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Old 09-05-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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O.K., I just bought a 94 SE. Car is in GREAT shape. Grandpa driven, 120k miles. I have only had the car for about 900 miles. Right after I bought the car I was driving along and it stalled and would turn over but not restart. I waited exactlt 5 minutes, started the car and everything was fine. A week or so later I moved from Ohio to Chicago in the car and still no problems. Then yesterday it stalled again. Same thing....wait 5 minutes, start car, no problem. Then again today, car stalled. This time car wouldn't start even after 45 min. Cops stopped and I had to have $160 TOW!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to start it at home and still no go. I go to class and come back 2 hours later and same thing. Then as I'm trying to listen for fuel pump kicking on and turn key too far, the damn thing started again. WTF? Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Got a check engine light? You live in illynoise? You may be near J Wikoff to benefit from his scantool (assuming he has the right cable).

Sounds rather reminiscent of a bad crank sensor, but don't shotgun it just yet.
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forgot to ask, could this have to do with the VATS system. I only got one key plus the problem seems to just happen randomly so it'* hard to see if it'* the actual key. Or maybe I'm way off. I just started school and got hired for a new job and need my car. Please help!!!
Yes, just moved to Chicago and would appreciate any help. No check engine light but the airbag and ABS lights are on.
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It'* not VATS. Vats (Passkey) will not stall a running car. It will only prevent a start.
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O.K., no check engine light but the door chime sounds like 5 times real fast when the car won't start.
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Behavior sounds like a bad crank sensor, but I don't have the proper cable for a 94/95 OBD1.5.

I got no clue about the chime. But if you're close, I'd be happy to help you diagnose.
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I need help bad. Where is close, I live just outside Chicago.
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3 hours away... I'm not up for that trip. Post a thread in General titled "Help in Chicago?" or change the title of this thread to hopefully get some attention.
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I understand. I appreciate you even consider helping stranger. I have ALL kinds of respect for the owners of these cars now. Reminds me of comrodery my uncle deals with in his crazy love of the early to mid 90'* Mercury Tracer LTS. That'* not a misprint. I think I'm going to just chance replacing crank sensor and see what happens.
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Find an autoparts store like Autozone willing to scan the car for free and it might help point you in the right direction.
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