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The engine will stall after running for approx. 5 mins. I have replaced the fuel pump & screen,also the O2 sensor on the exhaust manifold. I was told that it could be an 1 or more injectors bleeding pressure off and causing the other injectors not to open, ultimately starving the engine of the required fuel to keep running

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1st i need to know what the year of the car is, and what engine you have, also the very 1st thing u do with a problem like this is do a fault code test of the computer control unit, and as far as the part about the fuel injectors that is just plain rubbish.

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  • Woody Evans May 11, 2010

    My apologies on yr. and engine 1990 Chevy corsica 3.1 multi port fuel injection. I have already done a code check and all it came back with was the O2 sensor. The following is more detaled info on my symtems.After sitting for a while the car will start and run briefly,after only a few minites i will begin to cut out just as though there was are in the fuel line. then it will stall, atempts to start immediately after stalling and it will only crank over, but not fire at all. I ahve traced the fuel delivery and I am getting fuel up tho the fuel rail. I do not have the pressure tester to run a pressure test at the schrader valve. I Also leading up to tis problem while the car was sill running, I was getting a strong smell of unburned fuel in the car. After describing all of this to my mechanic friend that was when he told me that it was possibly oane of the injectors or the pressure regulator located at the fuel rail

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U haven't done the most basic testing when it won't start, one, does it have spark? use a screwdriver with a good plastic handle and pull a plug wire off, then put the screw driver in the spark plug boot and hold the blade about 1/2 inch from any engine metal surface, have someone crank the engine, if it have spark u will see and hear the spark jump to the engine, it will be a loud snapping noise and a bluish/yellow spark, if u do have spark you need to see if fuel is being injected into the engine, to see if the injectors are "firing" go to a auto parts store like Napa or Carquest, buy a injector tester called a "NOID" they are about $5, this tiny little tool plugs into the injector harness at any of the 6 fuel injectors, when u crank the engine if the injector is getting a signal to deliver fuel the little clear NOID tool will flash rapidly, best if this is done in dim light like in the evening or in the garage. Below is a picture of a fuel injector from this engine.

  • Woody Evans May 12, 2010

    Guess I forgot to mention that I had already checked for fire. Did'nt do the the screwdriver in the plug wire thing,rather I bypassed the injectors and poured fuel a little directly into the manifold,and it started right up, but only for a few seconds which told me I was getting fire and air but no fuel. I'll pick up a noid tomorrow.and check the injectors. Back to my original post, that one or more injectors was bleeding off fuel into the cylinder and interfering with the total fuel pressure within the rails and affecting how the others worked. You were quick to say it was rubbish,but offered no explaination. My understanding of the injectors was that they worked not only by being electronically fired but also relying on a cerain amount of fuel pressure @ ea. injector. Do they only rely on the electronic signal from the control module? Any added info you might have would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Woody



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