Car stalls when fuel tank gets belowquarter tank or less

Asked by Dec 05, 2010 at 09:20 PM about the 1989 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when the fuel tank gets low about a quarter tank or less the car seems to stall avery onece on a while till i fill it again, it will start right back up ,but i need to keep the tank somewhat full to stay away from the problem. Fuel Filter dirty maybe??

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replace fuel filter,your gaduge could also be off a little.

the sending unit is bad on it. they recalled the 89, 90, and 91 for that problem

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if your sending unit was bad your gas gaudge would not move.all it does is work like a gas float in the older cars.eather fuel filter or sock filter on fuel pump.also gaudges are dummy gaudges,cant really trust what they are reading.

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you can see the TSB (technical service bulletin) here for that problem and all other widespread problems affecting the '89 http://www.tsbdata.com/tsb/1989-ford-escort-l4-116-1_9l-sohc-ho.html

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