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Old 08-28-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Hello I owen a 99 pontiac bonneville 3800 engine (not supercharged) I ran out of gas a couple of weeks ago. And had no problem when i restarted! But after driving for awhile it stalled when i took my foot off acelerator. But it will start rite back up thankfully since it happens randomly in traffic. And when i go to start it when i havent driven it for say a half hour or so it takes about 8 or more cranks to get it running. It runs fine with no missing when it'* running! Could the problem be that there is air in my fuel line? Can someone please help me to solve this problem?
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Fuel filter sucked sediment off the bottom of your tank.. get a new fuel filter and problem solved
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Like mentioned, replace the fuel filter. however, this sounds a lot like a GP I had here the other week. The problem was a bad fuel pressure regulator. Pull the vacuum line and see if you smell gas.
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thanks Dan but which vacume line?
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The one that'* on the fuel pressure regulator. That'* on the fuel rail.
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ok thanx i'll look into it!
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I would check you fuel pressure too. Running on less than a quarter tank for extended periods of time causes the fuel pump to heat up. You might need to replace the pump with your pressure is low.
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