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No antitheft on fuel to engine (gas pump)no codes from engine airfilter plugged or cat converter plugged need more imfo

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Why did car die while driving on Interstate and will not start back up


When the engine dies all the lights on the dash should come ! It's when the engine is still running an those lights come is when you need to worry ! You need to check for spark an fuel pressure. If no spark probably an ignition module , crankshaft position sensor or distributer module , what ever ignition system it has. If there is spark spray some carburetor clean into the engine , if it try's to start you have a fuel delivery problem , fuel pump , relay ! No Start Diagnostic Basics EricTheCarGuy

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93 toyota pickup 4x4 it will stay running after I turn it on to start it up, it starts up then after a few seconds it kills


if I'm reading this right...
... the engine starts and dies within a few seconds.
... you jumpered the fuel pump test connector and it will keep running.
... you smell fuel after trying to re-start when it dies.

Disconnect the plug to the cold start injector. Even if you have an issue with the engine running then dying after a few seconds after doing this, if you don't smell fuel after disconnecting the cold start injector and try to restart it, the cold start time injector time switch may be failing.

Buy a can of starting fluid and have someone start the engine then spray short bursts of the fluid around all the intake fittings. If spraying the fluid in any particular area keeps the engine running, I'd start looking for leaks around that area.


It does sound like an AFM or COR issue considering it dies after a few seconds, but the fuel smell when trying to restart the engine may be a separate issue that needs corrected / isolated first.it will keep running.

... you smell fuel after trying to re-start when it dies.


Disconnect the plug to the cold start injector. Even if you have an issue with the engine running then dying after a few seconds after doing this, if you don't smell fuel after disconnecting the cold start injector and try to restart it, the cold start time injector time switch may be failing.


Buy a can of starting fluid and have someone start the engine then spray short bursts of the fluid around all the intake fittings. If spraying the fluid in any particular area keeps the engine running, I'd start looking for leaks around that area.


It does sound like an AFM or COR issue considering it dies after a few seconds, but the fuel smell when trying to restart the engine may be a separate issue that needs corrected / isolated first.

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Engene dies when is started


It can be issue with fuel pressure,its low or the problem relates to faulty spark plugs.
There are few troubleshooting steps to confirm the problem.I suggest you few help links,with complete troubleshooting and solution for these types of issues.

1991 Toyota Trecel: Engine Starts fine but dies when gets Warm? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1991-toyota-trecel-engine-starts-fine.html

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1994 Toyota Pickup: Starts fine but dies in few seconds?


http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1994-toyota-pickup-starts-fine-but-dies.html

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1994 Lexus ES300: Engine Idles Rough and Dies? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1994-lexus-es300-engine-idles-rough-and.html

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Stalls And Dies At Stop Sign? http://www.howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/07/stalls-and-dies-at-stop-sign.html

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Car dies when gas pedal is pressed? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-dies-when-gas-pedal-is-pressed.html

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These help links will help you to troubleshoot and solve the issue.
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"Stability Control Fail" light on.


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hello, you may need to have engine tuned up, have choke checked out, usually all the lights,bells and whistles will come on after it dies.because you are having to start engine again, when first starting engine, see what all lights comes on, then when engine dies it should be the same lights coming on when first starting engine, thats pretty normal ,have all filters checked out like gas filter, air filter etc

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