My friend has a 1994 pontiac Firebird that keeps dieing while driving but she just had the starter and fuel pump replaced. I was thinking that it might be the starter solenoid so if someone could help me out with some more ideas thanks for the help.
2002 Ford Focus with 90k miles stalls on freeway going 65, then, won't start until it cools down; it won't idle correctly and makes a load rattling noise under the hood. No dash lights and no codes show up. Fuel filter and sensors have been replaced. Good gasoline kept full and one can of injector cleaner added to tank.
Mechanic wants $500 to replace thermostat; clean throttle pan (?); replace plug wires; and replace all worn out motor mounts ($250 just for thermostat and upper hose)but won't guarantee to fix problem?
Wouldn't the dash light come on if engine was over heating from thermostat stuck? Any suggestions? Thanks
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If the engine cranks the starter is doing its job. You would need to check for fuel pressure at the injectors. Its possible the pump was clogged up or overheated when you were driving it low on fuel. The gasoline keeps the pump cool and lubed. The only fuel filter for your model is inside the gas tank.
I take it the car ran and just died and now wont start at all?
Can you hear the fuel pump run for about 2 seconds when the key is first turned to ON?
Is there a security light on in the dash? Does the engine turn over/ starter working?
Check for spark. Pull the coil wire from the cap and place it close to a ground (may need a screw driver placed in the end) like an intake manifold bolt. Don't make it touch the ground, just place it close. Crank the engine over and watch for spark.
Check these and come back and comment with some answers and I should have an idea of where to help you further.
This is a common problem on GM vehicles. When this happens, look for a light on the dash somewhere that says SECURITY. If you see this, you have an antitheft security issue. It can accually turn off your starter, fuel pump, or injectors. Check out this link for info and some possible DO IT YOURSELF solutions. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/
It sounds like you may have burned out your fusable link. It's a special wire that comes off the starter solennoid and is designed to burn off in the event of an overload. DO NOT REPLACE IT WITH REGULAR WIRE, THIS IS A LEADING CAUSE OF CAR FIRES.
You will want to check for what caused the overload condition that caused the fusable link to burn out in the first place.
when you overheat an engine. certain parts expand more than usual. like pistons, crankshaft and camshaft bearings. im afraid its time to overhaul the engine. inspect for cracks etc...
check the oil on the dipstick...if it looks like a milkshake...you cracked something...head or block......sorry dude for the bad news. good luck