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I guess that you may have a bad fuel filter. They can get balls of sludge in them and intermittenly start to clog fuel flow. Making so it needs little extra gas to stay running. OR making it so it will not start, I am not sure from limited description but this is not very exspensive part and labor is not exstremely hard. Making it cheap to have done. OR easy to do yourself. ALSO make sure if you go to check for spark that you are connecting to metal and not aluminium. YOu do nto have to connect to block you can use any metal of car body or frame. And just becasue you can hear fuel pump does not meen it is not bad. IF you have spark and then fuel filter does not fix it. Try to have pressure guage put on it to make sure the pressure is high enough. YOu can ussaully rent them free or real cheap from parts stores. ALSO they can give you positive number of pressure it should have. Hope this helps, David
Sorry i could not help. The reason you are not gettin spark can be many reasons. I would start with coil packs. Make sure you are gettin power to them. if not check ignition system. I did not see any recalls on this vehicle but call to dealer may help to make sure. Good luck
I shoulda asked first what motor do you have? YOu may have bad O2 sensor or bad coil or Crank position sensor. DO you get an engine light? If so you can get codes and that will help steer you in right direction.
yes rotor sill still move. Also what motor Has it been wet lately?
the reason i ask -- is if it is wet out -- you may have a shorted ignition coil, see picture, David This is for 5.9 gas motor though
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1 - COIL MOUNTING BOLTS
2 - IGNITION COIL
3 - COIL ELEC. CONNECTOR
4 - SECONDARY
here is how to get codes for engine warning light.
You can extract codes from your JTEC controller by using the flash method.
Turn the key from off to on three times within five seconds, then watch the CHECK ENGINE lamp. When you hit the proper cadence (takes a few tries sometimes), the MIL will stay lit longer than normal, go out and then begin flashing.
Count the flashes. There will be short pauses between groupings of flashes to indicate you're going to another number. The last set of flashes will always be 5-5, or code 55, which means end of test. All the codes will have two digits to them. You can repeat this as many times as needed to get a feel for how it works.
If the PCM or battery has been disconnected within the last month or so, the first code you'll see is 1-2 (code 12) which indicates a recent loss of memory. I mention this only because it trips up a lot of people.. it becomes code 3.
hopefully these codes will give more info and may tell how to get light to go out. It is possible to borrow rent scan tool from parts stores and give check that way also. I would try that if they rent free or cheap.... David
Here are some codes but if you give me ones you get would be best
Getting the engine warnign codes can be tricky. May take few tries. Now that it runs you can go to a parts store and borrow/rent diagnosis tool. Make sure to call first and find one that will rent it cheap or free...Has it been wet weather near you? Maybe you got it wet and took few days to dry. Check to make sure you have good connections on things you installed also. hope this helps.