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#4495297 - 08/22/17 02:43 PM 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem
TresF Offline

Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Ohio
For over 2 yrs now I've been having this problem. I shut the car off one day for a while, when I tried to start it nothing...everything works (lights, radio, turn signals, etc.) turn key and nothing happens. After car sits for a while it would start. Replaced starter, battery, checked all fuses, etc. A couple weeks after replacing all this it happened again. Started experimenting, moving shifter, trying to start in neutral, rocking car back and forth. Sometimes it would start. I have had her to 4 different mechanics and no one can figure this out. It always seems to happen a day or 2 after I fill the gas tank. She'll run great for months and then BAM. Yesterday, got stranded about 30 miles from home, tried everything to get her started. After a couple of hours finally gave in and had her towed home, needless to say she started and was driven off of tow truck. This is so annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

#4495299 - 08/22/17 02:47 PM Re: 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem [Re: TresF]
carguy996 Offline

Registered: 10/26/06
Posts: 242
Loc: Illinois
My Father in law has a 2002 Sebring Limited Convertible. His car did the same thing but in addition would sometimes blow the fuse for the fuel pump in addition. After replacing the Starter, Fuel Pump, battery and crank sensor, ended up being a faulty ignition switch that would cause the accessories to work but sometimes wouldn't give power to the started to actually start the car, was very intermittent and took a while to pinpoint the diagnosis very similar to your situation.
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#4495303 - 08/22/17 02:57 PM Re: 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem [Re: TresF]
vwmaniaman Offline

Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Kevil,Ky
Had abad positive battery connector. I had it off cleaning terminals and put it back on and tightened it. Only problem is that there is a spacer
in the terminal clamp and the clamp was still loose on the terminal. Removed the space and tightened up good then.
Don't waste your time on a slipshod repair.

#4495316 - 08/22/17 03:13 PM Re: 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem [Re: TresF]
Chris142 Offline

Registered: 06/05/03
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Starter relay?
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#4495346 - 08/22/17 03:49 PM Re: 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem [Re: TresF]
Nick1994 Online   content

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 9611
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
My money is on the neutral safety switch. My Jeep has gone through a few.
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#4495421 - 08/22/17 05:20 PM Re: 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem [Re: TresF]
NHGUY Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4962
Loc: USA
Ignition switch or starter relay.For giggles,remove the relay and put it back in.I have found slight oxidation will cease electrical contact.

#4495444 - 08/22/17 05:45 PM Re: 2002 Chrysler Sebring starting problem [Re: Nick1994]
Kuato Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
My money is on the neutral safety switch. My Jeep has gone through a few.

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