Car starts up OK, but idles rough, sputters, surges and has a hard time accelerating. Seems to be OK after it has run for a few minutes. It has 110K miles and had very little problems.
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2005 Chrysler Sebring Question: Runs rough when cold
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 28, 2009, 09:40Master
Is your Check Engine Light/Service Engine Soon light on? If so diagnostic codes are stored in the vehicle's computer and can be retrieved using a scantool that communicates with the computer in your car. These codes will point to the area in which the problem lay. Even if the light is not on a scan tool is used to monitor the sensor values of coolant temperature sensor, fuel trim figures, air flow into the engine ect.... Start with basic maintenance spark plugs, air filter, fuel system cleaner in the fuel tank then look for vacuum leaks, after that it is most efficient to get someone to scan for codes ,pending codes and monitor the inputs of key sensor data.
ReplyJayCee, August 28, 2009, 09:48Rookie
No, the check engine light has never come on. I'll try the basic tips you recommended to see if it helps.
Replypatrick mannion, August 28, 2009, 10:57Master
Even if the Check Engine light doesn't come on the computer may be storing a "pending code", your right, check the basics first.
Answer #2startt September 06, 2009, 19:46Rookie
Did you find out the problem? My car is doing the same thing.
ReplyJayCee, September 07, 2009, 18:34Rookie
Changing the plugs and wires seems to have fixed the problem for me. Thanks to all who helped me!