Your engine starts but will only run for about two seconds on a 97 achieva?
I have the same problem when I first turn on the ignition there are no dash lights and it will start and die like yours. If I turn the switch on and off or just turn it on and wait, eventually I get dash lights and starts fine. There must be a relay or connection point causing this problem - anyone know where these are? Chuck Walp@juno.com
The Achieva has only one O2 sensor. It is located in the exhaust system very close to the engine. Look between the back of the engine and the firewall, while the engine is cold. Starting at the exhaust manifold, move toward the catalytic converter until you see a plug sticking out of the exhaust pipe with a cable or wiring coming out of it. That will be your O2 sensor. --mark
If you don't start the engine, electrical power is only sent to the fuel pump for a few seconds after turning on the key. That often makes it difficult to trace down the problem. If the engine starts, the fuel pump will remain on, but there is no need to be sending fuel to an engine that isn't running.
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Your 1999 dodge stratus ran out of gas and when you put more in it would not start what could be wrong?
The fuel pump only runs for a couple seconds after the initial start attempt, then shuts off. Crank the engine for a few seconds. Then turn it off and then do it again for a few more seconds. Do this several times in order to get the fuel to the engine. After a few attempts, the engine should start.. Hope this helps...