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PLYMOUTH BREEZE SENSOR PROBLEM

1997 Plymouth Breeze • 160,000 miles

Car been scanned several times. No codes. It cuts out after driving a couple of miles and does not start untill a waiting period of at least 15min. Sometimes I can get it to start just long enough before the 15min to have it move a few feet before cutting out again. No overheating or any obviuos signs of a problem. Timing belt changed at 100K. Camshaft and crankshaft sensors been replaced recently as well as spark plugs, wires, ignition coil, ACD and fuel filter. (Fuel pressure has been checked). Only thing I can figure thats left is the PCM although it has been scanned itself and showed no "spikes" or problems. Good thing I work only 3 miles away as I can not trust it.
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Mjgraham1958
December 13, 2012.




Ok, not the ignition switch as the car dies like getting "choked" and happens at the same mileage/temperature consistantly. In addition to all the sensors, plugs, coil etc, that I mentioned in previous posts, I had just done the ECT and the Map/IAT sensor. No change. Had an idea on the temperature thing. Can the cat get hot enough or pluged up enough when hot to kill the engine? I read that the ballasts inside can shift over time causing it to block when hot enough. It then effects the Vaccum system as well. Considering the car has been hit at least 5 times over the years, iy is certainly possible that the insides could be toast. There also is a vbibration rattle noise inside the cat when running. Anybody think tjhis could be it? Last shot.

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Mjgraham1958
Jan 19, 2013.

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