Why does my car shut off after I start it?

Tiny
TONY_LAM
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  • 1995 FORD MUSTANG
  • 222,346 MILES
I have a 1995 ford mustang coupe, v6 and lately when I start up my car, it turns off. I can restart it with no problem and when I drive it for awhile, I can turn it off and turn it back on and it doesn't turn off no more. When I leave it sitting for awhile thats when it shuts off after I start it. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my car. It never did it when I bought my car, now it is. It seems like it might not be getting enough gas to the engine or something but I don't know what the problem is.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:53 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like you are losing fuel pressure when the car sits. Check fuel pump pressure and then pay attention to fuel pressure drop off. The system should hold pressure for a while. If you find it drop of quickly, you may have a leak, a weak fuel pump, or a leaking injector. For directions to check fuel pump pressure, go to our homepage unde the DIY section. There is a video and directions.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 5:00 AM

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