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Starting My car shut off while I was driving.  Now, it will not start at all.  It cranks strongly but will not start.  I think its a fuel system problem.  My 1999 Cabrio is a 5-speed. thanx in advance                        ton81739

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Yes, it sound like a fuel problem. It's a 5 speed, have you tried push starting it? Try that and if it starts but within 20-120 seconds dies than you have a bad fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter. The filter would be seen as you were to let the car sit for an hour or so and try starting it. It would run and again shortly after die. You may have to bring it to a garage. Good luck.

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  • John Beres Jun 11, 2012

    Looking at other comments for this car, it may be a crankshaft sensor. This can stall the car and prevent it from starting but it will crank over. If it is a fuel problem, spray some starting fluid into the intake. If it starts and runs for a few seconds and then dies, it may be a fuel delivery problem. If it does not start or try to start, it isn't a fuel delivery problem.

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