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Car ran for couple hours then wouldnt start 5 minutes later

Been running fine for months drove it for couple hours stopped for gas car wouldnt start acted like battery was dead. Wouldnt stay started with a jump start

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  • barry rothweiler Nov 01, 2012

    what would transmission problems have to do with the car NOT STARTing

  • barry rothweiler Nov 01, 2012

    triple a told me the alternator was shot but after having it towed to my local garage an extensive testing it turned out the battery was shot.

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM or ECM,ECU), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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    yadayada Nov 01, 2012

    It is a general statement, it covers the engine and the transmission.

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    yadayada Nov 01, 2012

    Please rate my help and read the whole paragraph please.

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You need to have your engine flushed and cleaned out. One or more of your spark plugs aint firing. You need to replace them all to include the wires as well. If you dont get your engine flushed, you could blow your engine up.

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SOURCE: car ran fine drove it

This sounds more like a crankshaft position sensor. When they start going bad they will work when vehicle relatively cold but fail when hot.

Hope this helps, it it does please leave feedback and vote Thank You and Good Luck

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