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Engine shut down on own when driving

Had periodic problem with going to start veh and was dead. Jump would start the vehicle and battery would show at full charge. Had battery checked and was ok. Pulling out of a street today vehicle just stopped allowing me only to coast to side of road. Try to start vehicle and it apparently getting no spark to start. Financially strapped, cannot afford to take to shop will have to try and figure problem myself

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  • vblankens831 Jul 04, 2009

    Thank you. If there was not good connection it would not turn over would it. It turns over but does not fire.

  • vblankens831 Jul 04, 2009

    Thank you. If there was not good connection it would not turn over would it. It turns over but does not fire.

  • vblankens831 Jul 23, 2009

    Thank you for your responses. The last response was what ended up being the problem. I did put a new relay on and that did not work. We got a new fuel pump and when the gas tank was dropped to take the old f/p out my nephew checked it and found it to be good. He then tracked down the wiring short. Now I am back in business. Thank you all for your suggestions, it is very much appreciated.

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I had a similar problem with my 92. It would stop for no apparent reason and fail to restart. It ended up 4 times being the connector to the fuel safety shut off switch becoming disconnected. We just pushed it back together (after the first time and $35). It is located under the front passenger side carpeting at the top on the firewall.

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Hi..my name is Keith...and i would check the easiest things 1st..i would clean the battery terminals and the battery cable connections..if that doesnt help..then i would check to see if the battery cable ground wire(s) and a good clean connection the frame(and i think one goes to the engine) and this shouldnt cost nothing..i hope this will help and it sounds like it can fix your problem..if not please comment back and i will help you further

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    I was working on the dead battery and having to jump start it..but if the starter works and it is spinning the engine over..i would listen to see if i heard the fuel pump making a noise for about 3 seconds..and if i didnt..i would swap the relay with another relay in the power distrubition box..which is located under the hood..on the drivers side in a square/rectangle black box..and it should be labeled of what is what..if that dont help..write me back again

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