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Engine shut down after 15miles then won't start for half hour

Gas filter new,fuel pump has 13volts until it shuts down, fuel pump relay under back seat is ok, after 30 min will start and run for about 2 minuets.

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    It could be fuel pump on its way out. Had similar syptoms volts say nothing its the presure test on fuel that would confirm that. Apparrently should never let fuel below 1/4 tank as pump is cooled by the gas. Do not buy cheap after market pump as you will be doing it twice like I did.

  • candctruckin Feb 25, 2009

    i had the same problem itrs your crank position sensor i guarantee it

  • Jim Draper Jun 17, 2013

    To candctruckin: I agree that is the suspect problem. I do not understand how this happens with the delay in time almost like it just has to cool down. Is PN# 0021539228 the right part number, and will a Standard Motor Products # PC393 work? Your help is greatly appreciated.

  • Jim Draper Jun 17, 2013

    We have replaced everything in the electrical (including ECM), Fuel, and Emissions systems except the fuel pump relay, and the crankshaft sensor. We are leaning to replacing the fuel pump relay, and possibly the fuel shut off valve if it has one. Trouble: Vehicle runs and drives great until it warms up and then it just shuts off with no warning. Wait an hour and a half to two hours and then if will start and run. Then when it warms up it dies. Nothing so far has made a difference. Any suggestions?

  • Jim Draper Jun 17, 2013

    candctruckin: I agree that could well be the problem. ?Why or how?

  • Jim Draper Jun 17, 2013

    Is PN# 0021539228 the right part, and will Standard Motor Prouducts PN# PC393 work as well? Can you tell me where it is located. I have two conflicting stories. One says the it is located on the bell housing behind the oil filter (Tech says it is not) and the Tech says it appears to be on the drivers side of the bell housing. Any help?

  • Jim Draper Jun 17, 2013

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Check the ignition coil, olso what year is the car

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