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I have a 1988 Ford Bronco II 2.9 V6. It has a problem that I or my mechanic can not solve. Ex: Last week I drove to a local bookstore about two miles from my house. On the return trip (about 1/2 mile from home)my car died (this is infuriating because it has happened to me several times before). It will absolutely NOT start until it sits for 10 or 12 minutes. After I got it restarted it made it almost to the house before it died again. I coasted into the drive and called my mechanic. He came over the following morning and we took the identical route to the bookstore again. After leaving the bookstore we drove past my house and around town for another 30 minutes or so. The Bronco never missed a beat. I didn't get back in it for another week or so and it died on me while driving around the block ? Any ideas ? oh yeah, when it dies you can spin the starter forever and it won't restart. It apparently isn't getting gas. It has to sit for a few minutes and then it will restart. It also has yet to die while my mechanic is with me. Please help. This problem has been going on for over a year now. I really like the little Ford but I won't drive it unless I can depend on it. Thanks! Dave PS. I keep the fuel tank topped off, and the car is only driven occationaly.

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Fuel pump connections in top of sending unit in the gas tank. See my other posts on this subject and how I fixed mine for good. You will find yours have overheated and arched, a dangerous mix in the tank and just above the gas.

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Sounds like paper in the fuel tank - it settles over the uptake pipe and chokes the motor. on standing, it floats off and car starts, etc.

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Had that same problem with a honda civic and it was the fuel pump in the tank. the car would shut the power supply down to the fuel pump for some reason so i just jumped it with a toggle switch. what u do is set up the jump from ur dash to ur fuel pump and keep it off. now drive it around till it dies again and flip the toggle on and i bet u it will start right up

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