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POS car #288701 Sep 30, 4:42pm Sep 30, 4:42pm
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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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Re: POS car [Re: SurgicalRizz] #288702 Sep 30, 5:49pm Sep 30, 5:49pm
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do you have gas?

sometimes its the obvious thing that gets you (personal experience)

Re: POS car [Re: renfield90] #288703 Sep 30, 5:53pm Sep 30, 5:53pm
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yep...just filled the tank before I drove it.


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Re: POS car [Re: SurgicalRizz] #288704 Sep 30, 6:17pm Sep 30, 6:17pm
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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.

Re: POS car [Re: SurgicalRizz] #288705 Sep 30, 6:50pm Sep 30, 6:50pm
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This thing have fuel injection, or a carb?


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Re: POS car [Re: slidr] #288706 Sep 30, 7:51pm Sep 30, 7:51pm
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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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Re: POS car [Re: SurgicalRizz] #288707 Sep 30, 7:53pm Sep 30, 7:53pm
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Have you replaced/checked the plugs, injectors, and Air Filter?


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Re: POS car [Re: slidr] #288708 Sep 30, 7:56pm Sep 30, 7:56pm
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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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Re: POS car [Re: SurgicalRizz] #288709 Sep 30, 9:32pm Sep 30, 9:32pm
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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

Re: POS car [Re: stefanoc] #288710 Oct 1, 3:48pm Oct 1, 3:48pm
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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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