new to the forum,thanks.
I have a problem driving me so crazy i am about ready to give up and sell it but i love her soo much.this used to happen every so often,but now,everyday. ive had her for a year.
1. first time in one day she starts fine. ill drive and stop somewhere,then when i go to start her back up,sometimes it starts,sometimes it wont. what i get is the the engine cranking but not firing. it could go for five "trips" and not do this, or only one.
2.whenever i start it and it does fire, it will either fire rough and then run fine, fire smooth and get a "check engine" and run rough, or fire rough,get a "check engine" and a "traction off" then run rough.
mechanics don't know what to do because he thought it was the fuel pump (we replaced it,nothing) or the ignition control module (nothing again).this is getting expensive and im terrified of taking it to the dealer.
my little keypad that unlocks it got washed and wont work,so i bought a new one (yet still to figure out how to program it),the car randomly dies when driving (although im comvinced its a short from when we installed the new stereo,never did it before that)
what i dont get is that it did this when we bought it used last august,but not often at all,almost as if only when it was really hot outside,and now it does it everyday.
ive been reading the posts and decided its probably not the VATS because the security light turns off after i start it.could it be the crank shaft sensor?
thanks for your time all,