Turn over mena start? If yes check for spark at plugs. Check engine light on? Security light?
December, 22, 2011 AT 8:06 PM
RE: "Turn over mena start? If yes check for spark at plugs. Check engine light on? Security light?"
Yes, I meant it won't start. It tries to start, but never kicks all the way over. At first I thought it might be flooded, but that's not the case. The service engine light is on, the security light isn't. Just had a tune-up in September, but I will check the spark plugs. Thanks.
December, 23, 2011 AT 6:19 PM
I changed the spark plugs, it still won't start.
December, 25, 2011 AT 7:45 AM
Get a scan done to retrieve the trouble code for the MIL indicating. It could tell us what is wrong.
December, 26, 2011 AT 8:09 PM
DTC: P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
DTC: P1404 EGR Closed Position Performance
The car will now start, but turns off/dies after a few seconds.
December, 26, 2011 AT 8:17 PM
The P0341 is the one causing the stalling or difficult starting. You need to have the sensor and circuit checked.
December, 29, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
I have now replaced the camshaft sensor & circuit & scanned the car again, no codes came up. However, it still won't start. Any more ideas?
December, 30, 2011 AT 3:27 PM
There are 3 main things required for starting and engine.
1. Sparks. Ensure ignition sparks are available. Our DIY section has information on how to go about checking this.
2. Fuel. Ensure you have sufficient fuel pressure and the injectors are pulsing. You can try some starting fluid to see if it works.
3. Engine compression. If engine had been idle for too long and with continous cranking, fuel could have flooded the cylinders at some period and this can wash away the lubricating oil in the cylinders and piston rings. This would cause engine compression to drop and not allow starting. Get a compression test performed.
If you are not able to perform any test, remove the spark plugs and pump 1 cc of oil into each cylinder. Cranks the engine for a few seconds to allow the oil to lubricate the rings. Reinstall the sparks plugs and related components and try starting again.