1992 Cadillac Deville engine cut out on bends

Tiny
COLIN4385
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  • 1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES
1992 Cadillac de ville V-8 FWD in excellent conditons, low milage, cuts out when doing long right hand bends at speed as in entering Interstate on a cloverleaf. Engine restarts immediately the wheels return to straight
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Saturday, January 17th, 2009 AT 10:21 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Tech Service Bulletin T-92-116 Stalling on long right sweeping turn typically with 6 gallons or less of gas.
Fuel pump strainer not positioned properly replace with improved strainer P/N 25121783
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
TCWILCOX
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When you fuel is low, going onto a exit ramp pushes all your gas to one side of the tank, making the car cut out because of the gas not reaching the pump. As soon as you level out the car will quit cutting out.
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 9:38 AM
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FACTORYJACK
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Early 90's C body devilles had some issues with the baffle in the fuel tank coming loose and shifting during turns. If you take the tank down, look inside.
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 9:58 PM
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I would love to have more info on this issue. My 92 cadi is having the same probs. Please let us know what the solution was! Thank you!
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 2:42 PM
Tiny
FACTORYJACK
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#T-92-116: LOSS OF POWER, HESITATION ON TURNS(REPL. FUEL PUMP STRAINER) - (Jun 29, 1992)

SUBJECT: MOMENTARY LOSS OF POWER OR HESITATION ON TURNS

MODELS AFFECTED: 1990-1992 DE VILLES, FLEETWOODS, AND SIXTY SPECIALS

Some 1990-1992 DeVilles, Fleetwoods, and Sixty Specials may experience a momentary loss of power or hesitation while driving on sweeping right-hand curves, such as an exit ramp, or on hard right turns with low fuel level (generally six gallons or less).

Vehicles that have the above symptoms may have fuel pumps and strainer assemblies slightly mispositioned on the tank sending unit causing the strainer to not stay fully submerged in fuel.

To repair this condition replace the fuel pump strainer with P/N 25121783. This new strainer will stay submerged in fuel to prevent starvation.

Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

Also check for a loose anti-slosh baffle
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 12:56 AM
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CYNDI77@MSN.COM
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Gstacey,
can you tell me more about the anti slosh baffle.
We were ready to replace the fuel pump, filter and strainer, but the pressure tested perfect. They lifted up the car and when they tapped on the tank there was some sort of rattle. Could the baffle be causing a howling/whooing noise? What can be done to remedy the problem. Thanks so much, Cyndi
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Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 8:47 PM
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FACTORYJACK
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The baffle is on the inside of the tank, it is there to prevent fuel slosh from greatly affecting the gauge sender. It won't cause any noise like your describing.
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Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 10:39 PM

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