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Fuel Pump Problem?

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I took my 98 boxster to a shop by my place because my engine died on the freeway. After 5 minutes, it would start and then go dead again after 5 minutes of driving. This happened 3 times before I got back home. The guy at the shop ran it through the diagnostic machine but it could not find a problem. He suspects it's the fuel pump but wasn't exactly sure. He suggested I drive it for a little while and see if the problem persist. Does this sound like a fuel pump problem? He said it would cost about $700 to replace the pump and filter. Appreciate any help. Thanks.

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How many miles on your car?

When was the last time the fuel filter was replaced?

No, misfire fault codes? Hmm... you usually get those when you run out of gas.

Where are you located?

Hi Loren,

I have approx. 57K miles on the car. I bought the car used at 52k miles a couple of years ago. I'm not exactly sure when the fuel filter was replaced. I'll have to go through the paperwork. Is it easy to replace the filter?

That's correct, no misfire fault codes.

I live in Sacramento, CA. About 5 minutes from downtown. From your description, Roseville, CA is only about 20 minutes from where I live.

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Hi, you might want to also check any relay that works on the fuel pump. You said something about it starting again after five minutes. Had an Audi which had a similar problem (almost like being starved of fuel), and would start normally again after a few minutes. The auto association fellow came and removed the relay, opened it up, and showed me a hairline crack on the solder, so with a soldering iron, managed to cure it.

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