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Ok ive had my grand am for about half a year. When I'm driving i'll hit the gas and for some reason when i hit the gas and try to speed up it hesitates sometimes. like it will rev up then start putting. it happens when i get around 25-30 mph. Ive been told it's my fuel filter, could it also be somthing else?

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Certainly could be the fuel filter or the fuel pump.
However, Engine Management systems are complex and it could be a problem with the auto fuel cut-off.
Is it any better if you use higher octane fuel or just the same?
Does the problem occur more on uphill roads or doesn't it make any difference what gradient you're driving on?

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