90 ford probe dies when making a right hand turn when the fuel is to half a tank, runs fine when I do a fill-up. Always restarts after the right hand turn is made. No problems on left hand turns. Any answers appreciated

Asked by Oct 11, 2012 at 06:29 PM about the 1990 Ford Probe GT Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

90 ford probe dies when making a right hand turn when the fuel is to half a tank, runs fine when I do a fill-up. Always restarts after the right hand turn is made. No problems on left hand turns. Any answers appreciated

3 Answers

Apparently the fuel pick-up line is on the right-hand side, and when you turn the gas moves to the left side of the tank. That leads me to believe there may be some foreign material in the tank, on the 'right' side, preventing the pick-up from sucking up fuel. Fix??? I am not a believer in fix-it-in-a-can crap. It may get expensive. if I were in your position I would simply top off the tank at 1/2 tank and let it be.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
8,865

best positive fix, remove the tank, drain it completely, flush it and reinstall it. if not, syphon the tank and remove the contaminants, (water), and fill it using a can of sea foam...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

John's answer is better than mine. I realize it's not practical to have to fill up every 1/2 tank, and that is not a fix, it's more like a avoidance of the problem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Probe

Looking for a Used Probe in your area?

CarGurus has 14 nationwide Probe listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Probe Questions

Ford Probe Experts

#1 Patricia Moore
Patricia Moore
Reputation 130
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 120
#3 lindspa
lindspa
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
686 Great Deals out of 44,983 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Corvette
199 Great Deals out of 22,014 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Ranger
171 Great Deals out of 5,629 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
345 Great Deals out of 31,316 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
1,027 Great Deals out of 68,831 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Bronco
191 listings
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
23 Great Deals out of 1,325 listings starting at $1,990
Used Volkswagen Jetta
562 Great Deals out of 44,232 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota MR2
17 listings
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
82 Great Deals out of 3,936 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Escort
313 listings
Used Toyota Celica
337 listings starting at $3,295
Used Ford Taurus
262 Great Deals out of 19,077 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercury Cougar
217 listings

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.