Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Chrysler Cirrus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 147000 miles
The car will start and run fine most of the time. However, some times it wont start at all (or die after a short period of running, 5 minutes or less). It will still turn over fine. Sometimes it will attempt to start, a consistent boom (sounds maybe like one spark plug is firing) is heard 2-3 times/second. I can hear the fuel pump turn on as well. It failed to start a while back and I towed it to the shop. They said it was the battery (they would not listen to me, I told them it was still turning over) since it was frozen, it had froze after sitting outside for a month. Other than that, it started fine. After the shop, it ran fine for a few days, maybe 200 miles. It died after 5 minutes of running yesterday as I approached a stop sign and wouldn't start. After another 5 minutes or so of attempting to start it, it slowly started. I am to the point where I am looking to start replacing the coil pack, spark plugs, others in the electrical portion. After hearing the fuel pump turn on, I have jumped to the electrical system. Also, after seeing the prices of some of these parts, I'd like to get some advice first as these are pretty expensive. It's hard to troubleshoot it when it is intermittent.
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 1:07 PM