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94 Ford Probe GT Fuel Cutout problem

1994 Ford Probe GT: I am having problems with the fuel cutout. I can be on the interstate or just pulling out of a parking lot and the fuel will cutout. I shut the car off and press the fuel cutout switch and it restarts. The fuel cutout light on the dashboard may or may not light up before the fuel cuts out as I am driving. 
Both my "check engine" and "brake" dashboard lights illuminate intermittently and have done so for the past couple of years. I had a $1000 brake job a year ago and the brakes work fine so I don't believe there is a problem there. The light continued to illuminate after the brake job. I'm wondering if I have a computer problem and if this is related to the above fuel cutout problem.

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  • ninofig Feb 28, 2009

    Fuel cut out light is on and cannot start the car. My brake light comes on and off. I still have to try to flip the switch in the trunk so we will see if that fixes the problem.

  • ejasive1 May 19, 2009

    It all started one day when I was nearly out of gas. I noticed the car dieseling, struggling to keep it idle, then after a few miles the fuel cutoff light comes on as if you pulled the key out. I lifted the carpet of the rear hatchback and on the drivers side behind the wheelwell I saw what looks like a red button " looks like a poorly made button", I pressed it , and it does nothing ,it feels like a button that does nothing.

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VERY Probable! You need to get that Probe to a Mechanic and have it Diagnosed. You can also Purchase a Diagnostic tool for the Computer at Any Good Auto Parts Store and Try this yourself! This is Most Definitally a Computer Error Code Problem.

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