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2000 olds alero shuts off while driving

My 2000 olds alero starts up fine but after i drive for an indeterminate amount of time it shuts off. I can no longer accelerate and just have to drift to the side of the road. We have replaced the crank shaft position sensor and had the ignition module tested but we cant seem to fix the problem. previous owner says he just replaced the fuel pump. please help.

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Open gas cap turn key to on position listen for whirling sound ,if not, check fuel pump relay, check for fuel pressure 

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