Hi all I hope to god someone can help me figure this one out.
I have a 2001 2.0 166, 80K - Had it 2 years where it spent its first year parked up in the Airport as I travel a lot with work. Since then its sat in my driveway.
It had a problem with not starting and it showed up fault code. Folks from here told me to replace the cam position sensor, which has been done problem was solved.
Now its back but a little different. It will start first time, but if I drive it a few miles and turn of the engine sometimes it wont restart, sometimes it will, it cant be trusted. When it doesn't restart there is a fault code throw up Ive yet to read this code never have the tool handy.
If I disconnect the battery and wait about 20 minutes it will restart and off I go. what I have noticed is that the engine doesn't heat up fully it usually reaches about 75 degrees.
From reading other post should I replace the radiator temp senor and thermostat?
Do you think this could be a timing issue?
I really like this car but its driving me nuts
Any help greatly appreciated