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Okay I need HELP! This is my buddy’s car that is in my name and use while he’s deployed.
I have replaced the starter, spark plugs, battery and coil packs. When i get back to the house im going to try starter fluid. It still wont turn over! Its trying but won’t fully kick over and I have no clue what else it could be. Please help!
 

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Had the Check Engine Light been on BEFORE the car ended up refusing to run? I take it you mean the starter spins the engine, but won't "fire up" and run?
 

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Had the Check Engine Light been on BEFORE the car ended up refusing to run? I take it you mean the starter spins the engine, but won't "fire up" and run?
Yes, and its not throwing any codes at all anymore which is because I replaced the spark plugs which is what it was throwing. It was reading a first cylinder misfire.
 

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So now it won't fire off and run? Did you reconnect the coils connectors? Problems with engine running beside the misfire, like long crank time? We need a bit more background info from you to be able to offer meaningful advice.
 

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So now it won't fire off and run? Did you reconnect the coils connectors? Problems with engine running beside the misfire, like long crank time? We need a bit more background info from you to be able to offer meaningful advice.
Correct. Everything has been correctly reconnected. Its not misfiring its just not getting a full turn over, it sounds and seems like its losing spark somewhere because its getting fuel and everything else checks out with no codes so I really dont know. My dad may be able to explain it better seeing as i was a lube tech not a full mechanic.
 

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The Crankshaft Position Sensor on the 2.4 motor is known to cause stalling and sometimes no engine run at start up. They are also known to NOT throw a code for it when they do go bad. IF you decide to try replacing it, stay with OE or NTK brand(they actually make the OE part). Best I can offer you at this point, GOOD LUCK and let us know if we can help further or what gets found out.
 

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Do NOT use starting fluid on a gas engine.
 
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