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1999 Ford Crown Victoria Question: why is it using soo much gas and acts like its going to shut off?????

 

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diamond8775, Victorville, CA, January 02, 2013, 17:06
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i put a whole tank of gas in it. after i go down the hill and i stop at 3 to 5 stores its on empty again...why??? also when i stop at red lights i always have to put it in park so it wont shut off..

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    Tomiko January 02, 2013, 17:44
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    is the check engine light on?

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    csubak30 January 03, 2013, 05:44
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    Unless you have a gas tank leak (you would smell this!) or fuel line break you cannot be running out of fuel this quickly. You need an immediate fuel system inspection as if you are leaking fuel, this vehicle can catch on fire and or explode while driving. It will keep stalling if there is a leak because the fuel pressure keeps bottoming out and only pushing the accelerator down can increase the fuel pressure (this also forces more fuel out of the leak). Do not drive till inspected!

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