1997 Saturn SC2 stalls

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MIKE GEARHEART
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  • 1997 SATURN SC2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 158,888 MILES
I have replaced the fuel pump and filter. The car will run for a little bit and just die abd wont start till it sits a while
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:25 AM

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SATURNTECH9
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When it die's and won't start for a little while try this take off two spark plug wire's off the coil tower's that are right next to each other and have someone crank it over and watch for a spark jumping from tower to tower. Let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 11:15 AM
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MIKE GEARHEART
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I took the wires off and there was no arch jumping from towers. Does that mean the coil packs are bad.
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 7:19 PM
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You most likely have a bad crank shaft position sensor. When it get's hot it goes open inside you would have to test it when it was hot and has no spark and see what ohm's value it has across the two sensor terminal's. It should be about 800 ohm's. The crank shaft position sensor is on the right rear of engine under the starter.
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 12:45 AM
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MIKE GEARHEART
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Thanks alot that seemed to fix it I really appreciate your help.
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 1:31 PM
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Oh so you replaced it?Let me know how that goes I didn't to just tell you to replace it without testing it but at least it was cheap.
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 2:01 PM
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MIKE GEARHEART
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Yeah it was only reading 15 ohms when it was hot. I replaced it and it ran all afternoon yesterday. Thanks alot for your help.
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 6:52 AM
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Well at least you have it fixed you were suppose to check it when it was hot and had no spark you must mean 1500 ohm's I have never seen it 15 ohms the reading's start out at like 800 ohm's and go up from there till it read's as an open. The main thing is it's fixed.
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 10:17 AM

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