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Engine turns over but does not start.i put spray carb cleaner in the carb and it starts right away and keeps running. What could my problem be

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Maybe fuel pump,or clogged fuel filter,unhook fuel lines from carbeurator and turn it over to see if fuel spurts out or not,BE CAREFUL,u may need 2 people for this task.if no fuel start with cheapest route and buy a fuel filter and if that doesnt work its your fuel pump.

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