THE ENGINE STARTS AND THEN DIES AS IF IGNITION OR FUEL SUPPLY IS CUT DURING STARTING
THE CAR STARTS WHEN CRANKED STARTS THEN DIES AFTER 3 TO 5 SECONDS. WHEN CRANKED AGAIN STARTS AND DIES IMMEDIATELY, LATER AFTER SEVERAL CRANKING IT STARTS, THE ENGINE RPM POINTER BEHAVES AS IF THE ENGINE WANTS TO GO OFF THEN PICKS UP AGAIN AND THE ENGINE MAY NOT DIE. THIS OFTEN HAPPEN DURING THE FIRST STARTING IN A DAY AND IT DOES NOT HAPPEN ALWAYS, ONLY OCCASIONALLY.
What engine in this vehicle? Mileage? Any warning lights on or flashing? This sounds like a fuel delivery problem...fuel filter...fuel pump. A fuel system pressure test is required. Could also be a faulty EGR system. Checking the EGR system requires special tools. Unless you are mechanically inclined....best to have a repair shop test these systems.
Sidekick....did you ever resolve the issue with this vehicle?
Thanks .. will chewck with my mechanic ..
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