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Wont start my 3.0 r/t has new battery but , it rolls over really rough,but wont start. can u help ?

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  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    ok almost like it jumped time, i started it and moved it yesterday after noon. its been running well. it was really cold last nite, and now no start..

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    its not back firing. it is a little low on oil stick , it needs almost a quart.

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    the oil is dark , its time for change , and it was not smoking when it was running last nite.

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    it wont start at all . all it does is roll over but never kicks off.while im turning the key and it is trying to start it seems as if its dragging.(not the starter,but the motor).

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    i will try it.

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    ok so i tried a boost still no start , it acts like it wants to start but it wont. like its not getting n/e fuel. where is the fuel pump located?

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    OK ILL DO IT

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    ok i got it to start by having my wife turn it over while i worked the throttle under the hood. there is gray smoke from the exhuast .and the oil was like a reddish color with little gold bubbles..

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    i thought u had to run it hot before that would happen.

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    yes lots of white smoke. even more if i give it gas.

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    how much do think to fix approx..

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    yeah 3.0 mitsubishi v-6. dodge stratus r/t.

  • syren_godess Jan 12, 2009

    great this is not good . well thanks for all the help. i really appreciate it... have a good day.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    the part i'm wondering about is "rolls over really rough" do you mean it attempts to start the dies... or it idles very rough once it is started ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what is the colour of the engine oil... and what colour is the exhaust smoke ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    rough as in back firing etc would indicate timing

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    define really rough...

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Have you tried a boost while you are trying to start it... that battery may not have enough power because of the cold.
as it gets colder the effiency of a battery goes down but the amount of power the starter needs goes up.

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 12, 2009

    Usually in the gas tank... turn on the key... go back to the rear of car and listen

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    Roberta Smith Jan 12, 2009

    blown head gasket or cracked block

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 12, 2009

    freezeing temps will do it too... but ask around.... that's antifreeze in your oil and that usually indicates a blow head gasket or a cracked block... what's the exhaust smoke like.... lots of white smoke ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 12, 2009

    that's a v-6 ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 12, 2009

    you need to determine first which head it is tho it sounds suspiciously like a cracked block... which means you have to replace the motor... big bucks usually unless you are able to do it yourself. presuming that is a front well drive and the motor is sideways... you can hope the head closest to you has the blown gasket.... as far as price... call around and ask how much to change a head gasket on your car.... do NOT take it to a walmart service centre... i can't recall if autozone sells just parts or they have a repair center... even better if you can do it yourself great. Just make sure you have all the gaskets you will need.. they usually come in a kit.



    Make sure when you are finished you drain and replace the oil including the oil filter.... also do NOT run it any more... antifreeze eats engine bearings



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 12, 2009

    I'm well aware it's not good... and i truly wish i could offer you other advice. however it is what it is.



    take care

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do you have antifreeze in the car?

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SOURCE: Car Starts Really Rough.

Check the fuel/air sensor and air filter. When you first start the car only press the accelerator pedal once. If while turning the ignition switch you here a grinding noise that would be your starter going out. The smell of fuel signals that your car is either flooded from pressing pedal or fuel mixture is incorrect. Hope this helps.

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