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1988 ford t-bird turbo coupe 2.4 i'v got fuel to the fuel filter and the fuel filter is clean if i spray stating fluid in the air intake the engine will run until out of ether so whats the problem from here? the fuel pump appears to be putting out plenty of fuel,i checked it.

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It is your fuel pump it has to put out at least 30psi at the fuel rail. Regardless of how much gas you think its getting its not enough. Replace the fuel pump.

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