just cranks but doesn't want to turn over. Listen to the injector/s are they clicking while cranking it over. If not the computer is missing the ignition reference signal in order to pulse the injector.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 4:21 PM

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