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My 89 1.8L 8V died on me today. It didn't really give me that much warning. I was driving home from the DMV and the car started to hesitate slightly. The hesitating progressively got worse until the car actually stalled while I was driving. I pulled over and was able to get the car started again, and drove a little while further. Then at a stop light the car sputtered and cut out like it was out of gas, and would not start again. I was able to get the car into a parking lot and go get some gas for it thinking that some how it had ran out of gas. Came back with gas, and that wasn't it. It still won't start. I can hear the fuel pump priming, so I don't think that it's a fuel pump problem. The engine turns over freely, so nothing is broken internally, and I have spark at the spark plugs. Can anyone give me a little bit of insight as to what might be wrong with this thing.
 

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Re: HELP!! 8V Died...... (a2racer)

Engine management is Digi II. I know that it's not the timing belt. I'm going to check the grounds, and the spark plugs to see if they are fouled. I bought a fuel filter in case that was clogged, and I have a whole fuel rail, FPR, and injectors. So that just about takes care of everything on the fuel side except the fuel pump. I'm hoping that it's just something simple.
 
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