Hello and welcome to Just Answer.
Please check the fuses in the black fuse box underhood.
There is a yellow, 20 amp fuse that can blow and cause the problem you are describing.
Which fuse? #8 or #23
Definitely check #8.
I'm looking up #23 right now.
Are you sure the battery is OK?
Do the lights/wipers/blower fan work OK with the key on?
We took the battery out and check it. It's fully charged. The lights and the blower fan work but the wipers do not
Did the connections at the battery seem OK?
This is a common problem on Sebring.
Yes. My husband cleaned all of the connections. We also disconnected the negative cable for over an hour to see if that would help.
OK, to be honest, without any test equipment, I don't see how to proceed any further here.
I was hoping it would be fuse #8, which is a common problem.
I will be happy to answer any other questions you have.
Could it be the starter? It sounds like we're getting power to it but it's not turning.
That is a possibility.
Try tapping on it with a hammer.
Often, that will loosen up a worn starter.
We'll try that. In the meantime, we have a multimeter. Is there anything we can test with that to help you diagnose problem?
Yes. With the key ON, what is the voltage at the jump-start posts under the hood?
Is that with the key on, or with the key turned to the 'start' position?
Either way, that is a bit too low.
Have you had the battery tested at an auto parts store?
9.7 volts is way too low. This has got to be a bad battery. The voltage should be above 12 volts with the key on.
I highly recommend to have the battery load tested.
Most auto parts stores will do this for free.
If it's not too much trouble, check the voltage at the battery terminals, at the battery itself.