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My 1996 Toyota Corolla acts like it is not getting enough fuel. It stalled out and I had to pull over. I managed to get it started and made it home. Is this the fuel filter? fuel pump? Is there an easy way to check? Thanks, Single Mom in Tulsa

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  • bfg3 May 11, 2010

    I would change the filter first.

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First thing to do especially since your not sure is to replace the fuel filter. Should be done every 25K - 30K also check the air filter you could have a plastic bag stuck in there or lots of wet leaves.

After that it's best to get engine diags done by a professional.

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