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: 133,597 (5,600–1,134,500)
Electrical & Lights affected: Coupe
14 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
72 people reported this problem
64 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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
I was driving down the highway and my car just quit running i pulled over and now it wont start at all it just cranks over there was no warning signs it just quit came back the next day still wouldn't start had to have it towed home wat could it be???
2002 Chrysler Sebring118,129
Car just died no warning lights no sound just died seems like it won't fire
While driving, engine died. I coasted to the side of the road. I was then able to restart the vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
car dies at stopping and taking off horn honks randomly upon stalling of engine.
Car won't start need to replace distrabotor all sebrings with 2,5 dealership should recall that wires inside module is not strong enough
Starts fine, but if you pull up to a stop sign or stop light you can feel the car loose power and it dies. Can drive down the road and if you slow down it will die in the middle of the street. Sometimes it will start back up after it sits for awhile, other times you have to put it park quickly and give it some gas to keep it going.
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
No starting, engine keeps stalling when driving car.
2004 Chrysler Sebring100,000
Car stall out after starting at low speed then pick back up then cut off
2007 Chrysler Sebring155,000
I was driving very slowly approx 3 weeks to a month from Provo to Logan. Going over sardine pass. Blizzard conditions, snow packed roads. Going down a step pass approx. 20 mph. Just passed highway patrol at vehicle went off highway. Then my car just dies! Try to start, and it was continuing to turn over though I want holding let to start motor. 40 -60 mph cross winds. 100+ ft visibility. Getting slushed by vehicles and snow plows. Tried taking off positive wire going to reset anything. Called a row truck. Windows frozen, no heat, looking at a 45 min wait. I decided to try... it started roughly and died. I waited a few more min. It started. Cleared score best I could and started driving. Called off towcompany. Other time, same thing, cling down a step pass with foot of gas. It died. I put it in neutral and it started. So twice it's happened to me
My car will start and I can drive it but once I go a mile it will cut off I have to wait about 3 minutes to start it again some time talking off it will cut off is this the fuel pump or what I put everything new on it distributor cap and router new plugs new wires what do you thin
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