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Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be patient and permit me to do what I do best.I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” in return. I will also continue assisting you after you have rated me, if necessary. If there is any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so I can go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help you through it.
We're losing either spark or fuel. At the time it does not start, you need to be ready with a spark tester attached to a plug wire, and also a fuel pressure gauge attached to the fuel rail. In most cases, the CRANK sensor overheats causing a loss of spark.
Could be a bad crank sensor or the armature on the fuel pump can also be bad, that's why i recommended the tests I did.
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Either, we need to start with the easiest and most common things first. You can attach a scan tool and get immediate information too.
That may be true, but i think enough guessing has been done. We need to address this with the proper tooling. Don't you agree?
Thanks again, Ron
Okay, here are the snap shots of a crank sensor and a pump.
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That means nothing, are you willing to test these parts with a scope or not? Please let me know.
A lab scope that takes shots like I sent you. If they did something wrong during your last repair which is what this sounds like, I wouldn't know that, and that's usually the case too.
The security system will act intermittently too. It needs to be addressed.
I said it can act up intermittently
Okay at least have your mechanic to a reset for your security system. You can even try this one your self before you do that, see attachment. If that doesn't work, I can opt out to see if someone else can help you.