All right, ill try to explain my situation as clearly as i can and this may be lengthy. For the record, I have an 02 saturn sl2 and every time I pump gas, the nozzle will click every few dollars as if my tank is full even when its near empty or half full.
2 weeks ago: I started my engine up and went about a few feet then my engine went dead. My car would crank but not fire up and i wasnt getting a reading on the insturment panel so i figured it was a fuel pump related problem. I took a look at the fuse panel for any fuses that could be blown or in bad shape. The only fuse i pulled out was the pcm-b fuse but upon further inspection, it was good and after that it started up fine.
Next day: I get gas after work, drive home, grab a few things, start car up, get a few feet, dies, wont start,no insturment panel reading, pull same fuse, put same fuse back, go on my way.
Next week: So I haven’t put any gas in my car for a week and it has been working perfectly. I start to get near 1/4 tank so i put another $25 of gas in, started my car up and only got far enough to get away from the pumps when i notice my gas gauge going down, low rpm, and lost power steering. My car then died as i was pulling into a parking space. I did the same little trick and it started up again.
Today: Make a list of reasons why my car is stalling and plan to fix them from cheapest to most expensive. Start with putting gas line anti freeze as I rule out if there is water in my tank or not. ( I meant to put in one with water absorber, but i put a normal bottle in) Start my car up, get to school which is about 6-10km and when I was pulling in I noticed that my gauge was almost empty. I stopped the car and went to start it up again to see if i would get a new reading but my car just cranked. Tried a few more times but it wouldnt start until i did my little pcm-b fuse trick.
Now i am just wondering what you people think could be the problem but this is my conclusions and debates…
Water/Air in tank - Why would does my car stop giving me an reading on my insturment panel after it stalls.
Pcm faulty -Why does it only happen shortly after i open my gas tank (or maybe conincedince)
Pcm fuse blown -It works after i put it back in
Fuel filter clogged or fuel pump blown -why does my car start after i do the fuse trick.