Re: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] hesistation
- There can be multiple reasons for your problem, but it's
most likely that there's a fuel baffle in your gas tank
that has broken loose. Now when you go up hill, the
gas moves away from the pump suction inlet, and the engine
gets fuel starved. You may have the same problem on tight
corners when the fuel level is low.
From what I've heard, if this is the problem, there really is
no cure except to replace the fuel tank.
If you haven't done it already, it probably wouldn't hurt to
replace the fuel pump, strainer, and filter too. Besides, the
only real way to know if the baffles are loose in the tank is
to pull the fuel pump out of the tank and reach in there to
--- Will <damage04life@...> wrote:
> Hey, All,__________________________________
> I have a 1992 Sedan Deville 4.9L FWD. Whenever the gas tank is below 7 gallons the car
> hesistates and slows down when going up hill. Is that the fuel level indicator not reading
> correctly? Please help.
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- On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 11:35 -0800, Will wrote:
> Hey, All,If it is fuel related, it could be similar to the problem that my Cougar
> I have a 1992 Sedan Deville 4.9L FWD. Whenever the gas tank is below 7
> gallons the car hesistates and slows down when going up hill. Is that
> the fuel level indicator not reading correctly? Please help.
had. Ford had a recall on the fuel pump because it would stop providing
enough pressure when there was low fuel. The engine would lose power
when I rounded a corner fast or accelerated hard with less than a half
tank of gas. Also empty moved from true empty to about 2 gallons left.
You might want to see if there is a mechanic that can measure fuel
pressure during a drive that encounters that problem. Otherwise, I would
just replace the pump and see.
Steven Critchfield <yahoo@...>