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What would be the reason why my 1998 Plymouth neon won't get fuel to the fuel rail.

The fuel pump is working and it has gas in the tank. I hooked up my scan tool and I wasn't getting any codes.

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    Willie Cooper May 03, 2017

    check fuel pump relay and also check fuel pump fuses always check what cost nothing and the quickest first

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Few problems. May be fuel filter clog, pickup sock, or clog in line if fuel is not being delivered to fuel rail

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