My 1981 Fiat Spider starts and runs for a couple of seconds then shuts off, can anyone help me diagnosis and fix this problem?

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Asked by Nov 11, 2014 at 12:33 AM about the 1981 FIAT 124 Spider

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1981 Fiat Spider starts and runs for a couple of seconds then shuts off

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How is the fuel pump? Is it showing good steady pressure?

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Yes the pump is good, I just put in a new one. And that didn't fix the problem.

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I'm in the same boat...runs for a few seconds & stops...Fuel system has been completely restored.I just replaced the positive battery cable which restored power to my lights & blinkers etc, I'm at a loss.

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Check the connection and wiring to the coolant sensor in the top radiator tank. The wire had broken (all but a few strands) on my Spider 2000 and it ran fine upon start-up but would die when warm. The computer did not receive a signal that the engine was warm and was making the fuel mixture too rich for a warm engine.

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But the radiator fan turns on. On mine. Is there a possiblity the computer might be out

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Did you ever figure out what the problem is I am having same problem . I have tried almost everything

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Had a simular problem on my 78. When it dies does all of the gauges die. Mine did and after months of chasing the problem, I replaced the ignition switch. Solved the problem

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