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I hit a large pot hole and now the car won't start. Tow driver said the engine moved.

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at AskPatty.com, Inc. Most modern cars have impact sensors in the car, and when they are triggered the car computer immediately cuts power to the fuel pump to the shut down engine to help reduce the chance of fuel fires occurring after the accident.

It's very likely that your pothole was deep enough to trigger your impact sensor. You can download a copy of your Chrysler Sebring Owner's Manual from the Chrysler owners website at http://www.chrysler.com/en/owners/manuals/ to find information about how to re-set the emergency fuel shutoff sensor.

It's also possible that the jolt from the pothole may have loosened an electrical connection somewhere in the vehicle, which is preventing it from getting power to the starter. You may need technical assistance to get full resolution to this problem. For additional assistance, please find an AskPatty Certified Repair Shop at http://www.askpatty.com/search/?type=all&m=30&q=&keyword= and they can help you diagnose and repair the problem.


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