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My 1981 toyota cressida has been sitting for 6 months,i can prime it then blah,changed fuel filter,How do I know if its the pump or something else?

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Take a gas line off and try to whirl the car over.  If you are getting gas shooting out, then your fuel pump is working.  However, just because you are getting gas out, doesn't mean that it is sufficient pressure.

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