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Okay, so yesterday I drove my car around all day and it was just fine, no signs of any problems whatsoever. In the evening I when I tried to leave my car started but it was acting very strange instead of idling normally it just made a wierd sound that sounded like a dying idle and if i pushed on the gas it lost power and died. I tried it a few more times and it did the same thing, so I took my other car and went out for a few hours. When I came back I decided to try starting it again, and it would kick over, but wouldn't start at all. No check engine lights are on or anything... Usually my car displays a message if something is wrong, but nothing is showing up...

Also when I was trying to start it the firsy few times it smelled like fuel when it was running...

Any and all help would be appreciated.

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Please read the codes and report back. Just because you don't have any dashboard warning lights doesn't mean there are no DTC (diagnostic trouble codes).

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Car starts, car runs. Stop car then car can't start. Car cools down then car can start.
All the above points to the crankshaft position sensor (CPS) that is retiring.
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