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Old 05-22-2019, 12:17 PM
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Low Fuel Level Stall on Deceleration

Interesting phenomenon I'm experiencing in my 1998 RL SE... I find that once I allow the fuel level to fall below about 1/8 of a tank, the car will simply stall as I brake at a traffic light or stop sign - or even drive down a steep hill. Once I fill the tank, the issue goes away until I consume that tank again. When filling the tank, the fuel level is not even low enough to illuminate the low-fuel light - and the car takes a full 14 gallons (tank is 18).
I don't see a lot of other posts about this situation, so I'm thinking this might be an issue unique to my car... Any thoughts?

The simple solution, of course, is to fill up at a 1/4 tank... but it seems to me that this is NOT normal behavior.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:13 AM
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A member had a similar situation on his 2000 Acura RL after having his fuel tank replaced ,do you know if the fuel tank or fuel pump has been replaced on your car?. See quote below.

Originally Posted by Babafats View Post
Thanks for the responses I have identified and fixed the prob The attachment plastic pipe on the aftermarket pump screen was about a quarter in shorter than the original screen So I extended the attachment pipe with a piece of rubber hose and attached the old screen as the aftermarket screen was much smaller than the original and its attachment angle was different i.e it sat higher in the tank looking into the tank and jacking up the car on the left side confirmed that the bowl in the tank where the screen sits does not empty when the car is tilted. So it was a learning experience. The stalling on a low tank has disappeared
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I did see this post - but I don't believe the tank or pump have been replaced.
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