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Hello. I am trying to figure out why my car will start fine, but won't stay running. I tried to put a new fuel filter in and that did not seem to make a difference. I have a 1988 Dodge Aries. If I feather the gas peddal it will run , but if I stop doing that, it will stall.

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Check your fuel presher

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