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1995 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 2.5L 152 2497
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1995 Chrysler Sebring Distributor 6 Cyl 2.5L Cardone - Reman. A-1 CARDONE Distributor (Electronic)

P311-4AB308E    31-49601  Remanufactured

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1981 Chrysler Town & Country Distributor 8 Cyl 5.2L Cardone - Reman. A-1 CARDONE Distributor (Electronic)

P311-55479D5    30-3850  Remanufactured

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1981 - Chrysler Town & Country V 8 Cyl 5.2L 318 5211
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1979 Chrysler Town & Country Distributor 6 Cyl 3.7L Cardone - Reman. A-1 CARDONE Distributor (Electronic)

P311-2778160    30-3690  Remanufactured

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1978 Chrysler Town & Country Distributor 8 Cyl 5.2L Cardone - Reman. A-1 CARDONE Distributor (Electronic)

P311-21663E5    30-3890  Remanufactured

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P311-333019C    31-48625  Remanufactured

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1990 - Chrysler TC Maserati V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
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2002 Chrysler Sebring Distributor 6 Cyl 3.0L Cardone - Reman. A-1 CARDONE Distributor (Electronic)

P311-1874311    31-45427  Remanufactured

MD375920

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Distributor 6 Cyl 3.0L Cardone - Reman. A-1 CARDONE Distributor (Electronic)

P311-536E99A    31-49602  Remanufactured

MD374416 , MD327305 , MD374448

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2001 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
Cardone
1995 Chrysler Sebring Distributor 6 Cyl 2.5L Cardone - New CARDONE SELECT Distributor (Electronic)

P311-1E939FC    84-49600  New

MD316173 , MD314904 , MD345492 , MD343019

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1995 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 2.5L 152 2497
Cardone
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P311-2E41695    84-49602  New

MD374416 , MD327305 , MD374448

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2001 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972

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1978 CHRYSLER 440 DISTRIBUTOR CAP WIRE FORMATION

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Question From Guest on 1978 CHRYSLER 440 DISTRIBUTOR CAP WIRE FORMATION

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE GAP ON MY POINTS AND PLUGS AND THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP WIRES FORMATION 1 THRU 8 FOR MY 1978 CHRYSLER 440 ENGINE {NOT ELETRONIC}

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Position in dist cap for #1 will matter if this is a Prestolite or Chrysler distributor as to which port in cap is #1 in relation to holdown clip. If not marked hit back and I'll find out which one. Last OE points was model year 1972 and from 1965 thru 72 a fair average point gap would be .016 or about 27 to 32 for dwell. If dual points set them one at a time by gap and dwell should come up to about 36 to 42 with both working.

Firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 -- #1 cylinder is front left #2 front right on to the back with odd #s on left side of engine. Distributor turns CC as you look down on it.

Spark plug gap should be .035 for about all in the vintage.

This from an old paper book and I did just double check for no typos in #s here.

I'm one of those old farts that is pretty good with points. Aim for the lower dwell # in a range and larger point gap as it will shrink over time with use and dwell will go up. Check new points for alignment and there is a tool to adjust that. Keep a good condensor as they don't wear out. If old points have little or no transfer keep the old one. I really have a 60 year old condensor in one of my own vehicles and will argue till the cows come home that they should NOT be replaced unless there is evidence that they are bad!!

I have that book right at the puter now so hit back if I've confused you,

T

98 Chrysler Sebring missing at low speed

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Question From bex135 on 98 Chrysler Sebring missing at low speed

I have a 98 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 2.5ltr v6.
It miss fires during low speed acceleration, once you get going it's basically ok, but when you first start out it misses REALLY bad. We put on a new distributor cap, checked the timing belt, has new plugs and wires, cleaned the iac, disconnected electric and vacuum on egr and still have the same problems. What else could it be???

Response From re-tired Top Rated Answer

Clean the trhrottle plate and the housing around it . An old tooth brush and some spray throttle plate cleaner will help . Also try some injector cleaner for a couple of tanks of gas.

51 Chrysler 6 cyl

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Question From Norman@two2cool on 51 Chrysler 6 cyl

I have a 51 Chrysler with a 6 cyl. engine and a positive ground electrical system. It was starting fine untill I let it set for a few weeks. It has allways spinned over slow so I had the starter checked and one bushing was replaced. I replaced the cables and a new battery was installed. it spins slightly bettter now.

I replaced the points, condensor and wires. I also bought a new standard ignition coil 6v with an internal ballast resistor (it says no resistor needed).

My questions are:

1. since it has a positive ground what post on the coil +- do I hook up the wire coming from the ignition switch.

2. question one would answer this but which the wire from which post on the coil +- goes to the distributor.

3. Does anyone know the timing procedure for these engines?

4. can anyone tell me about the electrical box that is on top of the engine? It looks like it has a resistor on it and another device. It is also wires connections to two places on the carburator.

4. What would be considerd acceptable compression for this engine with all plugs removed.


any help willbe appreciated Norman

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

The electrical box? Surely, this has a mechanical choke? Can't imagine what the wires would be going to. Most of the old 6 flat heads had a hole in the engine/bell housing area at the rear of the engine. The trick, not being an electrician, will be getting a timing light that works with 6v, pos. ground.
Back when,...battery companies made 8V batteries just for the starting problem. Unsure if they are still available.
Okay, I'm dating myself.

Response From Norman@two2cool


The electrical box? Surely, this has a mechanical choke? Can't imagine what the wires would be going to. Most of the old 6 flat heads had a hole in the engine/bell housing area at the rear of the engine. The trick, not being an electrician, will be getting a timing light that works with 6v, pos. ground.
Back when,...battery companies made 8V batteries just for the starting problem. Unsure if they are still available.
Okay, I'm dating myself.



The electrical box has wires coming from different areas. One was from the ignition. The wires exiting this is connected to two areas on the carb. The carb has a manifold heated choke and isnt electrical.

One wire attached to something in the bottom of the bowl. the ohter wire connects to a post at the lower part of the oppisite end of the carb.

This is my fathers car. he was driving it daily for fun. Then it wasnt started for a few weeks and wont start now. Im a fix it all while youre there kind of guy. especially when you cannot easily pinpoint a problem. I grabbed the plug wires and was getting some leakage in my hands. I knew this is drawing away some of the spark so i changed them. The starter was slow so we helped thaty a little by changing to all big battery cables and had the starter freshened up. I know that helped.

It still wont start. I did remove the plugs and placed number one plug so it would fire. Put my thumb over the plug hole and it fire when compression hits. This doesnt mean its not off a tooth or something but close.

Does this engine have a timing chain or is it gear to gear?

Response From Loren Champlain Sr Top Rated Answer

>>The electrical box has wires coming from different areas. One was from the ignition. The wires exiting this is connected to two areas on the carb. << I can't for life of me figure what those two wires would be for. They surely didn't try electrically heating the fuel bowl???? I did find an old Motors manual out in the garage. Here's some specs if you don't have them: Plugs .035, points .020 (35-38 dwell), firing order 153624, timing mark=second line before "0" on the vibration damper. The timing procedure is a bit weird: Bring #1 piston up on its compression stroke and stop when the pointer on the timing case cover is in line with the mark mentioned above. Loosen the distributor and rotate until the points close. Then, turn it the opposite way until the points just begin to open, tighten the dist. To compensate for octane being used, it may be necessary to alter the timing slightly. (Hey, it really says that).
The carb; Need to know what brand. Carter, Stromberg, Zenith, ect. Might be able to find some more info.
(116hp @ 3600rpm)
Engine is chain driven, btw.
Did a little more looking; Looks like it's going to be a Carter WCD or Carter BB, but neither are showing any electrical connections.

Response From Guest

Loren,

It would make sense to turn the distributor in the direction the rotor travels to close the points?

Then turn it oppisite direction the rotor spins to open them? Then this would be just like it was firing.

I also have a aircraft ignition timing box. I can easily attach to the dist wire and it will light or buzz when Im dead on points opening.

I will take a look at the carb. to see what model/manufacturer it is. Also the connections dont look dainty. They are doing something inside of the carb for sure. Allmost scary.

The carb was working fine. if it wasnt a good newer generation one barrel would be on it.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Norman; Is there any way that you could take a couple of pics of that electrical box and the carb, showing the wires?

Response From Norman@two2cool

I will try and take pics by the weekend. I got busy at the shop.

Response From Guest

I have pics of the carb will try and post soon. It seems this car is out of time. It is backfiring out of the carb.

Weeks before it stopped running it sgtarted running a little hot. I believe this was due to it skipped time. Then it finally got so far out it quit.

Does this engine have a timing chain? Gear to gear? Online I see it keeps refering to a timing belt but not much info.

Can anyone direct me to where I can find parts for this engine?

Response From Norman@two2cool

This car sure cranks well on a 12v battery. I disconnected the regulator before doing so. Whats needed to be done to change this car to 12 negative ground? If I get rid of the generator and add a delco 10si self exciting altenator, change the bulbs and put an internal resistor coil to take place of a ballast resistor. What else would I need to do?

All help will be appreciated.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

I had a '40 Ford Coupe that was 6V positive ground. I changed it over to 12V neg after many years of problems.
EVERYTHING electrical has to be changed. Heater, wipers (if not vacuum), all bulbs, guages, ect. When I did it, I also rewired everything as, originally, all the wiring had a 'fabric' type of insulation, rather than plastic. Starter will have to be replaced, too.
It's a heck of a job, but can be done. Fortunately for me, Ford stuff is very obtainable. The older Chrys. stuff is, many times, made out of unobtainium.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Loren - May not be too many of us who recall these pups! Pos or neg ground alone for lights doesn't matter but a powered timing light would want 12V for power to "enhance" the light. Voltage in plug wire is about the same so lights that don't need boosting work just fine - bet I still have one!

If you are brave enough you can just use a test light and turn the engine by hand and watch the test light for when it goes off at the mark watching for #1 to line up. SLOW is key as engine could start or fire! AYOR with that way or have cap and rotor off while trying that if you know you are approaching #1.

Now I'm getting confused about which terminal on coil goes to dist. It may still be the neg, (-) or marked ) (dist) on the orig coil. They can work backwards I think and behave but everything must be backwards for the whole circuit.

Been way too long but I recall you can check the direction of the spark with a lead (graphite really) pencil in the line of spark and it's going in the direction of the flash if the lead point is in path of the spark it will glow downstream from pencil head. Plugs will fire either direction - I do recall that much and not sure it matters??

T

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Ya got me on the coil polarity! If it's backwards, the pattern on the scope will be upside down, shows up like a sore thumb! Good luck finding a scope that will work on 6V pos. ground. I remember installing a stereo in my '40 Ford when I was a kid. Let the smoke out of that sucker in a heartbeat. (I was, probably 14 or 15, and remember just sobbing..all that money, literally going up in smoke) LOL. Seems that my '61 MGA was pos. ground, also. Hmmm? And, I'm even older than you! If that's possible? LOL.

Response From Guest

Maybe you guys can work with me on this one. Its obvious we are dealing with a positive ground system. The coil is sealed and naturally ungrounded.

So if one attaches the wires either way on the coil it cannot be to a ground. In a normal negative ground system the lead from the ignition switch goes to the positive post on the coil and the negative post is attached to the points/condensor.

The only time the ignition system is grounded is at the electrode when spark occurs.

So if the coil is ungrounded as is the points and condensor. The wire coming from the ignition switch doeant matter if its positive or negative. It it only matters that its attached to the positive side of the coil. Then the negative is attached to the points.

I am thinking this is correct. Just like a light bulb. it doesnt matter which way politarity runs through it. On a coil it only matters which way the current flows.


Does anyone think Im on the right track?

Response From Norman@two2cool

Sorry, I didnt log in. The last post was from me. Thanks for everyone help

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just some notes on 6V pos ground systems as I own one and fortune would have it that it has needed almost nothing in the 41+ years I've owned it - original 61 YO coil and all!

Just checked mine as it caused me to wonder all over again. Wire to dist. show "pos" with test light and I could read the coil itself for markings but that clearly means the + (pos) on coil goes directly to distributor.

No ballast is needed on 6V ingitions - that's to reduce voltage to 6V for 12V systems once running to save points if I recall which is getting old too * By that you should see full votage to points when cranking and part voltage when running if thru a ballast resistor. Less than 6V probably won't fire.

If somehow "ballasted" right at the new coil it may need to be removed or another used. Any coil from any 12v car with points that I know of could work - untested but told so.

Battery cables: Don't use anything but FINE STRANDED ONE GAUGE WIRE. Seek real copper even with the higher price. Ground can be a massive braided strap and gauge counts big time in 6V systems - the real reason for 12v was it only needs 1/2 the copper.

Compression: If it ran a few weeks ago it's probably fine. The exact pressure could be elusive but I'd guess you'd see about 120ish on fourth compression stroke, increasing from the first to that. It would be momentarily higher while under operating speeds.

The slow cranking: Normal! It's flaming magic to me how an engine cranking so slow will start but they do??

Point gap guess: .016 or .017 - shouldn't be fussy - know that gap gets smaller over time and timing advances as it does that. Minimize that by applying a smear of dielectec (silicone) grease on leading edge of nylon that rides cam for points - NOTE - LEADING EDGE! You may find points with a felt oiler on wrong side for something newer by now.

More notes on pos Ground: Everything will test with test equipment for 6V in this case if you just keep in mind everything we now normally think of as ground will show positive. Mind warp but is so.

You can jump start 6V vehicles with 12V batteries AYOR but leave anything with light bulbs or if with a radio OFF. Starter itself can take it no problem and will spin like nuts!

My own is a GM based block custom made for John Deere using Delco named parts everywhere which is handy now. I've never converted to 12v as it never gave me enough trouble to bother. Also never went to negative ground as starter drive would need to be changed and not sure if I can find one so easy.

A must have if you don't!! :: Right now at WallyWorld they sell a 6 and or 12V "Battery Maintainer" which does do float mode even for 6V batteries! I've seen them for ages for 12v but was just on or off when put to 6V. This one will float - meaning you can just leave it on and it will come on and off by itself as needed using insignificant power to just leave it on. This is a charger but just at a very low amp rate. I've never been able to get a good two whole years out of 6v batteries with the random use my own gets - can be many, many months without touching it. Like any lead/acid batteries drained to flat don't like it AND if it gets caught in cold that way they absolutely do freeze and can self destruct - even crack the case!

Good luck. I can check my own original ign set up to compare which way what goes again if you are unsuccessful at getting it running. Should be all the same concepts,

T

My 96 Chrysler Sebring 2.5 v-6 won't start

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Question From rickyrt44 on My 96 Chrysler Sebring 2.5 v-6 won't start

I have an Chrysler Sebring 1996 2.5 v-6 coupe. It has 133,000 miles. I was driving yesterday and it cut off on me. It started back up one more time and that was it. I have a new battery, alternator, fuel pump, fuel regulator, starter. I put new spark plugs in under the intake only. I am getting fuel pressure. Do you think it is my distributor cap? The car has a fast crank but it has always sounded like that. It's like it has no spark to start but where do I start? I need my car for work. Please help and thank you for your time. Also, there are no vaccum leaks and I have an new air filter.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If you think you have adequate fuel pressure than test for spark at a plug - a real tester helps. If ok there try starting fluid in the throttle body and if you get a reaction or even a run for a few seconds then chase down fuel issues,

T

Response From rickyrt44

Thanks Tom. I have had a lot of fuel issues in the past with this car. I have went through 4 fuel pumps in the last year. I changed this last pump and all the wires, and it started again. It was fine for a few days and it started to act up again. I think I may have a short somewhere. Almost all of my electrical components have had to be changed. Alt, Starter,ect. When I am stuck at a light, it will idle fine for a couple of seconds to a minute, then it will start to die. I have to keep giving it gas. When I give it gas, it won't die on me. I wanted to ask. Last night, a friend pulled a coil out and put a screwdriver in it. He put it against some metal. He said I didn't get a spark. Is this a legit test for the spark?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

The spark test mentioned is an old fashioned crude what to test for spark. You still need to know if it get to the plugs no just at the coil. If seen there it probably does have spark that will blink for you at a plug. Spark testers can add a load on it and see how good of a spark you are getting.

That many fuel pumps you are buying the wrong stuff or running way too low on fuel all the time which does kill them,

T

HELP! 97 Chrysler Cirrus - Flooding out

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Question From jbda on HELP! 97 Chrysler Cirrus - Flooding out

97 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L V6 LX 130,000 miles. Car has been taken care of very well by one owner. Transmission replaced 2 yrs ago.
Problem with cold start, barely starts and sputters, but will not stay started. Floods out and gases out the plugs.
Can anyone give helpful advice, or faced same issue and what might be the problem? Was running fine 2 months ago, but then suddenly wouldn’t start one morning. First issue: Not firing. Neighbor mechanic replaced distributor, cap, rotor, and spark plugs. Then car started flooding and still wouldn’t start. So then replaced crank sensor, map sensor, and temp sensor. Fuel pressure then read 49 psi (normal). Code also determined O2 sensor, so replaced that as well. Ran fine for a couple of days, then started flooding and gassing out plugs again. Carried car down to local Dodge dealer for diagnostic and they had no answers either. No codes were thrown, checked timing and all OK. Replaced spark plugs again to Champion as recommended by dealer instead of Autolite. Still didn’t fix problem. Can anyone HELP!

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97 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L V6 LX 130,000 miles. Car has been taken care of very well by one owner. Transmission replaced 2 yrs ago.
Problem with cold start, barely starts and sputters, but will not stay started. Floods out and gases out the plugs.
Can anyone give helpful advice, or faced same issue and what might be the problem? Was running fine 2 months ago, but then suddenly wouldn’t start one morning. First issue: Not firing. Neighbor mechanic replaced distributor, cap, rotor, and spark plugs. Then car started flooding and still wouldn’t start. So then replaced crank sensor, map sensor, and temp sensor. Fuel pressure then read 49 psi (normal). Code also determined O2 sensor, so replaced that as well. Ran fine for a couple of days, then started flooding and gassing out plugs again. Carried car down to local Dodge dealer for diagnostic and they had no answers either. No codes were thrown, checked timing and all OK. Replaced spark plugs again to Champion as recommended by dealer instead of Autolite. Still didn’t fix problem. Can anyone HELP! Now the TPS has been changed, map sensor, computer, new plugs again, and then again! Still gasses out the plugs and hardly runs, not drivable. any suggestions, any good chrysler mechanics?

Response From Hammer Time

It's not drivable but the dealer can't tell you why? I tend not to believe that. If they can duplicate the problem, then can find it. If they can't duplicate the problem, then no one can test it.