Almost sounds like an injector heat-soak issue... However I'm wired on coffee and Monster at the moment. By not starting for a few days, do you try to start it several times in the interim, or do you just not touch it out of frustration for a few days? You should be able to check for heat-soak the next time it won't start after a drive by pouring a bottle of cool water
over the injectors and down the fuel rail. Should cool off the injectors so they work properly again.
Have you checked to see if there are any codes coming from computer? With the key in the ignition
, turn it from off to on three times (not all the way to start, ie crank the motor
). So you go on-off-on-off-on-off then back to on and leave it there. The check engine light will flash a specific sequence. It may be handy to have a piece of paper in case there's multiple codes given. Basically what you do is count the flashes. They'll come in two-digit sequences, with the digits separated by a small pause. If there are multiple codes, they will be separated by a longer pause. So flash-flash-pause-flash-flash-flash paauuusssee flash-flash-flash-pause-flash-flash-flash would be a 23 and 33 respectively, if that makes sense.
This may help you with trouble-shooting, especially if the computer does give you some codes. Don't worry about Code 12 and Code 55
, as 12 is battery/power disconnected within last 50 engine starts (or something like that), and 55 is end of message (ie, no more codes).
Codes for your year are:
Code 88-Display used for start of test.
Code 11-Camshaft signal or Ignition
signal-no reference signal detected during engine
Code 12-Memory to controller has been cleared within 50-l00 engine starts.
Code 13-MAP sensor pneumatic signal-no variation in MAP sensor signal is detected or no difference is recognized between the engine
MAP reading and the stored barometric pressure reading..
Code 14-MAP voltage too high or too low.
Code 15-Vehicle speed sensor signal-no distance sensor signal detected during road load conditions.
Code 16-Knock sensor circuit-Open or short has been detected in the knock sensor circuit.
Code 16-Battery input sensor-battery voltage sensor input below 4 volts with engine running.
Code 17-Low engine
temperature remains below normal operating temperature during vehicle travel; possible thermostat problem.
Code 21-Oxygen sensor signal-neither rich or lean condition is detected from the oxygen sensor input.
Code 22-Coolant voltage low-coolant temperature sensor input below the minimum acceptable voltage/Coolant voltage high-coolant temperature sensor input above the maximum acceptable voltage.
Code 23-Air Charge or Throttle Body temperature voltage HIGH/LOW-charge air temperature sensor input is above or below the acceptable voltage limits.
Code 24-Throttle Position sensor voltage high or low.
Code 25-Automatic Idle Speed (AIS) motor driver circuit-short or open detected in 1 or more of the AIS control circuits.
Code 26-Injectors No. 1, 2, or 3 peak current not reached, high resistance in circuit.
Code 27 -Injector control circuit-bank output driver stage does not respond properly to the control signal
Code 27-Injectors No. 1, 2, or 3 control circuit and peak current not reached.
Code 31-Purge solenoid
circuit-open or short detected in the purge solenoid
Code 32-Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) solenoid
circuit-open or short detected in the EGR solenoid circuit/EGR system failure-required change in fuel/air ratio not detected during diagnostic test.
Code 33-Air conditioner clutch relay circuit-open or short detected in the air conditioner clutch relay circuit. If vehicle doesn't have air conditioning
ignore this code.
Code 34-Speed control servo solenoids or MUX speed control circuit HIGH/LOW-open or short detected in the vacuum or vent solenoid circuits or speed control switch input above or below allowable voltage.
Code 35-Radiator fan control relay circuit-open or short detected in the radiator fan relay circuit.
Code 35-Idle switch shorted-switch input shorted to ground-some 1993 vehicles.
Code 37-Part Throttle
Unlock (PTU) circuit for torque converter
clutch-open or short detected in the torque converter
part throttle unlock solenoid circuit.
Code 37-Baro Reed Solenoid-solenoid does not turn off when it should.
Code 37-Shift indicator circuit (manual transaxle).
Code 41-Charging system circuit-output driver stage for generator field does not respond properly to the voltage regulator control signal.
Code 42-Fuel pump or no Autoshut-down (ASD) relay voltage sense at controller.
Code 43-Ignition control circuit-peak primary circuit current not respond properly with maximum dwell time.
Code 43-Ignition coil #1, 2, or 3 primary circuits-peak primary was not achieved within the maximum allowable dwell time.
Code 44-Battery temperature voltage-problem exists in the PCM battery temperature circuit or there is an open or short in the engine coolant
Code 44-Fused J2 circuit in not present in the logic board; used on the single engine
module controller system.
Code 44-Overdrive solenoid
circuit-open or short in overdrive solenoid circuit.
Code 46-Battery voltage too high-battery voltage sense input above target charging voltage during engine
Code 47-Battery voltage too low-battery voltage sense input below target charging voltage.
Code 51-Air/fuel at limit-oxygen sensor signal input indicates LEAN air/fuel ratio condition during engine operation.
Code 52-Air/fuel at limit-oxygen sensor signal input indicates RICH air/fuel ratio condition during engine operation.
Code 53-Internal controller failure-internal engine controller fault condition detected during self test.
Code 54-Camshaft or (distributor sync.) reference circuit-No camshaft position sensor signal detected during engine rotation.
Code 55-End of message.
Code 61-Baro read solenoid-open or short detected in the baro read solenoid
Code 62-EMR mileage not stored-unsuccessful attempt to update EMR mileage in the controller EEPROM.
Code 63-EEPROM write denied-unsuccessful attempt to write to an EEPROM location by the controller.
Code 64-Flex fuel sensor- Flex fuel sensor
signal out of range-(new in 1993)-CNG Temperature voltage out of range-CN gas pressure out of range.
Code 66-No CCD messages or no BODY CCD messages or no EATX CCD messages-messages from the CCD bus or the BODY CCD or the EATX CCD were not received by the PCM.
Code 76-Ballast bypass relay-open or short in fuel pump relay circuit.
Code 77-Speed control relay-an open or short has been detected in the speed control relay.
Code 88-Display used for start of test.
Code Error-Fault code error-Unrecognized fault ID received by DRBII.
Please let me know.