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Old 01-18-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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car sputtered, and died, then started. then drove, then wouldn't go over 4000rpm,



It was feeling kind of weak this morning, got to work. Went for a drive to the other location, came back, turned off my car, when 5 minutes later went to start it up again. It turned over, but wouldn't start. Took a few tries to get her started. then she started, went to the other location, turned it off, and when i tried to start it, same problem.

Then on the way back to the home location, when it got to 4000 rpm, it started sputtering, so i pulled over. It idled fine. Then i hit the gas, went to 3000 rpm, and sputter, then 2000 then started sputtering at idle, and eventually died. I waited 10 seconds, started it up, and it started fine. and drove too.

Drove it for 5 minutes, and it didn't die. Does anyone know what is wrong?! I'm thinking fuel pump, but of all the fuel management parts, that's the most expensive,
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, possibly intermittent ignition coil.
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:29 PM   #3
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i've got my back seat out, so next time the problem happens i'll listen for the pump. it's running now. it's really quiet, i wouldn't have heard it with the back seat in at all!
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:34 PM   #4
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Yup.. or place your hand on it, you can feel it humming.
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