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Dies when going down the road. Pull over and it restarts again. Usually when going uphill. If I don't let the fuel drop below 3/4 full it doesn't die. Could it be the fuel cap?

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Remove the fuel cap and drive the same route as you did when it stalls. If it don't stall the fuel cap vent is plugged. Get a new gas cap.

If it does stall, I would suspect the fuel pump hose to the top of the unit has a hole in it. Allow the fuel level to get below the point where it stall and check the fuel pressure. Should be 55 to 62 at key up and hold. If it drops the possibility of a hoe is there.

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