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Engine not getting gas. I can add a little gas directly to carborator and the engine will run but as soon as it is used up the engine dies. It was

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Do you hear a humming or buzzung sound when you first turn the key on amd before you start the car? If not then you need to check the fuse for the fuel pump. If the fuse is good then the wire harness needs to be checked. The easiest way is to run a wire from the battery right to the pump. If it runs then the wiring is bad and needs to be repaired or replaced. If it still doesn't run the pump is bad and needs to be replaced.
If the pump runs and you don't have fuel the filter may be plugged and should be replaced. Hope this helps.

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