Smooth idle for 2 min. then dies

Asked by Mar 21, 2009 at 09:54 PM about the 1974 Porsche 914

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Smooth idle for 2 min. then dies. I have to wait 10 mins. then  the fuel pump will engage and the car will start. Is it a bad fuel pump or is the ECM heating up  causing the motor to quit??   
How do I access the wind shield motor to replace?

1 Answer

8,525

If the pump won't turn on it's likely the relay or the pump.... There is a panel you can unscrew near the fuse panel with the relays (They are round shaped)... I forget the order they are n there. Try switching the one for the fuel pump with the one for the headlights (assuming they work) in order to see if it's just a bad relay... Sorry can't say I've been able to work on mine in awhile and I forget where everything is.... I'd recommend you ask your question over at 914world.com or 914club.com.... Or both. You'll have a much better answer likely within an hour.

Your Answer

Porsche 914 Experts

  • #1
    Adam Morgan
    Reputation
    60
  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    60
  • #3
    bovan
    Reputation
    50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche 911
124 Great Deals out of 4,947 listings starting at $10,988
Used Chevrolet Corvette
291 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford Mustang
713 Great Deals out of 38,357 listings starting at $895

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.