Ok bear with me cause I got a lot of info and it may get jumbled. My gf has a 1992 lebaron 4 door 2.5 liter 4cyl automatic. Her mother bought it for her claiming it was an "amazing" deal with low miles for its age. Well after a couple days of having it we realized why. The speeding would intermittently stop working. So there would be to. Es where it would work and then maybe a week straight not work, but thats besides the point. Well after a week or 2 of driving it we were noticing it was a gas hog! When I say gas hog I drive a turbocharged cobalt and tend to drive spiritedly everywhere and this thing compared to my car made me seem. Like I. Was getting Prius level fuel mileage. A week after that she was driving along and the car just died on her and would not start back up. I was out of town with a buddy so as soon. As we got back a few hours later we drove over and I tried to start it. It would crank but not start so we popped the hood and used his truck and jumper Cables and it fired right up. So I suspected a weak battery or alternator. I took out the battery and brought it into walmart and had them test it with 2 different testers and it checked fine. So I put it back in and checked it with a volt meter, it was around 12.6-12.8 volts then started the car and it jumped to 14.5 so I figure. The alternator was good as well. A few days go by and it broke down again she was on her way to work. It would t start so I come to her rescue and the thing fires right up for me. Eventually we took it to an oreilies and had it scanned and it had a code for the o2 sensor so I replaced it and unhooked the battery to reset the codes. Upon startup it seemed to actually run a like smoother and have a like. More power as well as compared to before the exhaust no longer smelled like sunburned gasoline. A couple days go by and it starts dieing on her again and wont start and gas mileage is still garbage. After it set a couple hours she went back to where it broke down and it still wouldn't start. Nearly 10 hours after it broke down I go get in it and it starts up fine. I also drove it to work. One day to give it a test and sure enough I make it a block or 2 and it just cuts out and dies while driving. I pulled over shut it off turned it back on and it cranked and cranked and wouldn't start. So I moved the shifter through the gears and back. To park and still. Wouldn't start so.I. Moved it to. Neutral and it started right up. A few days later she is driving it again and it broke down on her again while driving and she tried the thing I did with the shifter and it didn't work. Several hours later I come by and it starts right up. Help!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 AT 7:09 PM