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Old 07-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Need help w/car starting issue

Hi. Here's my prob. I have a 02, base 6cyl 3.8 & it it just died again on me. I can't get it started & the "anti-theft" light keeps blinking. This is the 4th time this has happened in two years. I have a brand new batt, the alt tested perfect, the starter is good. I'm not sure what to do & I'm puzzled that everytime this happens the anti theft light blinks. Has anyone had this prob & knows what I need to do?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Need help w/car starting issue

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Do you try to start it right away? Does it turn over but won't fire?
Do your gauges drop like a rock or stay on?
Do you have a different key for the car to try (in case its the key at fault)
Do you hear your fuel pump turn on upon trying to start?
Does it have spark when this happens? (pull a plug wire and see if its throwing spark)
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Re: Need help w/car starting issue

I have a '97, same thing was happening to me only a lot more often. It finally didn't start. Depending on if it turns over and doesn't start, try taking you intake off and have someone spray brakecleaner into where you intake hooks up and try starting it, if it starts up, then it is possibly the fuel pump, Before replacing the fuel pump, Make sure your getting 12 volts to your fuel pump, if you are not getting 12 volts, it means your fuel pump isn't turning on, if that's the case, Pull out your CCRM (Constant Control Relay Module) And get the blueprints to it, find where the fuel pump plugs into, put 12 volts to it, if the fuel pump turns on or pushes out fuel, then you know your CCRM is bad. Also, before checking any of that, CHECK YOUR FUSE BOX. Hope this helps!
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