Engine Mechanical problem
1987 Dodge Aries 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 91000 miles
I tried starting my car, it turns over fine, and it starts; but only for a second or two before it dies. As I continually try to start it, it always starts, but for a second or two before it dies. I've checked for spark by pulling the wire off the distributor cap and touching some metal. After turning the engine over for a few seconds, the result was it gets great spark. I've listened for the fuel pump pressurizing before starting the car, and I can hear it pressurizing just fine. I've asked several people and their conclusions are that the pump is pressurizing enough to initially start the car, but not enough pressure to keep it running. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated before I replace everything without knowing the true underlying cause.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 8:11 PM