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1998 Ford Taurus stalled out

As I was driving my car this AM it kept stalling, acting as if it wanted to die. Gas gauge went crazy (up and down). Car kept running but it acted as if it was losing power.

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You have a fuel pump problem it was shorting for some reason hence the gauge going crazy from the float circuit being shorted. your fuel pump is on it's last leg have it replace this will solve the problem. please rate this

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