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Plymouth Breeze: I have a 97 plymouth breeze Ive replaced

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I have a 97 plymouth breeze I've replaced the fuel pump about 1yr ago and also i replaced the fuel filter 2days ago. My problem is that i have a problem turning on the car and when it does its all shaky. So i drive it but it loses power and i have to pump on the gas so it can run. When im going up hill my car loses power. Can u please tell me whats wrong?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
Is your check engine light on, and if so have you retrieved any codes?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
My check engine light wont turn on i dont think it works.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
That too is a problem. If you don't own a scan tool you can go by most auto parts stores and they will scan your vehicle for free. If you could do that and tell me what they find or if they receive a "no communication" error I can help you further.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I tried but the auto parts store said that in order for them to give me any codes my check engine light needs to be on.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I tried going to a auto parts store but they said they can't help me unless my check engine light is on.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for that information. If you could check your fuses. The check engine light usually receives power from the Cigarette lighter or dome light fuse. Let me know what you find.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have checked my fuses they're all fine and also my cigarette lighter does work. What if i replace the fuel pump will my troubles go away.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
I would suggest checking the fuel pressure with a gauge before spending any money on parts. If you'd like you could borrow a gauge from most parts stores for a small deposit that they return when you bring it back.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How do i check the fuel pressure where do i put the gauge
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ah ok now if my fuel pressure is low what would be my next step.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
Replacing the fuel filter, checking again, and if still low pump replacement.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have already replaced the fuel filtet about 2 days ago
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
OK if the pressure reads low pump replacement.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok thanks I'll let u know
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
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Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
Following up to see if you still need assistance.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No thank u i took out the fuel pump already i need to replace it
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for the quick reply. I'm glad I could assist you and thank you for using Just Answer!