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Engine dies and won't restart. Cranks fine, but not run. Oddly, the electric seats quit working at the same time. Can test to see if will run just by testing to see if seats move. Has to be electrical, but checked all fuses and no trouble there.

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  • PensacolaDad Jul 02, 2009

    Thanks for trying, but the seats not working are definitely involved. It is not blown fuses, as the problem is intermittent without changing fuses. In my further testing just now, I tried everything to see what all was not working when the problem occurs. One of the things not working is the fast chime when the key is in the ignition but not turned on. Another not working is the dome light that should come on when the door is opened. Odd coincidence - I turned the dome light on using the manual "interior" light knob, and the chime started working and the seats work. I tried successfully to start the engine, and it worked fine as well. With the engine running, I turned off the interior light, and the engine died and seats/windows/mirrors all stop. I turned the light back on and everything including the engine works fine.
    Is there a "body control module" perhaps? If so, where and how to find?

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There is a good chance that the seats not working and engine not running could be unrelated. Go back to basics.... Is spark coming from distributor and getting to the plugs? How much fuel pressure is coming from fuel pump? As long as you have spark, fuel and air, it should at least want to run.Good luck. Colin BTW Just had a thought.. There are some fusible links, ( they look like part of the wire) basically inline fuses that provide power to run the car. If one of them blows, then you will have some electrical problems too.If you have a Haynes or Chilton manual, you can find out where these fusible links are at, and usually they will tell you the effect if one of them goes bad. Good luck. Colin

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Look for fusable links off starter or /right wher the fuse /relay box is under hood/check for bad body ground to batt.

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    u have a fusable link or two gone out they look like a wire maybe a large rubber knot about halfway down them sometimes pull on them and they will pull apart ,all that is holding them together is the insulation when they are burned out they will be usaley coming off starter or a main cable junktion a power source for the car

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Could be plugs, distributors, fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel injectors for the starting part. Remove the seat, remove the controls and .lean and replace the plastic plugs in the seat motor repack with plenty of grease.

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