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Car quit. Acted like it wasn't getting any gas.

The car started fine, got about a block from work and pushed the accelerator and it didn't respond like it should have and it was loosing momentum, then it might respond some and pick up speed but then it would die down again. I pulled it into a parking lot and turned it off hoping I could restart and it might reset a sensor or something, but it would start and immediately die. It did this a couple of times, then only turned over but would never start. Now it won't even turn over. We did hook it to jumper cables for a short time (probably should have left it longer) and it was turning over again but wouldn't start. It is back to not turning over.

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  • quickone557 Jan 13, 2009

    Also, I don't know if this will change the answer at all, but the night before when I was driving the car there was a louder hum or vibration that isn't normally there - almost like a high idle, but not the same noise. I opened my window to see if I could hear it better but I could not. I could only hear it when I had my windows rolled up and my radio off.

  • quickone557 Jan 15, 2009

    It was the fuel pump. I had them fix it and got my car back yesterday. Thank you.


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Well check your catalatic converter. but i think you have an alternator problem too.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Robert Weiss Jan 14, 2009

    well now it sounds like you have a fuel filter that is plugged because the humming you were hearing was the fuel pump trying to pick up the fuel from the tank and it was just sucking air. so take your car and get the fuel pump and filter replaced and i garentee your car will run again.


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