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99 Chrysler Sebring Conv. 2.5 ltr. Stalls while driving.

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99 Chrysler Sebring Conv. 2.5 ltr. Stalls while driving. Sometimes will start back before stopping. If stoped, will not start for short time then runs rough. Will smooth out eventually and run like normal. New ignition new fuel pump did not resolve issue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Jon replied 1 year ago.

HI, what do you mean by new ignition, did you replace the distributor?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Inigition Switch. Key switch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No did ot replace distributor
Expert:  Jon replied 1 year ago.

The distributor is a common failure on a 2.5. The ignition coil is built into it. Can you get it to not start? If so, when it doesn't start, pull a spark plug wire off of a front plug, stick a screwdriver in the plug wire and hold the metal shank close to the tip of the spark plug and have someone crank the engine. With the screwdriver in the spark plug wire, when you are cranking the engine, the spark should jump to the plug when it's within 1/4 inch of the tip of the spark plug. Keep your hand away from the metal on the screwdriver, only hold the handle. If there is spark and you get too close to the metal, you will get zapped. It won't kill you, its very low current but it's around 40,000 volts and will give you a jolt. Just be careful.

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