1991 Oldsmobile Ciera Starting/Stalling

Tiny
JDBURK
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  • 1991 OLDSMOBILE CIERA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 204,000 MILES
The car was ran out of fuel & refilled, Got about 2 miles & it stalled. It fired but would not run. Changed the filter, started and went 2 blocks & stopped again,
Fault code 42 came up, replaced ECM & it cleared, again it started & ran about 5 min. & Stopped, changed the plugs which had a gap of about.080-.085 ! The new plugs are set at a tight.060 same results !What gives? Any help is appreciated.
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 12:31 AM

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Tiny
JMALECKI
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Hello
Unfortunatly you have most likely damaged the fuel pump by running out of fuel. The fuel lubricates the pump and if you run a pump dry for 12 seconds it damages the pump, you should never run a fuel injected vehicle under a quarter of a tank turning corners can cause fuel to slosh to one side of the tank which can cause the fuel pump to not be submerged in fuel at which time the pump has no lubrication.
John
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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 10:50 AM

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