About two months ago, I tried starting my car. It would start and just shut off complete. I towed it to a reputable shop and was told a day later that they put in some starter fluid and the car started and was running fine. They said they found no evidence of mechanical problems and think that it might be a computer issue. I drove the car for two days, even took it for emission inspection and it passed. Another two days later while driving home the car just shut off in the middle of the street. When I try to start it, sometimes it will start but after running for a few minutes, it just shuts off. I have not driven it for two months now.
Diagnostic from Mechanic:
Stall, checked fuel pump pressure (oK)
needed starting fuel to initially start
Engine ran ok afterwards
checked for voltage (power) to fuel pump
Possible computer malfunction
have the same problem?
Friday, February 22nd, 2013 AT 6:50 PM