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Why does my 2006 Statesman 3.6 V6 turn over and fire occasionally but won't start?

Sounds like it's trying to go. 350 kms on clock. Seems to have low compression

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Low compression can mean any of several causes:
loose plugs
bad valves
bad rings
blown head gasket
there are a few even worse possibilities.

Do a compression test. if compression is indeed low, have a mechanic look at it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

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SOURCE: 1995 mitsubshi lancer 1.3 hardly

Have you tried moving the spark plug and/or lead to another cylinder to see if the misfire moves? If it doesn't change, i.e. No. 3 cylinder still misfires i'd carry out a compression or cylinder leak test.

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SOURCE: 1990 Honda Civic low kms. overheated, added

I want you to take a couple of spark plugs out and examine them. If you find Anti-freeze on them then you may have a blown headgasket. A very common problem of driving a car until it overheats. I really do hope im wrong. Since it is an overhead valve engine with the cam shaft above...its a 1000.00 to 1500.00 dollar job to have it properly repaired. From here out im just going to explain why this happens...
When a car overheats - be it a faulty thermostat...low coolant...or a faulty water pump or improper coolant mixture ratio. The engine gets so hot that it actually makes the top of the engine change shape... it actually changes enough to damage the head gasket. The head gasket keeps the explosion inside the combustion chamber. Keeps the water in its coolant jacket. and keeps the oil inside its ports. When the Headgasket fails. Sometimes coolant gets into the oil (makes a milky residue form on the inside of the oil filler cap...or makes the engine oil look like chocolate milk.) or oil gets into the coolant (makes your coolant have an oil slick on top) It can also cause water to get into the combustion chamber and when the engine is running - blast the combustion back into the coolant (causes the coolant overflow to overflow or spray) or oil gets into the combustion chamber causing the plugs to get fouled (dirty). worse case...all the above happens. I hope this helps in figuring this problem out...i really do hope im wrong about a blown headgasket . As even i tremble in fear of it happening to my car. Good Luck!

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SOURCE: 99 tahoe 350. misfire #3. new cpi unit, plugs,

coil packs? or dist engine? check coil packs for cracks and leakage on distributor egines check for side to side play in the dist shaft if any play then change it!

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SOURCE: 2006 Pontiac G6 w/ 3.5l V6. Once every 10-15

no code? possible issue with evap canister (near fuel tank)

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SOURCE: 2000 nissan maxima won't fire

sounds like it might be flooded. Try and remove the fuel pump fuse from the fuse block that is just in front of your left knee. While it is out crank the car and see if it wants to start and hold down the gas pedal all the way and then relase it and back and forth and once you get it to run have the fuse ready in your hand and in front of the spot to install it. and then keep the rpm's up with the gas pedal until the smoke clears out behind the car.

Posted on Jul 02, 2011

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