1997 Chrysler Cirrus Car keeps cutting off and puttin whil

Tiny
ETHOMPSON2008
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 142,000 MILES
I have a 1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX, and everytime I crank it up, it cuts right back off unless I keep my foot on the gas pedal and rev the engine over 1000 RPM's, for about 5-10 minutes. It also putts and jerks while I drive it until the car heats up. What may be the problem? I had the oxygen sensor changed last week and it's still acting up.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 4:10 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
Is the check engine light on? Also, have you checked closely for vacuum leaks. Finally, when it warms up, does it seem to run normal?

Joe
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 5:21 PM
Tiny
ETHOMPSON2008
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Yes the check engine light is on, no I haven't check for vacuum leaks, yes when the car warms up it runs normal.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
If the light is on, I need you to take it to a nationally recognized parts store and have them scan it for codes. Many of these stores will do it for free, so there is no out of pocket. Also, check for vacuum leaks too.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
ETHOMPSON2008
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I did have it scanned, only code came up was a faulty oxygen sensor, and I had that replaced.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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Please post the exact code number for the check engine light.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 9:47 PM
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POET042005
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 5:31 AM

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