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Engine lockout I have replaced plugs, battery, & coil pack. Trying to start it, I even pushed it to see if popping clutch would start it be still all is dead.

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Have you tried holding the gas pedal down a little to see if it starts that way,if it starts then your throttle body/ IAC is dirty,if that didnt work, check for fuel pressure if you dont have a pressure guage you can un-clip the fuel line at the eng have a small plastic jug to catch the gas and have someone just turn the key to run ( not cranking it over) and see if a shot of fuel comes out of the fuel line,then have them crank it over and see how much gas comes out-if nothing or very little then you may have a plugged fuel filter or bad pump,or a bad fuel pump relay-if gas comes out,then it could be cam sensor or a crank sensor problem,assuming every thing else is good-you didnt say if the coil pack was new or used,or if you checked for spark,but a scan tool would give you a code for either the cam or the crank sensor or any other relavent code.A bad PCM will also stop the spark and the fuel,I hope this is helpfull

Posted on Apr 18, 2014


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SOURCE: engine spins several times before starting

If the engine has to be turned over a number of times before starting it may be fuel pump related, more overly the check-valve within the fuel pump. If this has failed (or leaks back) the fuel system will need to come to pressure before the engine will start. I'd check your fuel line pressure when running you should see @ 40PSI or so; once shut down the system should hold pressure; if it drops off to zero then you know where the issues lyes.
I hope this may have helped.

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SOURCE: the car will not start after i replaced the

was the car running before you started swapping parts

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot find the coil pack on at Chrysler Cirrus

There is only one reason you would not find a coil pack on your cirrus is if it is a v6, which is built into the distributor. (VERY common problem is the distributor on those cars, well that and crankshaft sensors) Because on the 4cylinder it is on the top of the engine. The distributor is just to the left (towards passenger side) of the brake master cylinder/booster. Not a fun job but can be done without removing a lot. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

SOURCE: check engine light #4 miss fire replaced plug and

Spark Plugs never fail to fire,it would be a, once in a lifetime, if you find one.
You never change any part, without knowing what it does,and how to test it
So will it could be anything in the ignition system, I suggest you save your money on parts,and just have it repaired.
No one without the vehicle can guess at the issues your having.
If you perform a specific test and need help to evaluate the results,then get back here

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 lhs.

Sounds like your distributor is bad, but first check your distributor and rotor to see if that's the problem, if not then i would say its the distributor.

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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I hear the engine trying to start, but it won't, even though there's good electric power, but with a little push you can start it using the clutch, any idea?, maybe a relay?, what do you think?....

If the battery is not spinning the motor fast enough, it is not uncommon for motor to not start. Make sure that your starter motor is spinning engine over at correct speed.

OR, it is possible that the starter motor has some burnt windings resulting in less rotational speed.

Engine starts when you pop the clutch, so why won't it start when u use the starter? Check it out.

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To check for a misfire (ignition failure) follow these steps:

(Cold start) (Use a pair of insulated pliers)

1) Start the vehicle

2) When the vehicle starts misfiring, disconnect plug leads or coil pack connections one at a time. If the vehicle idles even more roughly, then that plug or pack should be considered fine.
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the coil. ? older post.
the PCM reports even one drop out of 10 , on the CKP or CMP sensors. 99.9% of these changed are good.
why not tell me what you have,? full symptoms and evidence.
got P030x misfiring? are you even using a scan tool,? or working blind.
may be its the coil.?
can can you feel the misfiring.c
can you see the engine shake? all of this is evidence.
do not miss out on that.
does the scan too shop pending misfire codes?
stored codes, or codes while driving, learn to use the scan tool.
do a 60k mile tune up yet?
your engine is not COP coils like the V8
its COIL rail that is a COIL pack with 3 coils inside
that runs 2 sparks each called WASTED park.
so did you try new sparkplugs(dah)first then new coil pack wires HV
next , then a new coil pack last.
start with the cheap spark plug and wires, (called a tuneup)
then pop for coil pack./
misfire can be clogged or leaking injectors too, and that ill skip
with out you using the scan tool fully.

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