1989 dynasty, 4 door, automatic, 6 cylender

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Old 09-21-03, 01:00 AM
WhiteTiggress
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1989 dynasty, 4 door, automatic, 6 cylender

Problem: I ran out of gas in this car, and after filling back up, had problems with what I think is the fuel line or pump. When I hit the gas, the car goes, then I feel the gas peddal slip and there is no more acceleration. I can turn the engine complely off, and re-start the engine, and again hit the gas once for a short burst of acceleration but again the gas peddal slips and the car does not accelerate.

When in Neutral or Park, I can rev the car up, (I do not know the RPM) and about half way the engine sputters, sometimes backfires and thent he car stalls.

The fuel filter near the rear back wheel is cleaned and clear of any debris, and the fuel line seems to be clear.

I would need baby step instructions on how to go about finding out if the fuel pump is clogged and/or if I need to change it.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Old 09-21-03, 05:10 AM
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Sounds like a wasted fuel pump.

Running a FI car out of gas is bad business....because the fuel cools, "lubricates" the pump and suspends dirt out of the strainer.

By running it low on fuel (no reason to ever do this), you cause one of those three conditions to happen.

Throw out the fuel filter for a new one, it's wasted. Likely a bad pump. A fuel pressure gauge rented from Autozone will confirm it, but Chrysler fuel pumps of this vintage were problems anyhow.

Not that bad of a job, I have done a few.....check autolibrary below for the R&R.
 
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Old 09-21-03, 07:15 AM
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"The fuel filter near the rear back wheel is cleaned and clear of any debris, and the fuel line seems to be clear."

Have you replaced the fuel filter? Like Joe said, you might want to start there and check (while the fuel line is off) if your fuel pump is working at all.
 
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Old 09-22-03, 11:04 PM
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what would i need to do to make sure it is the fule pump??
 
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Old 09-22-03, 11:08 PM
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i also have an issue with getting it smogged. the car was orginally for nebraska so it did not need to be smoged. my grandmother gave me the car and she said that it need a part to pass smog. any idea what it is that i would need and how hard would that be to do??
 
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Old 09-23-03, 05:22 AM
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When you turn on the key, the fuel pump should start pumping for a few seconds. Have a hose connected to the fuel line and into a container of some sort. Do this in a well ventilated area with no open flames around. Have a helper.
As far as not passing emisions testing, there are many things that can cause problems.
 
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Old 09-23-03, 03:02 PM
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I agree.

Original poster: Start with my "The Basics", tell us what you find and let's go from here. Sounds like the car has not seen maintenance in a while.
 
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