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    woodchuck
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    Default metro fuel pump?

    Here's one that's got me stumped. My 1997 Metro (4 cyl) will just cut out
    while I'm driving. The problem is intermittent, and seems to be worse when
    the car is hot - after about 15 minutes of driving. It acts as if it isn't
    getting fuel - the "jack rabbit" effect. I cahnged the fuel filter, plugs,
    and the throttle position sensor, but the problem persists. A mechanic I know
    pulled the codes off the car and said they only indicated it was "related to
    the throttle positioning sensor." Would that include the fuel pump? Is there
    another part that could just shut the gas off at odd times? The car starts
    easily and usually idles well. Also, the problem doesn't get better or worse
    on hills. Some advice or information would be appriciated.

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    Mike Bowden
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    Default Re: metro fuel pump?

    I would replace the throttle position sensor, these wear over time and if
    the signal to the computer is reading wrong, ie: idle instead of half
    throttle it will not fire the injectors properly, in general terms
    hope this helps.

    "woodchuck" <u24399@uwe> wrote in message news:63a6452a93bab@uwe...
    > Here's one that's got me stumped. My 1997 Metro (4 cyl) will just cut out
    > while I'm driving. The problem is intermittent, and seems to be worse when
    > the car is hot - after about 15 minutes of driving. It acts as if it isn't
    > getting fuel - the "jack rabbit" effect. I cahnged the fuel filter, plugs,
    > and the throttle position sensor, but the problem persists. A mechanic I
    > know
    > pulled the codes off the car and said they only indicated it was "related
    > to
    > the throttle positioning sensor." Would that include the fuel pump? Is
    > there
    > another part that could just shut the gas off at odd times? The car starts
    > easily and usually idles well. Also, the problem doesn't get better or
    > worse
    > on hills. Some advice or information would be appriciated.




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    Default Follow-up

    This sounds exactly like the problem I'm currently having with my '97 Metro. Can you tell me what you did and if it worked? Any input you have would be most appreciated.

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