My car cut out while driving. It wouldn't re-start and was showing signs of no fuel. The car was taken to a garage and after 20 minutes, the mechanic said there was air in the lines. He very quickly decided it was the high pressure pump and it would be a very expensive repair. He offered me scrap value!

I got the car 2 days later and it started fine. It was ok for about 3 miles then it cut out again with same symptoms.

I pumped bulb until all air was out of lines. It would start and then cut straight out. I checked for air holes, but couldn't find anything.

What are my options and what should I be looking for?

  • What year is your car? What bulb did you pump to get the air out of the lines? – Zach Mierzejewski Oct 24 '16 at 16:45
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    Yes, please provide a years as I see most pumps pricing at about $100 so I find it hard that the car would not be worth fixing yourself. – spicetraders Oct 24 '16 at 20:18
  • Maybe pressure test the fuel lines? If you're getting air in the lines it could be a small leak at a fitting. – Ben Oct 24 '16 at 21:08
  • When was last time the fuel filter was replaced. There are two rubber seals and one metallic. If a recent replacement was done these are spots for air leaks. If it has not been done for quite a while then they should be checked . -- Where is the air being detected at, the injectors or the filter area. – spicetraders Oct 24 '16 at 21:42

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