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My truck starts and runs for about 10-15 seconds like normal and then dies. The fuel just stops and 3-4 drips come out of the jets. I wait a couple of seconds and then it starts right up again. I can do this 8-9 times before it doesn't want to start at all. I wait a little while and the process repeats itself. Is it the fuel filter or a sensor. The truck is an 89 with a TBI sysytem.

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Replace fuel pump..

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