1997 Plymouth Breeze starting

Tiny
LYCETHIAWILLIAMS
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My car starts but it shuts off afterwards. I knew my map sensor was going out. Could this be the problem? I have checked the oil and my fuel pump is okay. But my check engine light was on for a couple of weeks now. It turns over, but it shakes like crazy before it turns off. Please help I don't know whay to do.
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 6:49 AM

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Tiny
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Driving with the Check Engine light on can turn a minor problem into an expensive one. The Engine Computer detected a problem, set a diagnostic fault code, and turned the light on to tell you.

The shaking is due to a misfire, and depending on the cause, it could be sending raw unburned fuel into the exhaust system. That will overheat the catalytic converter and melt the catalyst which will restrict the exhaust flow. The cause could be as simple as worn spark plugs but if you keep driving it like that the result could cost hundreds of dollars for a new catalytic converter.

Many auto parts stores will read the fault codes for you for free but Chrysler makes it real easy to do yourself. Cycle the ignition switch from "off" to "run" three times within five seconds without cranking the engine, then watch the numbers show up in the odometer display. Holler back with those numbers.

How do you know the MAP sensor is failing, and if it is, why have you ignored it? That sensor has the biggest say in how much fuel goes into the engine. Failure is rare but when they do fail they typically go from "good" to "bad" with nothing in between. Sometimes you can force the engine to run for as much as one day before the total failure results in a no-start condition.
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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The codes are p0134 and p0108. Also my car is losing a ot of oil. I just had my oil change and my oil filter may not be tightened correctly. Could this contribute to the problem I'm having?
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
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P0108 - Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input
P0134 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)

Oil loss is not related to stalling unless the oil is shorting something out. The MAP sensor will cause stalling, but with that code you have to check the wiring and for vacuum leaks before you replace the sensor.
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 11:03 PM

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