Starting a few weeks ago, my car started having a sporadic problem. There are 2 main symptoms.
1. The car randomly will not start. It sounds like the car is cranking, but no "Vroooom!" As if there is no car being ignited. This usually happens after I get out of a store and I try to start the car. Usually, if I wait 30 minutes or more (somtimes several hours) the car starts fine.
2. Sometimes, while driving, the engine cuts off. There is no hesitation or struggle- it simply cuts off and is silent. When this happens, it also will not start, as described above. After 30 minutes or a few hours, it will usually start again just fine.
I have had the throttle body cleaned and the fuel pump replaced. Other than these 2 issues, the car runs great (when it runs). The sporadic nature of the problem has made it hard to diagnose. Any ideas? Thanks!
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 9:52 PM