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When fuel drops below 1/2 tank wont start, sometimes stalls when running. Can fuel pump be losing prime when tank gets lower? When I add fuel then pump accelerator it starts

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There's a chance it may be getting weak & adding more fuel makes it work a little easier, but have also seen rust hole half way up fuel pump/sender pick-up tube , which cause it to **** air once it gets down to that level, then when you add fuel, you've covered hole with fuel, eliminating that problem until it gets down to that level again. I'd try a filter change just in case it helps, and if you need to replace pump, that parts already done. Some of those were accessible from under back seat , so check that before you drop tank to replace pump if necessary. If you have access to a fuel pressure gauge, even better.

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You may have a problem in your tank....sounds like a faulty pick up tube? maybe screen is dirty and if you have a pinhole in tube, it would act like that.

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