I had an issue with the fuel too on my 97 cvpi.
Mine would start after a lot of cranking then would run, the wouldn't get out of the driveway. We thought it to be bad gas (which it had set for awhile). We spiked it up enough it should start up and run but no it did not.
The tank in the cv is a real pain in the butt to get to, it is hidden nicely above the rear axal.
After removing the tank we drained the nasty old stinky gas and had seen foreign material and debris. Closer inspection revealed pieces of rubber and dirt.
Out came the fuel pump, that revealed that it had corroded and the rubber on it fell apart.
Replacement of the fuel pump on the police model turned a bit harder to find than normal considering that most police have turned to newer models. The pumps push alot of pressure. If you were to take off the line on the filter located under the driver's side rear door and turn on the key, you would see fuel shoot all over the place. This is a good sign that the pressure is there. We replaced that filter too considering the debris in the tank and that we had been running it alot.
We put it all back together and added a couple gallons of gas, then we checked, double and triple checked that there were no leaks and fuel was again flowing.
We then started the car and WOW! IT WORKED, we filled up at the station.
A week later the car died on the freeway. After an hour of "WTF", it started and continued to run on for about 3 miles and died again. Once started, the car ran fine for 2 more weeks and there it went again, just dieing over and over. I pulled into a parking lot and went over a speed bump and I was able to keep it running, then 2 more hours of "WTF" before I towed it home where the right diagnostic tools were.
IF I PAYED ANY ATTENTION AT ALL, TO THE LITTLE STICKER ON THE CORE SUPPORT UNDER THE HOOD, I MIGHT HAVE SEEN THAT IF THE CAR DIED REFER TO THE OWNERS MANUAL THAT TALKED ABOUT THE "ROLL OVER" OR INERTIA SWITCH THATS LOCATED IN THE TRUNK.
It did not need to be reset, which is super simple, but the switch had a short in the wiring, shutting off the fuel supply, allowing the car to suddenly die. That could have cost me $300 if I took it in to be checked.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 AT 12:28 AM