I would first check the fuel filter and the fuel pump. My next check would be to check the fuel pressure regulator. If the car has 80,000 miles and has never had the fuel filter replaced this could easily be the problem for lack of has to the motor. A faulty fuel regulator could cause a rich fuel condition or a lack of fuel condition. At this point, if not done yet, the timing belt should be replace at 80,000 miles.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 AT 5:36 PM