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Either the pump is going out or it could be time to change fuel filters. Be sure and use a good (LUCAS) fuel injector cleaner as injectors can get clogged with a single grain of sand. Not enough info on this car to know if it`s a manual fuel pump or in the tank. I`m assuming it`s in the tank.

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