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ENGINE STALLS WHEN I STEP ON GAS PEDAL

My engine stalled today when i was going down the street, i glided over to the side and turned it over until it started to run decent. i went a few blocks and noticed the more i push on the gas pedal, it starts to stall. any thoughts? 1996 pontiac grand am

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  • cjohnson512 Jan 19, 2009

    This is what i thought, but with it being cold and damp i was hoping there might be another issue such as water in the gas or something

  • cjohnson512 Jan 19, 2009

    i just took the car for a ride at lunch, everything seemed fine. topped it off with gas and put a bottle of HEAT in it.

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Sounds like your fuel pump is going bad! The more you press on the pedal the more demand is on the pump and it cant keep up cuz its junk. Try to limp it to a shop to replace it, unless u wanna do that yourself.....

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • Scott Jan 19, 2009

    contaminated fuel is common, but usuall fill clog you fuel filter, you can try changing it first since it is cheap and easy and prolly needs to be done anyway... It the fuel in the filter is gunky, the filter replacement may just solve the problem, but keep another filter handy since you'd prolly go through at least one more filter by the time ur throught the nasty gas.......

  • Michael Henderson
    Michael Henderson Mar 18, 2014

    It could be this because I had just bought gas about 30 minutes before it started running like this. It wouldnt even hardly run at all when it first started but has gotten better since I put gas treatment in it and run a couple of tanks of fuel through it. thanks

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