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Internal fuel pump strainer has fallen off

My VW 87 Cabriolet has been sputtering during acceleration and driving up hills, so i decided to take a look at the fuel pump inside the tank. I found that the strainer had fallen off into the tank. I have retrieved the strainer but have no idea how to re-attach the strainer to the pump. The end of the pump that holds the strainer uses small pegs in a star shape to prevent the strainer from moving past a certain point, but I cannot bend the pegs back without opening up the strainer. Can the strainer come apart? Or will i i have to buy a new assembly

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The first question is--is the pump good= is it working properly if it isnt than replace the pump and fuel filter

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