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My 98 Taurus seems to be running out of gas then just dies. Have to have the battery jumped to get restarted. Its fine for awhile then does the same thing a few weeks later. Battery and alternator have been checked and are fine. What next?

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Hi this sounds as if your fuel pump maybe failing. When you jump start the vech it supplies extra amperage your currant battery maybe low on.

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The most likely cause is your fuel filter. You can check the fuel pressure and by opening up the fuel line under the hood and using a fuel pressure. Or you can just replace the fuel filter.

You will first need to depressurize your fuel line. Open your hood and look in the fuse box near your battery for the fuel pump relay. Remove that relay and turn on engine til it dies.

Now you can replace the fuel filter. Wear goggle. The fuel filter is located underneath the car near the back passenger wheel about 1 inch inside. It will be cylinrical looking with an arrow and connected to fuel lines at both ends. Unclip the clips from the fuel lines and unclamp the fuel filter from the body of the car. You can use a screwdriver to remove the clips. Don't damage the fuel lines in the process. Now wiggle or turn the fuel filter out and replace with new one with arrows in the same direction. Thanks for using Fixya.

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