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Stuck at a hotel with my car not starting.
It ran to here fine. Has had engine light on. Unable to retrieve codes as it clears when I try to retrieve any.
It tries to start. Pump comes on. Runs maybe one second.
Will do this several times, then sit a bit and it will do it again.
Any ideas? Please.
Will try to figure out more, but tomorrow is my son's wedding...
 

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Not hep, relays are functioning.
Starter fluid keeps it running as long as the starter is also turning. Let off the key, it dies and then will crank, but not run until it sits a bit.
 

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Tank is at a hair below 1/8 tank. Will try fuel.
If not, new plugs and coil. Maybe I over stressed the old coil?
Then a fuel filter.
 

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Have you run a 12v jumper to the coil+ to manually activate the fuel pump?

Best of luck!

Thanks
Randy
 

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If I remember correctly you had no power to the fuel pump and it was determined that it was a wiring issue from the fuel pump relay to the fuel tank connector, you said you were going to run a new wire.
Since the car starts and runs with starting fluid the assumption will be that ignition and injector pulse are fine and that fuel flow is the problem.
Did you ring any tools with you, fuel pressure gauge, spark tester, DVOM and/or 12 volt test lamp, jumper wires, etc.
You also stated that the CEL was illuminated, did you bypass/jumper any relays?
Code clearing each time you turn the key off would indicate a loss of keep alive power to the controller.
You may also want to be sure you did not lose the vacuum source to the Map Sensor.
 

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I finally figured out the technical issue.
Out of gas.
The gauge is funky since putting the dash back together.
I thought just the speedometer was messed up.
 

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I don't know why, but I post a reply, come back later and it back in the reply box, I posted.
Happened again here
 

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Ok, what would cause the power to the computer issue.
Where is the map sensor?
 

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Just curious. If fix the constant engine light and no code issue.
 

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1)Is the vehicle starting and running fine right now?
2)Is the CEL illuminated right now?
a)If there is a "true" hard fault code happening right now the cooling fan will run constantly, is it?
3)How did you repair the no power to the fuel pump issue?
a)Where is the wire running from?
4)Did you jumper or bypass any relays?
 

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Runs.
Ran new pump wires from and to original points.
Yes, light on.
No, fan not always on.
All relays functioning.
 

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Reminds me of an old British motorcycle quote:

It's not the coil, the damn things out of oil!!

Or gas in your case.

Still, I respect you admitting it, many wouldn't.

I'm glad you got it figured out(y)

Thanks
Randy

I finally figured out the technical issue.
Out of gas.
 

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Runs.
Ran new pump wires from and to original points.
Yes, light on.
No, fan not always on.
All relays functioning.
I do not think you have an actual problem that is causing the CEL to illuminate.
When the CEL is illuminated that means there is a "Hard Fault", meaning the problem is happening right now.
When this happens the engine controller turns the cooling fan on, this is a built in safety feature(when there is a hard fault the controller can no longer trust sensor readings) and it will run constantly as long as the engine is running and the CEL is illuminated.
When you use the key to check fault codes, does the CEL flash at all?
You should still get a Code 55 even if no other faults are stored.
 

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Ok, I'm going to to enact a Nationwide Turbo Dodge Rule :rolleyes::giggle::giggle:
All 1984 through 1993 Turbo cars must be topped off with premium fuel,
when the gas gauge reads half full.....just kidding!
Actually, it would be a good idea, especially if the gauge is a bit funky not to let it go below 3/8 tank.
And never past 1/4 full.
 
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