I have a 1977 Porsche 911 Targa. Ever since I bought it I have been having issues with the car dying. Typically it happens more so when I first get the car going, not as much if I get it going later on in a long drive.
What I have found is if it dies while I'm moving I can turn the ignition off, and turn the key back over just to where the electrical turns back on, then the pump kicks back on and everything runs great.
So I read a little on my 101 Projects for your Porsche book and thought changing out the fuel pump would be my best bet. So this weekend I replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter. However, I still had the same problem. So now I have a hunch that it is something electrical. The alternator light always is glowing on the car. Sometimes it is brighter than other times. I don't think the battery is ever low, because the car always turns over. However, I think that it might not be a steady flow of power and maybe that is causing the issue. I'm not sure. This light problem was documented back in '98 by the previous owner as he took it to a repair shop.
Anyway I'm looking for any suggestions on this. Is there a way I can check the flow of power to the fuel pump? Or are there any other thoughts.
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 AT 9:20 PM