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It started a few days ago. The car started quite normally in the morning but pulling out of the driveway onto the road she hesitated for a second then pulled away as usual. At the next stop sign, same thing and then she drove normally for the rest of the trip. I stopped off at the auto parts shop and bought a fuel system cleaner which seemed to work after a couple more mild events. All was well for the next few days until yesterday when after backing out of the garage the car died. She started right up again and ran normally for a few miles then died again as I was approaching a road junction. I pulled off the road and she started right up again and ran normally for the rest of the day. I'd have to guess it's fuel related but after that I'm stumped. Anyone ever experienced similar behaviour? Any ideas welcomed.
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Sounds to me as some sort of fuel starvation. Have a look at you fuel filter and the screener in your fuel tank.

How hard can it be?
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Did it shut right off or stumble? If it just went dead as happened to me a few weeks ago, try a new fuel pump relay.
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Weatherman, on the earlier occasions she just stumbled while stopped at a road junction when I accelerated away, and then picked right up again, but on the last two events there was no response to the gas pedal when the engine died. The first occasion was after reversing out of the garage just before putting her in drive. the second was a few miles after this when slowing down at a road junction and she just died while decelerating. If it was a filter I can't see her starting right up again immediately and then running normally. Perhaps the fuel pump relay could be a good place to start.
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I bought one in about the year 10 and had carried it in my trunk ever since, in case of emergency. It came nine years later. They're inexpensive, try AutohausAZ.
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The dystery meepens. After looking over the situation my indie has informed me that "the car is running beautifully" Well, I already knew that, my problem only arises when it stops running beautifully or otherwise - even if only for a second or two.
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Well, the symptoms went away for a while then came back a little worse and the car not only stalled in the middle of a road junction but when restarted ran for a while then I noticed fuel starvation at around 30 mph. This lasted about 5 seconds before the engine picked up and she started running nicely again. Decided to go for a replacement fuel pump relay as the most likely problem and the indie ordered one in, which now turns out to be the wrong one! Apparently the right one is hard to find. Have suggested indie try Autohaus AZ as advised by Weatherman. Oh the joys of old cars, particularly Euro models!
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Well, the symptoms went away for a while then came back a little worse and the car not only stalled in the middle of a road junction but when restarted ran for a while then I noticed fuel starvation at around 30 mph. This lasted about 5 seconds before the engine picked up and she started running nicely again. Decided to go for a replacement fuel pump relay as the most likely problem and the indie ordered one in, which now turns out to be the wrong one! Apparently the right one is hard to find. Have suggested indie try Autohaus AZ as advised by Weatherman. Oh the joys of old cars, particularly Euro models!
Replacing the fuel pump relay is as easy as removing the glove box (simple reuseable rivets) and pulling it out yourself.

The old relay will have a part number on it and a max RPM. Simply match it to what is online and order it yourself.

You can also go to mboemparts.com/

There's a free shipping coupon somewhere on the forum that you can use as well. That link I posted should have the FPR you need.
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