Help, need suggestions on my 89 chevy celebrity eurosport

Asked by Mar 23, 2017 at 04:51 AM about the 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Was running ok, I ran out of gas, put gas in it,
wouldn't hardly start, let alone stay running.
Finally got to station and put more gas in,
thinking it jus was too low! Didn't help. Didn't
even make it back home (3 blocks) and died
again and would not start. The next day finally
get it to start and run,  jus long enough to get it
home. Replaced fuel filter, the pump seems to
be working ok still, gas is getting to engine but
now it won't hardly start at all, and if do get it
started, won't stay running at all, and it's like
when I push on accelerator it doesn't  work like
wont even Rev or anything.  HELP! Any clues?

2 Answers


what is the fuel rail pressure? it should be at 35 psi... if not maybe the fuel pressure regulator not holding.


Yes, check the fuel pressure. Running out of gas is hard on the fuel pump, it may not be able to produce the proper fuel pressure. But also there is a strainer on the end of the fuel pump that may be all plugged up now. Check the fuel pressure and if it is low, try an new strainer on the end of the fuel pump. But if you have to drop the fuel tank to do this, (if there is no access plate above the fuel pump) you might as well just replace the fuel pump and strainer. Would be no sense dropping the tank twice.

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