February 5, 2008My 2000 V6 3.8L will start and then dies. It starts, I give it some gas, the RPM's go up and then it will drop in RPM's (Even if I am giving it gas) and then die. I can't keep it running more than a few seconds at a time.
I have no idea what might be causing this. I don't want to take to dealership to fix unless it's something I can't fix or you think the dealership/mechanic should fix.
I got two codes thrown three days ago...can't remember the numbers but it said running rich on banks #1 and banks #2. Haven't had time to work it since I have been busy with work.
Not sure if the codes have anything to do with what is happening now. I do know I need to change the fuel filter since it's been awhile.
The car ran fine last night as far as I could tell with no problems, parked it for the night, and then had this problem this morning trying to start it for work. Did the above five times and then I stopped.
Your help and guidance would be greatly appreciated!!!!