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Car wont start

Car will start if you put gas on the air filter, once the the fuel is used up it dies. could it be a plugged filter or a fuse burnt out?

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It sound like your pump is bad, mine went out about 4 months ago in my 2002 Firebird I replaced my fuel filter that wasn.t it I changed out my fuel pump. That was the problem also to save some money go online to thepartslady.com they sell new parts at alot cheaper price than the autoparts dealers and also with a better warranty on their parts. Hope this helps. Good Luck

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Fuel pump could be bad

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  • jacknnm Apr 29, 2009

    bad fuel pump

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