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No fuel flow

I have 2006 toyota carrola. My 17 yr old son was driving and was at a friend's house the car was low on gas and he put some gas from a gas can in it. He then drove car a 1/4 mile down the road and it just quit. It turns over fine. It is acting like it is not getting gas. I took the air hose off and poured a few drops of gas directly in the fuel injection port and the car started and ran as long as fuel was in the injection port. once that was gone the car would suppter out again and would not start. I think it's the fuel filter, or could it be the fuel pump?

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Its likely the filter, but you can check the pump easily by removing the back seat (the lower part) and the pump cover should be there on the floor. Now listening carefully have someone turn the key to the on position and you should have about ten seconds to hear to pump running...just put your ear on the cover and it should be more than loud enough to hear it working....now remember you have limited time to check before the computer shuts the pump off.....as for the filter....replace it....its relatively cheap and very easy to remove and install. the likely problem was particles of dirt or rust or etc... in the can. But it could also be entirely coincidental.... I hope my advice helps.

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Fill it up with fresh gas!
Old gas won't fire so you'll have to add something with a high octaine like fuel injector cleaner to get it up to firing range.
I hope it was old gas and not an oil gas mix!
Try it!
Good Luck!

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