Car dies in peak hour traffic only

Tiny
ALBERT72
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 MAZDA FAMILIA
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 198,000 MILES
The car drives perfect except in peak hour stop start traffic, in appears to be starving of fuel till it won't restart at all even though having half a tank of fuel. It restarted this morning after sitting for 15 to 20 minutes other times I've top it up with $20 fuel from petrol can. Happen 3 times now only in stop start peak hour traffic not long owned this car. Obviously why it was solded
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 AT 10:20 PM

1 Reply

Tiny
CARADIODOC
  • EXPERT
What you described is commonly caused by a plugged pickup screen inside the fuel tank. This applies to any car with the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail on the engine, and a return line to the tank. The typical symptom is the engine runs fine at highway speeds, but stalling occurs when the largest volume of fuel is being pumped, ... Which is during coasting.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 AT 11:55 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides