Ill start from the beginning, this started happening last thursday. It had trouble starting before work but eventually did, I ran my friend home and turned off the car to go inside for a little bit. When I came back outside it wouldn't start but it would still turnover. I had it towed to work the next day and a technician told me to try and start it up while he pulled on the throttle a bit. It started right up. He then told me to take of the idle air control valve and clean it and the throttle body. I did just that and it started up fine and I let it sit for a little bit. It later died, and fired up just fine seconds later. I drove it home then it dies in the drive way. So I come out later that day and fires up without a problem. I didnt have any more problems for another 24 hours or so. Then it started dieing at idle again and when I would go to start it up it would turnover but not start until I gave it some gas. And now it just wont start but it will turnover. And giving it gas wont help at all. I know its not the fuel pump because I can here it kick on when the key is turned to "on". Now the weekend before the first incident on that thursday I cleaned a spectre air filter with this accucharge air filter oil I got at a local parts store and it says that if I use to much oil it could screw some stuff up so im thinking I may have used too much and I wanna say the iac valve got screwed up but im still only in high school automotive classes and I dont want to risk spending the money on the $80.00 part and it still not work so I was hoping to get a second opinion. So thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 AT 3:24 PM