OK FIRST I WAS DRIVING AND MY CAR JUST SHOT OFF. I TRIED STARTING IT BUT IT WILL TURN OVER BUT NOT START OR SOUND LIKE IT WANTS TO START. SO I TOWED IT HOME AND TOOK THE DISTRIBUTOR OFF AND CHECKED IT.A FRIEND TOLD ME TO CHEK THE TIMING BELT TO SEE IF IT WAS BOKE SO I DID AND IT IS GOOD SO I PUT MY DISTRBUTOR BACK ON AND TRIED STARTING IT AND IT STARTED AND IT WORKED FOR A DAY AND IT STOPPED WORKING SO WHAT COULD BE MY PROBLEM
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The battery gives the voltage necessary to start the vehicle, then after it is started the alternator will spin off the accessory belt and recharge the battery for the next startup.If your alternator was bad the vehicle would start but turn off shortly after driving a few miles. After making sure the battery is charge, clean the battery terminals and make sure they're tightly connected to the battery. If the engine doesnt turn over, it may be your starter. The alternator on the Pacificas arent really hard to take off since theyre located on the top,so if you're second guessing its the alternator, then just release the belt tensioner pulley and loosen the alternator bolts and have it tested at your local auto parts store. Good luck
The check engine light should always be on until the engine starts. Can you spray starting fluid into the throttle body and make it start ? You need to know if the timing belt or chain is ok, and if the injectors are getting fuel.
This sounds like the timing belt is shot. Remove the distributor cap, have your helper crank the engine. Is the rotor turning?? If not, then it is the timing belt. Some engines are rather forgiving when the belt breaks, some will get bent valves. Frankster016