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01 intrepid 2.7 starts when cold but wont at running temp.

Never had any problems with the vehicle until i went to Best Buy. car drove perfect up to this point. shut the car off, went into BB and came out less than 5 min later. car just cranked and cranked. no start. put starting fluid in its throat and it started right up. if i dont use SF the car has to sit till it is completely cooled off. when cooled off it starts every time. replaced the crank sensor. nada fix. if the car is running ill unplug the cam sensor and car shuts off so i think it is good. i think the electricity/current it was seeing was like 4.5 ir something. or .4... idk... did some research into vapor lock and pulled the plenum off while the car was still at run temp and took off the fuel rail, cold gas poored out. it was full. "yes, i know vapor lock is supp osed to be nonexistent in EFI". just checked to mark it off my trouble shoot list. had it hooked up to computer and it gave me nothing. but check engine light is on. hmmmm.... when i turn the key to "ON" pos, i hear the fuel pump loud n proud. one weird thing tho is that when i unplug coolant sensor harness my buds comp still recognizes it is still in... and even in order to connect his comp we have to jump a power supply from one wire in the cars comp harness to the other power wire pin, otherwise the comp wont turn on. without it jumped advanced auto computer says "not connected". found out it needed power jump after i took it to AA. HELP!!! also put new plugs go when warm.... car never overheats either. stays below middle line...

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Timing belt/chain may have been put it slightly off time, when motor rebuild

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sounds like the timing belt/chain has slipped or broke. Getting ready to tear one apart 5.9 Had the same symtoms your has.

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