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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Engine cutting out & hard to start

My '88 auto convertible has the following issues and I would really appreciate some help. The car cranks over fine but most times now stumbles a few times before it starts. Just now I started it, eventually it ran until the main B4p cooling fan came on then died and wouldn't start so I left it maybe 10 minutes and it fires up like there was never a problem. Also I then noticed that the fuel average display etc. in the centre dash had been erased back to zero. Recently it has shut down on me within a 5 to 10 minutes of leaving home and has also occasionally not wanted to start when warm. Last time it wouldn't start after driving ok for about a half hour my mechanic checked it and it had spark but no pulse to the injectors.

The problem has existed before the following work has been done;
New distributer ignition modules
New fuel pump & strainer with adjustable fuel pressure regulator new fuel pump relay
Vats key pellet override and now Vats has been disconnected.

What's wrong with it ?????............
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2009, 01:44 AM
 
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You didnt mention if you checked for engine codes? for this problem you really need to look for an error. I would even make up a aldl to computer cable and download some free software. you will be amazed at what you can find out.
Tom
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2009, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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I and thanks for the response, I thought I had followed up that once I replaced the ECM my problems went away. I did check for codes by crossing the A & B [I think] on the ADSL and no error codes were set. In case this happens in the future can you advise where I can download the free software from ?..
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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John, go to this link and there will be many that you can check out,
I really like datamaster, but after 20 record sessions it will cost you.
-Tom
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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