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Car starts then dies seconds later. only in cold weather. have replaced pcv valve vaccume lines fuel lines fuel filter. tested fuel pump. tested map sensor changed spark plugs and wires rotor bug and

Please help thanks so much

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  • amanda miller Mar 26, 2014

    changed cap not rotor bug.

  • amanda miller Mar 26, 2014

    Add a Commenthaving idle air control valve changed now but clue less after this

  • amanda miller Mar 26, 2014

    sorry meant having idle air control valve replaced now but am clueless after this

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Mar 31, 2014

    Please give us make, model , year & engine size.

  • amanda miller Mar 31, 2014

    Sorry it is a 1989 Plymouth reliant 2.5 engine 4 cylinder automatic

  • amanda miller Mar 31, 2014

    Also just replaced battery and terminals

  • amanda miller Mar 31, 2014

    I tried doing codes but I didn't see any flashing check engine light

  • amanda miller Mar 31, 2014

    Checked fuel pump pressure its pumpib

  • amanda miller Mar 31, 2014

    Sorry its pumping 20 and only needs to be pumping 15 I do believe. Is that to much

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Did you cycle key 3 times? on (not start, just on) off, on, off, on, and leave on and watch for check engine to flash. It will flash 2 digit #'s. example: flash,flash,pause,flash. = 21, then pause and if more codes will flash again. When you get 5 flashes, pause, then 5 more, that's end of message (codes)

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