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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Patriot died and wont start

Ok so the old lady was driving her 08 patriot w/ 60K miles and has the 2.4L engine. Left the house and died 1Mi down the road. I looked at it last night and replaced the crank position sensor. I also got a cheapo centech code scanner from a friend and the only code it has was an engine misfire. The car still wont start. It cranks and spudders like it wants to start, but just doesn't have it in her to fire up!

Anything else i should be looking into? Is it possible it is a fuel related issue? pump or filter? I was going to see if i can hear the fuel pump turn off/on after work today.


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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Coils?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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When i seen coil go bad before it will still start... just runs rough.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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I had a Cavalier quit running completely with a bad coil way back when. My volvo only ran rough. Volvo gave a misfire code with it.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Oh ok ya wouldn't hurt to check them... I am used to Tritan ford engines they will run on a dead cyl
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Unread 08-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Looked at all spark plugs and one was black and I thought it was fowled and tried a new coil pack and it didn't work.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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Also put 4 new plugs in it since they needed it anyway
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Unread 08-22-2013, 12:45 AM   #8
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Maybe clean the Mass Airflow Sensor? Its easy to get to.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #9
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Ended up being the fuel pump
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:25 AM   #10
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Does anybody know how much of a pain in the A&% it is to replace the fuel pump on the patriots?
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Unread 08-23-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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Not sure, but I believe you might have to drop the gas tank to get to it. There must be someone here that knows for sure.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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Does anybody know how much of a pain in the A&% it is to replace the fuel pump on the patriots?
Never done it but according to the service manual there is an access panel under the rear seat.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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Under rear seat there is an access panel. Above post is correct.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:36 PM   #14
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Thanks I appreciate it
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