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I am having problems. I just bought a 1990 pontiac 6000 le with a 3.1 V6. Yesterday, I test drove it and it drove like a champ. When I was taking it home it stopped running. Found out it was getting gas. Replaced the fuel filter and it started right up. Drove great until today. Going to get gas(to finally fill the gas tank) the car wouldnt start back up after getting the gas. Im getting the gas to the engine but it wont catch.Any suggestions?

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Hello Steel1226,

Found out it was getting gas...?? ("NOT" I am guessing).
How did you find that...?

While I don't think a NEW FUEL filter is a bad thing
IT can detract from good trouble shooting...

Just as MOST FOLKS...
when presented with OXYGEN SENSOR alarms... will
buy new OXYGEN SENSORS only to find they are
ACTUALLY reporting an OXYGEN issue...

SAVE YOUR MONEY... Get your codes properly read..!!

There are only a couple of things that will stop a car
like that and (I think) only ignition power, fuel pump &
EXHAUST SYSTEM...!!

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Fuel pump (example)
http://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/fuel+&+air,fuel+pump,fuel+pump,6256

Hope this helps

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