I turn the key and get spark and a couple hundred rpm from the starter and it drops to zero and dies.
When the key is turned to 'on' I hear a low "brrrrp", which could be the fuel pump kicking on, but I don't know for sure. Then most of the time it cranks strong and fires up to 800 rpm and idles steady.
I noticed the problem is slightly more frequent when very low on gas. Once or twice it started but barely could hold idle, it somehow sustained a 200 rpm idle.
Problem is I can't predict when it will happen so can't replicate the problem for a mechanic. The dealer said they could try to diagnose it for $90, but if they can't reproduce the problem, they just give it back and I'm out $90.
Please weigh in if you have a theory.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 AT 8:17 AM