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Car shakes a little and stalls

So my car was having problems with receiving gas, meaning when i press on the as pedal the car barely wants to move..it struggles or refuses to speed up, the car even died on me. I had to park it and restart the car. I figured that i probably had to do a tune up and change the fuel filter.

After replacing the spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter, etc the car started up fine went for a test drive around the block, car ran perfectly quiet and smooth after several minutes we decided that all was good and fine and went home. Soon i as i rolled up to my spot, car tumbled and again refused to take in gas and died on me.

the old fuel filter the fuel was murky as all hell it was pretty black, so we changed it. any new ideas? the fuel injectors were all spiting btw, didn't see any problems there.

i drive a 96 plymouth breeze.

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  • casualspidey Jun 27, 2009

    no problems with the catalytic converter any other suggestions?

  • casualspidey Jul 10, 2009

    cleaned the tank, the car ran smoother but still having the same problem. I took it to auto zone and got several codes. P0134,P0171,P1768.

    O2 sensors stay at center,system runs lean,relay output stays off(what does that mean?)

    before shelling out more money, do you guys think these can be the source of the problem?

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I was having this same problem. I have a 2000 Honda Accord. The engine light was also on. When I put it on the OBD II test it came back as my O2 sensors. I replace my O2 sensors and the same thing occurred. All together I have replace the spark plugs, spark plugs wire, 2 O2 sensors, throttle sensor. I had the same problem until I replaced the catalytic converter and the fuel pump. My problem went away along with the check engine light. I went to a dealer and go the car checked completely and he says if it still wasn't the problem change the fuel injector put I didn't have to go through that.

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The screen in the tank is doing it's job and is coated with something

your going to have to remove the tank and clean it

which means the fuel will have to be removed and either filtered or scrapped

then the tank will have to be cleaned

good luck

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Possible cause for your problem is a bad Catalytic Converter Once they heat up, if they are mostly clogged, they will cause sluggishness, and stalling. If you notice a sulphur smelling exhaust or a lot of heat coming from the middle of the car, these are also indicators of a bad catalytic converter.

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    Greg Margossian Jun 27, 2009

    Assuming the car isn't misfiring, then you've got it narrowed down to 2 things.


    • Bad gas- especially if you've run the tank down near empty, the fuel filter was probably overwhelmed with the bottom dregs from the tank (put Dry gas in the tank)

    • Bad fuel pump- it's possible that when the pump heats up, it's malfunctioning, eventually starving the engine until it stalls

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