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1999 galant doesn't get fuel

I checked the fuel pump and it is working fine, when I spray starting fuild in the air cleaner it runs, what could it be if its not the fuel pump. thanks doug

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Fuel filter may be plugged. You need to confirm you have fuel pressure, unfortunately most people don't have a fuel pressure tester around the garage. Is it real cold where you are, if so, perhaps some gasline antifreeze may help.

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