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Car cold, won't idle. Right. Starts then quit

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Not specific enough, what kind of car? Year? Make and model could be multiple reasons for these symptoms. Could be something simple that needs service such as the Idle Air Control Valve

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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SOURCE: starts,idles & runs fine, but won't rev over 2400

This is indication of faulty MAF sensor. Its located on the air inlet, look and the air filter box and follow it to the engine there inline you will see the mass air flow sensor and the air intake temp sensor is built into the mass air flow sensor. when you locate the air filter box you will see the maf sensor its bolted to air box.Make sure the connector is good and also the wiring.Remove the MAF sensor, clean it and recheck.Also try driving without MAF sensor.If its revs fine, then its faulty MAF.------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on May 19, 2011

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SOURCE: Car has been sitting; will turn over but won't

My first thought is to check the fuel pump operation.
Check to see if fuel pump is getting power.

This is how I check the pump.

Usually there is an in-line fuel filter that can be removed.
While its removed...bump the starter to see if gas shoots out the gas line.
If not, there might be a clog at the pump...or the pump needs replacing.

Hope this helps...

Posted on Jul 24, 2011

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SOURCE: car runs good, then occasionally

This rough idle is very much indication low fuel pressure and problem with iac valve.--The possibilities for this problem are low fuel pressure, or weak o2 sensor or dirty iac valve, dirty throttle body.---------

As per your problem mentioned, it indicates the problem with fuel pressure.-------- The fuel pressure is low.---------- First thing you can do is get the fuel pressure checked, this will confirm the problem. --------- If the pressure checked low that means problem is with faulty pump and clogged fuel filter.----------- If the fuel pressure is checked ok, then other possibility is faulty o2 sensor and crank sensor. The o2 sensors are before and after catalytic converter.-------Both the sensors are to be replaced.------ And as per you mentioned your problem, its quite possible that faulty o2 sensor will cause this problem.------ O2 sensor is the part which sends signal to ECM( the cars computer).It sends signal to computer about fuel / air mixture.How and when to send fuel to engine.--------- If o2 sends stops sending signal to cars computer then it will not send the fuel to engine.------- In your may be the o2 sensor is getting overheated and this is stopping the o2 sensor from sending signal to ECM.But when your car shuts off the sensor gets cool and again it starts working.------ So as per problem, get both the o2 sensors can be weak and needs to be checked and replaced.---------- Also get the crank sensor checked.------------- For stalling problem get the fuel filter cleaned, get the throttle body and IAC valve cleaned.------ The idle air control valve is also located at throttle body.Clean both throttle body and IAC valve with throttle cleaner.--------This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Aug 29, 2011

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check for a vacuum leak.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r7427423-fix_poor_idle_high_idle_stalling_fuel . These are generic instructions. If you getstuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

Posted on Sep 12, 2011

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SOURCE: Car starts fine, will idle

Hello,

There is a couple things first to check out. There are several things that can cause a car to do this. Personally I would try and get it to auto zone (its free) and they can put it on there hand held computer and see what codes come up on there computer. Now I realize if you can not get it to stay running then this is hard to do. So from my experience of trouble shooting and basing this on most common problems that this is, it could be a bad fuel filter, or clogged or partially clogged. Other thing which is common, which is part of your emissions, is the 02 Sensor, which normally is by your Cadillac converter. That is something you would have to look in your manual or service manual to find out where yours is to replace it yourself (again, a call to auto zone, they can help you as they have 1000's of manuals they can direct you on your car. Other thing it could be is fuel pump or fuel pump relay. But based on your symptoms if it starts good, and idles ok, but then dies after driving some, I am thinking fuel filter or 02 sensor. I wish I could say more, but with out on a computer, this is best I can do from my experience on most common issues on your symptom. Thanks Mike

Posted on Sep 15, 2011

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