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Wife went out this AM and the Outlook won't start. Just cranks and cranks. No CEL before, but now there is.

Any reports of fuel freezing problems in the Lambdas? It's pretty cold here this AM (high today will by ~20)
 

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None that I've seen. Is it parked on an incline? Some members have had this issue when they have parked on a hill with little gas in the tank. Are you having roadside come and take it to the dealer? Hope you get it figured out.
 

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Also the CEL probably wont go out until it starts is what I'm thinking ???
 

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Yeah, it was parked nose up on the driveway, but the low fuel light wasn't even on I don't believe.

Was towed into the dealer this AM, no word from them yet. :(
 

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im thinking-- maybe low fuel...
but--- maybe your throttle body also froze? theres been a couple of acadia owners who had their car come to a crawl when their throttle body plates froze....

its possible a throttle body cleaning will do it.
I just made a HOW TO clean the throttle body on the acadia and traverse forum.

very curious to see what they say...
no idea what the codes are?
 

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Started right up for the dealer. :angryfire:

They're thinking it was low fuel combined with the slant of the driveway. Drive way isn't that steep and the low fuel warning hadn't come on yet. Pretty nuts if you ask me.

I guess I better not head up hill without topping off first. :banghead:
 

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salguod said:
Started right up for the dealer. :angryfire:

They're thinking it was low fuel combined with the slant of the driveway. Drive way isn't that steep and the low fuel warning hadn't come on yet. Pretty nuts if you ask me.

I guess I better not head up hill without topping off first. :banghead:
Glad it was nothing serious.
 

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Well, turns out that was premature. Dealer called again and said the tech isn't 100% sure and they wanted to keep it overnight. I've got a loaner, so it's OK by me.

Seems odd that with 1/8 tank showing as it was parked facing up hill that it wouldn't be able to start. If it were down to fumes, sure, my Mazda3 does that, but 1/8 tank is like 3 gallons or so.
 

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peek under your Lambda. the gas tank is big-- lenghtwise. take those 3 gallons and spread it over that area... and 3 gal isnt that deep....
 

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I guess the TSB on the no start / low fuel / incline issue shows a new / revised fuel pump. They're looking at if my car falls in range of VINs for that or not. If so, I get a new fuel pump, if not, I guess I watch my fuel level. I'll know more in the AM.
 

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Picked it up this AM, no new fuel pump. I guess my 2010 already has the new design. My distance to empty showed 49 miles, so maybe just over 50 when it happened. It was on the last tick on the fuel guage.

Still not 100% convinced it wasn't fuel line freeze, but what are you going to do? I was tempted to park it in the driveway and see if it happened again ... ::)
 

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Picked it up this AM, no new fuel pump. I guess my 2010 already has the new design. My distance to empty showed 49 miles, so maybe just over 50 when it happened. It was on the last tick on the fuel guage.

Still not 100% convinced it wasn't fuel line freeze, but what are you going to do? I was tempted to park it in the driveway and see if it happened again ... ::)
I'll bet if you put it in N and let it coast down the driveway (if it happened again) until it was flat it would start right up.
 

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I'll bet if you put it in N and let it coast down the driveway (if it happened again) until it was flat it would start right up.
It will start; I parked my on an incline with low fuel once. The Acadia wouldn't start; so I rolled her down to level ground and she fired right back up ;D I promptly drove to the closest gas station
 

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Might be. My Mazda will do that, but only if I really push it on gas. Like if the needle is well below the E when I park it. :eek:

Next time it's low I may try it.
 

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salgoud,

I have read the issue that have had with your Outlook. I look forward to reading the update about you having the vehicle on an incline when it gets low on gas again.

Have a great Monday!
Michelle P., GM Customer Service
 

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salgoud,

I have read the issue that have had with your Outlook. I look forward to reading the update about you having the vehicle on an incline when it gets low on gas again.

Have a great Monday!
Michelle P., GM Customer Service
Michelle P.,

I'm very glad that GM Customer Service is reading these forum boards. I know this is off topic (sorry salgoud) but, what is going on with the timing chains in these Lambdas? I mean these are failing like crazy, is it a bad batch of chains, bad oil, combo of both, VIN related or what. Any input would be great!
 
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