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Car hard to start after fueling takes a few attempts gas&brake then goes no problems starting again until re fuel

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Your fuel pump is sticking and not pumping, this is common if you run the fuel down to less than 1/4 full, the fuel pump needs the gas to cool itself, below a 1/4 tank the pump is not getting cooled and after repeatably running low on fuel it overheats and fails. Running the car near 1/2 tank extends the pump life to many years more than running tank below a 1/4 full..

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: BMW 740i Stalling Issue (Fuel Pump/Line??)

To save you all the hassle check your spark plugs & distributor first if you are getting a spark. To do that first take out the number one spark plug wire it will be the one closest to the distributor. Second take out the spark plug, then put the spark plug in the spark plug wire. Turn on the engine u should see a spark at the spark plug if your distributor is ok and spark plug. If not replace your distributor.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 1993 BMW 740i Stalling Issue

check the fuel filter and if old replace it and if that does not work, change fuel pump and strainer.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: BMW 740i Stalling Issue (Fuel Pump/Line??)

the problem is your sensor is bad . the sensor for for the fuel pump is not sending power.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 blazer 4.3 hard to start (fuel problem)

Do you have the fuel tester hooked the in the overgrown air valve on the fuel rail in the back of the engine? Or do you have the fuel line unhooked in the back and hooked to the pressure pump? You want the fuel pressure to be in that 60 lb range so if you are hooked into the pressure valve on the fuel rail allowing fuel to go through, then I am betting it is the fuel pressure regulator. To get to that, you have to take the throttle body off and take the plastic plenum that covers the injector packs. On the back of the mount where your six pack of injectors are sits the pressure regulator. If it is faulty then it is dumping fuel instead of holding the pressure like it should.
Get a Chilton or Clymer manual and it shows you in pretty good detail how to fix it. I've done it to my 98 S10 with the same engine.

If you unhooked the fuel line so you are losing pressure from the line back to the pump then I would say your pump is letting fuel back to the tank when it shuts off. My money is on the first possibility though.

Good luck

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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What I did that you can consider was:
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  7. Vacuum the gas tank into the waste gas container through the opening left by the fuel module. Try to get the dirt off the bottom.
  8. When you have vacuumed all you can get, stop awhile and let the dirt settle in the waste container.
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  10. Stop a while and let the dirt settle.
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Pull out ALL plugs and dry them off.
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you need to get that extra gas out beofre it will start.
If you have so much gas in there you can do damage to your engine!!
Now after a few crnaking attempts with your foot to the floor, take your foot of the gas pedal and try to start it again.
But remember if it doesn't start in 3 tries, you need to do the pedal to the floor once or twice to remove the excess gas.
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the problem is your sensor is bad . the sensor for for the fuel pump is not sending power.

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check the fuel filter and if old replace it and if that does not work, change fuel pump and strainer.

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