Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Why is it using soo much gas and acts like its going to shut off?????

(1999 Ford Crown Victoria)
in Victorville, CA on January 02, 2013
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..
Displaying 2 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on January 03, 2013
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!
Sign in to reply
on January 02, 2013
is the check engine light on?
Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Shop that did computer reading and tech, doesn't do mufflers, ect….stated that o2 sensors indicate that the engine li...
Car won,t start due to no power to these components. what should i do?
Didn't find what you were looking for?