2002 Buick Regal

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
2002 Buick Regal 140000 miles

My 2002 Buick Regal LS stalled on me randomly. I could not get it started but once I got pulled to the top of a hill, it randomly decided to start about two hours later. I only ran it for about a mile before it stalled on me again. But of course, two hours later it started for another mile and stalled again.
When I try to start it right after it stalls, it acts like it is going to start up and almost does for a split second but then dies again. But why when I start it hours later after it cools down will it start for a couple minutes?

My thinking is that it is the fuel pump possibly? Or is it something electric? I just can't get it to stay running and have no idea of what it may possibly be. PLEASE HELP! Thank you!
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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 AT 7:40 PM

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Tiny
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I am suspecting the fuel pump as well. You need to get a fuel gauge hooked up to it when it doesn't start and make sure the pressure is completely in spec.
(48-55 psi key on engine off)

IF the the pump is bad, replace the filter at the same time.

Post back if it is good.
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Thursday, June 4th, 2009 AT 5:38 AM
Tiny
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How do I test the fuel pump with a fuel gauge?

Also where is the fuel filter generally located?

After working on my car yesterday, my car would not start but if I gave it gas it would stay started, but it sounded like it was firing on two or three cylinders. And if I tried to give it more gas, the Rpms would not go up. It just stayed consistant no matter how much gas I gave it. I tried not to keep it running for long cause it sounded so bad, but it was just weird to me. Still thinking fuel pump?

Thanks!
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Thursday, June 4th, 2009 AT 12:44 PM
Tiny
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IF it isn't getting enough fuel it can sound that way.

I would still check the pressure. Either you start testing for loss of spark or loss of fuel to begin with. Assuming no codes are present in the pcm.

http://www.2carpros.com/dia/test_fuel_pressure.htm

Fuel filter is along the frame between the rear and front wheels closer to the rear on the driver's side.
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Thursday, June 4th, 2009 AT 5:36 PM

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