Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Tuck problem

asked by on

any onder a half a tank it studders an dies at lights an knocks anything over a half it runs fine thought it was a wrong fuel gage like it was off but when filled it clicks off at the full line so its not off so my questions is what would make it do that
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Your fuel pump is located in the fuel tank....

Your fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. The fuel pump pick up tube generally extends from the pump motor to the bottom of the tank. If the pick up tube is cracked or broken at some point, when the fuel level falls below that damaged area, the pump can draw in air/fumes rather than liquid gasoline. This can cause hesitation or stalling. To avoid any unnecessary repairs, have your stalling issue inspected by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic. They'll be able to service your fuel pump if it's proven to be at fault.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Vehicle fails dead at signal light or stop sign

It is possible that the throttle body gasket or intake manifold gaskets are leaking vacuum. The engine produces vacuum to draw in air and fuel. This vacuum needs to be regulated by the induction system. Some vacuum leaks can be...

Q: P2098, P0153

Hello. The codes you are receiving have more to do with the oxygen sensor that is after the catalytic converter and not the one that is pre-cat. I usually install a scan tool and monitor the output of the secondary...

Q: when I start my car it starts up but won't stay on what is the problem

The problem sounds like you either have a massive vacuum leak or a problem with the idle air control valve. These engines had issues with vacuum leaks at the throttle body and intake gaskets. Have someone check for vacuum leaks...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.