Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Stalling 96 sunfire starts and runs for 3 seconds and dies

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 353 Answers

If it starts up fine and then dies (2 SEC) it is the PASSLOCK security system, those cars are fairly notorious for that problem.

The passlock system will cut power to the fuel injectors after 2 sec. Use a test light and see if the injector power is being shut off.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Sounds like a faulty fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 96 Ford windstar was running just died in the middle of the street I bought a computer thinking that was the problem it cranks but won't fire


Ford Windstar Starting/Stalling Problems - Edmunds.com

forums.edmunds.com > Ford > Ford Windstar

Oct 16, 2007 - 31 posts - ‎26 authors
Learn more about Ford Windstar at the Edmunds.com Car Forums! ... Then on Friday it died while I was driving down the street. ... I have a 3.8L v6 1996 Ford Windstar. .... Then yesterday the car just died while driving and had to be towed back to .... The engine will crank, start run about 5 seconds then stop.

Fixing A Car That Randomly Dies While Driving - YouTube

? 3:59
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwlruD4JXmY
Jul 20, 2010 - Uploaded by Scotty Kilmer
Fixing A Car That Randomly Dies While Driving. Scotty Kilmer ...Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com ...

2002 Ford Windstar Engine Stalls/Shuts Down While Driving ...

www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Windstar/.../engine_stalls_shuts_down_wh...
The 2002 Ford Windstar has 11 complaints for engine stalls/shuts down while driving. ... 2002 Windstar just starting shutting off in the middle of driving. ... The engine diesupon acceleration and will crank but won't start unless switch is ... Inspected the Fuel Pump shut-off Switch, Fuel Filter, Run several full tanks of gas ...

Jan 26, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why is my epica stalling after a few seconds


Does it start back and die again? It could be a computer malfunctioning,I would say maybe plugs/wires but if that's all its running is 3 sec.idk, usually plugs get hot and file out and cause your vehicle to shut off...

Feb 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

1998 pontiac sunfire manual. Car starts but sputters and then dies and is completly dead but in the morning will start again and then die. I changed the coil pack but still the same. what can it be?


You can't do any testing, until you have a battery
that will take and hold a charge

Then you move on to testing the Alternator,then
Fuel Pressure & continue on with other testing

Apr 04, 2013 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

My 1999 sunfire gt starts and runs for a second then dies what can i do to fix this problem??


GM vehicles like your sunfire are notorious for failing antitheft systems called passlock. When this system fails, you get what you have. The engine will start for 5 seconds or less and then stall and shut down. There is a dead giveaway for this problem, after it stalls you'll see a light on the dash that says SECURITY or ANTITHEFT. If you see this light, that explains your problem. Here is a link that will help you.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Mar 12, 2012 | 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

How to rekey a pontiac sunfire 2004


Im assuming you are refering to the anti theft security key relearn process.

1. Perform a security system relearn.
2. Let the vehicle sit for more than 10 minutes with the key off.
3. Attempt to start the engine, leave the key in the run position monitoring the security system indicator.
4. After 10 minutes, the security indicator will change state.
5. Turn the key off and wait 10 seconds.
6. Attempt to start the engine. If the engine stalls, wait another 10 minutes with the key on.
7. After the second 10 minute timer has expired, turn the key off for 10 seconds.
8. Attempt to start the engine. If the engine stalls, wait another 10 minutes with the key on.
9. After the 3rd 10 minute timer has expired, shut the key off for 10 seconds.
10. The security system will relearn on the 4th starting attempt and the engine should start and run.

If that doesnt work, look into this link http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Aug 07, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

MY 96 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2.2LITER WONT START AFTER IT RAINS OR IT WILL STALL OUT AFTER BEING TAKEN THROUGH AUTOMATIC CARWASH ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE?? THANKS!


check spark plug wires and coils for moistore put some lube on the coil wires check for spark after it wont start if itll crank but not start its 1 of 2 thinks no spark or no fuel usally when the coils get too wet they wont allow spark to come through or will cause it to arc

May 07, 2010 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Passat 96 tdi , only runs for 2-3 seconds


i have 2 keys for my passat.with 1 key the engine runs perfect and with the other key the engine runs 2-3 seconds

Jun 16, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Car will no longer start!


Well, does this happen often, the engine failure? I'm not there in person, but I can lead you to an article that addresses what seems to be the cause of your car problem, and that is a malfunctioning connector between the electronic control unit and the distributor of the vehicle; here's the article link:

http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Engine_System_Engine_Abruptly_Quits_Periodically_While_Driving.htm

If, on the other hand--since putting gas into the gas tank was the last thing you did before you had a problem--consider the possibility you mistakenly read your gas tank gauge and unknowingly over-filled your gas tank, causing the problem you have been suffering right afterwards, as noted in this second diagnostic article: http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Engine_System_Engine_With_Carburetor_Hard_To_Start_After_Filling_Up_Gas_Tank.htm Good luck!
Brad

Jun 08, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

96' sunfire changed engines 2.2 starts dies theft light comes on


The problem is the new PCM you installed does not have the correct VIN number of your car.
You may be able to relearn the VIN using the preceedure below, however, there is no gaurentee it will work. You may have to have a dealer reset the VIN for you by way of a scan tool.

1) Instert key into ignition and rotate to run position (do not try to start engine)
2) Leave the key in the run position for 10 minutes until security light stops flashing.
3) Turn ignition key to off position for 10 seconds ( no more, no less)
4) Turn ignition to run position again for 10 minutes until security light stops flashing and repeat step 3 and 4 for (1) more cycle.

The process is a security verification step for the VTD system. ( Vehicle Theft Deterent)

Give it a try, let me know.
Regards,

May 04, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

96 Sunfire won't start


gue$$ing isn't the route to costly you must have engine light on OBD 2 scan for the fault and repair! if no engine light could be not working usually these come on every time something happens!!!!

Jan 01, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...