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Fuel my brothers 1994 dodge shadow starts most of the time but sometomes will not start when he sprays startin fluid into the intake it starts but sometimes will not and it did not start when parked uphill what can be wrong

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First things first...NEVER use ether in a gasoline engine! you can blow the cam and crank seals, and even the head gasket! Ether is like **** to any engine, and once you start using it, the engine becomes addicted to it, because the computer and sensors will become programmed to the excessive combustion temperatures and pressures. That is probably what has happened, one or more sensors are probably screwed up, namely the mass air flow sensor.

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