Engine Performance problem
1994 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles
Sometimes I must crank the engine several times before it will finally start. (Naturally, I turn the starter switch for two or three seconds, let the starter cool for a few seconds, try again, etc.)
Three weeks ago I tried a few times each day for two days before it finally started. Immediately drove it to an auto-electric shop. They installed a new coil, but the engine still acted up. Had the original coil checked at an AutoZone store; it was ok. The technician said it could be the pick-up in the distributor but he couldn't check it unless he could witness the starting problem.
Took it to an auto-diagnostics shop. They, too, said they could not check the problem unless it was acting up while they had the car. Doesn't this vehicle have a computer module that stores defect or error codes?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 12:21 AM