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Car will turn over but not start

The car stopped starting and i found out the fuel pump was the problem. They fixed that and had to fix the crank sensor. the car ran fine for about a week, then stopped starting. the fuel had been low and i think the gas lines froze. I added dry gas and more gas and after about 24 hours the car started once but not again. i had the fuel filter changed and it did not help. It would start once in a while, but now wont start at all. for a period of time it would start but imedetly stall. It has a new battery, can anyone help me???

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  • chenshaw2004 Dec 27, 2008

    thank you, the check engine light is on and I will look into it.

  • motorsport Dec 30, 2008

    I went out and started the car in 25 degree cold. The car started fine and I let it warm up for about 15 minutes. When I left the car I set the heater controls,climate controls at 80 hoping it would warm the inside of the car up. When I went back to the car after 15 minutes the car temp gauge was up (warm) but the heater was not putting out any heat. I fiddled with the different settings and suddenly the car stalled and will not start. It cranks fine but will not fire. Is there a relay that when it gets hot shuts down and will not let the car start? This happened to me last week also. I drove all around town, doing eronds and the car started fine until I went into the grocery store for about 30 minutes, came out and the same thing happened, it cranked over fine but would not start. I fiddled with the keyless, the ac/heat controls, the key itself and after a while it started and I drove it home. I sent it down to my mechanic and he put it on the scanner, left it running numerous times and could not get it to not to start. STUMPED!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    i have changed the fuel pump and filter the brain, serveral months later i had to change the fuel pump again this time a new one the the car ran fine for a bout six hour i changed the fuel fuses the fuel pump relay . so i had it towed to a shop they said bad battery connection made it shot a code for a pcm. fixed the battery cable . it ran fine for about six hours but my fuel gauge was reading way off. then it dies it cranks and starts briefly with starting fluid but no fuel to the fuel rail . whats the problem

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Lately when I take my foot off
    the gas every once in while the
    car stalls out. It starts right
    away and it doesn't list any
    codes to indicate a problem.



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