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On the way home from vacation ( car had been running for 4hours -- we got caught in traffic -- stopped for 25 minutes with the car running/ and AC -- we stopped at rest stop 2 minutes after traffic began to move-- car was off for 10 minutes-- when we started it again -- it was very rough and was likeit was not getting enough gas -- we waited 30 minutes and it started and ran well enought ot drive 1 more hour -- hit traffic and had to slow down -- it virutally died agian --gas had little or no effect --we got towed off Jersey Tpk. and got to a friends house -- changed the gas filter ( it was dirty ) no change -- mechanic thinks may be fuel pump very $$ any other ideas

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The three things your vehicle needs is spark fuel and air. so check to see if all your wires are getting good spark. now for the air you have the air filter then right behind it you have your mass airflow sensor then you will follow the air induction up to your throtel body. make sure your throtel body is in good working condition I.E depending on if you have a electronic throtel body or the old cable version you also may clean the throtel body along with the mas airflow sensor. in the rear of the air induction there is yet another sensor called the map sensor check this for serviceabity also. if this does not solve the problem your fuel lift pump in your fuel tank will have a constant hum to it easy way to tell if this is the isue is unhook your fuel supply line and turn the key to the on position this will tell you if your fuel lift pump is working another thing to check is the charcol canister it may be clogged

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