Engine Performance problem
1994 Chrysler Concorde 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 178k miles
I started this question a few days ago and then got cut off. Sorry for the lack of detail.
I can get the car to run for a few seconds or maybe a minute but then it just dies. It won't re-start. If I let it sit for a few hours or a day, it will start again but then kick off after 30 seconds. Sometimes it will sputter a little first, but usually, it will just quit. I replaced a clogged fuel filter a couple of weeks ago and it ran fine for about a week and a half. I can hear the fuel pump engage when I turn the key on and I have disconnected the new fuel filter and watched fuel pump strongly through the line at that point while someone else cranks it.
I put a fuel pressure gauge on the test port and it read 40psi (the book says to look for 39 psi with vacuum connected). But 30 seconds later, it drops to 0 as the car quits. If I try to re-start, it will sputter and maybe run for a second or two as the gauge stays right around 0.
Also, what is this ASD relay the book (Haynes manual) is talking about? Is it a factor here?
Thaks very much for your help.
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 6:42 PM