Car dies

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Old 04-27-05, 12:16 AM
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Car dies

My son has a 91 Geo Metro 1.0, 3 cyl Fuel
Injection, 5 sp Man Trans. Car starts and runs
but dies after it starts to warm up. Won't
restart till it gets cold again. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-27-05, 02:55 AM
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hi
check the coil
cheers

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Old 04-27-05, 03:51 AM
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Someone here at work also suggested the coil. Just
out of curiosity why do you suspect the coil
 
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Old 04-27-05, 07:02 AM
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check fuel pressure regulator!
 
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Old 04-27-05, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ivantt
Someone here at work also suggested the coil. Just
out of curiosity why do you suspect the coil
No-start condition when engine is hot is often a coil issue
'Specially if it starts later after it cools down
 
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Old 04-27-05, 06:07 PM
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Why it could be a coil

The idea behind a coil is that there are two sets of wound wires or coils. The first set has a current running through it from the battery. When this current is broken, a magnetic field running through the first coil collpases over the second coil which has more windings, and creates a very high voltage. If the coil is bad, when the wires get hot, they will allow for a short to form and will not allow the magnetic field to collapse correctly, and your spark plugs will not receive a high engough volatge to spark or ignite the fuel. When they cool, the problem will dissappear until the wires get hot again.
 
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