Thanks for that info, much help. The other problem I really needed to know about was, whether you think it is the fuel pump from the description and info I wrote. Can you help there?
Thanks. The answer that I need to remove the tank was great help. I did remove the back seat and there is at least 12 to 16 inches from the back of the seat to the front of the tank.
The unanswered question was whether or not you thought that the fuel pump is the problem. I've been told that there are other things that can cause the problems I have been having, for a few years, but has fradually become worse to the point of the car being unreliable now. And as for that high idle, I just don't know if a bad fuel pump can do that. I know the timing is set. I don't know if the throttle body fuel injection automatic choke assembly if bad can do this. I went to a coupld repair chops but it seems that there aren't any mechanics in the Phoenix AZ area that knows the car, being 26 years old now. It has a total of 114,500 miles plus idle time for repairs, warm up, and stoplights, etc.
This car used to run so much different and better. It seems like it has been years with this problem of the car's performance getting worse, as I have repaired many things, that always seem to help, but never totally get rid of the problem.
I did check every vaccumn line under the hood. There is one line I can't find that broke off when I removed the fuel filter, still searching, but that isn't enough to cause these problems. I hope I can find out where that vacumn lines connected to the air cleaner goes. If there is a major vacumne leak, I had hoped the engine diagnostic would haave indicated that. I stripped every harness and checked every wire and vacumn line and couldn't find a a problem. I even changed the MAP censor. It didn't need that. It actually acts, like it needs a fuel pump or carberator, but doen't have a carberator. But what is weird is that it runs good sometimes and runs bad sometims, and sometimes it starts great and sometimes it is a battle to get it to start. There is nothing that is a uniform ongoing problem as it happens unexpectedly, excapt you can't punch it while in drive for it trys to dog out, but runs, and sometimes I can punch it in park and it sounds good, yet most of the time, it trys to stall, like it hesitates before it speeds up rpms. And then again, it also stalls when I punch it. Totally unprodictable, except how bad it will run. Sometimes it runs just a little bad, sometimes it runs ok, and then dies, or doesn't. It is the most inconsistent problem I have ever come across. I don't even know if it is an electrical problem, but if it is an electrical problem it affects the fuel flow. The fuel flow is always a factor. The cause is what is not uniform, nor predictable. I worked on the car last month for example, drove the thing as hard as I could, stp and go, everything and it ran great. I told the wife it was fixed. She used it the next day and she barely made it home.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 1:22 PM