My son has a 91 Escort that has had fuel problems for about a month. It would start just fine but when it would be at a stop, like at a light or stop sign, it would die. It would fire right back up but most of the time would die again immediately. It was almost like it wasn't getting any fuel to the engine at all. We thought it was moisture in the gas line so put in some Heat in the tank. That didn't work because the Fuel Cutoff light came on and it wouldn't start at all. Is it the fuel filter, pump, and what do I do about the fuel cutoff switch/light? Thanks!
Try opening the trunk look at the right hand side where the wheel well is. There should be a pannel with a hole in it. If you pull that out there is a red button. Make sure it is pushed all the way down. I had it mess up in my hatch back if I hit bumps in the road.And make sure it is over a 1/4 of a tank im my sedan if it is not the gas sloshes around and I loose fuel to the engine and it dies. Trying to find a fixt for this.
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You haven't flooded the engine correct, check the spark plugs. Also, how fresh is the gas? Try shaking the car to get the gas mixed up and try cleaning out the cylinders with a torch to blow out excess gas. You should also either try cleaning the spark plugs or replace them if they look bad. It is starting up fine, correct? The alternator is good, right? I believe it is since it sounds like you didn't drive it long enough to drain the battery but check it anyway. By losing power, did the electronics start shutting off first or did the engine die first as this would show whether the alternator is bad or not. Please answer my questions and get back to me on what shut off first when it died and I will help you narrow down the problem with this car.
I doubt the two problems are related. The computer uses an idle speed control valve to regulate idle speed. The valve controls the amount of air entering the intake. You should have a check engine light on and also a stored trouble code for the valve. It could also be a problem with the throttle plate in the throttle body.
yes a bad fuel cut off switch could be the problem, it just has 2 wires all you have to do is jump them together if the switch is bad and the fuel pump will run. I think you should take a look at the timing belt more then likely that is the problem.
fuel filter is under the car on the driver side about middle way back.....but there is a little nozzle on the fuel rail under the hood it looks like were u put air in a tire....get somthing and push it in after u try nd start it to see if there is gas coming through...if there aint u have a fuel pump reset button in the back of the car...but more then likley u r goin to have to replace the fuel pump if u aint getting gas to the fuel rail......
Hi, you can start by checking all the fuses in the fuse boxes as some of the systems in the vehicles are integrated and getting power supplies through different circuits. If all the fuses are fine you will have to make sure that there is a power supply to the correct connecting points on the cluster. If that is fine the cluster is faulty and should probably be replaced.
I had the same problem a year ago. I problem was that the intake manifold gasket had a small hole and it was causing the computer to constantly change the air to fuel ratio. The constant changing cause the engine to die at stops.
when you first get into the car, turn the key on all the way till all the lights come on on the dash, but not far enough to start it , wait a minute, then crank it over, if it starts right up, then it is a fuel pressure problem, possibly your fuel pump. if it still wont start right up, your fuel lines from the tank may be clogged.