I'm all for leaving the mechanic out of the picture!
I mess with older Jeeps and Fords
Without a Check Engine light on or Stored Codes available, you are sorta stuck checking for spark and fuel, during the hiccup or immediately, hooking up some sorta "Real Time, Ride Around Diagnostic computer" and usually paying someone to do so........and doing without your rig, for days or more!
I'm not really up on computer rigs bigtime, but I get there, as need-be on my end.....but I'm learning
I do read thru a lot of stuff coming thru here
You symptoms are exactly like what caradiodoc has described as being associated with the Crankshaft Sensor (sometimes camshaft).....But most of the time, I see the Crankshhaft sensor being the fix!
Here's the sad thing, you will soon see the cost of this thing, and the ONE bolt holding it in place, and the wire connector you must remove from the old, and clip back onto the new!
If anybody on your end.....you, neighbor, buddy at work, the little girl next door! is capable of changing a spark plug, this task could probably be done in less than an hour......most of that time, "yakking about it!"
I do not know your car.....unless you must remove a major item to get to this "THING".....My 5 year old Grandson could probably do it!
I do know it must be installed properly spaced, but the factory probably already helped you out with that!
As far as where to find it.............That what we can assist you with!
Ain't much going on, so I jumped on board to give you the Country Boy view of this.
caradiodoc, will guide you the rest of the way as far as installation Dos and Don'ts
Like I said, I'm not familiar with your car....I'm just tryin' to save you time and $$$
Let me know if you need "George" to come help you!.....I'll get him right over, after he finishes with my Army Jeep Trailer!
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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 AT 2:28 PM