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AutoMD ... 10/28/2013
1999 Buick LeSabre Limited 6 Cyl 3.8L - Engine
why wont my car hold any gas, ill try to put some in and it will only take a little bit then spit the rest out.
it has alittle over 200,000 miles but it was alright till my friend put a new fuel pump in for me because i needed one and he put it on and a couple days later it started acting up like i was about to run out of gas, and dying out. when i start it now it wont run, it acts like it ran out of gas when i try to start it. everything was fine till i had my friend put new pump in?
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  • Jimm
    Jimm 10/28/2013
    Usually, this issue is related to plugged evaporative fuel tank vent hoses - these run from the top of the fuel tank to just next to the fuel filler neck by the gas cap.

    As a firststep - simply try to unplug the hoses using a length of hanger wire. If this does not clear up the issue, you will have to replace the vent hoses.
  • Jimm
    Jimm 10/29/2013
    The problem may not be related to either inexpensive, poor quality fuel, or the fuel pump installation. The issue - as you have described - is more than likely related to plugged vent / evaporative hose - along the length of tube from the fuel fill tube down to the fuel tank.

    Try the suggested repair using a length of wire to unplug the vent hose / tube as first step. Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for more specific steps and instruction, even videos - as needed.

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