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Sounds like the fuel pump is overheating and failing, cools down on the tow home, had a piece of plastic paper in a tank once and it was being sucked over the supply pipe causing the engine to cut out and not start again! When the engine had been stopped for a while, it would float away and the car would start again, till it happened again???
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 chevy g30 van
If vehicle was left outside or in an unheated garage, there is a strong possibility that condensation has contaminated your fuel. Easiest way to check is to remove fuel filter and pour contents into a glass jar. If you see two different layers of liquid in the jar, the bottom part is water. Replace with new filter and drop the tank. Remove sending unit. pour contents into a large container and clean out inside with clean dry rags. Remember, fuel is dangerous to work with and fumes travel pretty far on the ground. So, no open flames electrical stuff, cigarettes etc for a good perimeter around work area. Generally, you can re-use top 3/4 of fuel you removed by syphon. Don't use remainder in your vehicle. Part can be used for lawnmower etc as long as you only take the part above the water line.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: rough idle then stalls
Vacume leak or bad idle motor. With the car in park and running with the hood open listen for leaks moving your hand around the different hoses looking for a change in the sounds that you hear. The idel motor also makes the car idel up to 1500 RPM or so right at start-up then idel down, If it doesn;t the idel motor is likly. Check engine light is on when running? Test for codes, Follow code test charts don't skip any steps!.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
Testimonial: "Found the problem vacume leak like you said."
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