1990 Plymouth Sundance Died while driving and won't restart

  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 182,000 MILES
I was driving for a while yesterday as I was going down a hill I noticed power loss. I pulled over then went to restart the vehicle and wouldn't start again it was turning over sounded like it was backfiring thru the carb. The engine codes are 12 & 17. The car has 182000 km on it Thanks for your help
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 2:44 PM

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Diagnostic Trouble Codes - 1990

11 Engine has not been cranked since battery was disconnected.
12 Memory Standby power lost.
13 MAP sensor pneumatic circuit.
14 MAP sensor electrical circuit.
15 Vehicle speed/distance sensor.
16 Loss of battery voltage sensor.
17 Engine running too cool.
21 Oxygen sensor circuit.
22 Coolant temperature sensor circuit.
23 Throttle body temperature sensor circuit.
24 Throttle position sensor.
25 AIS motor driven circuit.
26 Peak injector current not reached.
27 Fault in injector driver interface circuit.
27 On 1988-89 models, fuel injector control problem.
31 Purge solenoid circuit.
32 On Calif. Models, EGR diagnosis.
33 A/C cutout relay circuit.
34 Speed control solenoid driver circuit.
35 Fan control relay circuit.
37 Fault in part throttle unlock solenoid driver circuit.
41 Charging system excess or no field circuit.
42 ASD relay circuit.
43 Fault in ignition coil control circuit.
44 Loss of FJ2 to logic board.
46 Battery voltage too high.
47 Battery voltage too low.
51 Oxygen feedback system stuck at lean position.
52 Oxygen feedback system stuck at rich position.
53 Internal logic module problems.
55 End of message.
62 On 1989 models, EMR mileage accumulation.
63 On 1989 models, fault Code error.
88 Start of messge.

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Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
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