I would change your fuel filter
crank sensor ?
replace your crank sensor....or when it dies dump cold water on it to see if it starts again
i can start the car, and it runs for a few meters, dies out like im giving it no gas. then it will not restart. after sitting about 10 minutes or so, it will start again and is drivable for a few more meters, then dies again to have the whole process rinse and repeat itself . it also makes a loud rattling noise like the valves are rattleing and then loses all horsepower then dies. once its started back up it sounds like the lifters are tapping, and just gets louder until the car dies again. it will not idle on its own.
More info. What kind of car ?
2003 dodge neon that will start but will not stay running and dies after it starts?
Fuel pump is gping out it may have enough fuel to start then it works like a vacuum but the pressure is not enough to keep it going. Same thing happend to my Buick Lasabre.
check the carb...then adjust the valves...
Try adding some specifics please.
antiteft will need to be disabled.
Check out your fuel filter it sounds as if it is clogged and after sitting for a few minutes the debris falls away and lets it start and run until it becomes clogged again.
This is a typical symptom for a failing fuel pump relay.
check youralternator plugs, and then if that does not work try checking vacuum lines or MAF. Timing belt is possibly slipping but that would cause more damage and once out of line would not let you start it up again
fuel injector or crank sensor is at fault here
there are several sensors and mabe junk in your gas tank
You start over and have to re install pou again
crank sensor is bad... it's under the harmonic balancer wheel by the oil pan
AFTER ENGINE DIES, TRY TO SEE IF YOU ARE GETTING SPARK TO A SINGLE PLUG. IF NOT THEN IGNITION CONTROL MODULE IS BAD. MODULE IS LOCATED ON BOTTOM LEFT SIDE OF DISRIBUTOR FRONT OF ENGINE. JUST HAD THIS PROBLEM. First, find out what is failing. After it dies, check to see if you can re-start it with ether. spray a little starting fluid down the throttle body while an assistant attempts to start the engine. If it starts then dies again while spraying starting fluid, you have a problem with the fuel delivery. If not, it's a problem with the ignition. Figure out that part then let's see where it goes from there.
Either it starts and dies, or it will not crank.Either it starts and dies, or it will not crank.
you have to take it to a repair shop if you dont know why it does that & the people at the repair dont know what the heck is wrong with it. Sell it buy a new one and shut the f*** up .
Check your fuel filter and pressure.
well you can't really get it again after it dies or you kill it but if you start the game again with a new save it will come back, because it was already there.
check the coil
Your losing spark or fuel. I would start with replacing the fuel filter. If it still dies do a fuel pressure test, it may have a failing fuel pump.
The coil probably needs to be replaced. This can be a symptom of a coil on its way out.