Last weekend, the car wouldn’t start after sitting for a few hours. After about 20 minutes it finally started. It has started and ran fine up until today. Same thing, it was parked for a while and wouldn’t start. Then it did start, ran horribly, then died when it was put into gear. Then it started and ran just fine, my friend moved the car, parked it and turned it off and of course it wouldn’t start after that.
I’ve done a lot of work to this car myself, including entire tune up, fuel filter, cam AND crank sensors (notorious problems on these cars), ignition switch, oxygen sensors, several other things in the past year or so. My only hunch is that it might be the auto shut down relay, but I’m not with the car so I can’t test that. We had fuel pressure at the test port the first time this happened, so I wasn’t really thinking it could be a fuel pump issue, but with over 210,000 miles anything is possible. Does anyone else have any suggestions before I get home and take a look at it? Also, it sometimes dies when the car comes to a stop with the A/C on…but this doesn’t happen very often.