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My Car won't start

Recently my fuel tank had to be replaced. After it was replaced, I noticed that my car stuttered sometimes and would run completely empty at 1/4 of a tank. Today I drove to work and didn't have any problems until I got right infront of my building and it suddenly bogged down and acted like it wasn't getting gas and I could smell gas really strong like it was flooded or something but then it died and now it turns over but won't start. I added gas to the car but it still won't start. Do you have any ideas what might be causing this?

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  • dremert Jul 20, 2009

    Thank you so much for replying to my post. Is there an easy way to clean out the fuel hose and injectors?

  • dremert Jul 20, 2009

    Thank you for your help on this. My check engine light has been on for several years and I just never bothered to have it fixed. It came on after I had some repair work done to it and nothing ever seemed wrong with it so I never took it back to have it fixed.

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Either the sending unit is bad in the tank, or you could have clogged fuel filter, or bad o2 sensors which would be on if your check engine light is on. I would first replace fuel filter, Also check fuel lines. Also if the check engine light is on, you could have bad fuel pressure regulator. You should check your fuel pressure at the fuel rail as well

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Could be fuel blockage due to disturbance when the tank was replaced! as it may have dislodged particles in the fuel hose
recheck the filter for dirt!
It could have got past the filter & is blocking
up injectors etc
cheers Rob

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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