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Old 06-24-2009, 10:47 AM
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Today, after sitting for a week, the car was to go to the super-tech team at the dealer for a couple of hours of diagnosis time. So I started it and it ran badly immediately at idle. Restart and it would run fine for 10 seconds, and then start stumbling. Died when put in gear. Died and would not start after about 10 minutes.

Let it sit for a half hour, still no start. I rechecked fuel and spark, which were fine. Then I tapped very gently on the ECU with a wrench, and the car started, idled rough, but no dying in gear. Decided to have it towed to the dealer.

The truck arrived for the pick-up about 20 minutes later. And, of course, it started instantly and ran perfectly so I could maneuver it to make the loading easier.
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