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Old 04-23-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
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I was wondering why when i have 1/2 tank or less my car shuts off when i turn right and give it a little bit of gas? I have been told that it is probably the fuel filter and thats waht i believe that it is but im not sure....any ideas?
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shut off dead.....or loose gas for a second?
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So you're sayin this only happens when you have a half-tank of gas.. hmmm..weird.
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This problem has been discussed in quite some detail earlier. It seems to affect only the 1992 models.
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it really depends....if its closer to E and i really step on it it will die....and if its closer to half and i get on it a lot it will be noticable that it loses power like gas isnt getting there....but then if its closer to e and i get on it a little not a lot it just loses power....what you guys think? fuel filter or just manufacturing flaw?
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i checked it out but the main person said it was their problem when they turned left not right
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Where'* willwren or somebody who knows this stuff when u need 'em. Crazydriver i guarantee ur in luck ..
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I have a similar problem when making right turns on my '92 SSE */c and it only occurs when the fuel tank is less than 1/2 or 1/4 full. Mine stumbles under these conditions, but I always decelerate a little and wait a few seconds for engine power to return, so I don't know if it would stall if I were to accelerate when it stumbles. On my '92, the problem definitely has nothing to do with oil pressure or anything else - it'* absolutely related to the level of fuel in the tank. I know that because I drive the same route to work every day, and drive consistently, and the problem never happens when the fuel tank is 1/2 full or more.

Yes, there were several posts about similar problem(*) in the old posts, but nobody ever found a fix...
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Happened in my 92 SSE, my brother'* 92 SE and my mom'* 92 Olds 88. The fuel pickup is too short and mounted to the side, so when there is lower amounts of fuel and it sloshes to the left as in a right hand turn, it gets no fuel. There is a fairly cheap fix that involves either the newer pickup or a reservoir bag on the pickup to compensate for short "no fuel" conditions. I think it was $168 for my brother to get it fixed, don't know how much for mom, and I just keep my tank reletively full.
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