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my engine cutsout

This is a discussion on my engine cutsout within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i am in need of some advice, recently my engine has been cutting out while i am driving, it started ...

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    hwnish
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    my engine cutsout

    i am in need of some advice, recently my engine has been cutting out while i am driving, it started when i accidently ran out of gas. i changed the fuel filter and found a fair amount of sediment in it. normally i can restart the engine after it cools down a bit then it runs a little rough, but i am able to get back home. this is a 94' Trans Am, if you need to know more about what is happening let me know and i will try to be more specific. nay owrds of wisdom would be appreciated.

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    sounds like you may have burnt up the pump. Its really bad to run an electric fuel pump out of gas because gas accually helps cool the windings in the pump. Air in an electric pump can also kill it. dont hold me to it but thats what it sounds like. One way to find out is run a pressure test off the fuel rail if its lower than factory spec its most likely gonna be the pump.

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    hwnish
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    Quote Originally Posted by redline
    sounds like you may have burnt up the pump. Its really bad to run an electric fuel pump out of gas because gas accually helps cool the windings in the pump. Air in an electric pump can also kill it. dont hold me to it but thats what it sounds like. One way to find out is run a pressure test off the fuel rail if its lower than factory spec its most likely gonna be the pump.
    thanks.......appreciate the help

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    I had the same thing

    No it was not on an f-body but what it turned out to be was the screen that is on the pump in the fuel tank. sometimes if you run low you suck up all that crap in the tank and it clogs the screen. if that is the case the sooner you get to it the better for the fuel pump if it is saveable. either way GOOD LUCK. hope this helps.

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    thanks.........was hoping i wouldn't have to drop the fuel tank.......but i guess i gotta........oh...so much for the quick cheap repair....lol..........i'll give that a try.....thanks again

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