I have a 2000 Chrysler Sebring
convertible with 109,000 miles on it. Battery
warning light was coming on, and the engine
would just quit while I was driving. In most cases, if I shifted into Neutral and turned the key, the engine would restart and run.
Yesterday I took it in to a local Chrysler dealer who told me that there was a dead cell in the battery which I found unusual since I had just purchased a new top quality Sears Diehard battery 7 months ago. The dealer installed a new battery, and sure enough, no more problem with the battery warning light coming on.
I had to make a couple of stops on my way home from the dealership, and the second time I tried to start the car, it was difficult to start, and at one point on the way home, the engine seemed to lose power and the tachometer dropped to 0 ....just momentarily...than came back up again.
This morning, when I tried to start the car, it didn't want to start......starter was grinding, but the engine didn't want to catch. I waited a few minutes and tried again, and that time the engine started.
I drove the car about 7 miles, stopped for a stop sign, and the engine just died. I had to push the car out of the intersection. Again, I waited a few minutes, and tried to restart the car, and it started. I was able to drive it back home without incident.
The dealer says they checked the Alternator and the Computer before discovering the dead cell in the battery, and they checked-out fine.
Any clue as to what could be causing my "stalling" problem??????