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Old 03-06-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Saga Continues OR Why I learned to stop worrying and love the car crusher

Thinking about buying a scooter these days.

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So I am 99% sure it WAS the coils. I copied braineacks coolant density chart, didn't help the problem. Car was displaying symptoms of a leaky coilpack, and from my understanding it was the original pack. So it made sense to buy a replacement.

Today, I go to go to a 3 day music fest for spring break. Car runs fine, I fill up on gas, car doesn't restart. Heres where it gets interesting, car gets running by push starting the car. I get moving and with a big sigh I know my problems are over at least for the moment. I feel like the muppets, I have to get to NY and that damn studebaker won't stop me.

A/C on full blast (i'm assuming part of the problem) I run into standstill traffic. Car dies, then decides to not restart again. I change the coilpack on the side of the road, car still doesn't start. 3 hours later, tow truck takes me home, and now I'm missing girl talk.



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Car doesn't start sometimes, starts others.

Coils replaced, new plugs, new wires, fuel pump was working fine WHEN the car was working fine. Car can be push started in gear.

I'm thinking fuel pump relay maybe? But why would it stall at idle? CAS more likely? Why would it run fine once push started?

p.s. I'm only capable of doing dumb **** replace parts, I have little to no ability to do diagnosis. I'm not a mechanic or a very good backyard one at that.
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Why can't it be the battery and/or alternator?
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ms is saying 12.8 some odd volts when i tried to restart the car. Highway patrol tried to help me jump the car to no avail. I guess it cant hurt to go to get it tested at advance auto
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girl talk is good mashup
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girl talk is good mashup
And a damn fun show.

Anyone have any ideas here? I think I'm leaning towards CAS, though I don't see why it would work intermittently.
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