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Old 12-09-2010, 10:17 AM
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Default 1998 chrysler sebring conv. 2.5 v6 wont start

hopefully not posting this twice I have a 1998 chry. sebring 2.5 v6 I pulled out of the garage and no warning at all it died,it will turn over but will not start it has a new battery in it. the fuel injector pluses so it must be getting gas also I can hear the fuel pump working. I put a screw driver in the end of the spark plug but cannt see a spark unless Im doing that wrong if any one has had this happen If you would please let me know how you fixed it.Not to whine but I need my car. Thank you all in advance for any infor.given
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:27 AM
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Have no idea what you mean by "put a screw driver in the end of the spark plug." If you pulled out a plug and re-attached the wire to look for a spark, that won't work because the plug must be grounded.
If you have spark and fuel, it will start. You are missing one or the other or both.

Begin by checking for error codes at the ODB II port. You'll need a code reader.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:35 AM
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I meant spark plug wire I dont have a code tester
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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more then likely a new distributor is needed if U dont have spark
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:53 PM
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I put a distrubter in it and it started right up.drove it for 45 min. it sat for about one and a half hours ,drove it back home another 45 min. put her in the garage went back out about 30 mins. and nothing no click no noise no nothing . the battery is almost new. Now it wont start unless I put the charger on it (jump start it ). I have no idea what is wrong the connections are all good. Can I check the alt.by taken off one of the battery calbes while it is runing and if it stays running its not the altnater??? Gosh I so need my car.again Thank you so much for your time
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:41 PM
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buy a digital multimeter and switch it to volts and then put the leads on your battery pos/neg after you have jump started the car and its running. If you see something like 13 volts that means the alternator is working but if the reading is slowly dropping away from like 12 then the alternator is probably broken.. normally an auto store like autozone or advanced will test the alternator and the battery for you for free I think.
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