MY MX6 STALLS SOMETIMES THEN STARTS AFTER A WHILE

  • Tiny
  • opondo
  • 1993 Mazda MX6
  • 32 miles

Stalls when driving and this happens after driving for a while then I will give it two mints b4 its start again. It has amisfiring but yu can really notice it when its idling.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 12:52 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Start by checking and monitoring the fuel pressure if its within specs

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 1:42 AM
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  • opondo
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This seems to be electrical issue but am not sure, the gas pressure seems to be fine.I suspect the disty ! But I dnt knw how to check on that.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 2:26 AM
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  • rasmataz
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For a starter-try replacing the fuel filter and see what happens-if not get someone that can do the fuel pressure check-

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 2:38 AM
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I'll change the filter then let you knw !

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 9:17 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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When engine stalled, did the dash indicators lights turn on?

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 3:26 PM
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Yes it did !

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 1:38 AM
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Intermittent problems are never easy to diagnose and you have to have some testing equipment on hand to perform tests when the problem occurs.

When engine stalled and could not be started immediately, you need to test what is missing then, fuel or ignition sparks.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

The above link explains how to go about testing.

As to the distributor, it could be due to a failing ignition coil and you can only perform ohm tests. As problem is intermittent, the ohm test might not be accurate.

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 11:57 AM

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