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My car starts right up but when i hit the gas it stals out i have changed the fowolling parts carb,fuel pump,ing model,plugs,wires still stalls out when i hit the gas cat is not on the car

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Ck your pickup coil in distributor

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Check under the back seat for an access panel to the pump. Might be the pump or just the level unit. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1994 pontiac bonneville fires up but stalls imediatly

WOW a 94 with 46K on it thats rare. Your computer may be bad it sends the pulse to the injector.

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SOURCE: car stalled on highway no hum of fuel pump engaging relay or pump???

I WOULD CHECK THE FUEL PUMP RELAY UNDER THE HOOD BEFORE THROWING A PUMP IN IT!

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A hall effect sensor senses a magnetic cylinder inside of a piston and sends an electronic signal to a processor. These are widely used in food/product packaging. I have a '93 formula myself and am unaware of any of these sensors on the car/engine.
Only thing I can think of is my firebird went through about 3 distributors in five years. So far the one in there now is running well. But you'll experience hard starts and stalls if this is tanking on ya.

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SOURCE: fuel pump location 2001 pontiac grand am

The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.Sit in the car.....turn on the ignition switch to run.....listen very closely to the rear of the car...or have someone kneel down by the back wheel.....you should hear a "prime cycle"......the pump running for 2 or 3 seconds if the key was off for 15 seconds before trying this.If you hear silence you most likely need a fuel pump.Before pulling the tank down....check for power on the gray wire at the fuel tank connector just ahead of the rear axle under the car.Check for power with a test light that will last for 2 to 3 seconds as you turn on the key to run.Power means you really most likely need a pump.No power means you may need a fuse or a fuel pump relay.

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06 Malibu has miss , changed ing module and blows ing fuse, changed to another and wont start. put original back and starts with miss


I don't know liter size of engine? If cylinder misfire, it should set a trouble code for that cylinder, then you check fuel--spark--compression for that cylinder.
If you have the 2.2L engine, then the ignition module sits right on top of spark plugs. You can turn the module up side down, use a known good plug in each boot, reconnect the module wiring connector. You need to turn the assembly so metal part of spark plugs touch metal part of engine or use a jumper wire from metal part of spark plugs to metal part of engine, have a helper crank it, while you watch for spark. If you got spark everywhere, then check fuel, and so on.
If you have spark plug wires, I have found a digital multimeter is sensitive enough it will react to inductive voltage. With engine running just touch each spark plug wire in turn and take a reading. You don't penetrate the plug wire or take it loose. I have seen readings about .6 or .7 volts, the point is most of them should have close to same reading, so if you get one or two that the reading is bouncing off zero, you know where to look.
I'm not saying it will work on every year--make--model, I don't know? It has worked for me, in the past.

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Car will not go when you press the gas


Try replacing the CTS coolant temperature sensor. Check for any vacuum leaks.

Apr 13, 2014 | 1985 Pontiac Firebird

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Car stalls out


check your pickup coil in the distibutor, if the wires are worn they can seperate causing the engine to stall, when the engine starts the vacuum advance moves the base plate where the p u coil is attached, when the advance starts to move the plate the wires can seperate causing it to stall out

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1984 Chrysler new Yorker 2.6l wont start. Replaced the fuel filter, new spark plugs and wires, new fuel shut off switch, new relay delay fuse, and a new ignition coil, oh yeah and a new starter. Ever hear...


Here's a quote from amy Chilton's manual for 1980-1987.

"Several types of fuel filters are used. One is located in the fuel tank of all the vehicles and is part of the fuel guage assembly. Second is a sealed paper element, in-line unit; mechanical system- located on the engine (above the fuel pump) or electrical system- located in front of the fuel tank. Third is a paper element, in-line fuel filter/vapor separator, housed in a fuel resevoir. Normally, the in-tank filter does not require changing. If it does, the fuel tank must be removed. "
This thing you describe sounds like the typical Chrysler in-line filter of its day. It is nothing more than the same generic in-line plastic see-thru filter you buy for your lawn mower except in the 70's and 80's it was covered in metal and had a Chrysler part number. A lot of guys added an extra filter in those days, it wasn't the best system. I would remove the outlet line and turn the fuel pump on, see if you get fuel. Replace if needed.

Nov 02, 2013 | 1984 Chrysler New Yorker

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When i give the car gas in wants to stal out and wont go


here are a few things that can do that to a car, the first and most important is the gas pump which could be breaking down, loosing psi. Secondly your plugs might need to be changed, etc plug wires. And the last thing is if your electrical wiring is damage it could cause current to break down while the veichle is driving causing it to stall .

Feb 25, 2013 | 1990 Chrysler New Yorker

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The car stals when i switch the car of and on again it sarts than dies. i replaced the fuel pump and it still does the same


Hello, replace the fuel filter. A blocked fuel filter will take a long time for the petrol to fill the carbies. Also check out the distributor and spark plug leads as these can short out. Also this: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, A COIL WIRE INSIDE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY MAY BREAK, CAUSING THE FUEL PUMP TO LOSE POWER. IF THE FUEL PUMP BECOMES INOPERATIVE, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START. There was a recall on 05 model odessys because of this fault.

Mar 23, 2011 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

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I have a 2000 ford mustang with a 3.8l v6. Well I know it had been sitting for a while. But anyways when I go to start it, it will try forever to start if I tap the gas while turning the key it will start...


yes your plug wires are bad. this sounds like a fuel system problem (ie plugged filter, flat injector weak pump) a good tune up will take care of it all. the Ford dealer will have all the correct factory parts as well as ford trained technicians to do the job right. also in today's market place you would be surprised how competitively priced they are.

Oct 01, 2010 | 2000 Ford Mustang

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I have a 1991 ford fairmont ea model and we are trying to start it it will turn over but will not start we have changed the fuel pump are you able to help us anr tell us what is wrong.


You need three basic elements for an internal combustion engine to run - spark, fuel, and oxygen. First, pull the distributor cap and check the condition of the rotor button, make certain that the coil wire is in place. This should take care of the spark problem, you should not have to change all the plugs to crank it. Next, since it is turning over check for major vacuum leaks such as the vacuum line running into the brake cylinder. Next, since you changed the fuel pump disconnect the fuel line at the carb and turn the engine over until you have fuel coming through the line, it would also help to change any fuel filters between the carb and the gas tank. Reconnect the fuel line and pour a small amount of fuel directly into the carb. The carb may have set for too long and become dry, this should prime the system. Once it cranks you can fine tune and find out any other small problems such as bad plugs, bad wires, and minor vacuum leaks.

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1989 GMC Sierra p/u gasoline V8 will not start. Cranks but no fuel from carb jets. Fuel pump is working. I put gas down the carb throats and it starts right up. The carb has two sensors over each jet,...


The Carb jets may be plugged try dry gas or so you fuel pump is working is the fuel filter plugged try checkin make sure you dont have any broken wires?

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Won't start. Runs terrible. changed plugs,wires,fuel pump,coil. plugs smelled of gas and were blackened.


Not terribly familliar with honda cars but most systems use either a cold start injector or just richen up mixture through the normal fuel system. This is controlled by a temperature sensor, either separate from or part of dash gauge sensor. I'd begin looking for that. If its always in "cold start" if will give you symptoms like yours. If not fuel injected, check choke operation. This may not be a "cure" but it's a good place to begin looking!

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