My 2005 car (chrysler sebring) always needs a jump start. Why is this?
- Jay PLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
A few possibilities include:
-dead battery ( not holding charge )
-alternator not charging
-parasitic draw draining battery while vehicle is parked.
- M.Lv 74 months ago
Could be a battery past its useful life (that means old).
Could be an alternator not working properly.
Could be some hidden load on the electrical system. Maybe a glovebox or trunk light stuck on. Maybe a high power sound system with no on-off switch.
My Sebring had the charging system voltage regulator in the computer (ECM, ECO, PCM)! And it stopped working. A new computer was the answer.
- David 14Lv 76 months ago
Because its a Sebring. You need a battery or you have a light on you aren't aware of.
- thebax2006Lv 76 months ago
Bad battery cables
Go to an auto parts store and they will test the battery and alternator for you for free.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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- CactiJoeLv 66 months ago
Parasitic draw. #1 reason is that people leave their cellphone charger plugged into the cigarette lighter and they do draw enough to kill the battery. Most people drive their car less than an hour a day so that's not sufficient to keep the battery charged if you leave the cellphone charger plugged in. #2 reason might be the radio or some other device but you'd have to isolate the circuit by yanking fuses to see what is drawing current when the key is off.
- RonLv 76 months ago
Because there's a moron in the drivers seat
- Anonymous6 months ago
Your battery is dead (not taking a charge) or the car has battery drain. See a mechanic.
- RickLv 76 months ago
Either a weak battery OR the alternator is dying OR you have an electrical leak somewhere in the car. Test it: when you are finished driving for the day, unhook one lead from the battery for the night then hook-it-back-up just before you drive the next day. IF it starts then, the battery is good .......
- Robert SLv 76 months ago
Because the battery is dead.
- .Lv 76 months ago
My 19 year old son has a Sebring we originally bought for $2,500. We ended up replacing the battery, alternator, the ignition switch, the starter motor, the spark plugs, fuel filter, and fuel pump. It finally starts every time, but still is hard/slow to fire up the engine.
We also replaced the water pump, radiator, and power window motors. I think we spent about 4,000 dollars to get the car in top running condition.
Next time, we will buy a Toyota instead.