No Start/Stalling Issues Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Chrysler Sebring

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.

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Average mileage: 115,847 (5,600–240,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: Coupe
15 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
86 people reported this problem
43 people shared problem details
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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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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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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1999 Chrysler Sebring115,000
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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1999 Chrysler Sebring165,000
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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2000 Chrysler Sebring100,000
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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car dies at stopping and taking off horn honks randomly upon stalling of engine.
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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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2002 Chrysler Sebring105,000
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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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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2001 Chrysler Sebring167,000
The rpm fluctuates while the car is in park and I'm bot touching the gas at all. It dies when I get to low speeds or stop. Then after a while it wont start at all. But when it sits overnight it starts just fine. Works for about a week then the process repeats.
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2004 Chrysler Sebring100,000
Car stall out after starting at low speed then pick back up then cut off
its run real good for five mim stalls i think its spits and spat
Car won't start but it is not the battery. All electrical components work (windows, seat, dashboard lights up, radio/CD) there is no click or not even a turnover sound.
2001 Chrysler Sebring167,090
Car stalls at 35mph then drops back down to 10 mph with my foot accelerating the gas pedal car does not go anywhere...Had the fuel pump changed and timing belt as well
2007 Chrysler Sebring138,000
Car stalls at 35mph then drops back down to 10 mph with my foot accelerating the gas pedal car does not go anywhere...2 mechanics and still this is a problem for me u am still paying car notes on this car what should I do??, rich gas fumes inside of car while driving had 02 sensors replaced repeatedly but no resolution. ..
1997 Chrysler Sebring100,000
engine stalls while driving. sometimes it will start again and sometimes it won't for a while. we have replaced the distributor twice and it still happens. we have replaced the wiring harness to the distributor and it still happens. had 4 mechanics try to fix it and no one can. I love my sebring but if I can't get it fixed I am going to have to junk it. I have sunk way too much money into it and it's still not fixed. if anyone has an idea, I am open to it!
Stalls at times when stopped at a stop sign or when at idle.
Dont start l put a fuel pump
1999 Chrysler Sebring125,676
I went to start the car and warm it up doing the cold winter day just about two days ago 2/18/15. After the car was warmed up because of the colder days in Baltimore. I was resting on some snow and I believe the snow caused the wheels to slip and slide. Which directly caused the engine service soon light to come on. I had a distributor put on the car about a year and half ago. Which was done at the dealership. I do not know why this happened. I do know this is the first time in a while that I had any issues with the engine or other aspects of this convertible.
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