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After filling up my car with gas, the engine is choppy especially when RPMs are lower. is this just water in the gas or something more serious

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There could be dirt or sediment in the tank that is getting stirred up when you fill up. i would recommend changing the fuel filter and possibly having the fuel pressure checked to see if any damage has been done to the fuel pump.

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I have a Kia Sedona van 2002 . I stoped to fill it up with gas but i left it running after i filled it up full the van started acting funny and died. I started it back up ran alright then the rpms go up...


First and first most: NEVER fill your vehicle up with gas while it is running. Not only is this terrible for the vehicle, causing the fuel pump to over work, but it is also a serious safety hazard.

Now that the lecture is over, on to your problem! Chances are filling up your tank while the vehicle was running DID in fact cause the issue. I'd be looking towards both of your fuel filters. The filter on the frame rail (referred to as an "inline fuel filter"), and the strainer filter on bottom of the fuel pump. Either one of them could have sucked up some gunk when the fresh gas hit the tank and loosened up some gunk.

Fuel filters often cause problems like this. Either one of them can become clogged with particles and quit allowing fuel to flow through properly. After the vehicle sits for an hour or two, the "gunk" has time to settle, only to be disturbed by the movement of fuel after the car runs. Change the inline fuel filter (which can be done by someone with limited experience or knowledge), and if that doesn't take care of the problem, have a professional replace the fuel pump/strainer filter (sometimes the strainer is built into the pump and you have to replace the whole module assembly). Good luck!

Jun 01, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2002 Celica GT 5-Speed and I shift at about 4k RPMs when getting on the highway and I still feel I'm accelerating to slow. Am i doing something wrong?


Not driving a corvette? Just kidding. More details are important. How slow is your acceleration? Is it 0-60 in 8 seconds, or 20 seconds? What is redline on your car? If redline is 5K then 4000 is a good responsible shift point. If redline is 8K then shifting at 4000 is probably robbing your engine of it's torque and horsepower band. I believe the GTS model has an 8K RPM redline, the GT may be lower, but in that case, shifting at 4K is too soon for strong acceleration. Your Tachometer should have redline clearly marked. For responsible use, stay below that, maybe 10-20%. For economy stay further still, but for power you need to let the engine use it's RPMS, especially smaller and fewer cylinder engines usually don't make their power until they are half way through the RPM range and above.

Nov 13, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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What causes no accellaration and high engine rpms and low gas mileage


water and or other crappy stuff in the fuel..
Get some lucas fuel additive,. (at $6 bucks per 3 oz,. you might want to look at the quart bottle) -- anywayz,. burn it with 1/2 tank high test,. change the fuel filter -- and shoot me a ice cold PALE ALE... LOL -- seriously!
Best regards
Ck

Dec 08, 2011 | 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

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Water pump removal


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the lower radiator hose from the water pump.
If the lower radiator hose is hard to reach on the back of the water pump, remove the hose at the radiator and after the water pump is ready to be removed, pull the water pump away from the engine block until there is enough room to remove the hose from the pump.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers and the timing belt as outlined in this Section.
  4. Remove the four water pump retaining bolts.
  5. Remove the water pump.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces.
  2. Install a new water pump gasket and the water pump onto the cylinder block.
  3. Tighten the retaining bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm).
  4. Reinstall the timing belt and the timing belt covers as outlined in this Section.
  5. Reinstall the accessory drive belt.
  6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  7. Reinstall the lower radiator hose.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Fill the engine cooling system.
  10. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  11. Start the engine and top off the coolant as necessary. Check for leaks.


2.5L Engine

Before continuing with this procedure, be sure three new water pump retaining bolts (W701544) are available. Due to their torque-to-yield design, the bolts stretch and cannot be reused.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Remove the water pump pulley shield.
  3. Remove the water pump drive belt.
  4. Remove the water pump inlet and outlet hoses from the water pump.
  5. Remove the three water pump to left cylinder head retaining bolts.
  6. Remove the water pump and water pump housing from the vehicle.
  7. Remove the water pump to water pump housing retaining bolts and separate the water pump from the water pump housing.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces.
  2. Install the water pump to the water pump housing using a new gasket and install the retaining bolts. Tighten the retaining bolts to 16-18 ft. lbs. (22-25 Nm).
  3. Position the water pump and water pump housing and install three new torque-to-yield retaining bolts into the left cylinder head.
  4. Tighten the new retaining bolts to 11-13 ft. lbs. (15-18 Nm), then rotate the retaining bolts 85-95 degrees.
  5. Reinstall the water pump inlet and outlet hoses to the water pump.
  6. Reinstall the water pump drive belt.
  7. Reinstall the water pump shield.
  8. Fill the engine cooling system.
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  10. Start the engine and top off the coolant as necessary. Check for leaks.


Hope helps (remember comment and rated this).

Jul 07, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Mystique

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2001 dodge caravan 3.3L evap codes


Probably need to take to shop or dealer and have EVAP smoke machine run on it to find leak

Aug 05, 2009 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks

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95 aurora wont start


did check engine light come on? if so have codes checked there are many things that could cause this issue, cam sensor, could be one issue

Jul 07, 2009 | 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora

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97 Saturn SL1 leaking antifreeze, high RPMs, uses excessive gas


two places to check.... the water pump or one of the frost plugs has failed. what colour is the exhaust smoke ?

the other problems could be from the engine overheating so much

Feb 23, 2009 | 1997 Saturn SL

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2005 Ford Five Hundred engine sputtering


Dear anew32, Wed 2-11-2009 3:43am EST (USA)

Do you often run your gas tank to near empty?
If so.......
This sounds like it may be as simple as cleaning the water or gunk out of the gas tank which is what I always do 1st because it's easy and inexpensive.
If your fuel is contaminated with gunk, grime, water and/or bottom junk like rust this will cause stalling and rough riding!
Try spraying a can of starter fluid in the air intake and see if it runs! If it does, it's most likely bad fuel or clogged injectors so....
Fill the tank with High Test, Add some dry gas and a good fuel system cleaner or 2 or 3 and this should dissolve all the gunk and clean the injectors! Read & follow the cans' instruction carefully.
If this cures the problem never let your gas tank get below 1/4 and especially never run it to empty as this is when the gunk and/or water will enter the system!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck!
jack
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Feb 11, 2009 | 2005 Ford Five Hundred

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