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My car will run sometimes just fine then the next day it will not start at all. pulled line from fuel filter to see if it had gas flowing thru lines it did but still would not start. tried to see if it got spark to spark plug by pulling coil off and turning over engine did not appear to have spark so pulled spark plug and turned over engine car started and ran ok that night and all next day but would not start next morning.

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Maybe a fuel pump going bad

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Raise the left rear of the vehicle with a floor jack.

Turn the ignition off and remove the fuel filler cap to relieve any pressure that has built up in the fuel tank from evaporating fuel. This will prevent fuel from spraying and running down your arm when you release the fuel lines.

Use the fuel line quick disconnect tool to remove the lines from the fuel filter by slipping the tool into the quick disconnect until it spreads the retainer and allows the line to be removed. Push the line onto the filter while pushing the tool into the fitting, then pull the line off the filter. When both lines are free, unsnap the filter from the bracket.

Snap the new filter into the bracket, noting the markings that indicate flow. Flow should always be toward the engine. Push the line fittings onto the filter nipples until a click is felt, and the line can no longer be pulled off the filter.

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