Engine Performance problem
2002 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 125000 miles
So on occasion, I have extreme trouble starting my car. It will crank and crank but wont start up. I finally can get it going by pumping the gas petal a bunch of times while cranking the engine. I got a cam shaft position sensor error a few times, so I inspected it. Took it out and cleaned it. Magnet is working. However I did discover that while engine is running, if I tap on the sensor the engine will chug and, sometimes, completely die. Should this happen if the sensor is tapped? Is this the problem with my starting? I was first thinking the fuel pump. But now am not sure. Any insight would be awesome! Thanks,
have the same problem?
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 AT 2:45 PM