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Need to figure out why the fuel pump is not

I have a 95 Buick Skylark and it will start fine, but after a lil while it will go dead and I have to wait anywhere from 15-45 mins. for it to start back up. I have done replaced the fuel filter. It will sometimes go about .02 of a mile then again sometimes 4to5 miles. Please Help !

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  • chari_lane Jun 05, 2009

    Hey I finally got my car fixed, after we replaced the fuel filter and it was still stalling, someone told us to replace the crank shaft sensor. After we did this the car would start each & every time, but was still having trouble running without jumping & jittering. We put new plugs & boots in it and the problem still continued. We took it to a local shop & they replaced the coil housing, and now it running great ! Thank You so much for all of the good people who helped us get the car running again !!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how do u know this is a fuel pump problem? sounds like an ignition loss of spark issue to this technician, what trouble codes do u have in memory?



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Time to do a fuel pressure test to see if its got a bad or posible weak fuel pump. Some times when the pump gets warmed up it may loose pressure, if pump does not maintain a certain pressure or drops a few # under recamended pressure car will not run hense fuel pressure test. You can rent the pressure tester from most major auto parts stores and they can show you how to hook it up and what the pressure should be.

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