Car Stalls after getting gas?

Posted by Eclipse98Spyder, Jun 6, 2006

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  1. Eclipse98Spyder

    Eclipse98Spyder Proven Member

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    Well heres the deal I get regular gas nothing special and after putting gas in it sometimes barely wants to start. When I do get it started rather then finding an idle point it just drops below zero and stalls. I drove about 1000 feet and it still stalled. It ONLY does this after getting gas. Starts normal anytime. What is wrong?
     

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  2. BigRand

    BigRand Proven Member

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    Try this next time you get gas.

    1. Turn the key to the On position and wait for the Check engine light to turn OFF.
    2. Then try starting your engine.


    Sometimes priming the system makes it easier to start up.

    You need to hook up a test fuel pressure gauge (on the side of the fuel rail) and see what kind of fuel pressure your getting at idle.

    Maybe its a bad gas cap or something stupid.
     
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  3. 4UH8ERS

    4UH8ERS Proven Member

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    +1 for this idea. you might even want to turn the key to on twice, before
    starting the engine.



    Definately check the easy stuff first, but it could be your fuel pump is just getting weak and old. Never hurts to change the fuel filter either.
     
  4. Eclipse98Spyder

    Eclipse98Spyder Proven Member

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    Alright thanks guys just today when I put the gas in my check engine light stayed on and will not turn off think its related?
     
  5. 4UH8ERS

    4UH8ERS Proven Member

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    That is very possible, just go to autzone and have them pull the code for you. bad gas caps make people throw a CEL all the time.

    Let us know what you find out.
     

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