Engine stalls very quickly

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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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  • 1990 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • 195,000 MILES
I have a 1990 pontiac firebird it will start and then shut off after about 15 seconds I have 45psi of fuel pressure and its getting fire to the plugs
I have checked to see if its firing and it is
I have checked for any loose wires or plugs and there is not
it will run for like 10 15 seconds then cut off
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 3:29 AM

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RASMATAZ
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Recommend you check the actual fuel pressure again and leakdown pressure
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 3:32 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked if it is losing spark when it dies? If it doesn't start right back up, have you rechecked fuel pressure at that point? Have you checked to make sure the injectors are getting power?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 3:33 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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I have done all of that could it be my pick up in the distributor or my computert
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 3:48 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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Can I get a number to call somebody that can walk me throught it
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 3:56 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It could be several things. I will assume that you checked the crank sensor. Have you checked for trouble codes?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:11 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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No not yet where the crank sensor in the distributor
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:14 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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What engine do you have?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:27 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:32 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Under hood, passenger side, lower engine area, front of crankshaft pulley, mounted in engine block
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:39 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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Any other ideas if thats not it
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:43 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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Can u send me a pic
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:44 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Sorry, I don't have a pic
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 4:52 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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U gotta number I can get to call u tomorrow so u can walk me throught it
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 5:02 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I wish I could, but we are not allowed to give out that type of info. I will be on line. You can get me this way.

You asked about other problems, the ignition module could be cutting out on you.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 5:05 AM
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DERRICK L. BENENHALEY
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And thats where
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 5:12 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The module is in the distributor. It is a flat, black, plastic component that is about 4 inches long and rectangular
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 5:15 AM

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