Engine Mechanical problem
1989 Dodge Colt 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 116000 miles
Car runs great, except after starting, usually in warm weather, it dies after about three miles, this is pretty repeatable. When it dies temp gauge shows normal. After restarting it run great. Sometimes it takes a while to restart. It seems turning key to off first before restarting helps (does this reset what is causing the problem?). It can die while driving, not just idling. Today I drove about a mile and did some shopping, 5 minutes, it would not start when I got back in. I let it sit for about 3 minutes and it started fine. I have checked voltage to the fuel pump immediately after it has died and that is not the problem (ran wire from fuel pump connector into cabin and had voltmeter ready). Sometimes it seems to fire weakly while trying to restart so that tells me at least some ignition is happening. Check engine light does not come on, but light works when you first turn the key on.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 AT 11:15 PM