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Car Trouble..........

The Corde' has been acting kinda strange the past few days and yesterday it had a few episodes where it would turn over and over but wouldn't start. It happened today 3x! The starter/alternator seem fine. It kinda acts like it isn't getting fuel or a spark.....
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It kinda acts like it isn't getting fuel or a spark.....
How many miles are on the car? if it's past 60k, I'd try the spark plugs first.
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How many miles are on the car? if it's past 60k, I'd try the spark plugs first.

It has 108k but the plugs were changed at 101k.
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How many miles are on the car? if it's past 60k, I'd try the spark plugs first.
Agreed. Especially if it's happening only in cold weather.

Make sure you don't floor the throttle when trying to start it. That will cut off all fuel and spark to the engine. A little throttle can help though.


EDIT:Blah. He posted at the same time. Nevermind.
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Well when and if it starts it sounds like it's going to die out and the car vibrates bad. Then when I did get it to run and drove away it felt like I was running on 4 cylinders instead of six, if that makes sense! Also, the check engine light not only came on but was flashing, why?
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how about the fuel filter, has it been changed ?
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CEL was flashing? What are your codes?

Either you are misfiring bad, or its cam/crank position...
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My guess is the camshaft position sensor....
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Well I ran a diagnostic test on it and got:

2 bad 02 Sensors
Low Speed Radiator Fan Control Circuit Problem


I wonder if the 02 Sensors could be completely failed and causing this???
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well damn does it seam to stumble over itself ? like almost kick over you hit gass and it does nothing ?
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Well I ran a diagnostic test on it and got:

2 bad 02 Sensors
Low Speed Radiator Fan Control Circuit Problem

I wonder if the 02 Sensors could be completely failed and causing this???
At the local Autozone 02 sensors are rather pricey. But then again that is for Bosch 02 sensors. (I shop alot there don't I?) ;)
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At the local Autozone 02 sensors are rather pricey. But then again that is for Bosch 02 sensors. (I shop alot there don't I?) ;)

Yeah they are like $75 a piece or so! Then if that isn't the problem I'm out $150 and the time that it took to do it, lol!
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Yeah they are like $75 a piece or so! Then if that isn't the problem I'm out $150 and the time that it took to do it, lol!
That may be true, but you can then rule them out as being the problem. That and 02 sensors help big time with fuel effiency.
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I don't think the flashing CEL was caused by the bad 02 sensors. I think you were misfiring bad eariler and it might have something to do with a crank or cam sensor thats on its way out. I remember when my cam sensor went out it just stalled here and there, then would shutter and die. Replaced it and all is good as new.

I do not beleive that you can physically screw with the timing of the engine when a sensor goes bad, the computer simply cannot read it and it gets you the error code and bad performance.

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This has nothing to do with O2 sensors.

Are you sure those are all the codes you had? Try checking the codes right after you have driven it and made the CEL flash. Or get an scan at autozone after it has been flashing.
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