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My car, a 1992 Bentley Continental R, had been running perfectly. Yesterday, it started right up as usual. But as I had backed up out of my garage, 50 feet or so, the engine just quit. I tried several restarts but it would only run a second or two and quit. I suspect a fuel issue but would sure appreciate some guidance. I’m many miles from a Bentley specialist.
 

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In most cases, an electrical failure will cause a sudden shut down, where as a fuel shutdown will slowly die and then stop.
First check for spark
 

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It starts normally, good spark, but quits almost immediately. Someone suggested that my car has a priming pump and a main fuel pump. Could it be that my priming pump gets enough fuel to it to start but if the main pump is inoperative it would not continue to run.
 

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I have checked the fuses and swapped out the ignition relay. No help. This morning I turned on the ignition switch and heard nothing. i checked the A4 “fuel pumps” fuse and it tests good. Could I have an inoperative fuel pump?
 

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something like happened to me a couple of years ago on my Spirit. There was a one inch gash cut into a fuel line and my mechanic found it and replaced it with a "homemade part". No problem since then.
 

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In most cases, an electrical failure will cause a sudden shut down, where as a fuel shutdown will slowly die and then stop.
First check for spark
Thank you for your input. We found to 30 amp fuses that had partially melted. One was to the “fuel pumps”. Once replaced, the engine started and ran. As normal. Thank you again for your valuable advice.
 

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Check fuses, swap out ign relay by the fuse box. Can you hear the fuel pump prime?
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You hit the nail on the head. I found two 30 amp fuses that were partially melted. One was the fuse for “fuel pumps”. Once replaced the engine started and runs normally. I really appreciate your experienced input. Thanks.
 
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