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Old 09-21-2017, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Cranks but won't start

The following is what was going on before it completely quit. As told by my daughter. I changed the fuel pump before I read up on what I needed to check. It wasn't the fuel pump. A neighbor brought over a spark plug and we checked for spark but there wasn't any.

she would come to a stop sign, where usually she's able to leave it in 2nd gear and pull out, it would bog down too much, so she'd have to rev it quite a bit. It did that 2-3 times. Other than that, it ran just fine in town. Once she was turning on to hwy 10, in 2nd at the stop sign, it bogged down again. So as she's driving on 10, the rpms (usually at 60mph, stays on 3-4 rpms) dropped between 2-3. Then the battery light started flashing. It never overheated, no other warning lights came on, oil pressure stayed in usual range. The rpms did that same thing a couple more times with the "battery" light flashing. That's when she pulled over to call me. She killed it and restarted 3xs. It never dragged when starting it. In fact it started easier than usual. So, I told her to turn off a/c and try driving. She did and it was fine all the way home. The only other thing she has noticed, not that day, was a tinny noise when changing gears.

A guy is coming over today to put his computer thing on to see if it will tell what is wrong. Any suggestions?
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