Car stalled out died and wouldnt start when driving one day come back next day drove it sixty miles just fine then it did it again a week later. It runs fine like the day I bought it then at random times start s sputtering and stalls then wont start after it does this it runs just fine again the next day hellp pleasei really need to sell car but have to fix it first and im baffled cause of the randomness of the problem no check engine light no nothing runs great and then at random times it just starts up again maybe a fuel pump?
Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem
Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing.
February, 20, 2011 AT 11:10 PM
Also these vehicles are notorious for distributors going bad. Some people have spent hundreds in search of the answer to engine problems and it was the distributor.
February, 20, 2011 AT 11:24 PM
Also check photo sensor in distributor to make sure its clean.