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Gas not getting to caridles for about burator

My 88 cutlass supreme will not stay cranked. When I crank it up it idles for about 10 seconds then it cuts off. Gas is not getting into the carburator. Could this be because of my fuel pump?

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Does it have a inline fuel filter? if it does chg. that and also the filter in the carburator. If there alright than fuel pump is bad.

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It could be a plugged fuel filter too check that first before replacing the fuel pump

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