Oct 272010
 

I have a 95 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.1L V6. It starts up OK at first but then when I drive it a little ways (like to the store) and park it, it does not want to start back up for like 30-45 minutes. What could the problem be?

I also have an overheating problem in this car and it pulls to the left pretty bad and shimmys. I recently took over this car from my husband since he bought a new one….without talking to me first if I might add. I would really like to get it fixed as good as new.

Can anyone help me please.

  4 Responses to “Why won’t my car start?”

  1. Your no start problem is most likely a bad ignition module.

    Engine Overheating Diagnostics could just be low on coolant or a stuck thermostat.

    Pulling to the left and a slight shimmy is probably just needs new tires. A busted belt in a tire will cause both of these symptoms at the same time.

  2. Will the ignition module cause the car to not start when the engine is hot but then when it cools down, it starts? I guess another thing I failed to mention is that when I am able to get it to start when it is still hot it spits and sputters. I have to give it oodles and oodles of gas to keep it from cutting off on me.

  3. Yes, the ignition module when first failing will cause the engine to die when it warms and start back up after it has a chance to cool (not necessarily cold.

    If the chack engine light is on, it would be a good idea to have the codes scanned to see if there is a misfire present. If there is a misfire and a loss of coolant, you may have a blown head gasket. You can scan the codes your self at home. Here is how to do it along with code desciptions: http://www.freeautomechanic.com/diagnostictroblecodes5.html

  4. I took my car to the shop on Wednesday of this week. It’s been 4 days and no word yet as to what is wrong with it. I will post an update though.

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