Started for a brief time then quit running

Tiny
763MAD
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  • 1991 HYUNDAI TIBURON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 145,000 MILES
My dar was running okay the check engine light was on. I replaced plug wires, plugs, and sprayed the throttle body, and MAF sensor with cleaner. It started for a brief time then quit running. I let it sit for a half hour and it started right up but again it quit running. Last night it started and seemed okay, then this morning would not even fire. I was wondering what to check first? I do not want to throw a bunch of unneeded parts in it. I guess I should have left well enough alone.
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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 5:06 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Scan for codes.

Rent borrow or buy a cheap scan tool, since you probably cannot make it to an auto parts store (where this service is usually free).

YouTube is a good place to see how to use the particular one you obtain.

Write down the code numbers (exactly) You may have more than one code.

Return here, we will try to interpret what they mean and offer ideas as to what the check/ repair/ replace.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 7:11 PM
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Hello, 763MAD

Here is a link that if you decide to conduct the scan yourself will be of help to you. The link features an article with written step by step instructions and pictures explaining how to do the scan yourself, also I have included a link to our YouTube channel with a how to video on code scanning.

This is applicable even if your check engine light is not on.

Most scanners are inexpensive to purchase, you can purchase one online from sites like Amazon.com

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

https://youtu.be/YV3TRZwer8k

Once you have the codes please get back to us so that we can further assist you. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.com.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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I have a code reader it was showing P0300, P0302, P0304, P0310, so I unplugged the map sensor it started right up, then plugged it back in while it was running, seems to run fine now, no check engine light, no codes yet, it is weird, but I hope it keeps going the way it is running now, thanks
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 AT 7:06 PM
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Hey 763MAD,

Good ahead and clear the codes, here is a guide that will help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/check-engine-light-clear-codes

Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:20 PM

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