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Car will start but dies when pressing the gas pedal

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It sounds like you have an issue with something in your air/fuel mixture electronics. This could be something in your throttle body, mas air flow sensor, or even an oxygen sensor. When your car is idling the air/fuel mixture is acceptable for the engine to run. When you press on the gas either too much gas is dumped in the engine or too little. If you look at your exhaust pipe you may notice a heavy built up of black soot. This would indicate that your vehicle is running extremely rich (too much gas), if your exhaust is very white then your vehicle is running lean (too little gas). The smell of the exhaust can also tell you something about how the engine is running. If it smells sweet it is running rich. I hope this helps and please don't forget to rate me.

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This is a fuel pump related problem.

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