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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2003, 09:24 PM
capricedirven
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Ive got a Q.,My car dies when in a sever turn when I give it gas to make the turn quickly,I lose power,It dosent stall or any thing just seams as though the fuel supply cuts out?!Is that normal or do I have a problem,I think its not normal because some times when I run the car hard and park it (like going to a gas station)then get back in to try to start it I have to crank the stearing wheel back and forth to get it to start,It acts as if the battery is dead.I was told by a friend (self proclaimed back yard mech.)that it might be a bad "nutral switch".Could that be?I see no mention in my chiltons manul or referance to one.Or do I have some other common related problem,It dosent happen often,but frequently.any oppinoins (preferably bassed on exp. not guess' would be app. I have enough guys who "think" they know what it is.lol...)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 05:42 PM
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It will do that even if you have as much as a 1/2 tank some times. It's normal. These cars have a bad gas tank design. The fuel runs away from the pick up very easily.
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 10:12 PM
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yeah Ive been giving it some thought and kinda came to that conclusion,thanks for the reassurance though,It did have me kinda worried.Do you have any thoughts on the other problem,the not wanting to start unless I crank the wheel?After running it hard I mean.lol...
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2003, 02:51 AM
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'Nutral switch' is probably the park/neutral switch, which is supposed to stop you from starting the car in anything but park or neutral. Sometimes if misaligned, it won't start. Try slightly moving the gear selector up and down from neutral while trying to start it, if it starts with the lever slightly out of position the switch needs adjustment (how to do this should be in chiltons manual)
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2003, 09:30 AM
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Cool,Thanks for th reply.
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 09:42 PM
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ya ive got the same problem with my 91 caprice can never get in a full donut lol i would have to say its a gas tank problem to all the fuel pins the on side away from pump due to the g-force

you can buy after market fuel cells to put in the trunk they have the honey comb in them or some sort of baffles to keep fuel from sliding to one side
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 11:00 PM
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That sounds neccassary (SP?) I like to do dough nuts,,I mean keep the fuel flowing the way it should,lol...Where would I find one like that?
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