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I have a 2001 intrepid with a 2.7. it will run if you pour fuel in the intake. it will try to stay running if you pat the gas pedel. fuel is getting up to the rail and all that is pumping on start up is 2 injectors. what do i do to make it stay running?

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I'd change fuel filter.

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Since you mention "gas rail" I'm assuming fuel injected.
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