Car sometimes starts, sometimes not, and also cuts out during driving, I’m assuming this is due to same cause.
Mechanic said there is fuel starvation and perhaps fuel pump is not working and that I could only change part and see if it fixes issue, if it doesn’t I need to change another part.
I have noticed the following when starting the car, Maybe it can help u help me diagnose properly. When I put key in, from off there are 3 turns for the key.
First turn always clicks. Second turn usually clicks and I can hear fuel pump, however on a few occasions I haven’t heard the fuel pump. When I don’t hear fuel pump the electronic windows don’t work either. Even if I hear pump and windows work, on third click engine sometimes cuts out, sometimes it doesn’t. Even if I hear no fuel pump and windows don’t work on third click sometimes engine starts and windows start working.
Today I cut out and was repeatedly trying to start. I noticed no fuel pump sound or windows move on second turn and car wouldn’t start on third turn. However I then noticed provided I held key in on third turn and not let it go back, car would stay on and windows would work and I could even drive but I had to keep the key on third and prevent it from going back.
I’m guessing it’s not a fuel pump issue since why would electric windows not work on second click or require holding on third click if it was a fuel pump issue.
Anyway based on the above does it suggest I have a problem elsewhere like an ignition relay? What part might it be?