Does anyone know what the problem to a car when it starts then shuts off right away?
I have a '93 Lexus ES 300 and when I turn it on it shuts off like 15 to 20 seconds later. And when I let it sit, I have to charge the battery because it won't start so whatever it is it is draining the battery. I know it's not the fuel pump. I had to drive with two feet one day but it won't allow you to do that anymore. I had it on one day and it stayed on without my foot on the gas but it was like fighting to stay on but also fighting to cut off. Is it the battery or something else? The other major parts (engine, alternator, starter etc.) seem to be fine. PLEASE HELP! I don't know how to check the fuel filter. I don't even know what the fuel pump booster is. But is that really why the battery is going dead too.
Asked By: BG - 1/15/2010
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If you have to charge the battery eveytime you start it, that may indicate a problem with your charging circuit. Chances are that if it started and ran for 20 seconds, the fuel pump is building enough pressure to feed the engine to start and run... More
Answered By: Tanh - 1/15/2010
Additional Answers (2)
Could be fuel pump or fiel pump booster. Clog in fuel filter?
Answered By: acct10132002 - 1/15/2010
so you checked the fuel pump what about th fuel filter
Answered By: bob m - 1/15/2010
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