‘84 Spider 2.0
If it starts but then stops after a while, this seems to me as a fuel shortage. Maybe your fuel filter is clogged?So I tried to start my '85 Graduate a while ago and for the first time in a long time it doesn't start, and, being a bit foggy on it, I could use some help. 've a lot of experience with the car, sort of fixed a lto of things and body work for 20yrs or so. It sits mostly, and I start it from time to time and it always starts. But now:
1. I turn the key, I hear the fuel pump, I turn the key to start it and it starts feebly and runs for 30 seconds or so. It sounds like it isn't getting any gas to my 79 year old ears.
2. I check/clean the air filter, take off and clean the connector to the air flow meter, no difference.
3. I pull off and replace all the fuel pump connectors, no difference.
4. Battery is good and I'm keeping a charger on it.
5. Fuel is probably ok but there is a far out chance something has happened to it. Far out, always have good preservative in it and mostly alcohol free fuel.
6. It started and ran fine a few months ago (as it always has for 20 yrs) and no changes have been made.
Any suggestions of what to check/test?
Do you have an option to open fuel line in the engine compartment, lead it to a bottle and switch on ignition? Than you could check if only the pump is running or there is a fuel flow actually.