Q: Car won't start, even though lights and radio working.

asked by on January 12, 2016

My car won't start, even though the lights and radio come on.

While the lights and radio may be working in your Chrysler Sebring, if you are unable to start the car and hear the starter crank the engine over, then you may have either a weak battery, a bad starter or even possibly an electrical concern. Now if you do hear the car’s starter cranking the engine over, then the battery and starter may not be where the issue falls. If you try to start the vehicle and do not hear the starter making noise and trying to start, then we enter the path of many reasons why your car will not start. With the information provided I highly recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic to help with determining why your vehicle is not starting, and get you back on the road in the quickest time safely possible.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Air conditioning pressure doesn't change when clutch is engaged.

If your expansion valve was stuck in the open position then you may not see much, if any, change in pressures. Before replacing the expansion valve I would recommend you remove the compressor inlet line and turn the compressor by...

2001 Chrysler Sebring died while driving

Hello, you could have two or three problems here. Since your car has an overheating problem and now it doesn't run, you should check the condition of the engine oil. If the oil looks like chocolate milk, it has a...

Car shuts off after shakea when idling and also when reversing. What could be the problem?

If the check engine light is on indicating that the O2 senor needs to be replaced, this could explain the shaking and stalling depending on the functionality of the O2 sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are...

Related articles

How to Replace Ignition Cables (Spark Plug Wires) in Your Car
The ignition cable, or spark plug wire, carries a signal from your vehicle’s computer to the spark plugs. This is crucial to the ignition system.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
While While the Chrysler Town & Country has been in production for over half a century, the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is anything but old-fashioned. The model got a huge overhaul in 2011 and saw a few new upgrades...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Ram
While While Chrysler has decided to give Ram its very own division, it seems impossible not to think of the Ram 1500 as a Dodge. After all, you’ll still buy your 2012 Ram at a Dodge dealer, and it remains...