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1988 saab engine trouble

Car engine sputters and stalls out at a few moments of driving.  mechanic replaced fuel pump which he swore would cure it but 5 weeks later he still does not have it running.  any ideas?

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Try checking your map sensor. solved my stall/die problem on 2.0 n/a 1988 900

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I had simerlar problem with opel vectra which machanic said was fuel pump so replaced it and didnt work. Any how it turned out to be water in the fuel (it doesnt need to much) so i put 2 litres of methelated spirits and running good ever since. Hope this helps.

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