Why does my car cut out and kill the battery?

Asked by Jul 06, 2014 at 02:42 PM about the 1990 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recntly inherited this car,it has been garaged and off the road for how a couple of years i was told told the fuel pump needed replacing, i have done this and also replaced the sender unit,it starts and runs well but after a while it cuts out and drains the battery,any ideas would be very helpful.

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Check the wiring harnesses for signs of critters. Field mice can chew wiring, among other things, and wreak havoc under the hood. HTH. -Jim

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