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We have a 1999 chysler sebring convertible lxi..it was

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We have a 1999 chysler sebring convertible lxi..it was missing very badly...we changed the whole distributor with a new not rebuilt one...there was definete oil that got in to the camshaft sensor..fiqured this was the problem...after installing it, we started the car and the idle fluctuated between 2000-3000rpm... I remembered that we tore the throttlebody gasket by accident during the install of the distributor, so we replaced it...we attemted to start the car again after we replaced the gasket and it would start but only stay running for a few seconds...so we then replaced the IAC valve on the throttle body...attempted tonstart the car after replacing the IAC, and the car will start and idle at 1000-1100rpm..but stalls out within 20-30seconds....not sure what our next step should be...any help would be appreciated..thank you
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: 2.5l v6...yes first time
JA: Are you fixing your Sebring yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Everything i typed above this text
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are quite a few things that could be causing the engine to die. You may be losing fuel pressure due to a pump issue or a loss of power or ground to it, or you may still be losing spark for several reasons.

Are any fault codes currently setting?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There has been no fault codes...The fuel pump and fuel filter were replaced with OEM parts less than 2 weeks ago. These are new parts not rebuilds...Is it possible the fuel pump went bad in this short amount of time??
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

It's not likely that the pump failed but that doesn't mean it isn't missing a power or ground. Have you checked fuel pressure and spark?