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Old 04-08-2003, 04:46 PM
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Unhappy car ran good then

i had ground out my car a friend of mine and myself went to jump start my car touched cables and next thing you know i had to replace ignition switch it started and ran fine for about 15 minutes and i then drove it for about a mile and the car just started to sputer and die then i tryed to restart and it would not start it just started popping from the exhaust like back fire and would not start just keeps turning over its a 93 400sel any help would be appreciated thank you!
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Old 04-12-2003, 03:51 PM
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thank you! brian will check it out
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Old 04-13-2003, 06:40 PM
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OVP!

Or more specifically, fuse on top of the OVP, is my guess. It's found near the firewall, under the bonnet, on top of a little box between the size of a lighter and a cigarette packet, usually under a plastic lid.

I reckon this because:

A) It very often blows when people jump start cars

B) Without it, it runs very poorly, just like how you describe (although, it mainly effects cold running)

See how you go..


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