I start fine, then park, and cant start again. Or, I drive for 15 minutes, then the a/c starts getting weak, the car feels funny, it dies and wont start again. If I charge the battery, it only takes 2 minutes to start the car and the battery shows a full charge. But my batteries and alternators keep dying after a couple of months. Finally found out the starter was bad, but I still have the problems, even after I replaced it! I assume I have a short in the wiring somewhere, but cant find it.
Can anybody help, please? This has already cost me 2 jobs!
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There are many things that can contribute to this problem. It sounds like it may be ignition related. Possibly an ignition control module or ignition coil. The check engine light coming on while driving is the key to finding the problem. The light comes on when the computer finds a problem and will then store it in its memory. Have the codes checked for what the computer has found to be at fault and with a little diagnostics, should lead you to the problem
try starting the car and while running disconnect the negative battery cable,if the car still runs turn on the head lights,if the car dies the alternator is weak. I think its weak and can charge the battery as long as the lights are off,but cant keep up when theyare on. so if drive most of the time in the day time you are ok as long as you dont have to start the car too many times. when you drive with the lights on and the engine slows to an idle like when you park the car dies. make sense?
Take it back to where you got it and make them refund your purchase price. If they refuse and you finianced it go to them, There a law called "The Lemon Law" that makes it unlawful to sell something like that. Sounds like you sure bought one. Don't do anything to it just get hold of the place where you bought it and tell them to come get their junk out of your yard!
sound like your ABS system. you may have a lose wiring plug some where in the system when the ABS system get active it the system gets all kind of funny things make the car go slow the brakes it brakes it self there is no power in the engine. have your car for a truly electrical check up
I've seen this with several vehicles within the mid 90s (including a 95 probe) and traced it back each time to the electronic ignition. As the car drives, the ignition coil heats up and becomes more resistive. As this happens, the coil outputs less voltage until finally it's not enough to put out sufficient spark to fire the cylinders.
Try this: Drive the car around for a while. When you start feeling the motor struggle, park somewhere and idle until it dies. Then quickly pop the hood, pull an ignition wire, pop in an extra plug and hold near the block (check for fuel leaks first!!) and observe the spark strength. If it looks weak, a new electronic ignition unit will solve your problem.