ENGINE SHUTS DOWN AS SOON AS IT REACHES RUNNING TEMP?

Tiny
JOEYLEE
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 80,000 MILES
2.4L MY ENGINE SHUTS DOWN AS SOON AS IT GETS TO RUNNING TEMP. IVE REPLACED BELTS, BATTERY, RADIATOR TEMP SENSOR, FAN, THERMOSTAT PLUGS AND WIRES ALTERNATOR, AND STILL SAME PROBLEM. THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU.P.S. IT WONT START AGAIN AFTER SHUTTING OFF ONCE IT GETS UP TO RUNNING TEMP UNLESS IT COOLS ALL THE WAY BACK DOWN?THEN IT STARTS AND RUNNS FINE UNTIL IT GETS HOT AGAIN THEN OFF IT GOS AND WONT START BACK UP. IT WILL CRANK JUST WONT RUN.
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 10:20 AM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge the pump ma y be going bad
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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I don't get any check engine lights at all?No codes?And if it is the fuel pump why would it run fine until it warms up?
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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Fuelpumps are cooled by fuel and it cold be getting wear so it'snot getting cooled enough and binding up when hot. You can also check cam and crank sensors as they can be bad with to much resistance so when they get hot they don't work or the connection gets bad. So you need to check fuel pressure. We have no values for resistance on cam/crank sensor so you need to check against new
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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Can they check these cam and crank sensors at autozone?If I can make it there lol?And if I check the fuel pressure should I do that after it dies out on me?If so do I check it on the fuel rail up top?If I don't have a check engine light on will it still send a code about the cam, crank sensors being bad?Thanks a lot for the help by the way im forever greatful im a single dad and don't have a lot of money this is my only car to provide for my kids with bless you for the help
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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Yes you can do it at auto zone and it doesn't matter when you check fuel pressure and if there are connections do it at the rail or as close as possible. Youmay need adapters for that though.
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 11:06 AM
Tiny
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Will the code still show up even w/o the check engine lights on?
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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No not necessarily with either things, just test it to find out
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
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HELLO IVE CHECKED FOR SPARK SINCE WE LAST TALKED AND THIS IS THE CURRENT SITUATION. THE CAR IDLED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES THEN SPUTTERD OUT AND DIED ON ME?I IMMEDIATLEY PULLED THE PLUG WIRE AND CRANKED IT OVER AND BOOM THE WIRE SPARKED LIKE NO 2MROROWW. IT WAS JUMPING A GREAT SPARK BUT AGAIN I PUT IT BACK ON THE PLUG AND IT WOULDNT CRANK UP?I WAITED ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO WENT BACK OUT AND CRANKED IT UP AND BOOM IT STARTED UP?AFTER ABOUT 15-20 MINS OF IDLE THIS TIME IT DYED AGAIN?WHEN IT DYES IT ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE ITS RUNNING OUT OF GAS?IT SPUTTERS AND SPUTTERS AND THEN DEAD?I DID LOOK AT THE FUEL RAIL ON TOP OF THE ENGINE BUT DONT SEE ANY WAY TO CHECK IF ITS GETTING FUEL WHEN IT DIES?I DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT CHECKING THE FUEL PRESSURE TO SEE IF ITS GETTING FUEL AFTER IT DIES BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT IT IS GETTING SPARK? ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREAT?MAYBE YOU CAN TELL ME HOW TO CHECK FOR FUEL PRESSURE?MY BROTHER SUGGESTED SPRAYING STARTER FLUID IN THE AIR BOX TO SEE IF IT WOULD CRANK UP AFTER IT DIES OUT ON ME IS THIS A GOOD SUGGESTION SIR?THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND PATIENCE ON THIS.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 6:33 AM
Tiny
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Read my previous rely about fuel pressure. A lot of auto parts rent gauges. There may be a Schrader valve on rail.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 6:58 AM

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