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Old 05-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default 2000 SSEI starts then dies (fixed)

Yesterday after I filled my car(first time since January) after leaving the gas station the car immediately stalled out and the battery light came on. I got the thing to start up if I had the accelerator down, but then it just bogs out. I noticed some steam come from the exhaust and a pretty crappy smell. Since it sat all winter, and I did run the car pretty low yesterday, is there a chance that there is some water in the fuel system? my first guess was a clogged fuel filter, but now I think its something else. This morning I got it to start and run for a little while, but when I shut it off, it wouldn't start back up. Car has just about 150K, and I can hear the fuel pump, but whats with the battery light? No SES lights show up either.


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sounds like a good idea to start off with some dry gas..
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sounds like a good idea to start off with some dry gas..
Poured 2 bottles of ISO-HEET in it about 2 days ago. I have gotten it to start but it doesn't idle smooth or anything. It threw an SES code this morning when I tried I'll get the code later on.
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did you put fuel stabilizer in it before parking it?
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did you put fuel stabilizer in it before parking it?
At some point I did, I think. While I was away(January-Now) I had my dad start it up every week or so and let it run for a little bit, idk if that really means anything.
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What condition is the coolant in? How often has it been changed? What does the oil look like?

I hope the LIM gaskets didn't give up on you while parked.
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running the car doesnt do anything for the gas going bad, ive had better luck putting a bunch of stabil in it a battery tender and leave it alone.
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Turns out it was the MAF that was dying(this prob threw the battery light?) then it got worse and threw the SES light. Got that replaced+fuel filter+front VC gasket+SC oil change for around 425 today at this GM guys garage.
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Good to hear it'* fixed. I'll mark the thread that way.
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