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Wont run long

I just got a 99 from a friend it sat for a year and a half.Now it wont run any longer than two min before it quits

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  • station3 Aug 11, 2008

    Its not over heating as it only runs two min.There is no coolent in the oil or outside and the rad is right up.Also when it quits sometimes it will back fire when you shut off the key and turn it to on.Thanks

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It could be any number of things. I would first check the fuel pressure at start-up and after a few minutes. If the car is overheating before it quits, you will need to check your cooling system and consider a blown head-gasket. Try to post a little more information so that someone can provide you more pointed help.

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