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When I pump gas it shuts off after a short time, before its full. A mechanic told me it had something stuck in the line about 2 ft. dwn. Does that sound right?

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Seems to be a fuel filter issue or, faulty fuel pump as well. i would replace the fuel filter and pump.

I would also, add a fuel additive to the tank. this will scrub and, remove debris from the fuel lines and intake .

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