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Will not start, acts like it isn't getting gas.we sprayed starter fluid into carb and it tried to start. It acts like it looses power sometimes and will die when I slow down or idle. Could it be a blocked inline filter? Or that filter at the hose and tank area? How do I fix it myself? The guy I bought it from lied, lied, lied.

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  • sandilbrown Jun 21, 2009

    Thank you......it's been raining here and no garage, but will try the inline filter when it lets up. Thank you

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If its got an inline filter it should be located in front of fuel tank along inside frame rail, chg. that and see what happends, if no chg. than its best to do a fuel pressure test, you may have a fuel pump problem.

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