1 out of 20 starts my coworkers 2000 SE has a hard time starting. It will sputter a bit like its running on 4 cylinders or wires are crossed. This happened once since I was looking at it...However I could not reproduce the problem after the car had been running a while. I tried starting it at least 20 times to make it happen again. No stored codes and no active codes.
I reseated the IAC, TPS, MAF, Crankshaft Sensor, and ICM connection. Also reseated all the plug wires. the problem did not come back but she claimed the problem happens when the car is cold.
the only thing I can come up with is a flaky coil pack that only is failing when cold? any other ideas?
The dealer wants to replace her ignition switch for the issue at a cost of $300.