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Old 02-15-2013, 08:08 AM
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Question 850 Starts then dies

I haven never been left stranded by my 1994 850 glt even at over 300,000 miles until last night. The car started fine, I started driving then it stalls during acceleration. I tried to start her and she runs for 2seconds, then dies out. Does anyone have any suggestions on what the problem may be?
 
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:56 AM
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have you tried to see how much pressure is in your fuel line? your fuel pump might be going you my also have water in your tank just a thought .
 
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:33 AM
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Check fuel pressure, most of the time the fuel pump relay is bad. Look in the DIT thread for info on that.
 
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:26 PM
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I have unfortunately left the car in a parking lot over night so I have not had a chance to actually hook the car up to a diagnostic computer yet but i will check the fuel pump relay and the fuses now that it is light out
 
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:03 PM
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Usually a bad fuel pump relay will work if you unplug it and plug it back in. It will often make the sodier joints connect again. It will usually work for a few days and act up again.
 
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:50 AM
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Also check your fuel pump fuse. When mt pump dies it gave the same symptoms and kept blowing the fuel pump fuse.
 
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