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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
The most complete OFCCP solution at a price you won't want to ignore.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-306