What did shop doing repair have to say? Why was pump replaced?Any oteher recent repairs?
July, 16, 2011 AT 7:54 PM
I had to replace the fuel pump 2 in 4 months they said it burnt out. They told me it was the fuel pump originally when I went to the gas station and then it wouldnt start back up again. So I fixed it and 4 months later it happened again they told me that it had burnt out for driving with less then half a tank of gas then 3 weeks after fixing that I went to start the car it backfired and then when it started the rpms go all the way up and stays there. The gas hose near the engine is leaking out gas when the car is started they told me because theres to much gas coming through and it can be several different things but I dont know if I believe them anymore. They listed the throttle cabe, vaccum hose leak, relay switch, idle control motor, I am a single mom and dont have alot ofmoney to keep dishing out. If you have any idea on what the problem is I would much appreciate your input thanks.
July, 16, 2011 AT 8:11 PM
The Idle Air Control most likely. How high to RPMs go at idle? 1000-1500? All they listed are possible. The backfire was that out exhaust or intake ie. Underhood? Gas leak must be repaire dangerous it would not be caused by"to much gas getting through" maybe a second opinion from another shop is needed.
July, 16, 2011 AT 8:29 PM
The backfire was under the hood it goes all the way to 7 and just stays there reving so even if I fix the gas hose thats not going to do much for the reving
July, 16, 2011 AT 8:46 PM
Do you happen to know where the idle air contril is under the hood and how hard is it to have someone who is not a certified mechanic do it
July, 16, 2011 AT 8:59 PM
IAC on throttle body that would be where air snorkle is attached. Look for any hose that is off and the throttle plate if it is closed ie. Cable has no slack and throttle lever open. Running engine at 7Grand will damage engine so do you know anybody that can look at car that has some knowledge?
July, 16, 2011 AT 9:01 PM
No I havent driven it I had it towed once it happened I was afraid it would blow up
July, 16, 2011 AT 9:17 PM
I just went to see if I could find it and at first the throttle had no slack then when I was moving it it became loose again is this a good thing or a bad thing the batteries dead so I cant start it to see if it did anything
July, 16, 2011 AT 9:20 PM
Yes backfire probaly stuck throttle open and now you have released it so I think you may have fixed that part. Let me know
July, 16, 2011 AT 9:35 PM
I will as soon as I get a jump thanks for your help have a good day