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Car starts and then doesnt start.

Ok so my brother told me to add oil and I did. I added I quart of oil and the car started. However I am still puzzled as too what could be giving this problem. The car will start and then it wont and it isn't the alternator or the starter or the battery. Any suggestions.

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    Teresa Jones Jul 05, 2010

    I have about three quarts and my car takes usually five quarts. I have a 24 valve v6 engine so it wouldn't be the oil. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Teresa Jones
    Teresa Jones Jul 05, 2010

    Thanks I will check into that

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Your problem may be the crank sensor. If it is dirty or not reading correctly this most likely is your problem.

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  • Alex Jul 05, 2010

    The engine may have a safe oil level indicator that will not allow the engine to start if it is low but i do not know. In most cases there will be a warning indicator that will tell you your oil is low. Make sure the oil is always to the full mark on the dipstick all the time.

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CHECK OIL LEVEL.TOO MUCH OIL WILL FOUL OUT SPARK PLUGS.

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