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My 98 taurus all of a sudden when I tried to start it ran for about 3 minutes then died. Then will not restart after that. Took it to mechanics had diagnostic done and they cant find the problem. After $130.00 diagnostic plus taxes they want up to an additional $500.00 to do further diagnostics and then a flat rate if they cannot find problem. All new plugs were put in, we have spark, and fuel rail has proper pressure. I hear fuel pump when key is turned. Any ideas where i can start to look would be appreciated.I have spark to plugs ,It kicks like whants to start but does not,when it does start runs fine for 3 to 5 min and dies like someone turned the gas off and will not start right away but will no and then.Im at my end off me rope help please
 

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Sounds like it could be a timing issue. Has that been checked?
 

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Is the check engine light on?
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Yes the engine light is on and we were given a p1513 code i think. Its for the intake manafold valve bank 1 is open. The engine light has been on for the last 3 years and never had an issue with it before.
 

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3 years of a check engine light could be a lot more than just the secondaries.
 
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