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Old 07-14-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
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Do are tanks have one?

Cuz it seems i can only get my car down to about 3Gal befor i hvae to get gas....or ill stal out.


Or is this normal for these cars?
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Splash shields are on the outside if there.. to protect the tank from rocks and road debris.

Our cars 87-99 100% sure.. unknown on 00+'* do not have any shielding.

There are baffles inside the tank to keep fuel from sloshing around too much. Then there is a strainer sock on the end of the pump to pick up the fuel.
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Do are tanks have one?

Cuz it seems i can only get my car down to about 3Gal befor i hvae to get gas....or ill stal out.


Or is this normal for these cars?
Sounds a lot like your strainer could be dirty or the Pump is getting weak... Have you checked the pressure?

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Do are tanks have one?

Cuz it seems i can only get my car down to about 3Gal befor i hvae to get gas....or ill stal out.


Or is this normal for these cars?
Sounds a lot like your strainer could be dirty or the Pump is getting weak... Have you checked the pressure?
well i dont think that would be the problem cuz its find all the way from full down to 3gals left... so i think either the gas is realy moveing around or the Pick-up is not all the way down...
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Sometimes if my tank is empty and I turn right (or left? can't remember) the car start to stall. I hate that...
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Do are tanks have one?

Cuz it seems i can only get my car down to about 3Gal befor i hvae to get gas....or ill stal out.


Or is this normal for these cars?
Sounds a lot like your strainer could be dirty or the Pump is getting weak... Have you checked the pressure?
well i dont think that would be the problem cuz its find all the way from full down to 3gals left... so i think either the gas is realy moveing around or the Pick-up is not all the way down...
Not sure what the problem is then... We should have the same identical fuel tank between our cars... And possibly the same fuel pump... 94 had a couple pumps...

I have ran mine as low as .70 of a gallon... Happened one time and I didn't think I was going to make it to a gas station... No problems... Took a while to fill it all the way up tho...LMAO...

And for everyone, always keep you tank above 1/4 full...

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I have quite owned a few GM products with the fuel pump in the tank and the earlier ones all seem to chug and stall when you brake hard, accelerate fast or take a corner to quick. Only one would completely stall out though... a 90 LaSabre. The fuel pump finally gave out and I couldnt believe the debris in it.
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