This happens 1 out of every 3rd start. Good battery and plenty of cranking yet seems as though the gas isn't getting there. I can floor it and it will slowly start yet it smells like it flooded. Why is this?
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When you say travelled 10 miles then would not start, do you mean it would not crank at all, or cranks but doesn't start? If no crank, could be faulty starter motor/solenoid getting heat soaked. If it cranks but won't fire up, more likely bad ignition module, coil, crank or cam sensor. They get hot and can fail just when hot.
More than likely its your ignition switch going or gone bad. Ok, here's what you do, turn the key to the on position but DO NOT CRANK, let the key stay in this position until the security light stops flashing (takes 5 to 10 minutes) then turn the key off and crank it immediately after. If your car cranks then you will need to replace your ignition switch ($120 to $160). Hope this information helps someone. .
your vehicle is fuel injected you should not have to pump the gas pedal plugs and wires ill bet that solves your problem and changeing the fuel filter wont hurt and a fuel injection cleaning wont hurt if you havent had one done to it
I agree that it's probably the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS). Without the pulse from this sensor, you vehicle will never start. Sometimes water from a leaking water pump will run down onto this sensor and cause it to fail.
You can go to MSN Auto for your vehicle and under the "Reliability" tab you will see the same thing regarding the CPS (listed under Engine issues).