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#8 of 9 1992 Deville , Loss of pwr then okay / starting problem after travel
Dec 26, 2009 (11:21 pm)
I just purchased my 92, from an estate, put about 250 miles on it.
I was getting on the freeway going around a sharp curve and lost for a moment power. Straightened out once going straight. Then again a few days later. Both times I did notice I had less then 2 gallons of fuel. I felt like the engine was not getting gas during both. I have now kept at lease 5 gallons super in.
Also after I am out for a while it is hard to start, takes about 3 turns to start.
**anyone have a clue ? I read about the cleaning of connections, anyone do that?
#9 of 9 Re: 1992 Deville , Loss of pwr then okay / starting problem after travel [jgsbuffalo]
Dec 27, 2009 (4:22 am)
You probably have a problem with the fuel pump in the gas tank. There might even be a baffle broke loose in the tank. I think Cadillacs of about this age had problems with this.
You are going to have to have the tank dropped and looked at. The loose baffle might be glued down with epoxy or even pulled out of the tank. If you do this, have the pump replaced. Even thought the pump/gauge sender might cost about $250, since the tank will be down, I would go ahead and replace.
Or, you might just keep the tank nearly full and see if this keeps the loose baffle from causing a problem.