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Suggest if your going to fix yourself ,you get a haynes repair manuel (try half priced books .sephia and spectra 1994 thru 2004 . use the trouble shooting section to narrow down your problem . there could be an infinate number of reasons .or could be as simple as you ran out of gas if you can narrow it down a bit example engine cranks but wont start, or it only qwuit 1 time and started right back up i had just hit a big pot hole. then i would say as an example with the engine running tap the side of your mass air flow with the back of a screw driver ,if the engine sputters or dies you mass air flow is going bad. these are just examples. i have a spectra and a book , but my spectra does not have any problems its my rio that i has become my royal pain in the ***. but i have it up and running. need more info to help you

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I got a 03 spectra the code came up as a bad cam position sensor so i replaced it and all it does is cranks at a high speed it was running fine and i was coming down a hill and was slowing down and the car shut off when we go to start it the starter just whines at a high speed and it souds like it is not gettin spark but no other ocodes came up except the p0340 any ideas would be great thanks

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