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Old 02-15-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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Car runs for few minutes then wants to die wait hour or so it will run again
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Car runs for few minutes then wants to die wait hour or so it will run again
First:you should start your own thread regarding your problem.

Second: make, model, and year would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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Repair question basics: 70,000 miles on car, I got a new battery installed in November.

I just got back from a trip that lasted about 50 days, my car was parked outside in the heart of the polar vortex.

When I first got in the car, it started up completely fine. Then after 5 minutes the engine started stuttering and turned off. Fortunately I didn't move the car anywhere, I started it while I was removing snow and ice from the car.

I jump started the battery to no avail. The car will start, but will shut off after a few minutes. When it shuts off, further attempts at starting the car fail, unless I leave and come back an hour or so later but then the same thing happens.

I'm automotive-illiterate and in a city where I don't know anybody. I'm concerned about being scammed for unnecessary replacements or repairs if I call up a towing company or an auto repair shop.

Could the alternator have gone bad? How much do you project that this problem will end up costing me?
It is a total waste of text to post this without telling us if this is a 1962 Corvair or a 2008 Mercedes turbo-diesel. Typical problems vary from model to model.

Don in Austin
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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My car is now operational and ready for deployment. I couldn't resolve any of the issues on my own so I caved in and had my car towed to a repair center. Last night I walked to a gas station in sub zero weather to get Heet and some other stuff, but I guess that is more for prevention rather than ad hoc treatment.

Turns out nobody was wrong, as there were multiple issues that needed to be resolved.

Defective Alternator
Defective Fuel Pump
Defective Battery
Bad Fuel Filter

Maybe so, probably not. Unlikely these all failed simultaneously. But whatever makes you feel good...

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Total cost was around $1,200.
...of which most was probably wasted. But hard to know especially since you refused to give essential information like WHAT KIND OF CAR IS THIS?

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And sorry for not disclosing the year/make/model of my vehicle. It is uncommon enough in my present area that I was paranoid
I do have to agree that "paranoid" is an apt term.
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that someone hell-bent on stalking me some day could use that information along with other puzzle pieces I have already disclosed in other forums to cross reference my identity.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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got be something with the warm up or thermostat. it probably goes too lean after the warmup sequence with the colder denser air
How can you possibly know that? For all we know this is a 1960 Ford Falcon with a manual choke.

For all we know it is a diesel car.

And I should apologize for contributing to a totally pointless thread my own self!

Don in Austin
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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The year, make and model would be very helpful !!!!!

Again, this is going nowhere without the above information.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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2000 Nissan Maximum GLE V6. I have a similar problem. Car sat outside for a year. I came back from over seas. Car won't start. Replace battery. Car starts. Stutters 2-3 minutes chokes, car shakes, it then shuts off. Always same routine. Drove less than 3 min. Stutters , shakes, it shuts down. When step on gas, theres not much power. Can't climb a hill or speedup. It doesn't go any faster when you floor the peddle. I spent a lot of time keep turning the car on to use up all the gas in tank, refill empty tank, then adding dry gas , cycling out gas and refill still no help. Dealer replace spark plugs, mass air flow sensor, ignition coils, checked fuel pump pressure. Paid a lot of money. Still they don'know what's wrong. They said will replace parts but won't guarantee it'll work, but still get charged. Now I'm out a lot of cash and car still same problem. I search online , they mention might be fuel filter. Does anyone know what the problem is? I read online there is a lot issue with vehicle with this similar problem. Does anyone have similar issue and came up with a fix? Appreciate anyone with replies.
I know exactly what the problem is! The problem is that the car has had hundreds of dollars of parts thrown at it instead of the diagnostic process coming first. Because you say "always same routine" this should be easy to diagnose by any shop with a scan tool, a multimeter and a fuel pressure gauge and the willingness to hook them up before replacing parts. It is obvious that the shop where you took this car has no use for the diagnostic process. Emptying the tank was a waste of time when a fuel sample could have been taken. But even before that: Is it shutting down for lack of spark or lack of fuel or both? You don't even go there regards water in the fuel until you have determined the car has pressure in the fuel line, spark, proper injector pulse and still does not run.

When the car shuts off it has lost fuel pressure, fuel injector pulse, spark or some or all of the above. Determining which very basic. After that there are logical steps that any competent technician knows to determine why. Forget about online silver bullets and more guesswork. NEEDS DIAGNOSIS!

I know diagnosis might seem like a radical approach, but we have had good luck with it at my shop. Expensive? Not nearly as expensive as the alternative.

Don in Austin
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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My car (2000 Pontiac Bonneville NOT SUPERCHARGED) runs for about 20 minutes, then just dies like its not getting any gas. I just has a new fuel pump put on it and a fuel filter, also a crankshaft sensor, and a module under the coils. What else could it be? I do need a plantum. What could it be?
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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My car starts and than after 10 mins it turns off and starts again right after it turns off and cuts back off after a few seconds than won't start again until it sits for a while
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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2002 Hyundai santafe
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