crank but wont start


Asked by May 10, 2015 at 08:42 AM about the 1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

parked mt 1997 jxi 2.5. next morning cranks but wont start, no codes ran perfect till that
happened with no warning

4 Answers

John Keskes

Without knowing anything else , you need 3 things to happen for the vehicle to start - fuel , air , and spark. The car is not pulling codes because there was nothing picked up wrong by the cars computer. You need to check some obvious things like - does the car have gas? If yes, then you can have a clogged fuel filter so engine not getting gas. Next you'll have to check for spark. Has the car gotten a tune up? New Spark plugs , new wires etc.. You'll need another person to help you check for spark. How is the cars air filter? Is it all clogged up? Car needs to suck in clean air for it to run. Check these basic things out first


Hi have a 2003 chysler sebring it overheated on me today got it home all it does now is crank and will not start i check and it has gas and fire going to the plugs what could be my problem


It could be the head gasket, or a sensor. Check the oil stick. If the oil looks milky then either a bad crack in one of the heads or the head gasket. They are tips on the internet on how to check your car for a bad head gasket or cracked head. If those two things check out then its probly a sensor.


Also it could have something to do with the timing. Timing belt, etc.

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