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Car stalled while running

My 2000 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L just stalled on me while running like if it ran out of gas. I cranked it several times but won't start, it has gas could it be the fuel pump? If it is, IS THERE ANY EASY ACCESS TO CHANGE THE FUEL PUMP WITHOUT HAVING TO DROP THE REAR AND TANK?

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  • clay richards Dec 20, 2011

    if you know how i would try and disconnect the line up by the motor close to the injection system. have someone else turn the key on. it will come out pretty fast so stay clear and have them ready to shut of as soon as you know your pump is working. not sure were or if ther is a fuel filter on those but so its a cheap part. if its the original it wouldnt hurt to change. if you done that and it still doing the same you could try removing the sparkplug wire take screwdriver that will fit in the wire get close to aplace that is metal. 1/4 inch away have some turn it over. dont touch metal part of the driver. it will bite you. if dont have a spark then you can go from there. good luk claymister



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I am having a stalling problem with my 99 Firebird 3.8 V6, but this is a strange one. The car only stalls when it rains/snows out and the ground is wet. It has does this 4 times already but only when its raining/snowing and not unless I've been driving for about 10 minutes. The car will not start right away or even in a couple of hours. If I let it sit there all day it will start right up again and will run normal. This will continue to run normal if it is dry out and the ground is not raining/snowing until the net time it rains/snows.

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    I have a 2002 rendezvous that does the same thing. If I can keep it running for about 10 minutes it starts to run normally.


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I had the same problem, I was also fouling plugs before I fixed it.
The fuel pressure regulator (sp) was leaking.
I have not had THAT problem since I replaced it.
Great car when things are good, I guess my car was built early morning after a 3 day weekend or Pontiacs are @#$%$@#.
I've had many many issues.

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Check under the back seat for an access panel to the pump. Might be the pump or just the level unit. Good luck.

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