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97 Sebring won't start

Old 05-03-2010, 03:10 AM
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My girlfriend's car, a 97 sebring convertible with the v6 auto won't start. I've been working on it and trying to figure out what the heck is going on for the past 4 hours. Yeah, I know it's 3am, I work second shift. Anyway, I checked for spark and it's getting it, fuel as well, I smell it. Now why won' it start? I've checked around and people said something about the ASD relay, I swapped it out with one of the radiator fan ones and that didn't work. She drove it with out any problems until the other day. It was raining really hard and this morning it wouldn't start.

If anyone is on right now that can help me that would be awesome. She's gotta goto work in about 3 hours. I'd like to have it going and be in bed by then.
Old 05-03-2010, 10:52 AM
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Any codes?

I know you can smell gas but you need more than the smell of gas to run the engine. If there's not enough pressure, it won't run. Have you checked the pressure?

If you have browsed the threads on this (Sebring) forum, you will have learned that the most frequent source of trouble for that engine is probably the distributor. If you have a good spark you may be able to rule that out. In that case, fuel is next. If you have spark and fuel, it should start.

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Old 05-03-2010, 11:29 AM
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I don't have a fuel pressure gauge to check the lines. The spark is good, nice and thick blue spark. I don't know what's going on with this thing. There's no codes being thrown. Is there a fuel pressure release on these cars or no?
Old 05-03-2010, 01:36 PM
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I checked the fuel lines to the engine and they're getting gas. I don't understand it. Would gas be getting to the engine with only the tank pressure? If the fuel pump is bad, are there ways to check? Also, if there's fuel AND spark right now, is there any reason why it won't start? I've been over all of the fuses and relays and they are all fine. Oh and one more question, where is the ASD module located in this thing? Pictures, drawing, or illustration will help a whole lot.
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