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Car starts but turns off try starting car second time it will start with a little gas will run fine. it does this every time when starting car. was told that fuel pressure is low. car accelerates with out hesitation.

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I would somehow either test the fuel pump and filter and replace the one that is not working, or replace them both. to test the filter you can try to take the filter off and blow through it. if no air comes out the other side, its clogged. for the pump, turn your key until it stops before the engine starts and listen carefully for a hum from by the gas tank. the hum is the fuel pump turnig on; if their is no hum, your fuel pump needs to be replaced.

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