I posted earlier and I may have one or more problems now. On one hand the car wont start after it has sat at least an hour random once a week thing. If I remove the positive cable and time it for say ten minutes and replace the cable again it will start right up.
on the other hand it stalled again today and I didn't wait the full ten minutes about 6 min. I replaced the cable and it would not start but as always it cranks. So I turned the ignition on to listen for the fuel pump and I heard a few clicks and such but wasn't sure about any distinct hum from the pump. I then while half out of the car attempted to start it. The starter is strong and it pitched a time or two like it might start. So I hopped in and on the third try I tried cranking it and as it began to catch I gave it little gas, it actually fired up.
i've tried hard cranking it and giving it gas in the past but it didn't produce the startup that happened today. Perhaps I flooded it the previous times.
the choke came on today after it started and stayed on for several miles. It was near a 100 degrees today in NM. I touched the electronics prior to all this and they were quite hot to the touch. The tps and mas etc.
it drove fine and had no power acceleration related issues. Could this all be related to the fuel pump relay? And could this be one in the same problem; the two methods that get it to start?
Monday, June 5th, 2006 AT 9:25 PM