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Old 04-20-2008, 04:09 PM
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Sunfire, died and wont start back, fuel pump is running, no gas getting to filter

I have a 2000 sunfire, It was spuddering bad (sure you have seen the other threads) and I was driving it yesterday, and it lost all power and died, I rolled it into someones driveway, and sat for probally 15 minutes, and tried it, and it still wouldnt start, It was like it wasnt getting any gas, like the tank was empty, but it had plenty of gas. well I left it there, and today I went down, and tried it again, you can hear the pump running, so I decided maybe a fuel filter, I put the new filter on, and it still wouldnt start, so I decided to unhook one of the hoses from the fuel filter, and try it, and there was no gas being pumped to it, even though the pump is running. Any suggestions? thanks ALSO, I was told that it could be the sock in the tank?

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Old 04-20-2008, 04:18 PM
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I would most definately check the sock. if you got some water it's too large to go through the screen,not to mention,any other crap you may have picked up from years(?)of use. Tom
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When I bought it, the screw on gas cap was missing, so im almost positive it has water in it
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Well, I just called the tow company/mechanic, and he is going to pick it up tomorrow, and fix whatever is wrong, I am planning on saving now, as I have heard a pump can run me 400 if that is what is wrong
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I have had a few GM cars in the shop with the same type of problem. on all of these cases the hose between the pump and sender had a split in it. You can put a pump in it or just change the hose.
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Thank you Mike H, That is what the mechanic had said, he said he has seen them do that, and they will do this same thing. I guess I will find out when he finds out what is wrong, I will let you all know!
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:01 AM
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Another possibility is a clogged fuel line, if the sock went bad it could have let a lot of crap through.
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