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Old 12-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hi all. So my car doesn't want to start up. And if it does happen to start, it turns off by itself after 2 /3 minutes. I dont think it has anything to do with the battery, though it has been standing in the garage for awhile. Any ideas on what it could be? (Aside from battery)
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My buddys car did the same thing. Found out he had a bad injector. Went and replaced them and the car never dies now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Check the battery anyway just to rule it out, as what you describe could be caused by a weak cell. In a mystery it is bad practice to assume that any component is good, or bad for that matter...
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Hi all. So my car doesn't want to start up. And if it does happen to start, it turns off by itself after 2 /3 minutes. I dont think it has anything to do with the battery, though it has been standing in the garage for awhile. Any ideas on what it could be? (Aside from battery)
Try, turning the key on and then off about 3 or 4 times. Listen to the fuel pump each time. Now start it. Clock it till it stalls. If the pump works, make sure the vacuum line to the regulator is connected. Make sure it's not damaged. You might not have sufficient rail pressure.
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Okay. Thanks guys! I'll check em out for thing in the morning! 😉
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Okay. Thanks guys! I'll check em out for thing in the morning! dde09
If that all checks out. You have to find out if the alternator is charging at least above 81 amps. GTs all have stock 130 amps. Pretty easy to pull it and have autozone check it. Once the car starts a bad battery is a hindrance at restart only. The alt will force power into it till it quits.
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