So i was driving out of my neighborhood and the engine just turned off while i was at the stoplight. All the electrical things still work. Like i can play music and mess with my lights, but it just won't start. When I start it the engine tries to turn but then doesn't. We don't think it's the starter because it doesn't make that repeated clicking noise when i try to start it. It just clicks once then nothing... Any ideas?
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Lean Bank1 can be attributed to a faulty oxygen sensor or by unmetered air entering the system. A comon problem with the protege is cracks in the plastic air intake hose after the MAF which sucks air in that is not registed by the car and thus make it run lean and idle poorly . Another comon problem causing rough idle is the EGR valve being stuck because of carbon deposits, this will usually throw an EGR related check engine light but not always.
Yes . Your heater is actually not an Electrical Heater or a Separate Heating system . Actually if uses the same Radiator Line . When Radiator is heated up it is cooled down with radiator Fan and coolant . But when you use the heater function , this hot fluid is passed through a heating coil tube and blower fan is used to take that heat inside the car .
So I think now you understand , why you are not heated up in a short run . You really need to make the Engine + Radiator Warmer ( that is natuarlly happened when you run more) to get Warm air inside.
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Does it feel as if the vehicle is not "down shifting" into low gear when you approach the stoplight? If so, then the torque converter "lock up" for OVERDRIVE may not disengaging so the vehicle is stuck in high gear and it will kill the motor. If you switch to park and it starts right back up that might be the problem. A temporary fix is to disconnect a wire from the lock-up torque converter switch, but overdrive won't work and you wouldn't want to do a lot of highway driving until you replace the lock-up switch.
I have a 1997 Skylark that did the same thing. It turned out to be the coil pack. It's very simple to replace yourself but just be careful when you disassemble. There are some small springs that may jump out when you remove the screws holding the coil pack. Also, I'd suggest that you replace the boots and porcelin insulators while you're doing this. Just to make sure that this is truely the problem, you could buy the whole assembly at a salvage yard for around $25 bucks and if it solves the problem, then either run the used one until if fails and then replace it with new parts.