1995 Chrysler New Yorker intermittent start problems

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER

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1995 Chrysler New Yorker 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Last year the ignition coil was replaced because of intermittent start problems. Actually, two O'Reilly ones were put in and both were supposedly defective. I had to pay for three installations of the ignition coil. The last mechanic also put a new timing belt on it. Still had a few times it wouldn't start afterwards, but now it won't start at all. It did a cough the last time it started and died. It has 218,000 miles on it.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2009 AT 9:27 PM

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Tiny
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I need you to check to see if there is spark and fuel to the engine.

Let me know what you find. Also, has the check engine light come on?

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Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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It was spark/fueling and has plugs and wires a year old. The check engine light has fluctuated on & off for several years. Last year the computer diagnostic showed the ignition coil, but it was then replaced 3 times. The car would run fine and then just not start every few months. Let it sit a week or so and it would start. Presently, nothing. I have to get it towed to a reliable mechanic and in this area that is a problem.

If I could get it to start, I'd have more choices of where to take it. Someone suggested it may be the crank shaft sensor.

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Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 7:40 AM
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If you have spark and fuel, either the timing is out or the compression is too low for it to start. Have you checked compression?

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Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 12:13 PM

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