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I HAVE A 2001 Boxster dies while driving fuel pump seems to

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I HAVE A 2001 Boxster dies while driving fuel pump seems to be working then will turn over but wont start but if i wait for awhile it will start what should i check
JA: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?
Customer: i got the car from an auction so i dont know is it in the tank
JA: Are you fixing your Boxster yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i started it with started it with starting fluid it ran for awhile but the problem returned im sure it would have started this morning i didnt
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the door says it was built 10/01 but vin doesnt come up to verify model
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Porsche
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.


ok, if I am reading this right, when it cut off and would not immediately restart, you will able to get the engine to run momentarily by spraying starting fluid into the throttle body, correct?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
it ran 10 miles and i made it home last night it had happened two other times earlier i let it set with no starting and it started and ran for awhile its acting like its plugged not sure if it 01 or 02
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.


Ok, based upon the symptoms, your fuel pump is overheating and shutting down. You will need to replace the fuel pump assembly to correct this. If you are going to replace yourself and need directions, let me know and I can upload them for you

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
as soon as rpms went below 1500 it died and i coasted into the driveway so it is the fuel pump working part time then
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i could use any assistance you can provide
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.

Definitely the fuel pump. Ok, give me 10-15 minutes to upload the directions

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
there is no issues with fuel filters or relay
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i think if its an 01 its a inline pump if its an 02 its in the tank right
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.


no issue on the filter or relay. this is the pump.

on both the 01 and 02, the pump is in the tank. It is accessed by removing the battery and battery cover tray/ directions are attached

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