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Chrysler Sebring Sensor Failure Inside Distributor May Cause Stalling/Starting Issues

Chrysler Sebring Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Electrical & Lights Affected: Coupe

Average Mileage: 118,498 mi (14,000 mi - 240,000 mi)


Sensor failure inside the distributor can cause intermittent stalling or a failure to start. In addition, the wires to the distributor are susceptible to internal damage, which can cause the same symptoms.

  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    stall or near stall at low speeds (stop or stopping) especially when it's rainy or humid outside. Getting worse with age but it started when the car was 6mo. mine.

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  •  Rookie

    I can be driving and when I press my foot on the accelerator, it won't go it actually loses power for a few seconds and then picks up eventually.

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  • Visitor, , 95,930 mi

    Car will stall when driving it. I have to pull over and wait for a while then car usually starts again. I had a mechanic try to find out the problem he was not successful.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    I bought this car used and it started but the timing belt had never been replaced and was forced to replace it. For anyone who is considering this job I would suggest a lift cause it was a bear and took me and my son over two months to do because we had to make new tools to loosten these bolts that held the bracket over the covers. So when I get done the car wont start so i pull the distributor and decide to then pull the crankshaft position sensor and the sensor breaks off half way so I have freeze the plastic to shrink it then remove it from car. So now I have replaced that and am now ordering a new distributor to put in because it still would not start.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    Car stalls while driving down the road, most the time it will start back up immediately. Unable to duplicate issue for mechanic to diagnose..

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    Stalls after running for a short time and restart. Will not restart after short stop.
    May stall while at highway speed and will act like a miss with all electric dead (tack to 0)then start again.
    After car sits overnight will restart.
    No code errors.

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  •  Rookie

    car dies at stopping and taking off horn honks randomly upon stalling of engine.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    Started with problem starting then was dead in water so I replaced the fuel pump($250) got it started but at 3000 rpms started stalling haven't tried this fix but is my next step to try

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  •  Rookie

    Car won't start need to replace distrabotor all sebrings with 2,5 dealership should recall that wires inside module is not strong enough

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Car idles poorly and stalls out at times. Notice especially when it is damp out. No resolution yet. Throttle body was replaced. Spark plugs. No improvement.

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