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Replaced the oil pan and gasket on my 2002 pontiac sunfire. car will turnover but wont start. getting c1254. what does this mean and how do I fix it


Code C1254 appears to be a chassis code which should not cause a no start condition.
You should probably check to see if the crankshaft position sensor is connected if it was disconnected while removing the oil pan. Then , I would check to see if the secondary ignition system is providing spark at the spark plugs. To do this , connect a test spark plug to one of the existing spark plug wires and grounding the shell of the spark plug. You will probably need an assistant to crank the engine while you look for spark -.. If it does have spark , reconnect the spark plug wire to the spark plug and try a small amount of carb. spray ( 1 to 2 seconds ) at the throttle intake to see if the engine starts for a few seconds. If the engine uses a Mass Airflow Sensor be sure to reinstall air intake snorkel before attempting to start engine.This will tell you if you have a fuel delivery problem or not.
I hope this helps ya.

Apr 04, 2015 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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My Mitsubushi Space Star Car won't Start. What can I try?


spark plugs are deep in the head yet you should get all the the old fuel out first, stale fuel wont ignite and will also clogg fuel filter. you need a mix of atleast 70% new fuel even then its not good for the injecters. If its a manual gearbox a tow start is a quick fix although no go for auto's. cant be much wrong if car was fine when parked, plugs-fuel-filter and possibly fuel pump for sure. If that doesnt fix take plug out put in lead and crank engine to be sure you have spark even just put any plug you know works in lead leaving your plugs in engine just to check for spark y turning over engine looking for spark on plug good spark will be blue but any spark is good.

Jun 16, 2012 | Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks

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CHECK LIGHT COMING ON


The Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light or an icon resembling the engine is technically called a Malfunction Indicator Light or MIL. It comes on when your vehicle's computer detects a fault that can affect your vehicle's fuel economy and the exhaust emissions.

Here are the five most common reasons your "check engine" light might come on, and what you can expect to pay for the repair, including labor, according to CarMD:

1. Faulty oxygen sensor
The sensor measures the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust and tells the car's computer how much fuel is in the tank. If a faulty one is not repaired, the car's gas mileage could drop, since the sensor is sending incorrect information to the car. It costs less than $200 to repair.

2. Loose or missing gas cap
Technicians will often tighten the gas cap for free, or replace it for a few dollars. If it's not replaced, gas will evaporate from the car and decrease its gas mileage.

3. Broken catalytic converter
This one isn't good news, since it can cost up to $2,000 to replace. The catalytic converter uses a catalyst -most often a precious metal such as platinum- to convert harmful gases left over from combustion to less harmful emissions. CarMD says catalytic converters generally won't fail unless a related part, such as a spark plug, malfunctions, so it's wise to keep up with the car's maintenance schedule.

4. Malfunctioning mass air flow sensor
This sensor measures the amount of air supplied to the engine, which determines how much fuel should be delivered. When it malfunctions, it can result in a loss of power to the car, surges during acceleration and a decrease in fuel economy. It costs around $375 to fix.

5. Misfiring spark plugs
Spark plugs are small but essential, since they make the car go by igniting the compressed fuel in an internal combustion engine. Misfiring spark plugs can affect engine power and fuel economy and can also damage the catalytic converter. You can replace spark plugs yourself for as little as $10 or pay $300 for a technician to do it.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Dec 20, 2011 | 2001 Toyota Corolla

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Check engene light


Hi Christian:
The Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light or an icon resembling the engine is technically called a Malfunction Indicator Light or MIL. It comes on when your vehicle's computer detects a fault that can affect your vehicle's fuel economy and the exhaust emissions.

Here are the five most common reasons your "check engine" light might come on, and what you can expect to pay for the repair, including labor, according to CarMD:

1. Faulty oxygen sensor
The sensor measures the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust and tells the car's computer how much fuel is in the tank. If a faulty one is not repaired, the car's gas mileage could drop, since the sensor is sending incorrect information to the car. It costs less than $200 to repair.

2. Loose or missing gas cap
Technicians will often tighten the gas cap for free, or replace it for a few dollars. If it's not replaced, gas will evaporate from the car and decrease its gas mileage.

3. Broken catalytic converter
This one isn't good news, since it can cost up to $2,000 to replace. The catalytic converter uses a catalyst -most often a precious metal such as platinum- to convert harmful gases left over from combustion to less harmful emissions. CarMD says catalytic converters generally won't fail unless a related part, such as a spark plug, malfunctions, so it's wise to keep up with the car's maintenance schedule.

4. Malfunctioning mass air flow sensor
This sensor measures the amount of air supplied to the engine, which determines how much fuel should be delivered. When it malfunctions, it can result in a loss of power to the car, surges during acceleration and a decrease in fuel economy. It costs around $375 to fix.

5. Misfiring spark plugs
Spark plugs are small but essential, since they make the car go by igniting the compressed fuel in an internal combustion engine. Misfiring spark plugs can affect engine power and fuel economy and can also damage the catalytic converter. You can replace spark plugs yourself for as little as $10 or pay $300 for a technician to do it.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Dec 04, 2011 | 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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What do the codes


The Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light or an icon resembling the engine is technically called a Malfunction Indicator Light or MIL. It comes on when your vehicle's computer detects a fault that can affect your vehicle's fuel economy and the exhaust emissions.

Here are the five most common reasons your "check engine" light might come on, and what you can expect to pay for the repair, including labor, according to CarMD:

1. Faulty oxygen sensor
The sensor measures the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust and tells the car's computer how much fuel is in the tank. If a faulty one is not repaired, the car's gas mileage could drop, since the sensor is sending incorrect information to the car. It costs less than $200 to repair.

2. Loose or missing gas cap
Technicians will often tighten the gas cap for free, or replace it for a few dollars. If it's not replaced, gas will evaporate from the car and decrease its gas mileage.

3. Broken catalytic converter
This one isn't good news, since it can cost up to $2,000 to replace. The catalytic converter uses a catalyst -most often a precious metal such as platinum- to convert harmful gases left over from combustion to less harmful emissions. CarMD says catalytic converters generally won't fail unless a related part, such as a spark plug, malfunctions, so it's wise to keep up with the car's maintenance schedule.

4. Malfunctioning mass air flow sensor
This sensor measures the amount of air supplied to the engine, which determines how much fuel should be delivered. When it malfunctions, it can result in a loss of power to the car, surges during acceleration and a decrease in fuel economy. It costs around $375 to fix.

5. Misfiring spark plugs
Spark plugs are small but essential, since they make the car go by igniting the compressed fuel in an internal combustion engine. Misfiring spark plugs can affect engine power and fuel economy and can also damage the catalytic converter. You can replace spark plugs yourself for as little as $10 or pay $300 for a technician to do it.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Oct 14, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Prizm

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Misfire cylinder #4 was indicated as a result of the check engine light. How do you fix this or how much might this cost to fix? Frank


A Cylinder Misfire Code is usually a very simple fix. Most of the time it just means you may need to change the spark plugs especially if you haven't changed them in a long time, you may have a clogged fuel injector from having a dirty fuel filter. The least expensive thing you can do right now is to replace all of the spark plugs first and than go from there.

Apr 29, 2011 | 2004 Mazda MPV

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Check engine light


fuel filter, fuel pump could be spark plugs, plug wires, could be something as easy as a bad battery. how old is the battery change it first if its more than 2 yrs old. then take it in.

Apr 23, 2010 | 1999 Hyundai Accent

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My 1998 nissan maxima hesitates after it warms up this started to happen after i changed spark plugs and air filter also the check engine light starts to blink off and on


take it all off and redo it slowly again , do not change the cheap spark plug it can damage your engine & EGR system , the original spark plugs will cost from $10-14 each NGK LASER PLATINUM PFR5G-11you can buy it off Ebay , good luck

Nov 04, 2009 | 1998 Nissan Maxima

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Gas mixed in with engine oil


sounds like you have an injector that is staying open all the time,and dumping fuel all the time and not only when its time.It is most likely the one where the plug keeps fouling.The engine light is probally showing a misfire on that cylinder also,please take it to a qualified tech to have scanned and checked

Feb 06, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

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Starting problem with honda civic


Next things to check are fuel and spark, remove a spark plug and with the wire attached crank the motor, if you see spark in the plug then it's not a spark issue and probably a fuel problem. If there is no spark could be bad plugs or wires, or distrubitor cap. To check fuel remove injector cover and crank motor, if there is no fuel coming out then check fuel filter, fuel pump.

Good Luck

Jun 27, 2008 | 1998 Honda Civic

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