Chrysler Cirrus Nearly Stalling after Cold Start

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#1

Winter is soon to arrive here in central PA. As the temperature began to decline at the end of the summer, my car began to act up. It is a '97 Cirrus with 167,000 miles.



What happens is after I start the car (it usually starts on the first crank), it will have no power and nearly stall the first time I step on the gas. After about a 1-2 second delay, it will take off like normal and operate normally for the rest of the day (or until it sits long enough to cool down again).



I am thinking fuel delivery, but the fuel pump and filter were replaced just over a year ago. What are some other possible culprits?


#2

I’m thinking it has a failing engine sensor and after a few seconds the computer realizes that the reading coming from it doesn’t make sense and substitutes a guesstimate for its data instead. Is the check engine light on?


#3

The check engine light is on, but the code I get is for the evaporative emissions system. I haven’t pulled the codes for awhile, though.


#4

What is the code you’re getting?


#5

Go have the codes pulled again. Write them all down (exact code lie P1234) and post them.


#6

I would think any one of the following could cause this, spark plugs, wires, or ignition coil.


#7

I haven’t had the codes pulled, but I did the onboard diagnostic and got the following results (blinks of check engine light after cycling the ignition three times):
12, 43, 43, 66, 66, 55 (the last one just means it’s the last one).

Based on some internet research, the 43 code points to either a misfire or the ignition coils. I’m not so sure about 66, or why I got two of either. Anybody know what my car is trying to tell me?

I’ll try and get a scanner on it tomorrow.


#8

The codes:
P1698 - No CCD Message From TCM
P0300 - Multiple Cylinder Misfire
P0303 - Misfire Cylinder 3
P0455 - EVAP Monitor Large Leak

The guy at the unnamed auto store cleared the codes after I wrote them down. I drove about another 40 miles and the check engine light has not come back on yet.

What’s priority and how should I tackle it?


#9

Codes posted…any ideas?