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Car sometimes shuts off on me?

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Old 05-27-2007, 08:06 PM
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On rare occasions, my car, after starting it, will just shut off on me. After starting it, it shakes a little, then turns off, and my Battery Light and Oil Light (in red) come on and stay on. I already changed my battery, hoping that that was the issue, and it hasn't happened for a while. Only today, after installing my header, it finally happened. After a few tries, it always starts up again and is perfect for the next few days. The only thing I'm hoping that will do the trick is a tune-up. Anyone know what's wrong? Also, when I turn off my car, the engine block shakes a little, kinda the way it shakes when your car loses ignition without your intention of losing ignition. Does that have anything to do with this? Thanks.
 
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:31 PM
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Have you checked the main relay for cracked solder joints?
 
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:03 PM
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You lost me there, what do I need to check specifically and how?
 
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:45 AM
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This is a really weird one, I am curious myself to find out what it is.
For some reason I might think your car is starving for fuel.
Do the easy stuff first, make sure your fuel filter is not clogging up, whenwas it replaced last ?Also do a search on Fuel Pumps and relays.
Good luck
 
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:35 AM
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Sounds like ignition coil.
 
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:08 AM
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Where is the fuel filter and what you mean by ignition coil?
 
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:57 AM
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Where is the fuel filter and what you mean by ignition coil?
The fuel filter is in the tank and shouldn't ever have to be changed since the pump/filter is all one unit. The ign coil is in the distributor.
 
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:58 PM
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Wow so I guess it can't be the fuel filter. About the distributor, it can be a problem. I was going to buy new plugs and wires and possibly a distributor cap, hoping that will solve the problem.
 
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