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V-6 engine died twice while driving (as if someone turned off the key) re started ok.... but on the 3 time it would not start again.

Posted by wadekwaldron on Jul 19, 2008 Report abuse
v-6 engine died twice while driving (as if someone turned off the key) re started ok.... but on the 3 time it would not start again.
I replaced plugs, distributor (everything inside and out side on the side), Coil,
etc. nothing helped. in late Aug. My brother was visiting from CAL. he got it started but after 2min or less it died again. Still can not get it started. the coil ohm are right on per Haynes Manual and compared to a new ones.

Seems coil is getting intermittent or no power to the coil.

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    Wade Waldron Oct 21, 2008

    posted by wadekwaldron on Jul 19, 2008 Report abuse
    v-6 engine died twice while driving (as if someone turned off the key) re started ok.... but on the 3 time it would not start again.
    I replaced plugs, distributor (everything inside and out side on the side), Coil,
    etc. nothing helped. in late Aug. My brother was visiting from CAL. he got it started but after 2min or less it died again. Still can not get it started. the coil ohm are right on per Haynes Manual and compared to a new ones.

    Seems coil is getting intermittent or no power to the coil. THE COIL DOES NOT FIRE TO THE DISTRIBUTOR NEW OR OLD SAME PROBLEM

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 21, 2008

    I have been told it is this or that, well 500+ dollars later no change. so I need something better than a guess at parts that cost 100.+ dollars. I was told by a few Mechanics that it was the distributor, Pick up coil, crank angle sensor (yes this model has it). nothing changed. I'm not yet ready to put a bullet into it but almost if it cannot be fixed before i spend enough money to where I could have got a good used van or new one. So please help if you can but no stupid ??? like the wires (I assume the plug wires), but thanks anyway.

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 21, 2008

    yes, the wires were replaced no change so I returned them because they were 125.00 dollars here in E. OK. the distributor gets no fire thru to the cap or coil wires!

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 21, 2008

    can not see your perposed solution

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 21, 2008

    I don't know how this works I get a email that I have a comment but don't see it any help?

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 21, 2008

    consistent IGN B+12? how do i find this? Do I need a wiring diagram for it?

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 25, 2008

    same no change

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 25, 2008

    new battery fully charged

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 25, 2008

    do i buy a gun for the mpv or can someone else help...... i may want a refund... if noone can help i have already tried what you all suggest. nothing new yet.

  • Wade Waldron
    Wade Waldron Oct 25, 2008

    before you suggested it.

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Check ur wiring connection in it

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Hi,

Initially, pls determine if you have a consistent IGN B+12, that is the switched 12VDC that supples the dashboard instrumentation (gauges) and the ignition system. The IGN B+12 starts from the ignition switch and extends all the way to the fuel pump including most of the engine power supply.

Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things

turned up or should you need additional information.

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  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Oct 21, 2008

    Hi again,

    Did some checks and it would seem that there were some issues with the ignition switch or the ignition wiring connectors.


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    Louie Role Oct 21, 2008

    A consistent IGN B+12 could be established with the use of a voltmeter with its test prods extended & clipped to the supply terminal of the ign coil. Alternately, in lieu of a tester, a test bulb could be hardwired. The idea is to be able to monitor if there is always +12 to the ignition system. As initially posted, checking for the IGN+12 starts at the IGN switch, connector, harness, connector, ignition coil.

    If even at or before the IGN switch, the +12 is missing or inconsistent, it may be needed to check the fusible link from the + terminal of the battery, spade connector, short harness, to the fuse/relay bank.


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Did you replace the wiring

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 21, 2008

    so does that rating mean that you did or did not appreciate a simple question that is just as possible a contributing issue to this situation_

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