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I just bought a used car ford festiva 2000 from a dealer and the second time i drove, (it was a hot day) it just stopped running after waiting for the lights and it was peak hour,,,i had to get some help push it to a corner and it started again.. i cant tell whats wrong with it.. i got a mobile mechanic to have a look at it.. (cos i was scared it will stop on the way). he couldn't find anything wrong with it..i can start the engine fine but after that day there's always the fear that it might just stop. i dont know what to do, how can i tell whats wrong with it...

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Sounds like your fuel pump is going out. The fuel pump is what pumps the fuel from your tank to the engine. A lot of times what owners do is let their cars run with the light on until they "have" to put gas in their cars. This causes the fuel pump to get hot because their isn't enough fuel to keep the pump cool. When your car is off, the pump cools off and that's why it starts up again.

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Either coil is getting hot and shorting out or fuel pump is acting up.

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  • tomsydney Nov 14, 2010

    thanks kevin.. any idea how much would it cost to get that fixed. can i go to any mechanic in sydney or to ford??

  • Kevin Smith Nov 14, 2010

    you should be able to take it to any mechanic and discuss with him the things going on and what you have found out here, if he is a mechanic at all he should be able to lay his hand on the problem.

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