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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: wont start
throttle body air intake mix is cracked i hope i said this right
right now my mind is waken up
this will be connected to the air filter and assembly take the whole assembly out and try and start vehicle
if vehicle runs you have a crack in throttle body air intake housing this will need to be replaced
cloged fuel filters there is usually 3 one in the engine compartment one on chassis and one in the gas tank called the sending unit this has a filter on it
the gas tank filter only needs to be replaced every 100 thousand miles
timing might be off
sparks not connected all the way or improperly wired
computer took a surge and now wont run replacement of computer is needed
vacume leak at master cylinder
capasitor ignition coil bad <<< spell check
alternators these days are mostly being remanufactured the only true brand new alternators are the ones that come from dealer
batterys are reman. too sometimes they have a dead cell in them
at one point in my life i had to go back 4 different times with alternator and battery for the same problem
this is a win loose win kind of senerio
from the sound of the vehicle only runs off a jump the alternator and or battery is bad
i hope this helped you in discovery of vehicle problems
Posted on May 29, 2008
sometimes you can get lucky and have someone rap on the bottom of the fuel tank when you are crankig the engine and it will start if it starts don't shut it off this is only tempoary you will need to replace the pump
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Have you check fuses, relays etc, to make sure power getting to pump, or can you hear pump cycle ("hum") when key turned to on? (not start)
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
I have a 1995 Dodge Stratus and I had the same problems last winter it turned out to be the main brain the ECU as they call it It costas about 1200 dollars new but i scored mine from a junk yard for 10 bucks and my car hasnt done it since. They very well may be your problem because i have the same engine in my car its just a smaller body style. look on the net for spaldings used car parts u can look up parts and they usually sell ecus for 75 to a 100 dollars.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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Check your fuel pressure to ensure proper pressure to the block, also did you replace the fuel filter.
On a side note: 3 things a automobile needs to run
AIR-make sure you have a clean air filter and your MAF (mass air flow sensor is plugged in) if you pulled your breather to innspect anything, there is a possibility that it came unplugged or you unpluged it and forgot to hook it back up, a car wont start without it being plugged in if equiped
SPARK-Make sure your car has juice to the plugs, if the plug doesnt fire the car wont run, if you have to pull each plug and ground them to the engine block to see if they arch. If not trace the problem down (if you changed the fuel pump you have some mechanical skill and should be able to troubleshoot a spark issue)
FUEL-Check for proper pressure, dirty fuel filter(s) and if your system has a return line, make sure your hoses didnt get crossed cause this will damage the engine and regulator.
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Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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