Intermittent starting and stalling

Tiny
LOU R-HARDICK
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  • 1996 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 133,556 MILES
Car at time will not start. Everything is fine then it will just start after a while or it will just quit while driving down the road. I let it sit for five to ten minutes and it starts. Also, when it starts and runs I hear a noise or relay under glove box. When car does not start the sound under glove box is gone.
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 AT 10:05 AM

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Tiny
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Check fuel pressure with a gauge auto parts rent it see link.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 AT 12:15 PM
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LOU R-HARDICK
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Thanks ill let you know how it turns out. Fyi bout hr after I posted question car started
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 9:29 AM
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KEN
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Hey LOU,

This sounds like a classic crank angle sensor problem, here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when changing the sensor out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Diagram below.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Monday, January 9th, 2017 AT 1:57 PM
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LOU R-HARDICK
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This is something that my son brought to my attention it's been raining here for the last 2 days car would not start can smell gas when trying to start it but will not start sun is out today go out to try the car turn the key fired right up he said it seems everytime it rains I have this problem
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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 10:38 AM
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Hey Lou,

If you smell gas then the crank angle sensor is working, Im starting to lean toward the ignition coil pack. Have you changed the spark plugs lately?
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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 11:36 AM
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LOU R-HARDICK
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Plugs and wires for change before I bought the car I change the cap and rotor because it's a bear to get to and it seems to be running all right but it has not rained here yet so I'm not sure and evidently up here where I live you cannot get the coil without buying the whole distributor nobody has it coil goes underneath the rotor inside the distributor cap
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Sunday, January 29th, 2017 AT 9:44 AM
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KEN
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Hey Lou,

You could have a fuel injector that has shorted out when it gets hot, here is a guide on how to test them

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-fuel-injector

Let me know what you find.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 AT 10:54 AM
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LOU R-HARDICK
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Will let you know thanks ken
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 AT 6:09 PM

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