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I have a '92 Firebird and it keeps dying on me.

It has more than half a tank of gas and when it is slowed down or stopped, the engine stops as if theres no gas in the next quarter mile of driving. The steering wheel also locks up when this happens. And there is a hose not connected to anything at one end and what I believe is the excess fuel filter at the other end. Well that hose is dripping.

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Ok if you are a do it your selfer then put a clamp or tighten the one there were the leak is that could very well be your problem

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Some of the Camaro/Firbirds had access to the fuel pump in the rear behind the rear pass seats on top of the hump. Some folks have learned to cut their own access in this area due to the amount of work involved in getting the tank out, as it can be a job. So pull the carpet up in the rear to see if yours has this access. If not you ether have to drop the tank or cut your own access, If you cut your own access you will need to make a good cover, you will need 3 brass  compression union fittings 5/16 inch I believe. You have to cut the fuel lines with a hack saw. You do not have room for a tubing cutter, they have to be cut close to each other, but leaving room to get the nuts on the fittings. It can be done this way but first time is very hard to do. Just remember you are playing with a fuel tank, no sparks, no flames, no grinders, no goofs. If done right, next time in is easy, takes about 45 minutes in out with new pump, if pump ever goes bad it can be replaced on the side of the road thru the trunk. 

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your engine needs to re-learn its idle parameters. disconnect your battery for a minute or two, then reconnect and start vehicle and apply park brake and put it in drive. let it run for 10mins then shut it down and wait another minute and start it again and let run 5 mins. that should do it.

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