Help: Won't start until completely cool

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Help: Won't start until completely cool

Postby [email protected] » Thu May 20, 2010 5:26 pm

My father in law's 97 pathfinder v-6 starts, but intermintantly quits. and once it stops, it won't start back until it is completely cooled down.

I tried searching the forum, but did not find anything. I'm looking for some place to start for a diagnosis. any help would be much appreciated.

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Postby skifiddle » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:17 am

Too late for you. But for others - water temp sensor did that on a Honda. Would quit when coming to a stop (idle) when warm. Put in water with a thermometer and ohmmeter to test.

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Postby berlinguyinca » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:23 pm

could be a crankshaft position sensor. Had the same symptoms on my old passat.

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