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Car has dieing while going dwn rd. Sometimes wjll start rght back up, other times we wait sometimes hrs. I've checked the coil pack& module both pcm &ecm were checked by g&s auto and said to b good.i was getting codes 17,18,&26 which i found out what they were, reason i had computers tested 26 is a quad driver circuit one of 4 .any way there was a list of things that could be done before doind crank position sensor &i was checking the ohms on the fuel injector wires . One seemd tk give no reading ! We drive to a friends house abd on way back it ran very rough. I checked codes again , now 26& 56 .im getting frustrated i cant keep on like this...

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Code 17 & 18 are crank/cam correlation codes. Depending on what car you have, some sensors are dual sensor, crank and cam in one. Some are set up with up to three sensors. One crank and one or two cam sensors. I you have a dual sensor, I would replace it, but check the plug first. Sometimes corrosion can mess with sensors. Just unplug it and plug it back in. This usually takes care of contact issues. Clear the light and see if that code comes up again. If you have two or more sensors, then we are talking timing belt issues. To check code 26, you will have to check for voltage on that wire. Pinout and color codes are needed to find the wire from the ECM. Again not knowing your car, voltage could be 5,8, or 12 volts. Or real close to these numbers. If you don't see any voltage from here, the ECM is bad. Quad drivers either work or don't work. 56 is an 02 heater code. This could make the car run a little rough, but not cut out. Now the injector test, if you didn't get a reading from the injector, it is bad. This will make the run real bad, Because you lost that cylinder.

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SOURCE: So... I'm starting to get just a bit frustrated... after installing the new PCM, my dodge avenger, 96 2.0L ran for 5 days then went out again, fuel pump works and I've got spark but no start..

after all that work its terrible that something else goes bad however since you do get spark and fuel i would say crank or cam sensor but then if one of those goes bad it wont allow engine to turn over and would shut fuel pump off. so there is only one thing left to cause it you have a short in the harness somewhere maybe just a lose connection on the cam or crank sensor put dieelectric grease in all your connectors

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