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      06-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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The most unfortunate thing... Fixed... Now it stops accelerating HELP!

I am away for the summer, and my mom was picking up my car which had an new AC compressor and idler pulley assembly installed. My mechanic advised my mom to get gas as it was low, however she couldn't find a gas station and ran out of gas. My mechanic came to the rescue with some gas, she drove a few blocks away, the car stopped accelerating and the tach went down to 0. She shuts off, it starts fine, drives for a minute, slowly goes back down to 0 again on the tach and stops moving.

Anyone have any idea?
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      06-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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Maybe the fuel filter got clogged with old gunk? Diesel? Maybe air in the lines.
Maybe rev it up for a bit and see if it will build back pressure and clear up. Hope the fuel pump isn't dieing.
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      06-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Bad gas. Mechanic probably came to the rescue with a gallon of gas which had some water in it.
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Bad gas. Mechanic probably came to the rescue with a gallon of gas which had some water in it.
That's what I was thinking
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Air. If your mom ran the car all the way to empty and it shut off then you have some air in your fuel lines. Run the car a bit more, that will circulate the gas and you should be good.
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      06-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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Turns out the water pump failed coincidentally and it was overheating. Couldn't even get it to power up.
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