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Car starts and for 5 mintes then shuts down and won' t start for awhile

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You'll need to figure out if you are missing fuel or spark to proceed.
Will it start using starting fluid sprayed into the intake ?

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Check all of your connections at the coil pack. Ensure that the coil packs do not have any corrosion under them were they connect into the base module or any of the connections, even plug wires. I had this same problem with my 2.2 in a 99' s-10. Pulled the coil apart, cleaned it up and and put di-electric grease on it, all better.

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SOURCE: Car starts fine after sitting awhile. If you drive awhile then stop and try to restart it won't.

Check the electronics,cam sensor or crank sensor these are the culprits.

Posted on Aug 19, 2012

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