1994 Chrysler New Yorker 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
This is very odd, and it doesn't happen all the time. If the car is allowed to sit, say on a weekend or at the airport, the car is not happy starting.
If it doesn't catch immediately fire, then it pings or chugs, and chugs and chugs, and almost fires, and if you have enough patience (and enough battery) and slam your foot to the floor long enough it will finally fire. This process takes sometimes a few seconds to several minutes. I bought a new battery and it has eventually started every time, again, eventually.
Once it fires it stays going, it is only on the start, and once I get it started it usually is good for a week of travel. The only codes it shows are "running rich or lean."
I had it at a shop for 2 weeks during Christmas and he thought it was temperature related and changed the cam sensor to no avail. I'm not sure it is temperature related or just because it has to sit for a while. What I have been doing is turning everything off before I turn the engine off and if I get a chance starting the car late at night the night before I have to use it. That seems to have helped but the problem is still occurring.
I do not think it is the fuel pump, I do think that it is electrical but I haven't found any burnt or browned wires or harnesses. It has been very frustrating to say the least.
have the same problem?
Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 9:26 AM