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IS IT THE FUEL PUMP, INJECTOR OR FILTER??

I have a 2006 Sebring. It gets driven ALOT. A couple days ago I ran out of gas, but the car drove fine once I filled the tank. Then a few days after that, it started sputtering and lurching when I would try to accellorate. It does this for about 15 minutes every morning and the check engine light comes on. I can avoid the sputter and lurch movement if I take off at a very slow pace, then can accellorate as normal once the car his 15 to 20mph. After the 15 minute mark, the car runs fine from take off to destination but the check engine light stays on. Which part of the fuel system can it be? The tranny is not slipping and it seems that once gas is "pushed" through the system for a minute, the car is fine? Any suggestions?

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  • amyzspot Sep 18, 2008

    Thank you Robert! I assume I have to purchase this from Kragens or AutoZone right? As a side question, how does water get in the fuel in the first place?



    Thanks again and I will try that today!

    Amy

  • amyzspot Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks Robert,



    You are very helpful. I am going at lunch to purchase the stuff but one more question, Do I have to put it in on a full tank of gas?



    Amy

  • amyzspot Sep 19, 2008

    THANK YOU ROBERT!!!



    The gasline antifreeze worked! It sputtered a little last night when I put it in and the light came on but went off this morning. THANK YOU!!! YOU PROBABLY SAVED ME A LOT OF MONEY!!!



    You are a genius!!

    Amy

  • lshiv757 Dec 23, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my 06 Sebring sedan. But it lurches and diesels intermittently and doesnt trip the light. It has cut off before but I cant pinpoint a cause or cure. I've done the antifreeze but it doesnt matter. HELP!!!

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    buy yourself a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze... it's alcohol (not the kind you drink unless you don't like your vision to work). basically it will **** up any water in your fuel which is a distinct possibility. try that and see how it goes.





    Robert

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Actually if you ran your car out of gas no amount of fuel anti freeze will fix it. It might hide the problem though. i would very highly reccomend changing your fuel filter because when you run out of gas your fuel pump picks up all the dirt and stuff in the bottom of your fuel tank and cloggs up the filter. So adding anything that increases the octane will hide the problem but ir is no fix

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Two baic reasons... you can buy it... not on purpose of course but water gets into the gas station tanks for a couple reasons.
second if you happen to live in an area where fall is fast approaching and the temperature is changing during the day/evening you'll get condensation. just to give you an example.... when you go out in the morning to jump in your car you'll see a layer of moisture on your car.... it's not restricted to the outside of the car. one way to avoid that is to keep your tank completely filled with gas. considering the price of gas you would need to take out a second mortgage on your home to do that.
it's handy to buy a six pack of those little bottles of gas line antifreeze and keep them in your trunk... every time you fill up the tank add one.

pretty much any auto store will have them.... even walmart etc will have them as well.

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Sep 18, 2008

    If this fixes the issue and i'm reasonably sure it will, i'll give you the method of resetting the check engine light. although you may already know.

    chances are that if it was water the sensor that detects the engine misfiring has set off the light.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 18, 2008

    Usually yes.... but it's not that critical that you do.... make sure that when you add it to the tank that you push the open end into where the nozzle of the gas pump would go so the lil door opens.... otherwise it just drains out onto the ground. the bottles are usually made so you can do that.



    Try to enjoy your lunch as well lol.



    Robert



  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 19, 2008

    that's actually the second time i've heard that (aside from when i tell myself lol). Judging from your reaction you appear to be happy.



    please take a moment to rate the solution .... thanks and glad it worked out.





    Robert

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