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Car started, did some errands, short drive, came home, started up about 3 hours later, went a short distance, shut it off, when I came back about 15 minutes later it wouldn't start. could my battery be dieing?

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Could be a number of things. If it cranks strong but won't start check the fuel pump and system relays { common }.

If those aren't the problems check your engine ground strap which is a braided wiring attaching your engine to the body of the car.

Check for break or greenish / bluish color for corrosion. If broken or in bad condition replace if corroded spray with electrical spray blot excess down with rag or paper towel and crank the car.

If those are not the problem check plugs and wires, points and rotor cap to ensure your engine is receiving proper ignition / firing. From there check the coil if needed.

If those aren't the issues check to ensure your electronic fuel pump[s] and filter are good.

Also it never hurts to get some fuel additive to ensure you're not dealing with bad fuel.

From what you're expressing your fix should be remedied in those measures.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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This could possibly be the fuel pump relay. It's located behind the ashtray, it's the one on the right.
Try twisting it gently l/r while turning the engine over. If/when it works, give me the thumbs up:)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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