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I have a 1995 Honda Accord that was running fine...until my mother put a small amount (apx a gallon) of gas from an old gas can that has sat around for probably a year. My car starts, but practically every time I stop and start again, or reduce speed to turn the car dies (or nearly dies). I have tried running the gas nearly all the way out and then re-fueling with new and a bottle of fuel injector cleaner, this has not done any good though. I am so desperate for any help I can get with this issue (my husband recently passed away and I literally don't know anybody to ask advice from and going to a mechanic right now isn't a possibility). Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Try some heet or iso dryer. They reduce water from gasoline. That is most likely what was in the gas can. Gas cans especially ones with just a small amount in them build up condensation inside.get this stuff and a can of sea foam dump them in your gas tank. Two bottles of the dryer and one can sea foam fill tank all the way full and run it out. Good luck.

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i think you have the rong elecricale cords
or batterys or its oil

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SOURCE: Engine wont stay running. Please help.

change the filter first. IF the pumpwas bad it wouldnt start at all. It could be going bad but the only way to really test it is to pull your gas tank and at that rate you may as well replace it.

you could have a clogged injector causing the lack of fuel as well. you can try injector cleaner, Lucas is my personal preference I use it at every fill-up. 4-6oz per tank of gas depending on your tank size.

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SOURCE: 1995 honda civic d15b7 cranks but wont start. new

Are you sure you have correct timing? its definetly a fule problem, if timing is good then turn your key to the on position and try to listin for the fule pump to prime. While the key is in on position go to fuel rail, there is a valve on fule rail called sharader valve. Get a small screw driver and press valve in to check if car has fule pressure. if pressure is present then it is incorrect timing or possible bad cam sensor.

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