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CAR STARTS GREAT SOMETIMES AND OTHER TIMES..CRANKS..IMMEDIATLEY

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CAR STARTS GREAT SOMETIMES AND OTHER TIMES WILL NOT AS IT JUST CRANKS,THIS MORNING I TURN THE KEY AND IT CRANKS AND THEN STARTS ,AND IMMEDIATLEY SHUTS DOWN
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
Hello welcome to JA.. Does the check engine light come on ? If it does i will need to find out what the code is stored in the computer and this will help i diagnosing your problem. Eric
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no check engine light
Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
Ok well you could have to bad fuel injector and that could cause the engine to shut down if you have a shorted injector ,If you step on the gas will the car stay runnig and if it does then you may have a bad idle air control motor. Eric
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
changed the 4 plugs ,has started okay so far,any opinion
Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
OK does the car have a security light in the dash? Eric
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no
Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
ok so yur getting fuel and spark it shuold run. Eric
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
SINCE THIS MORNING IT IS BUT NOT REALLY TESTED YET
Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
Ok let me know . Eric
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I WILL AS MY WIFE JUST TOOK IT OUT TO WALMART 15 MILES THERE AND 15 BACK,USUALLY WONT START AFTER SITTING
Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
Ok i thouht the car didnt run.... Eric
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

she just call,started 5 times while shopping,however she just made her last stop and it took 8 tries and the car started,she has one more stop but will keep it running untill she gets home.

 

Never gives any idication it may not start,

Expert:  autotech155 replied 8 years ago.
Do a fule pressure test and let me know what the reading is. Eric