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Author Topic: Stalling after running out of fuel  (Read 223 times)
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hardwaregrrl
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« on: August 13, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »

Seems like an easy one.....but it's been very weird.  The problems began when I hopped on the highway and the car lost engine power and bucked, then I noticed the temp gauge climbing.  So off the highway and to a gas station, literally the car was off less than 3 mins after the engine power decreased.  I took it to a shade tree shop directly across the street and they cleaned it up and found that my cooling fans were only running on the low speed and that a hose clamp had popped off.  They reconnected the hose and filled it with dexcool and told me to replace the fan soon.  my fuel gauge has been broken for a few months but I use the trip meter and computer to track and the car ran very low on fuel right after the overheating.  So I replaced the cooling fans and fuel filter and added a bit of seafoam.  Now the car stalls every morning at the same place regardless of outdoor temps, or amount of fuel.  I'm on my 3rd tank since running low on gas.  Do I have air in the system, do you have to "burp" the fuel rail after running low on fuel?  So frustrating.....
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 06:12:37 PM »

so to answer my own question, the front quick disconnect on my fuel filter wasn't fully engaged and actually ejected the fuel line at 1130pm in the middle of a left hand turn lane.  I popped it back on, and all has been fine since.  But I also realized my fuel filter is completely hanging by the fuel lines and the bracket isn't fixed to the frame.  There is no indication it ever was, no marks on the frame, no broken fasteners.....so I drilled though the bottom of the frame at the edge and put a bolt through it and the filter bracket.  Anyone else notice that their filter is just hanging by the fuel lines?
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 12:03:08 PM »

Originally had a welded stud on there to secure with a nut. Mine is currently hanging by the lines as well. Have not drilled a hold for a bolt through it. Didn't want to create another rust point with a clean hole to fasten the filter.
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