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My car has a problem starting after getting gas, Battery is

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my car has a problem starting after getting gas
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Battery is good, had it tested.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2004 chevy malibu maxx
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have taken it to the shop, tech said it sounds like a vapor lock.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: i ran the tank to almost empty, then filled it up, thats when problem started.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Check your fuel pressure regulator. It is a commonly replace part. To diagnose this you will need a fuel pressure gauge hooked up while the problem is happening. See if the fuel pressure drops, you can pinch the return line that leads into the fuel tank and see if it is bleeding pressure back into the tank.

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Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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