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Car is not geeting fuel the fuel pump runs but the engine does not it has spark and if you pour gas in the intake it runs??

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Check your fuel filter. It's the only thing between the tank/pump and the engine that could block the flow if it's plugged. Also check your gas cap to be sure it's on tight (this is a long shot). If you are not building pressure in the tank it may not pump. Most of the time it's the filter, but I've had two vehicles brought in that just had bad gas caps.

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