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Malibu 2001. Motor turns but won't start. Idle 1 second and dies.

Yesterday it was starting no problem, i was low on gas but the orange light was not on. Today it won't start. I have added gas, I think it might the gas filter or something electrical??. I can hear the pump run when I put the switch on. Where is the gas filter on this thing?

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The fuel filter is underneath down by the tank!!!
you may have vapor lock the fuel system!!!
under the hood in the fuel line you will find a shreader valve (like on the tire) somthing and push that in too see if your getting fuel!!!!

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The problem is your gas pump it's suffering a low pressure, just keep it starting till it reach the pressure it needs.

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I'm having a difficult time understanding what you are saying...It almost looks like someone's answer got mixed with your question. I would check the filter though...even if it turns out to not be the problem likely it has not been serviced (often overlooked) so you will not waste money doing this.
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Good luck, I hope Ive helped somewhat!

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