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Why is my car turning over but not staying on?
If your vehicle won’t start, it’s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter. It can be hard to determine if you’re dealing with a battery or an alternator problem. Here’s how to know which one is the culprit.
How do I reset my Lincoln LS computer?
How to Reset the Lincoln LS Engine Light
- Unlatch the Lincoln’s hood using the release lever located inside the passenger compartment. Raise and support the hood, exposing the engine.
- Locate the Lincoln’s battery, found on the driver’s side.
- Wait at least 10 minutes to ensure the computer has time to reset.
Why does my car turn off after a few minutes?
Common faults are the battery, alternator, fuel pump, fuel filter, battery cable, coil, or a wiring harness fault. If the fans are not turning on than many different faults can cause them to stay off such as the fan control module, fan motor, coolant temperature sensor, fan relay, or a wiring harness fault.
Why does my car not start unless I give it gas?
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), malfunctioning idle air control (IAC) valve, vacuum and EGR leaks, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors), and contaminated or old gasoline.
How do you reset PCM?
How Can I Reset the PCM on My Car?
- Open the hood of the vehicle.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Use a wrench to loosen the lock nut, and pull the cable off. This cuts the power to the PCM. Wait for five minutes.
What are signs of a bad PCM?
7 Common PCM Failure Symptoms
- Your ‘Check Engine’ Light is On.
- Your Car Won’t Start or Starts Roughly.
- Sudden Loss of Gas Mileage.
- You Failed Your Emissions Test.
- Your Engine Stutters or Stalls.
- Erratic or Random Shifting.
- You’re Receiving a PCM-Related Error Code.
- What to Do If You Experience PCM Failure Symptoms.