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Seems as if no fuel is getting to the dfi system. how do i check to find if the fuel pump is not working or if the fuel filter is clogged?

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  • baxter_roo Feb 13, 2009

    i have problems i will have plenty of gas but just recently i will be driving and i will put on the gas and it will act as though it is going to choke i left of the gas briefly it will kick back upspeed a little and then i put on the gas pedal again and it just repeats itself it doesnt happen all the time it doesnt matter if i am on a straightaway or going uphill i have no idea what the problem is ive had several people offer irt may be the fuel filters or the oxygen sensor or bad gas or the injectors i know nothing of cars it is actually the second car i have ever owned. I need advice i want to find out for sure what it is without being given lies and being taken to cleaners.

    can you help??



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Turn the key to the on position but do not start , listen for a humming in the rear of car if you do not hear anything it could be the fuel pump

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Turning the key on will make the pump cycle at least once. turn key on and off listening to or getting help listening to the fuel tank area of the car. check filter by removal. If you go as far as to remove it, just replace it.
Also would be helpful to know year and engine if this doesnt solve your trouble.

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