2001 Chrysler Sebring

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 139,000 MILES
My 2001 chrysler seabring lxi will run for 20- 30 mins then start running as if it has fouled plugs.I changed the plugs and it seemed to run fine but I went to the auto parts store and had to get a tow home. But within the 40 mins from the store to home the car started right up. It idles as if I am revving it even if im not in the car. And if im away from home I will have to two 2foot it home praying it wont die. Help me please.
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 7:25 PM

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Tiny
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Hello dandtreed

welcome to 2carpros

if you have engine light "on" scan the pcm for code(s)
The engine is misfiring and we need to know what system is causing it.
You did right thing to change the plugs, but you should replace the spark plugs wire too, sometime they break in their boots.
Misfire could be caused by loss of spark; the air/fuel mixture is too far out of balance to ignite; or loss of compression. Loss of spark includes anything that prevents coil voltage from jumping the electrode gap at the end of the spark plug. Provide me the code, I'll help, or let me know if there is no code.
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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
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I did have advanced auto do the check the code and it came back clear.I'm leaning towards the ecm. I am knowledgeable on car repair but this has tested my limits.I would trade it for a old school any day. Lol
i think i'll be putting it in the shop.
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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Hello dandtreed

A replaceable fuel filter is located in the engine compartment, on the bulkhead, next to the brake booster.
If that don't take care of the problem
The fuel pressure regulator is part of the fuel pump module. Remove the fuel pump module from the fuel tank to access the fuel pressure regulator.
The problem might be in the unit.
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 9:09 AM

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