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97 stratus: crank sensor..it now ck engine light comes..lite..misfires

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have 97 stratus,had it scanned said crank sensor was bad ,replaced it now ck engine light comes on and off, when lite is on car runs great,when lite goes out car misfires and seems to lose power.car run great but stalled when hot before replacing sensor,no pattern to lite coming on and off
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 You still need to have the computer scanned for codes. It starts tun run good because it's probably going into a limp mode. AutoZone will read them for free if you have one in the area.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: what is limp mode?
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
went to work today and started car car ran fine until reaching operating temp, then starting missing and backfiring on accleration, i unplug all sensors wires and plugged back in and car ran fine for a while app. 30 min i then shut off car for 10 minutes and restarted to put in garage acted up again. this car idles perfectly it just does this when irev it up. all we did was replace faulty crank sensor. car was running great before this just stalled when it got up to operating temp. had scanned ..tech said it was faulty crank sensor
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
ck engine lite was on before fixing crnk sensor
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
ended up being a hole in vacumn line.repaired and scanned out passed
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 I guess the scan turned up a lean code. That's why you have to start there.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: the answer didnt help no scan codes registring car still has problem have replaced crank sensor and throttle position sensor and broken vacumn hose still no help car still missing
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
been to auto zone twice
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 Did you use an OEM brand crankshaft sensor when you replaced it?

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