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Old 05-11-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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Help I was on my way home from work today and my car just quit It was acting like it was out of gas (it had 1/4 tank) I put gas in it and now it will only stay running if I keep my foot on the pedal I know that I saw a post about a fuel pump problem with this year any help would be great thanks
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you might check your fuel filter and if you go to techinfo there might be something
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my car did this and i just replaced my filter and it worked for a little while. after that, i had my pump replaced while it was still running ok and now i dont have any troubles out of it at all!!!
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now i know if mine does this to just replace the pump
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Did it do this on a corner? If so it is due to the fact that 1992 H-Bodies had a problem with the tank baffles falling apart and blocking fuel from the pump when not full. I had this problem in my 1992 SE, my parents had it in their old 1992 Park Avenue Ultra, and there have been many, many more with that problem according to a couple local mechanics.
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i've heard of this too. seemed strange to me
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I think that is the problem because I shook the car and let it sit and it started I went and filled the tank and seems to be ok for now I guess.Do you guys think it will be ok if I just keep it full of gas until I can change the tank ? Also thanks for all the help this club rocks
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and after you replace your fuel pump with an OEM one, make sure you always have more than 1/4 of a tank of gas. With these and other cars that have the pump in the tank, the pump is partially cooled by the gas in the tank, and if you constantly run the gas at 1/4 or below, the pump will run hot and fail early.

My 2 Bonnies and my Camero have all had new pumps now, and now I just keep them full of gas. Cost to replace the pumps? $400 each for the Bonnies and $650 for my Camero. Dont get the cheap aftermarket one, get the OEM one.
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Actually the problem with the 92s is not baffles, it'* a misplaced/incorrectly installed strainer near the fuel pump. There is a GM TSB on this one.
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