96 Sebring Won’t Start - Timing Belt?

Asked by Feb 01, 2018 at 12:53 PM about the 1996 Chrysler Sebring JX Convertible FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car has a compression problem, that much I know; and it
runs rough. It’s a beautiful car with zero rust. I’d hate to
junk it. Now it won’t start, although it cranks. The last
mechanic said maybe timing belt or else it needs a new

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Thanks for the suggestion! I have the option to get a used engine (less than 70k miles) for $800. Labor to install is $1400. The mechanic (I trust him) couldn’t be sure the timing belt would fix the problem. That alone would run me nearly $1000. Fix it or donate it?

Thank you! It’s great advice and I’ll do that.

My 2006 4c sebring did same thing. It was the timing belt. Repairs ran abt $500 at shop and including parts which i bought myself. Its ran fine ever since

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