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97 Firebird my 16 yr old drives, need help Please

The car has new transmission, engine, battery (as of yesterday) but last two days she drives it about 15 minutes and at a stop sign it dies, even slowing down to stop just dies. No lights, whistles, etc. Had a place check the alternator and it was fine.

I'm scared for her to drive this now...please any ideas?

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  • Clem238 Jan 13, 2009

    It was my fuel pump, got new one, works like a charm, starts up first try and stays running !!!



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