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Cuts off at red light

In 2007, my car would not crank consistently in the heat. We replaced the coils and the distributor. Now here we are a year later and my husband was driving home but had to keep giving it gas at red lights to keep it running. It stalled and would not crank. A mechanic told us it was the distributor, plugs and wires. The cost $700. We towed it home. A friend of ours who is a mechanic thinks it may be the fuel pump or the fuel pump relay. We do not have a manual and need to know if this is 1) the possible problem and 2) where is the relay located as it is not labeled under the hood.

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Is it fuel injected or carbed? It might be something as simple as idle setting. Any problem with a distributor, plugs or wires causes the engine to run unevenly and rough - is it doing that?

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You MUST check the fuel pressure when the problem is present, it may be the problem, the fuel pump is in the fuel tank, and is very time consuming to replace, do the fuel pressure test first to verify the problem is or isn't the pump.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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