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I have a 99 jeep grand cherokee and i put gas in it and drove a 1/2 mile and it stopped accelerating and would not start for 20 minutes now it will start but could this be the fuel pump? All of the electrical stuff was fine when it died. Or could this be just the fuel filter?

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Cant say if its the fuel pump but how a filter works is when the flow stops the sediment will settle off the filter. If enough sediment is in the filter you will fell power loss after driving for awile.Now if you werent having issues before this doing freeway speeds or gunning it around town I wouldnt suspect a filter from just driving around town. If it were a filter on a vehicle your age it would set a check engine light for running lean,
Now its pretty typical for a fuel pump to stop then work later when it cools off.
If your still experimenting look at the fuel pump realy under the hood in the fuse box and if you have a lookalike like a the horn or ac relay then swith one with the fuel pum relay.

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