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1989 944 S2 Starting problem


Vehicle Information: Model(924/944/968): 944 S2; Year: 1989; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 130,000;

My friend's 944 S2 is having a starting problem. Well ... it will not start. It turns over but will not fire. Since I live two hours away from him I have not been able to do the normal tests to see if it has fuel and spark. The question I have is what are the typical failures on this car that I might have him try in the mean time? I know the standard 944 and 924 have issues with the fuel pump relays. Have dealt with this myself. His car shows signs of this, but I am not sure where his fuel pump relay is or if it is tied in with the DME relay? Is there a relay that he can swap to see if this is the issue. Relays are cheap enough that he can perform this and see if the car will start. Oh the car refused to start after sitting for a few hours back in Sept. He has done nothing with it since that time. I am trying to sort it out for him before the spring thaw so I have some time... but time flies.Please let me know any suggestions that a home mechanic can try.

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