I have a 1996 Chrysler Sebring. I replaced the timing belt (which was broke when I bought the car) and water pump. When I start the car it barely runs, sounds like its running on about 2 cylinders and the others are trying to kick in. It will only stay running if I hold the accelerator all the way open. Actually it will only start if the accelerator is all the way open. Any suggestions.

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Asked by May 16, 2015 at 01:27 AM about the 1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The timing belt was broken when I bought the car. I replaced the belt and water pump which was also in need of replacement. Now when I go start the car the only way it will fire or even start to try to run is if I have the accelerator all the way to the floor. Then it sounds like it's only firing on two cylinders. Its not backfiring or any thing of that nature. Its getting fuel, although I haven't checked the pressure. I was told it was running when the timing belt broke so I'm assuming the fuel pressure is OK. It did get up to 3500 rpm one time but it still didn't sound right. Like it's starving for fuel. Any suggestions on what would cause a problem such as this.

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I would think maybe the timing was off if it ran horrible. Is the engine an interference engine and the valves are possibly damaged?

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