What do I do I have a 1978 280z that runs for a few seconds and dies and will not start after that how do I fix it?
There is not carb. Try changing the spark plugs and leads and try cleaning out the injectors and the fuel pump. Clean out the cam shaft with a cloth, and change the oil, change the thermostat, and tell me what else you did.
Why will a car start and run for a few minutes then loses power to the engine like you stopped giving it gas dies and will not start again after about 10 minutes you can start the car again?
i can start the car, and it runs for a few meters, dies out like im giving it no gas. then it will not restart. after sitting about 10 minutes or so, it will start again and is drivable for a few more meters, then dies again to have the whole process rinse and repeat itself . it also makes a loud...
I can start THE car after setting over nigth. after it runs and you shut it off it won't start again 1981 280z?
Your choke may be stuck in the closed position , there for after the car is warm it want start because it no longer requires the choke . It's something to check .
What causes your car to stall after running for 25 min then stall and not start again for a few minutes after stalling It did this 5 times.?
Possible fuel filter, fuel pump sock fuel pump, Ignition module are the tops off the top of my head.
That means the belt on your car needs to be replaced. The noise is caused because the belt is slipping due to being worn out. If you do not replace the belt when it is making noise like this it could break and cause damage to other parts on your car.
This is a very common problem. You have a faulty TCC solenoid. I have replaced this sensor with very simple tools (a 10 mm socket, a rachet, a gasket scraper, a T15 or T20 Torx driver, and replacement parts). It took me about 1 hour to complete having never done this job befor. The following link...
What causes 93 sable to just stop running while driving but will start after sits for a few minutes?
Could be a bad coil - Check for spark when vehicle "shuits down"> Could be a bad fuel pump - check for fuel delivery when vehicle "shuts down".
My car refuses to keep running it starts fine and will run for about 10 minutes then it will sputter and die the car starts back just fine but will only run for 2-3 minutes at a time afterwards?
Sounds like a fuel problem. First change the fuel filter. If the problem presists after this, look at other areas such as the fuel pump, fuel pressure regualator, etc.
The fuel rail is vapor locked. Crack a connection slightly and have someone turn the key on. When you get fuel, tighten the connection.
yes. You usually need a few minutes to let the oil circulate in the engine. If you dont , the first few minutes of driving might wear the moving parts that the oil is meant to protect.
Why does your 95 olds aceiva run fine then suddenly sputters and dies then in a few minutes will start and run fine again?
there are several sensors and mabe junk in your gas tank
Your 3000 gt starts and runs for about 3 seconds then dies while it blows out nasty smelling whitegrey smoke?
sounds like you might have an injector that is constantly firing causing a flooded fuel system, however it could also be your injector timing through your ECU.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera It will start up then after 5 seconds the engine dies What could be the problem?
possible ignition modual, what is your fuel presure, does car restart immediatly or after it sits for a while Possibly clogged fuel filter, or bad fuel pump.
because ....well i got nothingI would check your float it might be sticking, fuel filter might be plugged. That depends on what type of lawnmower you are working on but it sound like a fuel problem to me .
if you have a throtal body spacer there is a good chance that it is not receiving enough fuel and too much air I had that problem with me dodge and I was told to either buy a bigger fuel pump or larger fuel line
Your powerstroke will not cold start but once you finally do get it to start it will run very raged then after about 20 minutes it will clean up and run desent?
that's an easy fix. the fuel filter needs replaced about$31.00 at autozone takes 5 min to change
Check fuel pressure first. If you have a gauge it's the easiest place to start and based on the symptoms it sounds like a fuel pump or filter.
What can you do with a car that doesn't run but don't have the title the lot owner will not come get it after several requests?
Fill it full of pop can's and crush it.
Is there a problem with your 2001 Nissa Altima that continues to run for a few seconds after you cut off the engine?
Probably the knock sensor, look it up
Why will car start good run 10 seconds go dead may or may not restart but will not stay running and suspect relay switch for fuel but don't know where it's located hear fuel pump kick in only sometim?
Your fuel filter may be blocked or you may have something in the tank. Verify that you have fuel pressure when the engine stalls. If you do, it could be something electronic that is failing when it gets warmed up. Unfortunately, this sounds like one of those problems that may take a little invest...
It depends on local legislation, your previous record etc. It most jurisdictions it would be unlikely if it is a first offence.
First you must check the ISC motor ( idle speed control) operation. Its located by the throttle body. It controls idle and high idle speeds. Good luck
495 case international that will run for a little then it will lose prime on the second filter Has anybody have any ideals?
You have an air leak! Your fuel system is gravity fed until that point. Either your primary filter is completely clogged and the pump is drawing air through a leak in the line or filter housing, or you just have a bad leak in either of those. That's the only way air can get in there.......
The best way to check your vehicle for any faults like that when you start your car if it does or jump it then disconnect the negative off the battery and if vehicle dies then alternator needs to be replaced if not then check your battery acid fluids if its low replace them, if the battery doesnt...
Replace the fuel pump.
The engine needs fuel, spark and compression. You are missing one of those.
Faulty electrics i guess..
You just have to replace the starter as it's no good..the safety retraction switch is either burnt out or faulty
Its not the starter, its either the iginition switch (where your key goes into) or something wrong with the computer. JohnnyB
What would cause a car to have no power and make a popping noise when started but run ok after a few minutes?
DID you check for a air leak,fuel,ok. Carburator?
I have 1989 firebird I Run the car for about 40 minutes then security light comes on and will not resart. Let car sit and it restarts?
just buy a remote start for it -- trust me -- it will save you grief in the long run. Your key is likely not being read because of the amount of use in the ignition, the remote start simulates the resistor in your key to the security system so it can remote start the car. I just use the remote st...
What is wrong if your car hesitates to start for a few days and finally a few days later it won't turn over. I have an 03 XG350L never replaced the starter. How long do starters last?
Starters are normally good for at least ten years. Often they last much, much longer. BUT, they do occasionally fail sooner. Yours does not sound like a starter problem. Recharge the battery and jump start the car and get it to a competent mechanic.
THE air conditioning compressor on my 90 corvette shuts off after running a few seconds any ideas whats wrong?
The refrigerant level is probably low. When the compressor turns on it pulls refrigerant from the low side and as soon as the low side pressure drops below a certain point, the sensor disengages the AC clutch. If you haven't already converted your AC to 134A, now would be a good time. All vehicle...
Car runs fine and no problem starting except when i buy gas. After i funish pumping gas car stalls out a few times when i turn the key. after about 3 tries it goes?
I had this problem whenevery the gas cap was loosely fit back and my car would be sluggish or stall. I was told to firmly cap the gas each time because the pressure could otherwise release. perhaps pressure is released after you buy gas and needs to pressurize to run properly.
I had the same problem on a 1984 Mazda Rx7 and it turned out to be the PCM (power control module).
If you have sufficient proof, take him to small claims court.
What makes my s10 blazer run until it warms up and then dies but starts after sitting for a little while?
The probable cause of your S 10 Chevrolet Blazer stalling is a bad fuel pump. The fuel pump might be working fine until it gets warm.
What is wrong with my car i have a 2000 hyundia elantre and it runs and it just cut off and if you let it set for 30 min to and hour it starts right then it runs for a fews miles and does it a again?
Try changing the O2 sensor located on the transmission, sometimes if it is going out it will kill the vehicle like this.Also try changing the fuel filter, it may be very dirty and plugged up.
Your losing spark or fuel. I would start with replacing the fuel filter. If it still dies do a fuel pressure test, it may have a failing fuel pump.
How do you fix a driver side manuel window that will not roll up and if you pull it up it just falls back down?
sounds like you window winder spring attached to your winder might be broken or the cogs on the winder have heaps of wear eg not touching sounds like you window winder spring attached to your winder might be broken or the cogs on the winder have heaps of wear eg not touching sounds like you windo...
it could be anything from a clogged fuel filter to a blocked fuel pump, or losing spark in the distributor cap. if your PONTIAC has the PASSLOCK security system in it. turn ignition to on position... but do not start... for (10) ten full min. then turn key OFF for (10) ten more FULL mins. then tr...
New compressor but it is not running and it has power to it and the air will be cold for one minute but after that it is hot on a 2000 Ford Windstar?
most likely air in the system, incorrect pag oil, low refrigerant.
None whatsoever if you bought it, "As Is".
The oil light come on if there is not enough oil pressure. When you first start up, the oil pump needs a little time to build up the pressure. However, you should check that the oil reservoir is full with the dip stick (with the car cold and on level ground).It may also be that the oil and oil fi...
No, O2's don't work until heated so car doesn't rely on their info until after it's completely warm and goes into closed loop. Your problem more likely a vacuum leak or fuel pressure issue. A vac leak will be more noticeable when cold-check all hoses especially air intake. You could be losing fue...
1991 ford thunderbird it acted as if running out of gas Pulled to gas station turned off car added gas Now it will not start It will turn over for a second run rough then die s if getting no gas.?
Have you checked for water in the tank and fuel lines? There seems to be a lot of water being sold as gas these days!When you run an engine out of fuel (whether it be diesel, gas, propane, natural gas etc.) you have somehow screwed up the fuel filter and all you have to do is simply take it to th...
97 E 420mercedes crank will not start alarm light blink have to open hood and lock and unlock door then it will start sometimes if it rain you have to let it sit for a while?
anti theft system is causing problems, the hood pin seems to be the culprit. It will malfunction and set off the anti theft system not allowing the vehicle to start, then when you open and close the hood it sets properly and allows you to reset. Might be best to remove alarm fuse for now, that wa...
Could be a plugged fuel filter.
It is Radiator fan which shuts on and off automatically because there is a timingdevice which operates the fan to keep the engine coolant cool in extreme temperature.
Have a 1992 maxima and it stalls while driving in freeway or city streets then may or may not start after that what could be wrong?
this may be a clogged fuel filter, a fuel pump relay or a fuel pump but it is hard to say without checking the system.,but i have experienced the same with my old 87 Plymouth while driving on the roads and highways. by the way i truly expect your probllem is the fuel pump
The motor oil in a stored or unused vehicle is not up in the engine where it should be. I witnessed the destruction of many engines by buyers at auto auctions revving up and blowing the engines of cars that were on sale. Yopu get it cranked up - let it idle a 1/2 hour and change the oil.
A jeep can stall out after running for a few minutes if there are impurities in the fuel or if the transmission is messed. A faulty transmission may also be noticed if there is a delay in shifting or someone needs to restart the car every now and then.
I have 1969 bug that wont keep a charge and it wants to die at the stop light unless you tap the gas what do I do?
(No Charge)First test the battery. If it is OK check the alternator. (Die at stoplight)Start with a good tuneup (plugs, points, rotor, distributor cap). If that doesnt solve it, either replace the carburetor or rebuild the carburetor. It sounds like it is staving for gas at idle which could be a ...
sounds like the battery is dead, take the battery to a shop that can load test it
Are you at fault if you leave your car door open for more than a few seconds and someone runs into it?
Yes. If you leave your car door open on the drivers side and are parked on the correct side of the road you are at fault. You need to look before you get out of the car to make sure it is safe. Moving cars have the right of way against those which are parked.
How do I fix my 1986 Mercedes 560 SL after I mixed up positive and negative wires trying to jump start it.?
The engine still cranks over. Lights work etc... You think it is more than a fuse?Good chance you toasted some of the electronics. Take it to a shop.
Why would the insurance company have your vehicle at all? Your insurance contract states the company will repair, replace, or pay the actual cash value of your vehicle at their option. There is obviously more to this story. If you clarify, perhaps I can help you.
Yep. That is why I quit buying Chevys. I had three go bad in one year on a Grand Am. The towing company knew me by voice.
If its a 05 van with a metal fuel tank that may be the problem. The coating on the tank peals off and plugs up everything. Phil
After driving for about 15 min my 93 skylark will die will start right back up in park but when you put it in gear will die. Will be ok if you leave it for about 1.5 hours?
is ti an auto matic or a standard? If it is a standard it is your clutch otherwise i am not sure.If it is dying as you are slowing or braking-usually braking-and you are getting a front end shudder or vibration, then it is likely your torque control converter. It will restart in Park, but once yo...
put fuel in charge battery, insert keys and turn key to start, hey presto.
What is that buzzer sound when a car is started and how do you stop the buzzing if it will not go off?
is it a buzzing from the back of the car. it is probably a fuel pump in that case. nuthin to worry about. If your buzzing is coming from under your dash or up by your seat somewhere it is a faulty warning buzzer. If this is the case you will either need to find the buzzer under your dash and disc...
Can be any of the following that cause this problem. clogged Fuel Filter, dirty Air Filter, clogged/damaged Exhaust, O2 sensor, Coil going bad.
1990 Grand Plymouth Voyager cuts out and dies for no reason then starts after a couple of times cranking it?
If your 1990 Grand Plymouth Voyager cuts out and dies for not reason, but starts after a couple times of cranking, the starter might be going out. You can have the starter tested.
Why doesnt your 92 dodge dynasty start the engine cranks but will not start battery was replaced no success it will start with a spray of starter fluid down the carb but will die shortly after?
You may have a fuel problem, check the fuel filter and fuel pump.
What causes a 1966 mustang 200 cylinder 3 speed manual transmission have trouble shifting from second gear to third gear after driving for a few hours?
Be sure the trans is full with the proper lubricant.
Why does 1995 Mercury Mystique buck and not change gears unless it has been driven for a few miles or unless it is run in neutral for a few minutes before driving?
Sounds like the spark plug wires are bad. Replace them along with the spark plugs.
Why is my ford f150 5.0 dont start after running for half hour. I must wait half hourAnd than it will start.What can it be?
check the computer and the coil first.(if you can cool them with ice, sometimes you can make your own diagnosis.)
03 golf loses acceleration while drivingcar will coast for a few seconds then come back to normalfeels like im not getting fuel for a minute?
A friend of had an 04 GTI. He had the same problem and it came to be the coil pack on top of the engine.
Any time a vehicle runs out of fuel and more fuel is added, the key should be turned to the 'On' position then back to the 'Off' position three or four times to prime the fuel pump.Priming the fuel pump will remove any air that may have gotten into the lines as a result of the vehicle running out...
put in some fuel and keep cranking on it till it starts, you have air in the fuel system that needs to work its way out
If your car does start, let it run for a few minutes to help charge the battery further.Unhook the clamps in the reverse order of how you put them on.Be sure to drive your car for about 30 minutes before stopping again so the battery can continue to charge.Otherwise, you might need another jump s...
I'm 11 too. My friend and her cuz died in a car crash. Listening to music and praying helped me. Hope i helped! :^)
Why would a perfectly running 1992 Dakota truck stall when driving after setting for few minutes it starts back up the computer has been replaced and problem still exist have replaced sensors HELP?
I would check the CKP or Crankshaft Position Sensor first. The older ones had a history of failing when hot. The best way to check is to monitor the signal with a scope and see if the signal starts to break up as it heats.
check the fuel pump cut off. Most newer model vehicles have a fuel cut off switch to stop the flow of fuel after an accident. there should be a reset button, either in the trunk, or in one of the front footwells. If you can't find it, call local dealer and they can tell you exact location.
You'll have to contact the dealer.
What is causing your 1993 probe 2lt to burn oil sometimes from a cold start but only about 10 seconds after the engine has been running ie the smoke is not immediate and it only does it sometimes?
Worst case scenario: you have bad piston rings. In the first 10 seconds, your car is pushing oil into the cylinders. Then it burns (white smoke). When the car warms up, the rings seal better and the smoke dissapears. Borrow a compression tester from Autozone (free), pull the spark plugs, and chec...
02 tacoma that wont start new fuel filter and has fuel to the throttle body will run if starting fluid then dies?
You have a fuel pressure problem it sounds like b/c you spray starting fluid & the car runs & then shuts off after the fluid has burned off. If you continued with this starter fluid - it would keep running. So if you had adequate fuel pressure - the car would run. Maybe faulty fuel pump o...
When attempting to start car it keeps stalling It eventually starts after a few trys Always get gas at bp amoco same but this last time got it at marathon and that is when this started?
If the vehicle runs fine once it has started it is probably a coincidence that you happen to get gas at a different gas station. If you picked up contaminated fuel the engine would not only start hard but run poorly. Give us some more info on the vehicle like year, make, model and some more sympt...
# Put gas into the gas tank # Turn the ignition key to "on", but not start and wait until the fuel pump stops. # Do #2 several times # Attempt to start engine normally. # Refill gas tank at ¼ tank next time.
How to Start a Diesel When it Runs Out of Fuel Look in the owner's manual for the location of the fuel primer pump and bleed screw. Loosen the bleed screw a couple of turns. Pump the primer pump until diesel fuel comes out of the loose bleed screw. Tighten down the bleed screw with the scr...
2002 trailblazer The engine will start for about one second then die the only way to get it to turn over is cross the starter the doesn't work and the sercurity light comes on how do you reset it?
Insert the into the ignition switch and turn it to start until the engine starts. Repeat this 3 times. If it does not start after 3 times you may have a bad chip in your key or a bad ignition switch and will have to take it to the dealer.
A blown radiator hose could not cause a 2000 Dodge Durango to not have spark and not start unless the heat damaged the computer in the vehicle. Sometimes when an engine overheats, the computer that controls the firing can be damaged.
How do you fix a 2000 Mazda 323 when it runs slow when you press the gas pedal and seconds later increases the power in a single shift?
Your engine is doing that because it uses a single barrel carbie, the main air flap gets caught which is common in this vehicle. The easiest way to fix this is to take the air filter off and remove the carbie. Then either get it sandblasted or replace it with a cleaner, properly functioning one f...
ignition wires or capchange the spark plugs, and spark wires
Depending on the engine model, it can be very expensive. If it locked up, and won't turn over when you try to start it, then the engine is seized. You may consider buying a used engine from a salvage yard, or just sell the car.
What will cause 94 ford escort lx not to start after it has been driven it will start after the car has been sitting for a while like over night?
are you saying vehicle will not start when hot? if so, i would get battery checked if battery is old, it loses cranking amps and will not supply enough to start a hot engine
Loose ground or pulse board failure.
Double and triple check your firing order.
Physically can't shift to reverse - maybe linkage worn or out of adjustment Car won't move in reverse -(Auto) maybe bad transmission pump