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My car sometimes starts and then stalls...i was thinking this might be the start of my fuel pump going out...even though once started it runs fine...if my pump is going out is there any danger if it dose fail and my engine suddenly dose not recive any gas? (other than me being stranded and alone in the worst part of the state ;-) )
 

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Is your maintenance up to date? The problem could be as simple as needing a new fuel filter or an ignition system component (distrbutor cap/rotor, wires, plugs).
All of those are easy to replace (although the rotor can be hard to get the screw out of). Those items, a valve adjustment, and some inspecting is a typical "tune-up", afaik.
 

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It could be the main relay (fuel pump relay) under
the dash. That is a possible cause sometimes for it
to start and then die out. My teg was having problems
starting, and then sometimes would start and die in a few
seconds. Since I've replaced the relay ($50 from dealer),
I've had no problems since. If the relay is bad, it
will make your fuel pump malfunction because it controls
it. You can test your relay for continuity, too.
Mine tested fine, but I replaced it anyway because I ran
out of ideas (except for changing the fuel pump).

Click here...the 3rd page tells you how to test it.
 

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To answer your question, if it does go out, the engine will just stall and not start up. No harm done. Mine went out a 110k miles. Being an idiot I bought one from Acura @ $400. Aftermarket ones are usually around $200.
 
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