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I RAN OUT OF GAS AND MY CAR STOPPED WHILE DRIVING.I PUT SOME GAS IN THE TANK AND IT STILL WON'T START. I PUT A NEW BATTERY AND A USED FUEL PUMP AND CAR STILL WON'T START. IT TURNS OVER BUT DO NOT START

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Try starting fluid for extra kick. sounds like air still in system

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