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SurgicalRizz
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SurgicalRizz Oct 1, 12:42am - #288701 

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POS car

I have a 92 Renault (for those of you who don't know Renault= French made Piece of shit car) that I use to drive in bad weather. It was running fine, I took a right turn today and it sputtered and died. I'm thinking fuel pump, but I wanted to see if you had any other ideas. I turns over just fine so it's nothing electronic...Any Suggestions??

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renfield90
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renfield90 Oct 1, 1:49am - #288702 

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do you have gas?

sometimes its the obvious thing that gets you (personal experience)
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SurgicalRizz
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SurgicalRizz Oct 1, 1:53am - #288703 

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yep...just filled the tank before I drove it.

You won't believe the things I can do with a ping pong paddle and a 9 iron.

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renfield90
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renfield90 Oct 1, 2:17am - #288704 

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Umm, I'm not a real car expert but I'd wonder about the spark plugs, fuel pump, and fuel injectors. Make sure Air Filter isn't seriously clogged...I really can't help you.

By a used VW...who knows it may cost more to fix the Renault than what it's worth.
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slidr Oct 1, 2:50am - #288705 

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This thing have fuel injection, or a carb?

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SurgicalRizz
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SurgicalRizz Oct 1, 3:51am - #288706 

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I think the squirrel that runs the drive train died laughsilly

it's injected...but who know's what is wrong with it now, I've spent more time fixing this car than driving it... oh well what can I expect for a 200 dollar car...Thing that really sucks is french parts are EXPENSIVE!!! cost me 275 Euro (1 Euro = 1.27 Dollars) for a new alternator.

Oh well one of these days I'll dig into the engine and see if I can make it go again.

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slidr Oct 1, 3:53am - #288707 

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Have you replaced/checked the plugs, injectors, and Air Filter?

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SurgicalRizz
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SurgicalRizz Oct 1, 3:56am - #288708 

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Not yet, just happened today, I will though, I wouldn't think it would sputter out if it was the plugs would it??

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stefanoc
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stefanoc Oct 1, 5:32am - #288709 

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fuel pump, fuel relay. check if you getting power to the pump. check it a few times, sometimes the relay acts up and once it gives power and other time it doesnt
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RedSunCelica Oct 1, 11:48pm - #288710 

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you said that this car was driven in bad weather? does that mean rain or insainly huge puddles. if so check battery cables and also fuse. its probably just a little water. also check the negative terminal. my old beater car use to have a loose battery cable which made the car sputter to a stop a few times.

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