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Hard start wont run more than a few minutes

This car sat for a few years....replaced fuel pump and tank.....vehicle will start cold ..only run a few minutes then begin to cut out and die....wont start again till it has sat a couple hours....acts like its not getting any fire....

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  • barta1967 Dec 24, 2008

    2.2L corsica will run for ten min. until warm and then it dies, no spark, i changed the coils, same thing happens, i whacked the computer that did not work.

  • bmark341 Jan 07, 2009

    im having the same problem with my corsica as barta1967 ..this car is making me NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bmark341 Jan 07, 2009

    I think the problem my be in the ignition module

  • bmark341 Jan 12, 2009

    had the ignition module tested at two different part stores....tested ok....the coils tested slightly below specs

  • bmark341 Jan 13, 2009

    they tested it till it was pretty hot...a good ten cycles on the it possible the crank sensor could be the problem

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    car is still having the same problem I have changed the coils ignition module and temp sensor.....I guess next I will change the ecm

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    misses when I first start up. run for five minutes and smooth out.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When the car is really cold it is very hard to get it into first gear. After a few minutes of running it is OK again


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After it dies, try starting it by holding the pedal to the floor then turning the ignition. If that works, it means it is actually flooding the engine and choking it out with too much fuel. The one thing you said that jumps out at me is the temp sensor you changed. Which one did you change. Most people think their is only one. If you changed the one on the front right of the engine right next to the coolant outlet hose than you changed the wrong one. This one has 4 wires, and that goes to the actual temp gauge, which effects nothing but the guage in the dash. The one you want is by the thermostat housing and has only 2 wires. It is about half the diameter of the guage one.

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I'm not an expert, but maybe a can of Sea Foam fuel system cleaner with the recomended amount of fuel in the tank; and pour half of another can in with the oil; and lightly dip up and down the end of the vaccum line from the vaccum booster until the rest of the half can of Sea Foam is siphened up while the engine is running might help. You want to be sure and lightly and slowly dip the vacuum line up and down in the Sea Foam so that you don't get too much Sea Foam in the way of the cylinders in the engine going up and down: ( That could cause damage. ) Then shut the motor off and w
ait a few hours so that the Sea Foam can do it's work. Then try starting and running it to see if it helped any. Sometimes an old car needs the vaccum line thing done two or three times. ( I've found Wal-Mart has the best price on Sea Foam. ) Good Luck Hopefully.

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Sounds like the air bypass valve may be stuck ,try pulling off a small vaccum line. the valve is used instead of a choke plate. when engine is cold it bleeds air around the throttle plate raising the idle.

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  • darin brown Jan 07, 2009

    try changing the module (the thing that the coils are mounted to). i thought you had trouble when cold thats why i said airbypass.

  • darin brown Jan 13, 2009

    a module could test good at parts store but they commonly fail when they heat up. so by the time you pull it out and bring to store it has cooled down.


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