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Just dies after about 5-10 seconds

02 cabrio runs for about 5-10 seconds and dies just like you turn the key off. replaced throttle position sensor and coil.

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  • cjhome May 27, 2008

    Thanks i will check the pressure on the pump, but it acts like it is just loosing fire.



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This may be due to the fault in the pump check that

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • balachander megavarnam
    balachander megavarnam May 27, 2008

    By the way, there should be 4 O2 sensors. Have you checked/replaced them all?

    , it could be a problem with the circuitry
    to the sensors, or other problems as well, like fuel pressure problem,
    intake gasket, etc. .

  • balachander megavarnam
    balachander megavarnam May 27, 2008

    hope i helped you.................

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