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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 111,531 (5,600–240,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: Coupe
15 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
193 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Car stalls while driving down the road, most the time it will start back up immediately. Unable to duplicate issue for mechanic to diagnose..
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 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.
While driving, engine died. I coasted to the side of the road. I was then able to restart the vehicle.
I was driving my car and when I went to accelerate to take off it bogged down and stalled. I checked the spark plug for spark and there is no spark. It turns over but won't start. 3/4 full gas in tank. Think it could be rotor in distributer but I don't know need help.
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.
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.
Car won't start need to replace distrabotor all sebrings with 2,5 dealership should recall that wires inside module is not strong enough
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
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