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My 2002 has failed to start a couple of isolated incidents; no fault code shown. Then last night I had to drive up the same hill three times--and each time the engine sputtered at the same point on the upward incline. After the first I fueled up because I was low, but it didn't make a difference. Now I've got an engine light.
 

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First action is to get the CEL code...if you don't have a scanner, an auto parts store will read your car for free.

From your description of the failures, I'd look at battery terminals. Is your battery securely tied down by the factory J-hooks and bar? Can you twist the terminals on the battery without loosening them?
 

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Thanks. I should've noted when it failed to start it cranked fine so I assumed of course fuel or ignition. Then when it stumbled on that hill I assumed it's the same problem and it's fuel. No codes shown last time I checked after starting issue. Just checked the codes and got P0420 and P1259, bank one yadda yadda and oil prx or level, respectively.
 

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Neither of those codes would 'kill' an engine.

Perhaps there is something in the fuel tank that is being sucked up on the incline? Check by removing the pump.

 

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This is embarrassing but I found the oil was three quarts low. I think I got an engine light for low oil level. Engine light reset itself. I checked it not long ago and it's still just shy of due oil change, so it must be burning it at a good rate.
I still have the starting issue and the P0420 code, which may or may not be related.
 
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