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Re: no gas pressure
I would be checking yor fuel pick-up line in your tank to see if it is damaged and the other thing I would double check is that your fuel guage is working properly. Back in the early eighties there was a car that the fuel tanks were double walled and the inner walls were collapsing, I don't hink that this is your problem but it would be something that if it was my vehicle I would check. Also check your breather vent on your fuel tank
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replace your fuel filter....i had a monte carlo that did the exact same thing....ran great untill i jumped on the hwy with it....come to find out it sat up for a while and rust and crud developed in the gas tank...i should of droped the tank to clean it but i chose to replace the fuel filter every month.....plus its the easiest and cheapest thing to start with....it just seems like if it was your timing it wouldnt run right at all and a fuel pump is usually a part that works or it doesnt work, and if it doesnt work, well, your not gonna go anywhere then.....good luck with it
on a dodge neon the fuel pump is in the SIDE of the tank... NOT the top. to remove the pump follow these steps... ******* first unplug battery and remove ******** 1. unbolt passenger side tank strap and lower side of tank. 2. a. if tank is plastic, CAREFULLY unscrew plastic retainer ring but do NOT remove. b. if metal tank, unscrew metal retainer flange but do NOT remove 3. unplug electrical connector and fuel line from pump. move aside. 4. completely remove retainer BE CAREFUL not to disturb pump. 5. have drain pan or wide-shallow bucket available to collect gas. (if tank is full this will need to be able to hold 7-8 gallons) 6. gently twist and pull pump out till gas comes fourth. catch gas in pan/bucket. 7. remove pump when gas stops flowing. 8. install is reverse of removal. 9 BE CAREFUL not to wrinkle gasket or lose gasket into tank when installing or the tank will leak around pump. 10. tighten retainer but DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. 11. reconnect plug and fuel lines check for leaks. 12. reattach tank strap and fasten 13. refill tank with clean gas. check for leaks. 14. put battery back in. connect battery, start your neon and check for leaks one last time. 15, have fun. this will take about 4hrs to do by yourself with proper tools.
You have to have the code pulled to see what it is. This MAY help but you should also have the fuel pressure checked to see if you have a blockage usually when a pump goes out the vehicle won't start or may just idle.GOOD LUCK
possibly ajusting itsself. any severe weather/pressure changes in your area? and if so does your cars cpu compensate for this (thinks its at a different elevation etc then resets its idle proper after a certian time? I have heard of this but not sure if VW uses it) perhaps ask the service tech.
had same problem with 00 dodge neon between half and quarter tank going up steep hills it would lose power and stumble,at quarter it would start to stumble and stall.fuel filter was completly blocked after changing fuel filter it would not stall,when gas tank was low fuel pressure would go down,changed fuel pump and it did it