I have a 93 Shadow ES 2.5 liter. It runs like a gem, but every other
week or so it will just stop running. It will either start to sputter on
the highway or die at a stop light. I replaced the map sensor, and I
thought that fixed it, but after a few weeks it started again.
I had it towed twice to my local mechanic. Of coursse it came of the tow
truck and started right up both times. He said it had an error code of
too lean or too little fuel. He checked everything and the only thing
that was even remotely odd was the waveform on the Hall Effect switch
(never heard of that). He replaced it. I picked it up and it died within
50 feet. The mechanic finally got it back to the shop after probably 20
starts/stops. Once back to the shop, it started up just fine (isn't that
something). So he keeps it for a week and drives it everyday with guages
hooked up to monitor fuel pressure. It ran perfect.
It does appear to idle low, at least the tach show about 250-500 RPM.
The engine doesn't "sound" like the idle is that low. It sounds fine.
The mechanic gave me a list of three things that he woul replace if it
was his car:
1. ASD Relay
2. Ignition Coil
3. Fuel Pump
I put on the Relay and Coil, and will attempt the fuel pump tomorrow
morning (looks kinda tricky if you follow all the "rules").
Thanks so much!
PS: sorry for cross-posting to alt.auto.chrysler