2001 Chrysler Sebring engine sputters and stalls in startup

Tiny
DAMIANN
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Hi, I just took off the intake cover and the throttle plate and cleaned 'em up. After geting everything back up and cheking that all sensor conectors like TPS, AIR FLOW SENSOR, and all the others where ok I try to start the engine back again but I had to try it like three times to make it run, seems like no gas was flowing or a bad air/gas mixture issue cause it stalls, but after it runs and heats works fine, but the next morning once again I had to start the engine three times before it runs normally.
no codes though. No shaking when iddle, nothing just have this problen when cold starting.
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 4:41 PM

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Tiny
ZACKMAN
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The sputtering that you feel is the result of carbon cleaning. You will have that for a few days until all the dirt/junk has been burned off. I wouldn't worry about it just yet.
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 7:24 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for answering I will wait some days to see if it clears up.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Thursday, December 25th, 2008 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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It has been 3 days after I cleaned the intake cover but I forgot to mention that I disconnected the sensors without disconecting the battery, should this be a problem?
Once again, "no check engine light came up" but seems like no gas is flowing into the engine.
While I turn the ignition key on, I have to do it like 2-3 times to start the engine. I mean the starter is ok but takes time for the engine to start, I can hear the gas pump when I turn the key on though.
Maybe the gas is getting back to the tank when cold, and thats why it takes a few time to get into the injection syst.
Help please. Cause im selling this car and I want to deliver it on great conditions!
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Thursday, December 25th, 2008 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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Disconnecting sensors without disconnecting battery won't be a problem.

With the weather being cold though, your battery may be weakened a little. I would suggest that you get your electrical checked out. Autozone or CSK/O'Reilly will do that for free.
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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[quote="Zackman"]Disconnecting sensors without disconnecting battery won't be a problem.

Thanks. Now its working ok. Really thanks x the advise.
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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 1:31 AM

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