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2002 Pontiac Firebird acts like it ran out of gas and now won't even start. Could it be fuel pump or something else. Service engine soon light also comes on occasionally due to emmisions sensor fr

My 2002 Firebird stalled and acted like it ran out of gas. I restarted and finally seemed like iy was ok but only went several feet before sputtering and stalling and finally not starting at all. Unsure if it is fuel pump or something else. Haven't had any problems but it seems to run better after driving for several miles and engine is warmed up.

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With the key on engine off listen to fuel pump,if you can not hear the pump winning ,the pump is bad

if you can hear it,it might be working but create enough pressure
you can rent a fuel pressure gauge from auto store and check the fuel pressure

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

  • Kianoosh Meratinia Apr 20, 2013

    I meant it might work but NOT creat enough pressure

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