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I ran out of gas on freeway and put a gallon in and it got me to the gas station. A couple of days later my van just died while i was going about 10 miles per hour. I was able to start it and drove it about 2 blocks until it died again. It would'nt start again until i was on level ground, but never stayed started. Could it be a fuel filter or pump?

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It is possible it is the pump.Alot of people dont realize that a fuel pump has only one way to stay cooled that is by haveing fuel in it to keep it lubricated in some ways and cooled.If you are constantly running a vehicle with very little fuel it has to work twice as hard to pick it up and is staying hot. Just a tip for you .

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FUEL PUMP IS POSSIBLY FAILING. TRY CHECKING THE FUEL PUMP RELAY BY SWAPPING IT OUT WITH ANOTHER ONE SUCH AS THE WIPER RELAY. IF THAT DOESN'T WORK THEN LISTEN FOR THE PUMP WHEN THE KEY IS TURNED ON. IF YOU HEAR THE PUMP CYCLE ON FOR A FEW SECONDS, THEN LOOK ELSEWHERE. I HOPE THIS GET YOU CLOSER TO FINDING A SOLUTION. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. BEST OF LUCK.

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Take the fuel pipe off and start the engine to see if fuel is running out could also be carb give it a clean.

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